The Petty Archives

Midyear Album List
By Robert Hilburn
The Los Angeles Times - June 28, 1987

4. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)" (MCA)--Bouncing back from the schizophrenic "Southern Accents" LP, Petty and the band deliver their liveliest and most assured album since "Damn the Torpedoes" eight years ago. "Runaway Trains" and "It'll All Work Out" are consoling works in the classic Petty tradition, while "My Life/Your World" and "All Mixed Up" suggest movement toward more social awareness. Throughout, the Heartbreakers play with the friskiness and punch of a great new band just entering the studio. (Chart position: 20 and climbing.)