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Review by Charley Reed
The Gateway - August 8, 2006

Tom Petty | Highway Companion | American
If Tom Petty's new album, Highway Companion, is any indication, he's not the kind of guy you'd want to ride with cross-country unless you plan on sleeping the entire way.

With tired lyrics and sluggish melodies, Petty's fifteenth full-length album is one that can only be recommended for longtime fans. Even though the name Tom Petty is close to many whose musical tastes were cultivated during 70s, 80s or 90s, Highway  Companion leaves the question: why he's still making music? Oh, that's right... the money.