The Petty Archives

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo | ★★★☆☆
By Kaya Burgess
London Times - June 12, 2010

In the eight years since his last offering, Petty has stayed at home in the heartland of Mid-American rock, but the Heartbreakers’ 12th album seems almost playful, albeit at a leisurely pace. The expertly languid tone of the bluesy guitars feels like an unhurried jam session between old friends, especially alongside the lolling pianos of The Trip to Pirate’s Cove. Yet it is the gritty solos of I Should Have Known It that provide the clearest glimpse of Petty’s American Girl-era mojo.