This is a great album,mainly because it is so varied, and doesn't sound like the usual Tom Petty,i.e. a very poppy soft rock sound.
Bits of it sound very eighties production, i,e,2 women do- wopping in the back ground, especially track 5-make it better, you can imagine being played alongside Belind Carlisle, but a good party track that will have you dancing around the room.
It starts off with Tom acting the hardnut southerner with a sneer in the voice, singing "i was born a rebel one foot in the grave and one on the pedel, a good foot tapper, you'll soon be singing along to.
But it does sound like 2 different albums one the poppy jingle jangle pop, and the other a different melancholic more seious Tom, which is a nice contrast.
The best tracks are the more serious ones i.e.the slower ones-southern accents a real heartfelt ballad on piano with minimal strings not overdone, and the best of everything a nice sad little tune about an old sweetheart with Tom sounding close to tears, very moving.
Weird track is Spike, like a bluesy jam session with Tom sounding very loose sounding almost half cut.
Essentially a good album you will want to listen to all the way through