Tom Petty’s second solo album stretches and breathes over fifteen well-crafted simply put tracks of contemplation; a rustic, homespun, mature collection of songs that seem to fall off the bone as if Petty never broke a sweat in writing them.
The first compilation album from Broadcast shows them carving out their own spot in the electronic space, collecting The Book Lovers EP as well as some other early songs from their activity in the 90’s, years before the release of their studio debut.
There’s less lift and fewer hooks this second time around, but the draw is still present and the group’s bond remains strong after the passing of the late great Roy Orbison, proving to be yet another whimsical collaboration of solidly written songs from four legends in popular music.
The group would call it quits one month before the release of The Love Movement, but the album captures a genial ATCQ in a exceptionally positive mindset and lighthearted mood at the turn of the century.
Couched in the inner tensions and outer hype of a follow-up from three consecutive classics, the Tribe’s fourth is a energy-lacking bust for some, but for others it’s a solid delivery of smooth and smokey hip hop, solemnly stated and lurking, but also transcending the hostility seen in the mainstream gangsta rap of the 90’s.