Mudcrutch

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  • Summary: The debut album for the Florida-based rock band known as the band Tom Petty was in before the Heartbreakers.

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Scare Easy
My love's an ocean You better not cross it Oh I've been the distance And I need some rest Yeah I had somebody once And damn if I lost her I've been... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mostly, Mudcrutch works for everyone: fans, the members who were left behind fame-wise, and Petty himself, who gets to look like a good guy for giving them a taste of what they missed.
  2. Mudcrutch might be about wrapping up unfinished business, but there's plenty of new life in this old, thankfully resuscitated band.
  3. Mojo
    80
    The Mudcrutch reunion is a refreshing tweak to the comfy old Petty band chemistry. [July 2008, p.108]
  4. Mudcrutch is a grand old slice of classic country rock that not only serves as Petty’s finest work in almost a decade but is a mighty fine incentive for any long-defunct group with a hankering to dust off the drama and head back into the studio to quit their harboring and just go for it.
  5. All these happy concessions, along with the strong emphasis on instrumental interplay, give Mudcrutch the feeling of a true band effort, and even if it's not perfect--it is indeed possible to amble and ramble just a little bit too much--it's thoroughly winning because of its imperfections, as this is music that's all about cruising down the back roads on a sunny nostalgic day.
  6. It's rock the old-school way--born of real-time collaboration and realized with heaps of joy and sweat.
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    'Scare Easy,' the single, and 'Bootleg Flyer,' reminiscent of Petty's classic 'American Girl,' are the standouts on this collection of rough and ragged, feel-good country-rock. [July 2008, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. ALBERTEINSTEIN
    May 17, 2008
    10
    This is real rock...best album of this month(maybe)..how ever this is so good..listen to this bio album & enjoy..!
  2. hippophile
    May 18, 2008
    10
    Having been a big fan of Petty's rock'n'roll, and a alt-county/americana freak, the merging of the two on Mudcrutch blows me away!
  3. BryanW.
    May 20, 2008
    9
    Pretty darn good, mostly. Tom continues to make classics, and to do it with the original band when he didn't need tp...that says alot Pretty darn good, mostly. Tom continues to make classics, and to do it with the original band when he didn't need tp...that says alot about him. Definately more of a country flavor, but a great cd!! Keep it up Tom Expand
  4. SusanD
    Dec 7, 2008
    9
    Great Album!
  5. TomW.
    May 19, 2008
    8
    Very enjoyable listening--not Tom Petty's best, but very nice nonetheless.
  6. Oct 6, 2016
    8
    Great fusion of classic Heartbreakers' rock with a taste of Petty's Florida homeland. This country-infused record is a lot of fun, my onlyGreat fusion of classic Heartbreakers' rock with a taste of Petty's Florida homeland. This country-infused record is a lot of fun, my only complaint would be that the album has a few too many filler tracks, it would be a tighter album if they cut it down to maybe 12 tracks. My favourite tracks are "Scare Easy" "The Wrong Thing To Do" "Bootleg Flyer" and "Lover Of The Bayou". Expand
  7. Drew
    May 19, 2008
    0
    How does this have a score of 84 when none of the reviews are above 83??? get it together, metacritic.

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