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.
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.
'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]
hippophileMay 18, 2008Having 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!
ALBERTEINSTEINMay 17, 2008This is real rock...best album of this month(maybe)..how ever this is so good..listen to this bio album & enjoy..!
BryanW.May 20, 2008Pretty 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
AndrewG.Jun 3, 2008Easily my favorite album of the year thus far. The band sounds as if it had as much fun recording the album as discerning listeners will have Easily my favorite album of the year thus far. The band sounds as if it had as much fun recording the album as discerning listeners will have hearing it. And we're talking big fun here, especially for those of us "chronologically-challenged" enough to remember 1970s west coast folk-rock and why we dug it.… Expand
SusanDDec 7, 2008Great Album!
TomW.May 19, 2008Very enjoyable listening--not Tom Petty's best, but very nice nonetheless.
DrewMay 19, 2008How does this have a score of 84 when none of the reviews are above 83??? get it together, metacritic.
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