Album of the week
Tom Petty, 51, is starting to sound as acerbic as Neil Young. On his 13th studio album with the Heartbreakers, Petty takes the music industry to task on tracks such as the deceptively jaunty title tune, which rails against radio's program-by-numbers mind-set. On the bluesy "Money Becomes King," Petty, in his distinctive drawl, sings about a sellout rock star who now only leaves his fans with "a craving for lite beer." Tender moments, including a couple of sweet love songs, temper the biting commentary. With its lush orchestration and nostalgic lyric about a place where "the air smelled good," "Dreamville" evokes just that.
Bottom Line: Worth spinning