Tom Petty is perpetually underrated. He debuted too late in pop music's historical continuum to seem deserving of full classic-rocker status (although he's certainly earned it by now) and came across like an apprentice rather than a peer when collaborating with the likes of Bob Dylan (a result of his modesty, not a lack of talent). Still, Petty's aging more unaffectedly than just about any performer of his vintage, and the material on his latest solo project benefits from his relaxed and confident mien. When Petty tries to make big statements, as he did on... More >>>