Hypnotic Eye

5/5

  1. gives it a: 5/5

    After 2010’s blues workout, Mojo, Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers seemed destined to spend their twilight hour going back to their teenage roots, tapping the Robert Johnson vein for all it was worth. Their bruising, hook laden return to form, Hypnotic Eye, is a fiery reminder of the Damn The Torpedoes era Heartbreakers sound, albeit with a less polished, fuzzed out garage rock energy. For the long time fan, it’s a feast of southern fried swamp boogie, riff upon snarling riff, no intention of garnering modern rock radios limited ear shot. This is rock n’ roll, served with elegant disregard for the times it was conceived in.