More than any other ’70s rocker, Petty has stayed relevant while barely changing—a straight-to-the-gut consistency that resides not just in the rebel poet’s sweep of his songs but in the compact, hard-driving sound of the stalwart Heartbreakers. This summer’s Hypnotic Eye is their 13th album together, and it surges with as much garage-rock attitude as the group’s earliest work. Helping out here is veteran British soul-pop belter Steve Winwood.
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