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The Last DJ [Bonus DVD]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad? Not Really...

    Tom petty's newest CD, The Last DJ, really isn't as bad as many "professional" reviewers say it is (although, if you look at BN's own review, it really doesn't say much bad). It's certainly no "Damn the Torpedoes", but, who could have expected that? The first song, title track "The Last DJ" tells the story of the last holdout of the old age. He's the last DJ to play what he wants and like sinstead of the same things over and over again. The second song, staying on the topic of the music business, is "Money Becomes King". A softer song then "The Last DJ", this tells the story of Johnny, a popular singer. It goes from the younger Johnny, who loves rocking, to the older Johnny, who is in it for the money, playing to the VIPs. Next comes "Dreamville". It may not be quite as good as the reviewer from AMG seems to think, but it's a pretty good song all in all. Next comes "Joe", which is the one that may have started the controversy that got the CD banned from some stores. It's back the music industry here, after a brief excursion in "Dreamville". Joe is a CEO (yes, it rhymes) who is all about getting rich. As the lyric says "She gets to be famous, I get to be rich". It goes through who they're going for, the pretty ones, the "angel/whore" as the lyric says. I actually do like this song because of the lyrics, which may be the most vulgar I've ever heard from Petty, but he is dead on the point and the truth. "When a Kid Goes Bad" describes just what the title is, and isn't bad. Next comes one of the softest songs on the CD, "Like a Diamond". It talks about a woman and how she will last forever and other things won't. Next is "Lost Children", one of my least favorite songs on the CD, although I like the musical part. "Blue Sunday" is another of my least favorites, although I like the pacing of the country-sounding chorus. Now "You and Me". Another song about a man and woman, and how they'll always be together, although the road ahead may be tough. Now, "The Man Who loves Women", maybe the most light-hearted song on the CD, at least by the sound of it. it's a bout a man who "falls in love everyday", and how eventually he'll get caught. Second to last is the high-point of the album, "Have Love Will Travel". It's a song that's hard to explain, it's just that good. The pacing and music sound great, while the lyrics aren't bad in themselves. Finally comes "You Can't Stop the Sun", another song that is pretty average, except, again, for the pacing. It goes perfectly with the music. Petty and the Heartbreaker's experience really shows in the album. Great pacing comes from experience, and that's what they have throughout most of the album. I felt that most of the sogns were softer then most of their best known ones, but it works pretty good. By the style of the music, I think you can tell that they are getting older, Petty is now around 50, and have completely matured their music, but that they are willing to to try new things and say what they believe. As for the fight against the music industry, I think much of this comes from early in his career when he tried to stay off of the large label. I think he really likes his new label, WB, and is happy he got off of MCA, even though it took him 15 years. If you're wondering, I am a somewhat newer Petty fan. I am 14, but have 3 of their CDs. this, Damn the Torpedoes, and their Greatest Hits. But, I have heard many others. I think old and new Petty fans alike will like this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This One's For You Clear Channel

    This album hits you in a weird but great way. First off you get started with The title track, "The Last DJ". It's funny and sad at the same time, because it's all true. He manages to hit the "boys upstairs" hard without sounding too offensive for normal radio. (However, the people that sell you that teen pop junk, have banned it-GREAT JOB TOM!) He keeps you chuckling through "Money Becomes King" with clever lines. The third track, "Dreamville" is one of the sweet highlights that reminds you of "Wildflowers" (released in 94') it takes you back to when times were good-whenever that was! (As Tom would say. :) The only skip-able song on here is "Joe"-great lyrics, but I'd rather listen to all the other stuff. "Like A Diamond" is quite beautiful and offset from the semi-theme of the other songs. It's a gem though. Along with "Have Love, Will Travel", "Blue Sunday" and the previously mentioned "Dreamville". All these songs show what their work is made of, GREAT LYRICS, GREAT MUSIC, and GREAT MUSICIANS. "Can't Stop The Sun" and "Lost Children" make you feel like you're not alone, like there's at least some hope for all us...or at least those won't give in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    smooth composition

    The New Tom Petty is a very relaxed album. Of course it has all the elements of a good Tom Petty album. One song on the entire album (Joe) is a little unwelcom. But as you listen it fades into the album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Petty sticks it to the man in style

    first off, I'm a tom Petty fan, and what shines through on this album is Petty's integrity. He cares about the music, and he's not just putting out albums to make a profit. This album pretty much addresses everything that's wrong with mainstream radio, and the music industry. Petty makes a strong case, and basically says my beleifs, only much better, and with a catchy tune. Like Dylan, Petty's not just a museum act, he continues to put out great, relevant music. Hopefully more people will start to follow Petty. Great lyrics, great music, and stuff the radio industry doesn't want you to hear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    as a "former" radio personality

    Tom says it all in the title track..no creativity, no entertainment, just the bottom line..hence the state of non musical music today. I dont listen to radio, if I wanted a juke box I have records

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pettys latest and Greatest

    Semi concept album !!! Petty snubs the Corporate money hungry world once again. Great songs and playing. It's the best Beatles Album in years thats how tight the band is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2010

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