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RELEASE
LABEL
MCA
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Heartland Rock, Bar Band, Rock & Roll

Album Review

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers spent much of 1986 on the road as Bob Dylan's backing band. Dylan's presence proved to be a huge influence on the Heartbreakers, turning them away from the well-intentioned but slick pretensions of Southern Accents and toward a loose, charmingly ramshackle roots rock that harked back to their roots yet exhibited the professional eclecticism they developed during the mid-'80s. All of this was on full display on Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), their simplest and best album since Hard Promises. Not to say that Let Me Up is a perfect album -- far from it, actually. Filled with loose ends, song fragments, and unvarnished productions, it's a defiantly messy album, and it's all the better for it, especially arriving on the heels of the well-groomed Accents. Apart from the (slightly dated) rant "Jammin' Me'" (co-written by Dylan, but you can't tell), there aren't any standouts on the record, but there's no filler either -- it's just simply a good collection of ballads ("Runaway Trains"), country-rockers ("The Damage You've Done"), pop/rock ("All Mixed Up," "Think About Me"), and hard rockers ("Let Me Up [I've Had Enough]"). While that might not be enough to qualify Let Me Up as one of Petty & the Heartbreakers' masterpieces, it is enough to qualify it as the most underrated record in their catalog.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Jammin' Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  2. Runaway Trainshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  3. The Damage You've Donehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  4. It'll All Work Outhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  5. My Life/Your Worldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  6. Think About Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  7. All Mixed Uphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  8. A Self-Made Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  9. Ain't Love Strangehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  10. How Many More Days?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
  11. Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-up-ive-had-enough/id891418188?uo=5
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