Album of the Day
The Last DJ
After three years away, THE LAST DJ finds Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in a fighting mood – the title single and such tracks as “Money Becomes King” take direct aim at corporate greed run rampant in the music industry. While that's the most unmistakable message here, the newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers had other things on their minds as well on the 2002 collection, as beautifully crafted songs including “Dreamville,” “Like a Diamond” and “You and Me” make clear. Lindsey Buckingham and Jon Brion lend their talents to the Warner Bros. set, and the Heartbreakers (with original bassist Ron Blair returning) provide their customary instrumental brilliance. Guitarist Mike Campbell co-produced THE LAST DJ, and we'll cue the album up now to wish him a happy birthday.