Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"I Should Have Known It"

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May 25, 2010

Petty wasn't kidding about bringing a bluesier sound to Mojo, his new album (and 12th with the Heartbreakers). The CD's first single kicks off with a caustic riff that ZZ Top would love to have written, and Petty adopts a nasty sneer as he kicks aside a two-timing lover. The slow-boiling rage makes this one of his best bad-love songs, and when he declares, "It's the last time you're gonna hurt me," you know the man is hellbent serious.

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