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Glad All Over

Glad All OverJakob Dylan's band make an often-spirited but uneven return from a long hiatus, injecting their standard-issue roots-rock formula with a spiky and...Glad All OverRockJakob Dylan's band make an often-spirited but uneven return from a long hiatus, injecting their standard-issue roots-rock formula with a spiky and...2012-10-01
UNRISKY BUSINESS The Wallflowers treads safe waters instead of tackling the unpredictable

UNRISKY BUSINESSThe Wallflowers treads safe waters instead of tackling the unpredictable (Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

B

Glad All Over

Genre: Rock

Jakob Dylan’s band make an often-spirited but uneven return from a long hiatus, injecting their standard-issue roots-rock formula with a spiky and gratifyingly lively energy. (Perhaps Clash guitarist Mick Jones, who appears on the aptly titled single ”Reboot the Mission,” is their new power animal?) But whereas Jakob’s iconic pops, Bob, continues to surprise, as on his recent, stormy Tempest, the younger Dylan spends too much time on Glad All Over treading safe waters. B

Best Tracks:
Reboot the Mission
Misfits and Lovers

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