Glad All Over 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.… Glad All Over 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.… 2012-10-09 The Wallflowers Rock Columbia
Music Review

Glad All Over (2012)

UNRISKY BUSINESS The Wallflowers treads safe waters instead of tackling the unpredictable
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UNRISKY BUSINESSThe Wallflowers treads safe waters instead of tackling the unpredictable
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 09, 2012; Lead Performance: The Wallflowers; Genre: Rock; Production: Columbia

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
Originally posted Sep 28, 2012 Published in issue #1227 Oct 05, 2012 Order article reprints