Skywatching His shaky vocals and laconic way with lyrics are uncannily like Tom Petty's. Yet Droge's melodies and observations are all his own. On his fourth… Skywatching His shaky vocals and laconic way with lyrics are uncannily like Tom Petty's. Yet Droge's melodies and observations are all his own. On his fourth… 2003-07-15 Pete Droge
Music Review

Skywatching (2003)

Skywatching | SEE AND 'SKY' Droge's fourth solo album is his most scaled-down to date
Image credit: Droge: Tim Jackson/WireImage.com
SEE AND 'SKY' Droge's fourth solo album is his most scaled-down to date
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 15, 2003; Lead Performance: Pete Droge

His shaky vocals and laconic way with lyrics are uncannily like Tom Petty's. Yet Droge's melodies and observations are all his own. On his fourth solo album, Skywatching, the Seattle-based alt-rocker goes for his most scaled-down and homey sound to date. He still writes the sweet pop tunes that gave him his cult hit -- 1994's ''If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself).'' But now everything seems closer and, as a result, has more consequence.

Originally posted Jul 25, 2003 Published in issue #720 Jul 25, 2003 Order article reprints