Vísir — June 13, 1981

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Original Icelandic:
Vísir — 13. júní  1981
Nýjar Plötur
Gunnar Salvarsson skrifar:
Hard  Promises  — Tom  Petty  &  the Heartbreakers/BSR-5160 | 8,0
A  sfðasta  ári  sendi  Tom Petty  frá  sér  plötuna  „Damn The  Torphedos”  sem  af  flest-um  var  talin  afbragðs  plata. Það  er  alltaf  svo  að  hljómlist-armönnum  reynist  erfitt  að fylgja  metsöluplötu  eftir  á sannfærandihátt,  oft  er  skotið yfir markið  i þvi augnamiði  að þjóna  plötukaupendum.  Tom Petty brennir  sig  ekki  á  þessu, ef  eitthvað  er  þarf  þessi  plata itarlegri  hlustun  en  hin.  Hins vegar  hefur  Petty  skipt  niður I fyrsta  gir  og  ef  til  vill  sakna aðdáendur  hans  kröftuga rokksins. Mér  hefur  ætli  fundist  Petty  dálitið  mistækur  þó oftast  takist  honum  vel upp, — og mér  heyrist  hann  misstiga sig  dálitið  i nokkrum  lögum  á nýju  plötunni.  Byrdstfllinn  er pinulitið  yfirþyrmandi  á  köfl-um,  en  við  flest  lög  á  plötunni má  bærilega  una.  Og  nokkrar perlur  finnast  ef  grannt  er hlustað.

English translation:
New Albums

by Gunnar Salvarsson
Hard Promises — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers/BSR-5160 | 8.0
Last year from Tom Petty, we heard the album “Damn The Torpedoes,” which was considered by most to be an excellent album. It is always so in music that it is difficult to follow a best-selling album, which is often shot over the goal to serve the record buyers. Tom Petty burns himself up on this, if something is needed on that album for the advanced listeners. However, Petty is divided into first gear and maybe his powerful rock is missed by fans. I have found Petty maybe a bit erratic, however, most will take it up — and he missed his step in a few tracks of the album. Byrdsian is a little overwhelming at times, but most of the songs on the album are acceptable comparisons. And if carefully heard, some gems can be found.

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