Even though Dylan Jr. released two largely acoustic sets under his own name since (The Wallflowers‘ last album), this continuation reunites the singer/songwriter with co-founder/keyboardist Rami Jaffee and long time bassist Greg Richling for another go-round of lyrically challenging, tightly produced and played roots rock and roll.
Judging from these impressive results, (Dylan) has picked up where he left off five years ago with an album that fits seamlessly into the Wallflowers’ existing five disc catalog. Whether there is anything here that will capture the radio waves like 1996’s classic Bringing Down the Horse –- home of the Wallflowers’ three biggest hits that are still played on whatever rock stations are left–remains to be seen. But Dylan’s talent for matching, smart plentiful (arguably too much so) words to chiming melodies supported by a solid, unpretentious rock band and sung with conviction has returned.
Like his dad, Dylan’s earthy style never tried to jump on any trend or bandwagon. It makes this new material reminiscent of everything that has come before. More atmospheric elements like the story song of “Constellation Blues” benefit from producer Jay Joyce’s hands off style that keeps Dylan’s lyrics clear and upfront while the band lays down a throbbing undercurrent complete with mournful slide guitar. —American Songwriter