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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ‘Hypnotic Eye’

Following their bluesy 2010 detour, “Mojo,” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers get back into the business of what they do best, and business is good. “Hypnotic Eye” offers the band mostly in lean, mean, garage-rock machine mode firing up the fuzz and swagger. “Hypnotic” has a clutch of new songs you can imagine sounding great next to their elder siblings in concert, including the urgent “All You Can Carry.” As Petty eyes a conflagration on the horizon, you can feel the heat approaching in the rhythm section’s brawn and the slashing guitars, and it all pulls back to a feather lightness in the chorus melody like so many ashes wafting up from the fire. The fidgety “Fault Lines” finds Petty wryly observing cracks beneath the surface. “Full Grown Boy’’ is full of the band’s signature slinky charm, “Power Drunk” crashes in like a bull in a china shop, and “Sins of My Youth” offers a respite of dreamy balladry. (Out Tuesday)

SARAH RODMAN

ESSENTIAL “All You Can Carry”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play Fenway Park Aug. 30.