Jesse Malin, ‘Glitter in the Gutter’ (Adeline/ East West)
His glam-punk roots mostly forgotten, New Yorker Malin now specializes in sentimental rock anthems that showcase his Tom Petty-like yowl. Credibility-boosting pals Ryan Adams, Josh Homme, and Bruce Springsteen (who coughs up a hairball duet vocal on the mawkish “Broken Radio”) chip in, but you’ve heard these overheated tales of wild girls and outlaw boys many times before. An adoring version of the Replacements’ “Bastards of Young” only emphasizes the generic tendencies of Malin’s own material.
Now Hear This: Jesse Malin – “Don’t Let Them Take You Down (Beautiful Day!)” WINDOWS MEDIA