Given that the Wallflowers conscripted roughly two-thirds of L.A.'s musical elite to add everything from horns to vocals, it's no surprise that Breach sounds lush and textured, though blessedly not orchestral. Jakob Dylan's songs aren't half-bad either, weaving between the familiar pillars of folk/rock and power pop, the latter no doubt nurtured by co-producer Michael Penn.
The catch with Breach is that it doesn't break out of the familiar frame of the band's previous recordings. No better or worse, it's just more of the same. This music feels like a comfy old sweater, which may be exactly what fans were hoping for.