John Entwistle's solo career has never been particularly outstanding in terms of songwriting quality. His complicated, yet rhythmic bass playing has always shone through, however. This is also the case with Too Late the Hero. Lyrically, the album is weak, to say the least. Musically, it's impressive, but makes for a rather unspectacular listen. Joe Walsh and Joe Vitale, on guitar and drums, respectively, help some in adding to the albums worth, but not even they can save this downright boring release. The uniting of these three musical stalwarts would seem like something of a dream proposition back in the '70s. Here, however, the result is an unmemorable album that is even more disappointing considering it had the potential to be something big. Too Late the Hero was John Entwistle's last solo release for 15 years. It's easy to see why.
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AllMusic Review by Ben Davies