Damn The Torpedoes (studio album) by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Damn The Torpedoes
Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 718th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 437 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1979 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (165th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (718th)
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Damn The Torpedoes is ranked as the best album by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 437 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.9/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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From 04/25/2021 20:37
The energy and spirit of this album never gets old. Damn the Torpedos is Petty's crowning achievement. It's the one you will always go back to.
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From 04/12/2021 19:57
This has to be the definitive Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers album: Punchy, raucous, and loaded with swinging hits, it's a fun listen on both sides.

For those prefer the softer, familiar sounds of Tom Petty, check out 'Into The Great Wide Open' - but only after this Torpedo party is over!
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From 01/04/2021 20:03
Highly enjoyable, very catchy without a single track being below par.
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80/100
From 12/13/2020 03:55
An album more boosted by the quality of the best songs than penalized for the mediocre ones.
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From 07/14/2020 18:56
Great Album! Rating (81.67)
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85/100
From 07/03/2020 20:35
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at their peak. It's obvious these guys were more concerned with writing great songs rather than a great album, but they did both.
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From 07/09/2019 20:02
Another great album from TP
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90/100
From 06/29/2019 03:11
A truely great rock album that I played on high rotation when I discovered it in 1985 and still a great listen today. From Refugee to Even The Losers, Don't Do Me Like That and all the rest.
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From 04/20/2019 11:59
Aula de rock!
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From 10/29/2018 19:21
A great Tom Petty Album, probably his best with the Heartbreakers.
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