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See also: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

The best album by Tom Petty is Full Moon Fever which is ranked number 640 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,372.

Tom Petty is ranked number 215 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 12,053.

Members who like this artist also like: Tom Waits, U2 and AC/DC.

Tom Petty official website: http://www.tompetty.com

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Tom Petty best albums

The following albums by Tom Petty are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,372
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  76/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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2.

Damn The TorpedoesUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1979Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1979:13Rank Score:3,131
Rank in 1970s163Overall Rank:687
Average Rating:  79/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

WildflowersUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1994Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1994:45Rank Score:1,390
Rank in 1990s304Overall Rank:1,401
Average Rating:  77/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Greatest Hits
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United States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1993Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1993:42Rank Score:833
Rank in 1990s455Overall Rank:2,139
Average Rating:  81/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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5.

Into The Great Wide OpenUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1991:38Rank Score:766
Rank in 1990s481Overall Rank:2,302
Average Rating:  75/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Tom Petty And The HeartbreakersUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1976Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1976:44Rank Score:676
Rank in 1970s498Overall Rank:2,524
Average Rating:  77/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Hard PromisesUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1981Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1981:59Rank Score:527
Rank in 1980s504Overall Rank:3,060
Average Rating:  73/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Southern AccentsUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1985Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1985:68Rank Score:281
Rank in 1980s810Overall Rank:4,984
Average Rating:  73/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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The Last DJUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:2002Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2002:137Rank Score:241
Rank in 2000s1,391Overall Rank:5,632
Average Rating:  71/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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MojoUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:2010Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2010:171Rank Score:182
Rank in 2010s941Overall Rank:6,961
Average Rating:  74/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 215

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Tom Petty best tracks

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1.Free Fallin'
(from the album Full Moon Fever)
 87/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.I Won't Back Down
(from the album Full Moon Fever)
 87/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.American Girl
(from the album Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers)
 87/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Learning To Fly
(from the album Into The Great Wide Open)
 86/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.Refugee
(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
 86/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.Runnin' Down A Dream
(from the album Full Moon Fever)
 85/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.Don't Do Me Like That
(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
 84/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Into The Great Wide Open
(from the album Into The Great Wide Open)
 84/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Breakdown
(from the album Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers)
 84/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.You Don't Know How It Feels
(from the album Wildflowers)
 84/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Here Comes My Girl
(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
 84/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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12.Even The Losers
(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
 84/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.The Waiting
(from the album Hard Promises)
 83/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Don't Come Around Here No More
(from the album Southern Accents)
 83/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.You Got Lucky
(from the album Long After Dark)
 83/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.You Wreck Me
(from the album Wildflowers)
 83/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Wildflowers
(from the album Wildflowers)
 82/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.It's Good To Be King
(from the album Wildflowers)
 82/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.The Last DJ
(from the album The Last DJ)
 81/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Change Of Heart
(from the album Long After Dark)
 80/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Tom Petty ratings

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75/100 (from 44 votes)
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From buzzdainer 02/15/2016 04:52
One of the all-time great rock songwriters. His track record of consistency over a period of decades is matched by only a handful of artists. Few artists can claim as many great singles as Tom Petty has recorded, and few have made albums as terrific as Wildflowers or Full Moon Fever. He's a treasure.
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From junodog4 08/03/2012 16:46
It's hard to dislike Tom Petty. He consistently produces quality, catchy, memorable pop-rock. His sound is earnest, his melodies flow, and the hooks memorable. He is the epitome of the understated, overlooked artist. Good ol' reliable Tom Petty. However - he lacks the brilliant albums that would earn him greater acclaim - Full Moon and Damn come close. He's a Chevy artist. Solid, but unspectacular.
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From sethmadsen 01/11/2012 21:19
Agreed with the singles artist, not an album artist. But, so were the Rolling Stones in my opinion. He is great at what he does, but doesn't have a solid cover to cover awesome album. This was however my first CD when I was 10 years old- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits- too bad a greatest hits can't count as a cover to cover great album :)
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From gtroda 01/04/2012 22:44
I'd cosider Tom Petty a very good artist, but not a great artist. His albums always seem to have a few great songs weighed down by filler tracks. I guess he's more of a singles artist than an album artist.
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