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Variations: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

The best album credited to Tom Petty is Full Moon Fever which is ranked number 535 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,507.

Tom Petty is ranked number 187 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,998 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

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

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THE LONG PLAYERS Performing TOM PETTY'S 'WILDFLOWERS''
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The Petty Hearts: The National Tom Petty Tribute Show
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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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1989
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1976
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1981
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Total albums: 31. Page 1 of 4

This may not be a complete discography for Tom Petty.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Tom Petty bestography composition

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1970s 3 0%
1980s 6 0%
1990s 6 0%
2000s 4 0%
2010s 9 0%
2020s 3 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 27 104%
Yes 4 15%
Live? Albums %
No 29 112%
Yes 2 8%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 29 112%
Yes 2 8%

Tom Petty best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 88 (116 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Full Moon Fever)
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Rating: 87 (152 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
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Rating: 87 (153 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Full Moon Fever)
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Rating: 87 (102 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Into The Great Wide Open)
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Rating: 87 (87 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 87 (141 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Full Moon Fever)
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Rating: 86 (127 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
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Rating: 86 (67 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Wildflowers)
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Rating: 85 (76 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Wildflowers)
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Rating: 85 (66 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 85 (67 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Hard Promises)
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Rating: 85 (120 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
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Rating: 84 (107 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Damn The Torpedoes)
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Rating: 84 (44 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album You're Gonna Get It!)
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Rating: 84 (66 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Southern Accents)
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Rating: 83 (61 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Wildflowers)
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Rating: 83 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Last DJ)
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Rating: 83 (51 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Long After Dark)
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Tom Petty ratings

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78/100 (from 66 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 6% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 14.5.

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From 09/24/2019 19:34
Tom is the absolute best. He is somehow able to write songs that are equal parts pop and rock without being pop-rock. There is no doubt that Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers is a rock band. At the same time, though, I'm not sure that there is an artist with a wider appeal than Tom Petty. If you're at a party, you can throw Petty on and nobody will complain.
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From 10/03/2017 10:03
R.I.P. Tom Petty. American girl is one of the all time great rock'n'roll songs. Thanks Tom.
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From 10/02/2017 22:46
The way I initially discovered music was through the radio and specifically classic rock radio. Tom Petty was a staple on classic rock radio. Hit after hit after hit.

RIP.
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From 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 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 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 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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