CC00054: Tom Petty

  • Damn the Torpedoes (10)
  • Greatest Hits [US] (9.5)
  • Full Moon Fever (9)
  • Playback (9)
  • Hard Promises (8.5)
  • You're Gonna Get It! (8)
  • Southern Accents (8)
  • Wildflowers (7.5)
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (7)
  • Into the Great Wide Open (6)
  • Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) (5.5)
  • Pack up the Plantation: Live! (5.5)
Author Comments: 

This is an entry in a continuing series I call Critical Consensus. I am averaging the opinions of several excellent music critics to produce a list of each artist's albums. The albums will each have a rating between 1 and 10. The albums will be listed in a recommended purchasing order, so new fans will have an idea of where the best place to start buying an artist's work is. These are not my opinions, although, since I have chosen the critics used (and I'm using many), my taste will perhaps seep through a bit.

Terribly nerdy, I know, but maybe this will help people only now beginning to dabble into certain artists' bodies of work.

I don't think what you did is much nerdier than simply favourite lists but all I can say after having seen your list is that I disagree a lot with those critics... on the other hand I know I am too much of a fan and I could never even dream of being objective about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers...

On most of these lists, a fans' consensus would look quite different than a critics' consensus.

I am a notorious non-fan, so I tend to side with the critics, but that ain't always the case.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs