10 PERFECT Classic Rock Albums With No Bad Songs

9. Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty

When he first arrived on the scene, Tom Petty was certainly a good artist but was missing that special element to make him explode. Although songs like "American Girl" were already ascending the chart, many rock fans were skeptical as to whether this would be fluke or a long-lasting career. With Damn the Torpedoes, Petty and the Heartbreakers hunkered down and delivered some of the greatest ear candy of the 70's.

Across these 9 tracks, you can feel the pure heart of rock and roll, with songs that cut to the core of teenage angst from the lovelorn fantasies of "Here Comes My Girl" to the anthem to loners everywhere in "Refugee." Thanks to the production of Jimmy Iovine, the record was given an added sonic sheen that made these tunes sound immaculate like when the guitars roll in on "Even the Losers."

The amount of greatness is even more impressive considering Petty's situation at the time, where he was constantly hounded by his record company whenever he was out of the studio. Regardless of the gory details, these songs are some of the most freewheeling rock and roll of the era that will transport you into a car going down a dusty highway. You might not be sure where you're headed, but you know it's going to be awesome with this album blasting.


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