The Petty Archives

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Recommended LPs: Pop
Billboard — December 4, 1976

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, Shelter SRL5226 (ABC). Petty, another punk rock, black leather jacketed offshoot, delivers an assortment of sullen ballads and uptempo shriekers. This LP gains impact on its second spin. Petty's laid back vocals become rather infectuous. Best cuts: "Hometown Blues," "Luna," "Mystery Man," "American Girl."