50 Best Albums of 2014

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye'
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26. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye'

Petty and Co. made their first Number One album by tightening their Sixties-punk clang and firing it through flinty songs about a nation on the ropes and Petty's determination not to take it lying down. "I got a dream," he sings in "American Dream Plan B." "I'm gonna fight till I get it right."

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