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Who's Next (album) by The Who 

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Who's Next
Who's Next by The Who (1971)
Overall rank: 24th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,134 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1971 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (7th)
Top 50 albums of all time (24th)

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THE WHO MY GENERATION & WHO'S NEXT DELUXE EDITIONS 2002/3 RELEASES + 2 UK ISSUES
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Who's Next is ranked as the best album by The Who.

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Members who like this album also like: The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles and Revolver by The Beatles.

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Who's Next track list

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1.Track pickBaba O'Riley
92/100 (482 votes)
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2.Bargain
87/100 (222 votes)
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3.Love Ain't For Keeping
83/100 (173 votes)
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4.My Wife
82/100 (167 votes)
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5.The Song Is Over
84/100 (179 votes)
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6.Getting In Tune
84/100 (164 votes)
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7.Going Mobile
84/100 (173 votes)
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8.Track pickBehind Blue Eyes
89/100 (308 votes)
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9.Track pickWon't Get Fooled Again
91/100 (362 votes)
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated.)

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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,134 votes)
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70/100
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29/100
 
85/100
09/11/2014 15:56
90/100
 
95/100
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94/100
 
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90/100
 
95/100
09/07/2014 02:03
98/100

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90/100
From jlsfourth 08/21/2014 17:03
such a great anthemic album.
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From GandalfORiley345 06/25/2014 22:54
¨I don´t need to fight, to prove I´m right¨
Beautiful motto, The Who created a masterpiece that changed their life, the critics up at an incredible cantity, they were clapped, the other bands were scared of what The Who could do, they were full of imagination and creativity.
I listened to this album because I love the front cover, so, I download it, the first impression is just the best, the second one was strange, soft start and then PUM PUM in Bargain, when I listened, I notice why it was their best album

Best song: Baba O´Riley
Worst song: My Wife
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Rating:  
100/100
From Decurso 05/19/2014 03:30
Definitely the album that made me a Who fan. For the most part a full-on hard rock record, but "Behind Blue Eyes" really puts it over the top.
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From Lastings 04/28/2014 18:32
@TheRealMe - I am not commenting on the album here, simply commenting on your response to @swhaze. Your response is the exact opposite of something that is objective. You sound like nothing more than a fan being fan of something that he is a fan of. You can argue all you want about the quality of the record, but I don't think you really have a leg to stand on when discussing objectivity.

Also, no one cares about the correct spelling of Townshend and the fact that you know or don't know the correct spelling of his name does not make you understand more or less the quality of the work being produced.
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From TheRealMe 04/28/2014 16:10
Swhaze you are obviously in a haze and are not offering an objective comment. For starters please learn the spelling of "Townshend." Overrated songs? Yea right. How about the greatest collection of rock anthems and powerful melodies on a non- greatest hits album ever, accompanied by amazing musicianship by Townshend, Entwistle and Moon! Overuse of reverb?! The only reverb is on Goin' Mobile. You are entitled to your opinion even though it is devoid of facts and reality. Enjoy The Monkees!
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Rating:  
75/100
From swhaze 04/28/2014 14:55
On revisting this album after some 15 years I was surprised to find that it had not grown on me at all. I have a wisteria on my wall that has shown more promise in that department. I find the overuse of reverb on the guitars one of Townsend's least innovative moves. The tracks seem poorly put together and although the technology of the time was limited by today's standards, other groups like The Beatles, Stones, Monkees managed OK in producing quality output. The songs themselves have always been overated.
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Rating:  
95/100
From BazGarner 04/03/2014 10:44
A classic, no duff tracks
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From flash400 03/23/2014 18:24
Play this loud on vinyl. Greatest record ever.
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100/100
From TheRealMe 03/21/2014 00:40
Flawless from beginning to end. Greatest album of all time. Certainly one of most influential. Deserves much better than #27!
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80/100
From Kiki 02/16/2014 22:53
The sound of freedom made into a music album. The day this was released was a good day.
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