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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: 23rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,206 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1971 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (6th)
Top 50 albums of all time (23rd)

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Who's Next is ranked as the best album by The Who.

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From zexen47 12/02/2014 01:47
Starts with Baba O'Riley and ends with Won't Get Fooled Again, the two best Who tracks, the rest of the album is great too, but those two tracks put it over the top
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From Dravahh 11/29/2014 23:45
The Who's best album!
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From ewhittenburg 10/29/2014 21:10
Superb album, with their 2 best tracks.
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From Arthurknight 10/11/2014 22:56
best album by the who, undeniably
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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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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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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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