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The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 26 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 48,489.

The Who is ranked number 14 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 94,115.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

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The Who best albums

The following albums by The Who are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,281 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:48,489
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,460 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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2.

QuadropheniaUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1973Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1973:3Rank Score:16,139
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (731 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:13,073
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  81/100 (794 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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The Who Sell OutUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1967Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1967:13Rank Score:4,880
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  80/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1970:22Rank Score:3,961
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  83/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:3,598
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  79/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,669
Average Rating:  75/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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The Who By NumbersUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1975Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1975:32Rank Score:901
Rank in 1970s379Overall Rank:1,731
Average Rating:  74/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Who Are YouUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1978Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1978:48Rank Score:722
Rank in 1970s435Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  70/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Face DancesUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1981Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1981:89Rank Score:260
Rank in 1980s754Overall Rank:4,642
Average Rating:  64/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Overall band rank: 14

This may not be a complete discography for The Who. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Who best tracks

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1.Baba O'Riley
(from the album Who's Next)
 92/100 (595 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.Won't Get Fooled Again
(from the album Who's Next)
 91/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.Love, Reign O'er Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 90/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Behind Blue Eyes
(from the album Who's Next)
 90/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5.My Generation
(from the album My Generation)
 90/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.My Generation
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 89/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.Pinball Wizard
(from the album Tommy)
 89/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.I Can See For Miles
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 88/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Who Are You
(from the album Who Are You)
 88/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.My Generation
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 88/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.I Can See For Miles
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 88/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Bargain
(from the album Who's Next)
 88/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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13.I Can't Explain
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 87/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.5:15
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 87/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Kids Are Alright
(from the album My Generation)
 87/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.Pinball Wizard
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 87/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Eminence Front
(from the album It's Hard)
 86/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.The Real Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 86/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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19.Tattoo
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 86/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Kids Are Alright
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 86/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Who ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 249 votes)
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From poppmusic 01/19/2016 04:11
What a strange, polarizing band. No band has moved or inspired me more, and I wish I could figure out how to explain to others (especially people my age and/or females) why I like them so much.

This band has no less than three substantially different phases all of which they did amazing things:

PHASE I (1964-1966): Became the definitive "mod" rockers, helped invent punk music ("My Generation"), helped invent noise rock, angry, rebellious, defiant, smashing guitars, high fashion.

PHASE II (1966-1970): The ultimate acid rockers, experimented with rich soundscapes and bellowing guitar tones. But they also did it with a wonderfully sense of humor, combining artsy British sentiments with the hippie theater of the time to produce hilarious critiques of capitalism/consumerism (The Who Sell Out), religion (Tommy), porn ("Pictures of Lily"), transgenderism/identity ("Tattoo", "I'm a Boy"), drugs & sex.

PHASE III (1970-1973): Pete becomes interested in songwriting, atmospheric/zen tonal writing, ultimately inspiring bands like U2 or Television through sweeping ballads, glorious anthems, and an investigation of what it means to be human. Most songs deal with Pete's futuristic "Lifehouse" society, at least until their ultimate soul-searching masterpiece "Quadrophenia" that can at least be likened to "Catcher in the Rye" or "Siddhartha" in importance.

(unfortunately, Pete loses his creative spark after this moment, resorting to bad new wave albums)

So there you go. Somehow this all gets squashed down to "classic rock." Not sure how.
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From Imaybeparanoid 11/30/2015 09:30
One of the greatest bands of all time
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From AAL2014 02/04/2015 20:19
The Who make their case for the all time greatest rock band because of the landmark Who's Next, the two amazing rock operas, a number of other very solid albums, including the legendary Live At Leeds, one of the most memorable live shows ever (including one of my favorite Super Bowl shows), and one of the most exciting ensembles in modern music.

Their overall body of work puts them just behind bands like the Beatles and Zeppelin, but they are in the conversation. Great band.
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90/100
From balintov 07/28/2014 20:52
They were outstanding each by each, and the were fantastic as a band. It's hard to say such an influential song like my generation.
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From RamonSon1 06/06/2014 03:14
The best drummer and bassist, amazing singer and guitarrist, incredible compositions
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80/100
From BazGarner 03/27/2014 10:54
the best drummer ever and one of the best singers, need I say more
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From Siward66 12/08/2013 22:26
Classic rock outfit, best listened to at full volume when you've had a few drinks.
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From Goodsir 11/18/2013 02:41
Three masterpieces, (Who's Next, Quadrophenia, Tommy) two great albums (My Generation, The Who Sell Out), and a landmark live album. I'd say the Who are pretty damned legit.
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From daveybaker 04/29/2013 15:24
The best live album ever, one of the best rock albums ever and two rock operas. What's not to like.
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