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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 49,549.

The Who is ranked number 16 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 95,698.

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

The Who official website: http://www.thewho.com

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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:1,321 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:49,547
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,538 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

QuadropheniaUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1973Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 1973:3Rank Score:16,341
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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3.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:13,344
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  81/100 (843 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

The Who Sell OutUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1967Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1967:15Rank Score:4,831
Rank in 1960s53Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  80/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1970:22Rank Score:4,005
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  83/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:3,540
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  79/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:963
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,695
Average Rating:  75/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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The Who By NumbersUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1975Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1975:33Rank Score:911
Rank in 1970s384Overall Rank:1,779
Average Rating:  74/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Who Are YouUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1978Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1978:48Rank Score:741
Rank in 1970s438Overall Rank:2,103
Average Rating:  69/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Face DancesUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1981Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1981:87Rank Score:264
Rank in 1980s764Overall Rank:4,711
Average Rating:  64/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Overall band rank: 16

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 (620 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.Won't Get Fooled Again
(from the album Who's Next)
 91/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.Love, Reign O'er Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 90/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.My Generation
(from the album My Generation)
 90/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.Behind Blue Eyes
(from the album Who's Next)
 90/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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6.My Generation
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 89/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.Pinball Wizard
(from the album Tommy)
 89/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.I Can See For Miles
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 88/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Who Are You
(from the album Who Are You)
 88/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.My Generation
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 88/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.I Can See For Miles
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 88/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Kids Are Alright
(from the album My Generation)
 88/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.Bargain
(from the album Who's Next)
 88/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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14.I Can't Explain
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 87/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.5:15
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 87/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Pinball Wizard
(from the album Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy)
 87/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.The Real Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 86/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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18.Eminence Front
(from the album It's Hard)
 86/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Tattoo
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 86/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Young Man Blues
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 85/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Who ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 266 votes)
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85/100
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90/100
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91/100
 
75/100
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87/100
 
90/100
05/10/2016 16:27
74/100
 
95/100
05/09/2016 16:57
93/100

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95/100
From Deckiller 03/08/2016 02:07
The definition of a rock band.
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60/100
From sethmadsen 02/22/2016 02:12
As a bassist, I really wish I liked this band more (John Entwistle is easily one of the top 10 bassists of all times), but I'm just not crazy about their lyrics/singer/songwriting. Awesome band, less awesome front man, in my opinion.
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90/100
From adriagc96 02/17/2016 18:18
Invented punk.

Great guitarrist. Great drummer. Great bassist. Great singer.

Far better than the Stones.

They should definitely be in the TOP 10.
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Rating:  
100/100
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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100/100
From Imaybeparanoid 11/30/2015 09:30
One of the greatest bands of all time
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90/100
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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Rating:  
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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85/100
From RamonSon1 06/06/2014 03:14
The best drummer and bassist, amazing singer and guitarrist, incredible compositions
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Rating:  
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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