My Generation (studio album) by The Who

My Generation by The Who
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 658th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 726 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1965 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (76th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (658th)
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My Generation is ranked 6th best out of 46 albums by The Who on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 39 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,186.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 726 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.3/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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75/100
From 04/24/2022 12:13
Great debut album, it's not perfect and honestly there is only a couple songs here that I really like and probably my favorite is The Kids Are Alright.
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From 02/03/2022 15:41
I'd say not my favourite from The Who (at least 4 better than this...), anyway, spread in the album, there are some good, and to be developed, themes
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80/100
From 07/05/2021 05:18
I always forget how influential the Who were in creating a heavier sound. My Generation has an almost punk vibe to it.
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60/100
From 10/04/2020 00:05
62/100

Best tracks: My Generation, The Kids Are Alright
Worst tracks: La La La Lies, Much Too Much, It's Not True, A Legal Matter
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From 07/28/2020 21:56
Fun but very uneven debut album from The Who. Lots of excellent stuff (title track, The Kids Are Alright, Out in the Street, The Ox, A Legal Matter), but also lots of boring blues cover and so-so pop tunes. They would achieve better stuff later on, but this was a fine start.
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70/100
From 06/29/2020 23:02
These guys were absolutely deafening for the time. Keith Moon is a monster on those drums. Nobody was hitting as hard as he was in 1965. Unfortunately, that's really the only thing that sticks out on this album, aside from a couple highlights (Out in the Street, title track, The Kids Are Alright, The Ox). But I can always head bang along to Moon's drumming.
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80/100
From 06/09/2020 14:17
The Kids Are Alright and My Generation do stand heads and shoulders above the rest, but the rest is still good, so...
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From 06/09/2020 14:15
The songwriting, for the most part, is unexceptional. Enjoyable, definitely, but unexceptional. The arrangements, however, elevate them past their melodic deficiencies. Especially the vocals. I love Daltrey's vocals.
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From 05/19/2020 15:33
Not bad at all. Love the instrumental "The OX"
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From 10/10/2019 17:58
There "My Generation" and there's everything else on this album. The eponymous song is the best on the record without a doubt and it's not really that close, in my opinion. Everything else is a surface level rehashing of the popular music around at the time. There isn't anything, that I can hear, worthy of much praise other than the one song. That's not to say the other tracks are bad; they're alright just not anything special.
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2. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
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