My Generation (studio album) by The Who
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The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 40 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,489.
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A couple of Who classics but let down by the covers in particular Please, Please, Please
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.
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
I always forget how influential the Who were in creating a heavier sound. My Generation has an almost punk vibe to it.
Best tracks: My Generation, The Kids Are Alright
Worst tracks: La La La Lies, Much Too Much, It's Not True, A Legal Matter
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.
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.
The Kids Are Alright and My Generation do stand heads and shoulders above the rest, but the rest is still good, so...
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.
Not bad at all. Love the instrumental "The OX"
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