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My Generation (album) by The Who 

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My Generation
My Generation by The Who (1965)
Overall rank: 550th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 570 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1965 (7th)
Top 100 albums of the 1960s (66th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (550th)

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My Generation is ranked 6th best out of 38 albums by The Who on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 27 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 57,373.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 570 votes)
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10/15/2018 19:52
78/100
 
85/100
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79/100
 
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From Krillin 05/19/2018 23:07
Wow, Much Too Much is terrible
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From JimagineL 05/15/2018 22:27
It has everything that is known to bring a debut down, but this one manages to stand up with classics like "My Generation" and the wonderful "The Kids Are Alright"
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From Sandrof1969 02/14/2018 16:24
Meno male che a Townshend non รจ riuscito di "morire prima di diventare vecchio"...
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From Diomed 01/19/2018 03:40
What a great way to get a career started. Not as sophisticated as their later works, but that's to be expected.
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From TadtheMod 03/27/2017 20:42
Well...hard to know where to start. I loved "I Can't Explain" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" as singles, and was a Who fan from early '65. However, "My Generation" stills causes the hairs on my neck to jump to attention....probably the best rock single ever, and caused many bands fore decades to come to want to play music. The LP is a mixture of Townshend penned work and covers of R&B and Blues numbers, with varying success, but this was The Who at the time "Maximum R&B". Highlights for me: "My Generation" and "The Goods Gone", in fact the Townshend stuff was a hint of the song writing excellence that was to come. As debuts go, it is amazing and vibrant and powerful stuff.
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70/100
From Fischman 01/12/2017 00:40
Peaks and valleys, but the peaks are sooooo well worth it.
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From albumceleste 11/03/2016 02:25
Uneven. A strong good record but very uneven.
The two best tracks by far are 'My generation' and 'The kids are alright'. Then below that the other standouts are 'The good's gone' and 'A legal matter'.
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From Gionzi 09/30/2016 14:16
This first sound of Who, poised between the beat and the psychedelia, is fresh and really interesting.
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From ItSaysDilbert 09/25/2016 17:29
I like every track here but there are only a couple truly great tracks.

Favorite tracks: La-La-La Lies, The Kids Are Alright

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From garycottier 04/29/2016 15:50
The Who's debut has a youthful energy about it, as you would expect, but unfortunately it's not as good as it should have been. There are only two great songs here, but they are two of the most iconic of all Who songs. The kids are alright, is a lovely melodic number, reminiscent of The Beatles, but the best is undoubtedly the era defining title track. My generation, is one of the most important rock songs ever, along with, satisfaction(also released in 1965), it's one of those songs that defined it's time and place, finally, the youth had something to say, and the way Roger Daltrey sneers and stutters those lyrics, while that powerhouse of a band explodes around him, you can imagine how a disaffected youth must have finally had something that was about how they felt, brilliant. Off the rest, the good's gone, is the best, la-la-la-lies, is enjoyable, and, a legal matter, is also good. Daltrey tries out his best John Lee Hooker voice on, I'm a man, and instrumental, the ox, closes proceedings. As I said, it could have been better, and even Pete Townshend wasn't happy with it, The Who were more of a singles band at this time, and album's would have to wait a little longer before the band nailed it, but, my generation, is a half decent start.
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