A Quick One (studio album) by The Who

A Quick One
A Quick One by The Who
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 1,754th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 339 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1966 (21st)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (168th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,754th)
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The Who bestography

A Quick One is ranked 7th best out of 43 albums by The Who on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 35 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 31,791.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 339 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.4.

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75/100
From 07/28/2020 22:46
A decent follow-up to My Generation, though the highs aren't as high, and there aren't as many highs (mainly just the last two tracks). It's solid power pop, but it's clear that the best was yet to come.
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80/100
From 07/01/2020 05:05
The Who's most underrated release.
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90/100
From 06/09/2020 14:22
I absolutely love this album. I think it's just fantastic. I'm surprised many don't feel the same way. Big change from their last, but still melodic and rocky as hell.
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60/100
From 12/17/2019 15:50
This album is alright. There is a lot of room for improvement. There are some nice riffs and the crazy drums are cool too. The closer is the only song that I liked that much. The last track is clearly influential on a lot of music after it for the simple fact that it put a bunch of different little songs together to make one composition. It preceded The Beatles attempt to do this a few months later on "A Day in the Life". "Help, I'm a Rock" by The Mothers is similar in style and came before it but I'm hard-pressed to think of any other predecessors.
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65/100
From 05/16/2018 02:30
This version i don't recognize, I like the one that have "Batman", "Happy Jack", "Doctor, Doctor" and "Barbara Ann". For this version I give a lower rating. "Heatwave" is a energetic purely fun track, just wanted to stay that.
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80/100
From 02/09/2018 22:40
"A quick one… " è il mio preferito tra i primi dischi degli Who. Non tanto per la mini opera rock della canzone omonima, quanto perché offre una serie di ottime canzoni tra le quali non ci sono inni immortali come era accaduto in "My generation" ma che sono mediamente eccellenti. E' anche l'unico disco democratico del gruppo: ci sono, infatti, oltre le cover e ovviamente i pezzi di Townshend, canzoni di Daltrey ( addirittura ), di Moon e di Entwistle. Proprio quelle di questi ultimi sono le mie preferite, con le vette di "Boris the spider" per il bassista e "Cobwebs and strange", giusta auto celebrazione per niente onanista del batterista più folle che mai sia esistito.
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80/100
From 03/06/2017 14:56
Favorite Tracks: Don't Look Away, A Quick One, While He's Away & So Sad About Us
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From 01/18/2017 19:05
Favoritas: Boris The Spider, A Quick One, So Sad About Us, Cobwebs And Strange
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From 11/29/2016 02:29
Mixed bag. Title track suite, Boris and So sad about us are the best tracks.
Note worthy is Moon's 'Cobwebs and strange' for the excellent madly drumming.
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75/100
From 11/12/2016 00:24
Admittedly, tracks 3-8 are...pretty bad. But, despite pretty atrocious songwriting, the album maintains your interest with Pete's defiantly heavy riffing, Entwhistle's french horn, and Moon's monstrous drumming. Torn between their early R&B sound and their later psychedelic mood, the album doesn't know what it's supposed to be. But it's all made up, by far, with the excellent closing medley "A Quick One While He's Away", which heavily influenced later groups like Green Day
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