A Quick One (studio album) by The Who
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A Quick One is ranked 7th 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 40 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,739.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.3/100, a mean average of 74.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.
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A Quick One While He's Away" was the Who's second album released in 1966. Compared to their first album it's very obvious that Pete Townshend and the band had matured during 1965-66. There is a wider variety in their song-writing, and technically the album are miles ahead of "My Generation".
All members wrote songs to the album, and though both John Enthwistle and Keith Moon contribute strong material like "Boris the Spider", "Whiskey Man" and "I Need You", Pete Townsend is clearly the prolific song-writer in the band.
Townshend's mini-opera "A Quick One While He's Away" may not be his most succesful piece of work, but it's quite entertaining and it gives a good hint of what was to come from his pen in near future.
Pete Best songs on the album must be "So Sad About Us" and "Don't Look Away". Even stronger is the psychedelic "Disguises", which oddly enough was not included on the British version of the album. Along with the single-version of "I'm a Boy" and "In the City", "Disguises was included on the European version, which was simple just called "The Who". "A Quick One While He's Away" was exchange with these great songs, and in my opinion this exchanged made the European album a much better buy. Unfortunately the single-version of "I'm a Boy" is not added here, which would have been a logical inclusion. Note that the version found on "Meaty Beaty . . " is an alternate, less powerful version.
"Man With Money", written by the Everly Brothers is a great addition; and the acoustic version of "Happy Jack" is quite charming.
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Matem-sem divertidos e cada vez experimentando mais, incluindo umas distorções. Destaque para a bateria!
A real mish-mash. They clearly haven't found their sound yet. Some good stuff- Boris, So Sad About Us. But Cobwebs and Strange is awful even as a joke. Heat Wave is lame. Imagine what the early 70s version of the Who could've done with it. A quick one (the song) has it's moments but in the end it's uneven and slightly boring.
A Quick One features The Who playing at their peak, but perhaps not yet writing songs at their peak. Still, the record is filled with brash energy and should be considered essential listening for any Who fan, perhaps just for Keith Moon's drumming on Cobwebs and Strange!
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.
The Who's most underrated release.
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.
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.
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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