Who Are You (studio album) by The Who
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The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 38 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,035.
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Amazingly, they followed up Who by Numbers with an album nearly as bad but in a completely different way. This album feels more like a true successor to Who's Next and Quadrophenia, whereas Who by Numbers felt like a solo album. So that's good, and there are a few moments that live up to classic Who- the title track, the first minute of Sister Disco, and I even enjoy 905, Music Must Change, and Guitar and Pen though they go on way too long (especially the last of those). The first two tracks have exciting arrangements but are very uninspired lyrically and musically. Trick of the Light doesn't work at all for me, but the worst song on the album by far is the pitiful Love is Coming Down. Who fans should listen to this one, as there are moments that remind you that this is the classic lineup of the band you love. But there is also a LOT of waiting around and rolling your eyes at how cynical and routine it ends up going down. Throughout, you feel like this is not a great album but made by a tremendous band.
Two fantastic songs in the title track and Trick of the Light. The rest is solid, but not up to par with The Who's previous triumphs.
El último disco con Keith Moon muestra a un The Who intentando adapttarse a un nuevo sonido que se va alejando a la escencia original de la banda con el uso excesivo de sintetizadores.
Si bien no es un album malo, el único tema que destaca sobre los demas es Who Are You, de ahí en fuera tenemos temas regulares y al final New Song y Love Is Coming Down temas que simplemente a mi gusto son malos, lo cual me es dificil decir siendo The Who una de mis bandas favoritas de todos los tiempos
Another unfairly underrated Who album. At least half the songs on the album are outstanding and Roger delivers some of his best, biting vocals.
Who are You a top track shame about the rest of the album.
Who are you, is one of The Who's weakest albums, it's obvious that Pete Townshend is struggling for inspiration, and in truth, the band should have knocked it on the head after the, quadrophenia, record. Opener, new song, is extremely disappointing, a song about having nothing to write about, it sums up the record, at least in a lyrical sense. It really is a dull and lazy LP, most songs are forgettable and, where's the guitar?, all you hear is synths, which it makes it sound even more dreary. Only two songs really stand out, that's the excellent, music must change, sounding nothing like The Who, and off course, the majestic title track, a brilliant rock anthem. Who are you, would be the last album to feature Keith Moon, who would die shortly after it's release, and should have been the reason for the band to call it a day. Amazingly, it wasn't and the band would struggle on for another two albums, The Who were well and truly passed it by this stage.
At least the title track is epic. Can't say much for the rest.
Yup, they're straining to remain important if no longer relevant but they were still the Who. And Sister Disco, Had Enough and the title track stand with the rest of their classic cuts. But I can't remember a thing about tracks 5 through 8.
Decent... I don't understand why it gets so few points. Should be pushing the top 1000. This was their last gasp. They're sounding a little tired, but the high points are still epic.
Not their strongest output, infact u can hear it unravelling.
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