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Tommy (album) by The Who 

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Tommy
Tommy by The Who (1969)
Overall rank: 173rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,157 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1969 (7th)
Top 50 albums of the 1960s (31st)
Top 200 albums of all time (173rd)

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The Who bestography

Tommy is ranked 3rd best out of 40 albums by The Who on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 28 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 57,885.

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Members who like this album also like: The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd, Who's Next by The Who and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles.

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Tommy track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Overture
 85/100 (172 votes)
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2.It's A Boy
 79/100 (158 votes)
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3.1921
 83/100 (154 votes)
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4.Amazing Journey
 82/100 (156 votes)
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5.Sparks
 82/100 (151 votes)
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6.Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
 81/100 (151 votes)
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7.Christmas
 85/100 (166 votes)
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8.Cousin Kevin
 78/100 (144 votes)
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9.The Acid Queen
 81/100 (154 votes)
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10.Underture
 80/100 (145 votes)
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11.Do You Think It's Alright?
 75/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Fiddle About
 72/100 (149 votes)
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13.Track pickPinball Wizard
 90/100 (345 votes)
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14.There's A Doctor
 74/100 (137 votes)
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15.Track pickGo To The Mirror!
 86/100 (158 votes)
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16.Tommy Can You Hear Me?
 80/100 (155 votes)
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17.Smash The Mirror
 79/100 (143 votes)
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18.Sensation
 80/100 (144 votes)
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19.Miracle Cure
 71/100 (130 votes)
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20.Sally Simpson
 81/100 (144 votes)
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21.I'm Free
 84/100 (168 votes)
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22.Welcome
 79/100 (140 votes)
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23.Tommy's Holiday Camp
 72/100 (139 votes)
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24.Track pickWe're Not Gonna Take It
 86/100 (176 votes)
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Tommy rankings

Tommy ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,157 votes)
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85/100
From JimagineL 05/20/2018 11:59
The Who's Tommy defined the opera rock genre, one that would be improved later on.
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From tmbarnes8 02/24/2018 00:59
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65/100
From Goliath 02/19/2018 10:57
Pinball Wizard apart this album doesn't work for me.
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Rating:  
85/100
From Sandrof1969 02/13/2018 21:13
Come opera rock gli ho sempre preferito "Quadrophenia"
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85/100
From planetneutral 01/21/2018 20:07
I was raised on Quadrophenia, but I mean, come on, it's Tommy.
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From InsanityPrawnBoy 01/02/2018 18:29
If you like dad rock, this is for you.
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Rating:  
100/100
From Jbalbinolr 08/27/2017 16:03
Legendary... Not the best album ever but the one that impacted me the most, it showed me how an album could be more than a collection of songs. The story is easy to follow and the message is clear; my favorite album as I said.

Pete Townsehnd really nailed this one, and the rest of the band showed their skills and their peak.
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90/100
From Fischman 01/12/2017 00:34
This album was a revelation when I first heard it and I still find it compelling today. Pet proves he's more than just a rocker right from the get-go by writing a magnificent overture. Interestingly, I find the one big hit, Pinball Wizard, a bit overrated and definitely overplayed.
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From Gionzi 09/30/2016 14:11
A journey into Tommy's life. It gives the same sensation as reading a book, you can enter in the story and live it.
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70/100
From albumceleste 09/18/2016 15:19
The opera-rock label has made this album huge in the past but makes people lift up an eyebrow today.
It was ambitious and stepforward when it came out but to judge it for what it was THEN is just as unfair as judge it from the POV of "hey other people made more coherent rock opera after that" as if all that matters about an album would be some sort of plot.
I like to judge it for the music itself. How it sounds today and how it sounds in the context of what was being made at that time. And I find this to be a hell of a good album.
Who's next and Quadrophenia could arguably be better in performance and sound but here we got superb riffs, a very powerful backsection and Roger Daltrey finally finding his voice as a frontman and singer. A lot of subtle electronica and imaginative use of studio possibilities too (just listen to "amazing journey" for example).
As with any double album there are some fillers, interludes and songs that are not up there with the best ones. Anyway it works very well in one sitting.

Overall an outstanding record.
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