Tommy (album) by The Who

Tommy
Tommy by The Who
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 207th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,263 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1969 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (32nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (207th)
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The Who bestography

Tommy is ranked 3rd 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 36 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 31,538.

The Who album bestography « Higher ranked (158th) This album (207th) Lower ranked (478th) »
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Tommy track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 85 (192 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 79 (173 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 83 (171 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 82 (170 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 85 (183 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 78 (162 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 82 (172 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 81 (165 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 72 (167 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 90 (371 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 80 (160 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 71 (148 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 81 (161 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 84 (186 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 79 (156 votes)Comments: 1
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,263 votes)
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4 days ago PurplePiePete  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 97982/100
 
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4 days ago Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 55888/100
 
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5 days ago LammyTS1  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6175/100
 
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05/27/2020 00:41 msublette  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 36181/100
 
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05/26/2020 23:26 TerryTezza  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 58379/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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Tommy comments

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90/100
From 08/19/2019 14:46
Awesome album. Pinball Wizard is the best song on there.
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85/100
From 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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60/100
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65/100
From 02/19/2018 10:57
Pinball Wizard apart this album doesn't work for me.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 02/13/2018 21:13
Come opera rock gli ho sempre preferito "Quadrophenia"
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85/100
From 01/21/2018 20:07
I was raised on Quadrophenia, but I mean, come on, it's Tommy.
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From 01/02/2018 18:29
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100/100
From 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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From 03/03/2017 13:37
One of the most compelling and depressing stories told through a musical record. This is a true piece of art and a rock opera, all the way, even if it consists of some great and some very meeh songs.
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90/100
From 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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