Tommy (studio album) by The Who
Go to store
Go to store
Go to store
The Who bestography
Tommy is ranked 3rd 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 26,231.
Listen to Tommy on YouTube
Tommy track list
The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.
Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:
You can include this album in your own chart from the My Charts page!
Showing latest 20 members who have this album in their collection | Show all 747 members
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.
Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,403 ratings for this album.
|Rating||Date updated||Member||Album ratings||Avg. album rating|
Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)
This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.
Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating
Showing latest 20 members who have added this album as a favourite | Show all 291 members
Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 79 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)
There is some great stuff on here but it too inconsistent to be ranked amongst the greatest albums of all time. 1921, Overture, Sally Simpson, We're Not Gonna Take It and Pinball Wizard are fantastic and bulk up the album really well. The storyline and concept are unique and are enjoyable to look into as they explore interesting themes but they do get lost in the lyrics at times. This leads to some songs which sound like words are being forced to match with the flow of the music which makes it sound disjointed. Overall, if the album was consistent this would be their greatest record without a doubt.
Some good tracks but way too many embarrassing duffers in the lyrics. The story is too clear and reads like a book. First tommy's dad is killed and then..... etc. Quadrophenia blurs the story and its way better for that alone - as well as having no duff tracks. Still, good that they did the duff one first and then improved it I guess. Imagine if it was the other way round !
Love this Opera Rock; great stuff, absolutely to be listened from the beginning till the end, not piece by piece.
I love this album by The Who (their best in 60s). This is too long and tracks like Fiddle About and Cousin Kevin are not necessary and they are the lowest points for me. The rest is good, I especially like Acid Queen, Christmas, 1921. Pinball Wizard is the best and all-time great track.
I'm a sucker for a Rock Opera. This is one of the great influencers of the musicals, operas, and concepts that I love most. While things that have come since are more polished and logical, this pioneer of a great era can't be forgotten.
Decent concept album. Bit mild in rock terms compared to their other albums but worthy of pulling out for a listen every now and then.
One of the best rock operas of all time.
The concept of the album is frail, and the music isn't much better
some very good stuff
Album is easy to listen to, tells a messy but interesting story and has a few catchy tunes. Nothing spectacular, but solid and enjoyable.
Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment
Your feedback for Tommy
A lot of hard work happens in the background to keep BEA running, and it's especially difficult to do this when we can't pay our hosting fees :(
We work very hard to ensure our site is as fast (and FREE!) as possible, and we respect your privacy.