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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 1,180 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1969 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (31st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (173rd)

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The Who bestography

Tommy is ranked 3rd best out of 42 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 58,427.

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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 (178 votes)
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2.It's A Boy
 78/100 (163 votes)
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3.1921
 83/100 (160 votes)
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4.Amazing Journey
 82/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.Sparks
 82/100 (158 votes)
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6.Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
 81/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Christmas
 85/100 (171 votes)
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8.Cousin Kevin
 78/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.The Acid Queen
 81/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Underture
 80/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Do You Think It's Alright?
 74/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Fiddle About
 72/100 (155 votes)
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13.Track pickPinball Wizard
 90/100 (352 votes)
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14.There's A Doctor
 74/100 (143 votes)
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15.Track pickGo To The Mirror!
 86/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Tommy Can You Hear Me?
 80/100 (160 votes)
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17.Smash The Mirror
 79/100 (150 votes)
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18.Sensation
 80/100 (149 votes)
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19.Miracle Cure
 71/100 (137 votes)
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20.Sally Simpson
 81/100 (150 votes)
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21.I'm Free
 84/100 (173 votes)
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22.Welcome
 78/100 (146 votes)
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23.Tommy's Holiday Camp
 72/100 (144 votes)
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24.Track pickWe're Not Gonna Take It
 86/100 (184 votes)
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Tommy rankings

Tommy ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,180 votes)
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85/100
The Who's Tommy defined the opera rock genre, one that would be improved later on.
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65/100
Pinball Wizard apart this album doesn't work for me.
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Rating:  
85/100
Come opera rock gli ho sempre preferito "Quadrophenia"
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Rating:  
85/100
I was raised on Quadrophenia, but I mean, come on, it's Tommy.
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100/100
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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Rating:  
90/100
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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Rating:  
85/100
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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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Rating:  
80/100
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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