Who's Next (studio album) by The Who

Who's Next
Who's Next by The Who
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 37th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 2,316 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (37th)
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The Who Who's Next 1985 German LP Unique Cover/Tracklist VG+
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Time left: 1h 15m 59s
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The Who “Who’s Next” SEALED 8 Track Cassette
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The Who Who's Next MCA MCA-3024 Stereo Record Album LP
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Time left: 2h 9m 39s
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Who's Next is ranked as the best album by The Who.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:

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YearSourceChartRankRank Score
2021Exist-en-cielTop 40 Music Albums of 19718/404
2021MannybTop 100 Greatest Music Albums46/10054
2021leniadTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s11/10018
2021 planetneutralTop 100 Greatest Music Albums87/10014
2021 buzzdainerTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s34/10013
2021dougcummingsTop 99 Music Albums of the 1970s14/9917
2021steve397Top 12 Music Albums of 19713/124
2021henrygreen0203Top 22 Music Albums of 197117/221
2021TihonovetskyTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s7/10019
2021 mutley88Top 81 Music Albums of 19712/815
2021Exist-en-cielTop 40 Music Albums of the 1970s34/404
2021dougcummingsTop 100 Greatest Music Albums52/10048
2021PurpleHazelTop 100 Greatest Music Albums38/10062
2021bonnequestionTop 31 Music Albums of 197110/314
2021Steppenwolf666Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums by Guinness 1994 (101-200)40/100 -
2021teagueTop 95 Music Albums of the 1970s8/9519
2021 videoheadcleanerTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s75/1005
2021LittleM1971Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s47/10011
2021stevengnzTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s56/1009
2021 paladisiacTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s20/10016
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 1,982
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 30,711

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 2,316 votes)
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05/06/2021 19:11 Cytoma  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 13879/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 86.3/100, a mean average of 85.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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95/100
From 6 hours ago
I felt like I knew this record before I've ever heard it in full and it's exactly as amazing as I believed it was
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85/100
From 04/22/2021 19:34
the anthems of my youth
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80/100
From 03/11/2021 14:58
A very solid album all the way through. Won't get fooled again is the perfect album closer
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80/100
From 03/09/2021 20:44
An album which both contains Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes and Won't Get Fooled Album just has to be the best Who album. It's as simple as that.
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75/100
From 03/07/2021 21:13
Extremely good album with a lot of standout tracks, just easy to listen to.
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95/100
From 01/19/2021 13:23
Ca c'est du rock ! Le meilleur album des Who
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70/100
From 01/10/2021 11:15
The two opening and the two closing tracks are great. The rest of the album is not on the same level, though.
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80/100
From 12/21/2020 01:31
Some great songs! Top 50 albums of all time? No.
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90/100
From 11/10/2020 04:08
I like the lesser-known songs more than I used to.
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85/100
From 08/18/2020 17:30
Their best in my ears, behind blue eyes is a standout track along with O'riley and of cause, won't get fooled again meet the new boss,...same as the old boss !!! A masterpiece in the majority.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Imagine by John Lennon
15. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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