Who's Next (studio album) by The Who

Who's Next by The Who
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 39th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 2,383 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (39th)
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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 86.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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70/100
From 04/25/2022 19:27
I absolutely detest the cover. Is this the best they could come up with at that immature time in their lives? However, that off my chest, the music makes up for the cover. Won’t Get Fooled Again is a personal favourite. My favourite album by The Who has to be the psychedelic one!
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85/100
From 04/13/2022 17:14
A brilliant rock album that shows that the 1970s era of the band is going to be different from what preceded it and I firmly believe it is to the betterment of the band.
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From 03/11/2022 10:37
The first album I ever bought from F.L.Moore in Luton. Still enjoy listening to it.
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95/100
From 01/30/2022 09:37
Very good classic rock album, excellent tunes. I love Baba O'Riley especially at the end, of course Won't Get Fooled Again is great. Behind Blue Eyes is another beautiful one on the same level as The Song Is Over. Overall very good album.
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60/100
From 01/14/2022 13:21
Surely one of the albums with the best opening and closing tracks ever? The other 8 tracks are nice but nothing too special. Highlights are Baba O'Riley, Won't Get Fooled Again, The Song is Over.
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From 12/27/2021 18:26
Los Who crearon dos obras maestras en los 70, sus mejores trabajos, Who's Next y Quadrophenia.
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80/100
From 11/02/2021 22:51
This is one of the first vinyls that I fully wore out. This is rock music at a point that everyone can reach. Behind Blue Eyes into Won't Get Fooled Again is one of the best turns to end an album in classic rock history.
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From 10/06/2021 18:03
"Who's Next" is The Who at their best. As good as a few of the other Who albums were, the operas as well, they never really matched or surpassed this one, in quality or rock potency. There are no filler songs on Who's Next, as all of them are amazing. It's easily one of the best albums of the classic rock era.
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From 08/29/2021 19:09
Clásico del rock y seguramente el mejor disco de los Who.
Temazo tras temazo.

Mejores canciones: Baba O'Riley, Won't get fooled Again, Behind blue eyes, Bargain
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From 08/26/2021 12:03
From start to finish great song after great song , nothing to conceptual or experimental but just well skilled and produced, fantastic vocals from Daltrey. Probably there best album for me although I do love quadrophenia
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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. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
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19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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