The Who Sell Out (studio album) by The Who

The Who Sell Out by The Who
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 490th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 838 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (63rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (490th)
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The Who bestography

The Who Sell Out is ranked 4th best out of 48 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 23,717.

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80/100 (from 838 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.9/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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70/100
From 04/10/2023 05:42
The music is good but the fake adverts have never worked for me
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From 07/14/2022 15:33
Not a fan of this album. The adverts are insufferable. And some of the tracks have some great music in them but as a track don't work for me.
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85/100
From 06/12/2022 15:07
Man, this record just gets better and better the more I return to it. A phenomenal headphones album.

The Who Sell Out is super ambitious as the band dove into a more psych sound and a heavier one in certain cases, all the while maintaining a superb mind for melody. Of course let’s not pass by the flawless execution of interstitial radio clips, influencing the structure of albums like Songs For The Deaf over 30 years later.

My love for this album is growing exponentially.
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75/100
From 01/17/2022 18:57
Good fun album by The Who but better work by them will come after this one.
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80/100
From 12/12/2021 13:12
My favorite Who record. Definitely less over the top than some of their later material. I also love the general anti-consumerist theme.
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From 11/15/2021 20:01
The beginning of the Who's real run of greatness.
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From 08/30/2021 08:39
So, what are the best album streaks in modern music ? The question is one which has always fascinated me.

My personal list (albums and artists I know and love) of streaks goes something like this

1. The Beatles: ‘Help’ to ‘The White Album’ (peerless / untouchable)
2. R.E.M: ‘Murmur’ to ‘Up’
3. The Kinks: ‘Face to Face’ to ‘Muswell Hillbillies’
4. Pixies: ‘Come On Pilgrim’ to ‘Trompe Le Monde’

And here we have The Who beginning their own landmark streak with

‘The Who Sell Out’ (1967)
Followed by

‘Tommy’ (1969)
Followed by

‘Live At Leeds’ (1970)
Followed by

‘Who’s Next’ (1971)
Followed by

‘Quadrophenia’ (1973)

A simply sublime run of excellence

Hardly seems fair
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75/100
From 07/05/2021 10:46
All good songs, one great song. One of those albums where it is strongest in a full listen through to appreciate the clever concept of the album and all the fun little ditties between tracks.

A really good concept album, loads of fun, will come back to again and again even if there is only one stand out track ("i can see for miles and miles").
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75/100
From 03/13/2021 18:12
"Our Love Was" is absolutely sublime
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80/100
From 02/06/2021 15:17
wow. quite a decent offering.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
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10. Strange Days by The Doors
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12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
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15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. The Who Sell Out by The Who
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19. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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