Quadrophenia (album) by The Who

Quadrophenia
Quadrophenia by The Who
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 158th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,133 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1973 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (39th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (158th)
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THE WHO "QUADROPHENIA" DOUBLE LP 1973 MCA RECORDS MCA2 6895 STEREO GATEFOLD NM
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Entwistle, Daltrey & Townshend perform The WHO's quadrophenia - 29/06/1996
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The Who - Quadrophenia 12 " 2 LP (M360)
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The Who bestography

Quadrophenia is ranked 2nd best out of 43 albums by The Who on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 36 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 31,586.

The Who album bestography « Higher ranked (36th) This album (158th) Lower ranked (207th) »
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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85/100
From 11/04/2019 19:25
Definitely one of the strongest albums by The Who. Love Reign O'er Me is my top 3 The Who song.
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From 08/20/2019 14:46
This was awesome, better opera than Tommy.

Favorites: The Real Me, 5:15, Love Reign O'er Me.
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From 07/13/2019 03:44
I was a freshman in college in 1973 when this came out. I plugged strings of holiday lights into a "color organ" that lit them up to music. I threaded the lights throughout netting hanging from the ceiling of my 8th floor dorm room. It was quite a sight from the street, the 8th floor light show. Quadrophenia was the best to listen to AND watch that fall. More realistic and less metaphorical than Tommy, with the four personalities of the members of the Who rolled into one character (theoretically.)
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From 07/12/2019 23:18
I was a freshman in college in 1973 when this came out. I plugged strings of holiday lights into a "color organ" that lit them up to music. I threaded the lights throughout netting hanging from the ceiling of my 8th floor dorm room. It was quite a sight from the street, the 8th floor light show. Quadrophenia was the best to listen to AND watch that fall. More realistic and less metaphorical than Tommy, with the four personalities of the memberspof the Who rolled into one character (theoretically.)
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From 05/17/2018 22:08
The who's best album and their most ambitious
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From 05/06/2018 12:04
I prefer this album over Who's Next and Tommy. Excellent album and a more consistent and varied album to their previous rock opera.
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From 04/15/2018 05:01
Everything here - the singing, the drums, the bass, the guitar, the lyrics, and the music itself can easily contend with anything written in popular music, ever. This album is absurdly underrated, and the fact that it is only 120th overall on this site is a rather large grass stain on the metaphorical blue jean that this site is.
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65/100
From 03/14/2018 23:43
First two listens were hard but persevered and found some worth in it - best tracks Love Reign Over Me and title track. It's not quite my cup of tea but better than what I first thought having only listened to it for the first time in 2017
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From 02/15/2018 21:31
Con "Quadrophenia" Pete Townshend chiude il cerchio sull'epopea mod iniziato con "My generation". E' la sua seconda opera rock dopo "Tommy", che è più famosa e più calata nel suo tempo ma a cui io ho sempre preferito proprio "Quadrophenia": a parità di grandi canzoni contenute, questa nuova opera rock ha un suono più potente e mette maggiormente in risalto le qualità tecniche dei quattro. E' praticamente un "Tommy" suonato come un "Who's next"; ed è l'ultimo grande disco degli Who…
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
8. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Berlin by Lou Reed
13. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
14. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
15. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
18. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
19. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
20. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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