Quadrophenia (studio album) by The Who

Quadrophenia by The Who
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 170th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,249 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1973 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (43rd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (170th)
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The Who bestography

Quadrophenia is ranked 2nd best out of 46 albums by The Who on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 39 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,355.

The Who album bestography « Higher ranked (39th) This album (170th) Lower ranked (232nd) »
Who's NextQuadropheniaTommy

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84/100 (from 1,249 votes)
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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 83.6/100, a mean average of 82.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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80/100
From 04/30/2022 19:15
The guitar work on this record is simply outstanding and it elevates this album to new heights. Every song has a brilliant performance from Townshend on here and it makes for a very consistent listen. Backing this up is some fantastic drum work which is energetic and provides a backbone that allows the rest of the group to build off. Then there is the vocal which is amazing and Daltrey gives us some engaging and fun to explore lyrics that demand you to look into them. The concept and storyline works very well and feels very cohesive which allows us to see the artists vision clearly. The second half of the record is definitely superior to the first with it ending on one of the bands best ever songs in Love Reign O'er Me. The first half I do find to be a little slow and it does have some filler in places which is also true with side 2. Also, it is a very bloated release and I think it definitely could be cut down. Overall, a great concept album by the Who that deserves a lot of praise for its story and guitar performance which is phenomenal.
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95/100
From 03/16/2022 20:08
Another great album experience by The Who that feels like an awesome movie. It's hard to make a good follow-up to album such great as Who's Next but they managed to do that very well. Instrumentals here are just amazing with great voice singing over them, I think the greatest tracks from here are Quadrophenia, Doctor Jimmy and the excellent closer Love Reign O'er Me that is standing amongst greatest songs of all time.
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85/100
From 03/11/2022 10:42
No weak spots in this excellent album.
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From 01/02/2022 12:13
Esta me parece la mejor ópera rock de la historia, muy superior a la, para mí, pretenciosa Tommy.
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From 12/21/2021 20:00
Para mi el segundo mejor disco de los Who.
Mismo concepto que Tommy pero con un resultado mejor.
Love Reign O'er me es sencillamente impresionante
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From 10/07/2021 19:39
Quadrophenia is an excellent bunch of songs. Great flow. Much better than Tommy. Townshend is easily one of the greatest rhythm guitarists in history.
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55/100
From 03/13/2021 18:10
It's like they took the whole idea of Tommy, and improved upon it considerably
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From 02/01/2021 19:11
One of my favorite albums ever. Just absolutely flawless
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From 01/21/2021 20:43
I loved the song Love Reign Over Me
But the rest of the album was kinda blah
It does not measure up to Tommy
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From 01/14/2021 22:33
A energia desse álbum é insana!!
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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
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6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
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