Quadrophenia (studio album) by The Who

Quadrophenia
Quadrophenia by The Who
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 164th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,208 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1973 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (41st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (164th)
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The Who ‎– Quadrophenia 1973 MCA2-6895 2 LP Vinyl Record VG+/VG+/VG+
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The Who "Quadrophenia" vinyl LP record album MCA2-10004 w/booklet 1973
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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 37 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,775.

The Who album bestography « Higher ranked (37th) This album (164th) Lower ranked (224th) »
Who's NextQuadropheniaTommy

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,208 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 83.7/100, a mean average of 82.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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80/100
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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85/100
From 01/14/2021 22:33
A energia desse álbum é insana!!
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From 07/06/2020 01:16
In every sense of the word, Quadrophenia is a MASSIVE improvement on Tommy. Every moment keeps me completely engaged and the lyrics are a lot better written, not to mention the story is a lot more engaging. One of The Who’s best.
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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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1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
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