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The best album credited to The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 37 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 30,109.

The Who is ranked number 21 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 63,861.

The Who official website: http://www.thewho.com

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The Who best albums

The following albums by The Who are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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10,990
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8,494
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1967
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4,139
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1965
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1,004
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1975
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974
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1978
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557
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Total albums: 43. Page 1 of 5

This may not be a complete discography for The Who.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Who bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 7 0%
1970s 9 0%
1980s 8 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 7 0%
2010s 7 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 23 53%
Yes 20 47%
Live? Albums %
No 34 79%
Yes 9 21%

The Who best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 93 (948 votes)Comments: 21
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 92 (755 votes)Comments: 16
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 92 (386 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 91 (656 votes)Comments: 11
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 91 (404 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album My Generation)
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Rating: 90 (398 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 89 (324 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album The Who Sell Out)
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Rating: 89 (179 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Who Are You)
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Rating: 89 (271 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 88 (224 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album My Generation)
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Rating: 88 (277 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 88 (514 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 87 (212 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 86 (200 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 86 (220 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 86 (225 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 86 (105 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album It's Hard)
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Rating: 86 (213 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 86 (164 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album The Who Sell Out)
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Rating: 85 (203 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Tommy)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The Who ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 391 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 86.8/100, a mean average of 86.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.1/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 11.8.

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From 05/13/2021 13:12
one or two good albums among a lot of beatles ripoff garbage
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From 03/10/2021 01:41
A good band, but not one of the greatest of all time. Aside from sells out, who's next, and some moments off of their other albums, I find this band decent, but not great. I will say, Entwistle and Keith moon are great musicians. Not completely worth the hype, but a good band nonetheless.
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From 06/13/2020 18:05
They made chaos before Led Zeppelin I like very much Behind Blue Eyes and they have so much Great Album. Top 10 best Rockbands ever.
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From 09/22/2019 04:31
I don't see why this group are rated so high on this website. Their albums are generally very patchy. I guess there's a lot of people from the U.S on here (The Who were a bigger deal in the U.S than the rest of the world).
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From 02/09/2019 18:18
Far more adventurous than the rest of their British Invasion colleagues, The Who were influential on genres as polarizing as Punk (with their aggression and three-chord attacks in their early years) and Prog (with their concept albums, upbeat songwriting, atypical drumming, and live showmanship).
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From 01/27/2019 20:17
In the early years they rocked harder than their contemporaries & always took risks & forged their own path. Like all innovators some things went better than others however to me there has never been a bad Who album. Some just took a little longer to love. My personal favourite is Quadrophenia closely followed by Who's Next & their most underrated album Who By Numbers.
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From 01/26/2019 08:41
One of the all time greatest rock bands. Several unique & wonderful rock albums they have released are totaly original masterpeice. There are few rock bands as great.
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From 12/15/2018 00:56
Fantastic Rock Band! Groundbreaking multiple times. Masters of the Rock Opera. Punk Pioneers. Killer songwriting from Pete Townsend, best rock vocals ever from Roger Daultry and the best rhythm section with Entwistle on bass and Moon on drums. Not the most prolific and not always consistent, but there's still enough of a critical mass of outstanding, seminal rock music there that they are/should be in the discussion as the greatest.
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From 11/30/2018 04:23
A 60s-70s group that were way ahead of their time, even with all the acclaim they received in their era. They've influenced genres from hard rock, art rock, progressive rock to punk rock, heavy metal and hardcore. Amazing band. Amazing talent. The only band to have a lead singer, lead guitarist, lead drummer and lead bassist.
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From 11/07/2018 19:18
Still think Who Sells Out is a underrated masterpiece.
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