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The best album credited to The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 40 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 23,766.

The Who is ranked number 27 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 52,392.

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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1971
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1973
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8,446
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1969
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1967
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1965
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2,749
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1970
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1975
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1,023
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1966
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1,009
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1978
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486
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1971
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Total albums: 48. 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 8 0%
1970s 9 0%
1980s 10 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 8 0%
2010s 8 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 25 52%
Yes 23 48%
Live? Albums %
No 36 75%
Yes 12 25%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 47 98%
Yes 1 2%

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 (1,016 votes)Comments: 25
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 92 (821 votes)Comments: 18
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 92 (420 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 91 (717 votes)Comments: 14
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 91 (434 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album My Generation)
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Rating: 90 (434 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 89 (204 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Who Are You)
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Rating: 89 (352 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album The Who Sell Out)
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Rating: 89 (299 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 89 (247 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album My Generation)
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Rating: 89 (305 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 88 (560 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Who's Next)
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Rating: 87 (237 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 87 (254 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 87 (232 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 87 (121 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album It's Hard)
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Rating: 86 (242 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 86 (245 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Tommy)
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Rating: 86 (244 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Quadrophenia)
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Rating: 85 (236 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: 
86/100 (from 411 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 86.4/100, a mean average of 86.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.7/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 12.1.

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From 10/27/2021 00:23
Not enough people are talking about the fact that Roger Daltrey is one of the greatest rock n' roll singer ever! What a voice!

I really like the Who, particularly Tommy and Quadrophenia, two amazing albums. Pete Townshend is great, John Entwistle is really good, Keith Moon is Keith Moon, energetic, over-present and very creative. I think these guys got the recognition they deserve, they're great! But Roger Daltrey is the real star for me here. I might be repeating myself, but seriously, WHAT A VOICE this guy had!
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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 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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