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The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 27 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 53,849.

The Who is ranked number 15 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 106,497.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

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:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,526 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:53,859
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,805 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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2.

QuadropheniaUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1973Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 1973:3Rank Score:19,289
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (918 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:654 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:14,887
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,008 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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The Who Sell OutUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1967Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1967:14Rank Score:5,573
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  80/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1970:23Rank Score:4,327
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  83/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,016
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  79/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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The Who By NumbersUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1975Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1975:33Rank Score:1,062
Rank in 1970s376Overall Rank:1,794
Average Rating:  73/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:1,019
Rank in 1960s164Overall Rank:1,860
Average Rating:  75/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Who Are YouUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1978Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1978:50Rank Score:802
Rank in 1970s460Overall Rank:2,254
Average Rating:  69/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Face DancesUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1981Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1981:86Rank Score:322
Rank in 1980s741Overall Rank:4,572
Average Rating:  63/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Overall band rank: 15

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 best tracks

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1.Baba O'Riley
(from the album Who's Next)
 93/100 (721 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.Won't Get Fooled Again
(from the album Who's Next)
 92/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.Love, Reign O'er Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 91/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.Behind Blue Eyes
(from the album Who's Next)
 90/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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5.My Generation
(from the album My Generation)
 90/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Pinball Wizard
(from the album Tommy)
 90/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.My Generation
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 89/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.I Can See For Miles
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 89/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.Who Are You
(from the album Who Are You)
 88/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.5:15
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 88/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.The Kids Are Alright
(from the album My Generation)
 88/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Bargain
(from the album Who's Next)
 88/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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13.The Real Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 88/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Eminence Front
(from the album It's Hard)
 87/100 (60 votes)
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15.Tattoo
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 86/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Doctor Jimmy
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 86/100 (147 votes)
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17.We're Not Gonna Take It
(from the album Tommy)
 86/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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18.The Magic Bus
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 86/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Young Man Blues
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 85/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Punk And The Godfather
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 85/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Who ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 313 votes)
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From InsanityPrawnBoy 04/30/2017 09:15
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From cuzIsed 01/04/2017 09:27
Quadrophenia was on and my husband said, "I don't 'get' the Who." In that declaration I knew unequivocally there was just no hope, and so - well - I left.
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From nitomano 08/24/2016 14:00
el mejor bajista de todos los tiempos
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From Deckiller 03/08/2016 02:07
The definition of a rock band.
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60/100
From sethmadsen 02/22/2016 02:12
As a bassist, I really wish I liked this band more (John Entwistle is easily one of the top 10 bassists of all times), but I'm just not crazy about their lyrics/singer/songwriting. Awesome band, less awesome front man, in my opinion.
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From adriagc96 02/17/2016 18:18
Invented punk.

Great guitarrist. Great drummer. Great bassist. Great singer.

Far better than the Stones.

They should definitely be in the TOP 10.
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From poppmusic 01/19/2016 04:11
What a strange, polarizing band. No band has moved or inspired me more, and I wish I could figure out how to explain to others (especially people my age and/or females) why I like them so much.

This band has no less than three substantially different phases all of which they did amazing things:

PHASE I (1964-1966): Became the definitive "mod" rockers, helped invent punk music ("My Generation"), helped invent noise rock, angry, rebellious, defiant, smashing guitars, high fashion.

PHASE II (1966-1970): The ultimate acid rockers, experimented with rich soundscapes and bellowing guitar tones. But they also did it with a wonderfully sense of humor, combining artsy British sentiments with the hippie theater of the time to produce hilarious critiques of capitalism/consumerism (The Who Sell Out), religion (Tommy), porn ("Pictures of Lily"), transgenderism/identity ("Tattoo", "I'm a Boy"), drugs & sex.

PHASE III (1970-1973): Pete becomes interested in songwriting, atmospheric/zen tonal writing, ultimately inspiring bands like U2 or Television through sweeping ballads, glorious anthems, and an investigation of what it means to be human. Most songs deal with Pete's futuristic "Lifehouse" society, at least until their ultimate soul-searching masterpiece "Quadrophenia" that can at least be likened to "Catcher in the Rye" or "Siddhartha" in importance.

(unfortunately, Pete loses his creative spark after this moment, resorting to bad new wave albums)

So there you go. Somehow this all gets squashed down to "classic rock." Not sure how.
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From Imaybeparanoid 11/30/2015 09:30
One of the greatest bands of all time
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90/100
From AAL2014 02/04/2015 20:19
The Who make their case for the all time greatest rock band because of the landmark Who's Next, the two amazing rock operas, a number of other very solid albums, including the legendary Live At Leeds, one of the most memorable live shows ever (including one of my favorite Super Bowl shows), and one of the most exciting ensembles in modern music.

Their overall body of work puts them just behind bands like the Beatles and Zeppelin, but they are in the conversation. Great band.
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90/100
From balintov 07/28/2014 20:52
They were outstanding each by each, and the were fantastic as a band. It's hard to say such an influential song like my generation.
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