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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 54,678.

The Who is ranked number 15 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 108,455.

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:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,562 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:54,678
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,852 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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2.

QuadropheniaUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1973Appears in:655 charts
Rank in 1973:3Rank Score:19,713
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  84/100 (945 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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3.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:670 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:15,077
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,036 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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The Who Sell OutUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1967Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 1967:14Rank Score:5,812
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  80/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1970:22Rank Score:4,398
Rank in 1970s131Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  83/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,093
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  79/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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The Who By NumbersUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1975Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1975:31Rank Score:1,160
Rank in 1970s360Overall Rank:1,695
Average Rating:  74/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:1,046
Rank in 1960s166Overall Rank:1,869
Average Rating:  75/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Who Are YouUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1978Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1978:49Rank Score:806
Rank in 1970s468Overall Rank:2,301
Average Rating:  69/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Face DancesUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1981Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1981:87Rank Score:307
Rank in 1980s780Overall Rank:4,855
Average Rating:  63/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Overall band rank: 15

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The Who best tracks

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1.Baba O'Riley
(from the album Who's Next)
 92/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.Won't Get Fooled Again
(from the album Who's Next)
 92/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.Love, Reign O'er Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 91/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.Behind Blue Eyes
(from the album Who's Next)
 90/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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5.My Generation
(from the album My Generation)
 90/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Pinball Wizard
(from the album Tommy)
 90/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.My Generation
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 89/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.I Can See For Miles
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 89/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.5:15
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 88/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Who Are You
(from the album Who Are You)
 88/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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11.The Kids Are Alright
(from the album My Generation)
 88/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Bargain
(from the album Who's Next)
 88/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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13.The Real Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 88/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Eminence Front
(from the album It's Hard)
 86/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.The Magic Bus
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 86/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Tattoo
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 86/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Doctor Jimmy
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 86/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Young Man Blues
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 86/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.We're Not Gonna Take It
(from the album Tommy)
 86/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Christmas
(from the album Tommy)
 86/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Who ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 318 votes)
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From Jbalbinolr 18 hours ago
My favorite band and artist of all time, bombastic live, genius at the studio, and the craziest rhythm section ever.
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From edubs 4 days ago
Regarding the comment "old mans music [sic]" by InsanityPrawnBoy:
actually, this is very much young man's music - simply young men from a different time. music (at least that being sold to the public) has been a "young man's game" for a long time. Ragtime wasn't old people music, Swing wasn't old people music, Be-bop wasn't old people music, Motown wasn't old people music, etc. The music of The Who is filled with the vibrance of youth, the energy of youth and their lyrics speak to the listener from a youthful perspective (though at times also an "old soul" view of the world). Today's "young people music" will seem "old" to younger people 20, 30, 40, 50 years from now. But a young person with perspective will understand that this music comes from the mind and body of young people and that certain truths of the life experiences of young people will resonate in that music forever. But I guess you were just looking to be snarky.
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From PaperVinnie 11/08/2017 22:55
They rocked harder than anyone else of their time, but their experimental stuff is just as influential and innovative as their early straight forward hard rock.
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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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