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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 53,304.

The Who is ranked number 15 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 105,047.

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:1,486 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:53,304
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,760 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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2.

QuadropheniaUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1973Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 1973:3Rank Score:18,932
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (888 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:14,506
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  81/100 (970 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

The Who Sell OutUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1967Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1967:14Rank Score:5,518
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  80/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1970:23Rank Score:4,352
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  83/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:3,997
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  79/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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The Who By NumbersUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1975Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1975:33Rank Score:1,050
Rank in 1970s371Overall Rank:1,764
Average Rating:  74/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:1,000
Rank in 1960s162Overall Rank:1,833
Average Rating:  75/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Who Are YouUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1978Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1978:49Rank Score:793
Rank in 1970s452Overall Rank:2,222
Average Rating:  70/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Face DancesUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1981Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1981:91Rank Score:286
Rank in 1980s786Overall Rank:4,888
Average Rating:  64/100 (92 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)
 92/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.Won't Get Fooled Again
(from the album Who's Next)
 92/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.Love, Reign O'er Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 91/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.My Generation
(from the album My Generation)
 90/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.Behind Blue Eyes
(from the album Who's Next)
 90/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.Pinball Wizard
(from the album Tommy)
 89/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.My Generation
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 89/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.I Can See For Miles
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 89/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.Who Are You
(from the album Who Are You)
 88/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.5:15
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 88/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.The Kids Are Alright
(from the album My Generation)
 88/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Bargain
(from the album Who's Next)
 88/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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13.The Real Me
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 88/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Eminence Front
(from the album It's Hard)
 86/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Tattoo
(from the album The Who Sell Out)
 86/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.The Magic Bus
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 86/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Doctor Jimmy
(from the album Quadrophenia)
 86/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.We're Not Gonna Take It
(from the album Tommy)
 85/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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19.Christmas
(from the album Tommy)
 85/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Young Man Blues
(from the album Live At Leeds)
 85/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Who ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 306 votes)
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From InsanityPrawnBoy 04/30/2017 09:15
Old mans music.
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Rating:  
95/100
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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Rating:  
90/100
From nitomano 08/24/2016 14:00
el mejor bajista de todos los tiempos
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95/100
From Deckiller 03/08/2016 02:07
The definition of a rock band.
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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
90/100
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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Rating:  
100/100
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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100/100
From Imaybeparanoid 11/30/2015 09:30
One of the greatest bands of all time
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Rating:  
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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