Top Ten The Who Albums

The Top Ten

1 Who's Next Who's Next Product Image

Nothing with Keith Moon really disappointed me, but this album is definitely king to me. Amazing from start to finish, especially the opening and closing tracks(Baba O' Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again). However, those two songs are certainly not the only good songs on this stellar album! Bargain, Behind Blue Eyes, Getting in Tune, etc. Like I said, it's amazing from start to finish!

One of the few Rock N'Roll albums I would consider perfect!
It's perfectly produced, perfectly performed, without fillers and full of astounding songs!

I just listened to this album a couple hours ago. I can't resist it. From songs like Wont get fooled again to getting in tune, every song is written with thought, meaning and endless expression. I'm glad this is at the top.

Glad to see it at the top. Has many fabulous tracks on it like Baba o Riley, wont get fooled again and behind blue eyes which is also a lovely song. You can also relate to this album very easily...

2 Quadrophenia Quadrophenia Product Image

A work of genius... A phenomenal work. Pete Townshend made the definitive story of alienated youth. just the sad opening of 5.15 draws you in and breaks your heart. this is a must if you have not heard this record. the film, Quadrophenia is a must see also. the gifted Phil Daniels and Ray Winstone (two of England's working class actors) bring a whole new meaning to the music. but hear the album first. keith moon's drumming is truly a work of art in itself.

Not only the best from The Who, but a contender for best album ever. The story, the horns, the flow, it all works. Pete Townshend outdid himself with this one, and the band was clearly at their peak. Listen to "The Real Me" and find out why the John Entwistle/Keith Moon combination has no equal. You can't even call them a "rhythm section" as throughout the album either took the lead on many tunes.

By far, best album by The Who. Absolutely undervalued. Top 3 best albums ever, possibly the best. It's reoccurring melodies and heartbreaking story of conformity and insanity, come together beatifully.

It's amazing how an album can speak so much to you. This album is an extraordinary artistic description of being young and an important piece of rock history.

3 Tommy Tommy Product Image

see me. feel me.
touch me. heal me.

lisening to you...

that deaf dumb and blind kid, sure plays a mean pinball!

how can he be saved. from the eternal grave.

I'm the gypsee. the acid queen.
you get the picture.

It is very underrated. I love Quadrophenia and Who's Next obviously, but people need to know how close Tommy comes to latter. Every second is just perfectly composed. A true gem in the genre of Hard Rock.

Obviously the best album by The Who. One of the best plots I’ve ever heard and in my life, this album was my introduction to The Who. Every song is good from the opening “1921”, to the epic ending, “Listening to You”. And the film in 1975 is just as good. The album shows Pete Townshend at his best. They tackled questionable humor with Cousin Kevin and Fiddle About, while also having somewhat endearing sections like in See Me Feel Me. And let’s not forget Pinball Wizard, which is a joyride from start to finish. And my personal favorite, although often overlooked, os Go to the Mirror. The whole album is just such a good concept, and it deserves number 1 on this list.

More fun (and bonkers) than Quadrophenia. Plenty of filler, but I like the good stuff just as much as the more consistent Who's Next. This was my introduction to the band and really snagged me.

4 The Who Sell Out The Who Sell Out Product Image

This album is the product of a young Pete Townshend breaking out of his creative shell. The appreciation of pirate radio stations is brilliant conceptual work. The songs are written well, and some are quite humorous.

Excellent album. The unreleased songs off the deluxe edition are a must to hear!

I'm surprised this is not among the top 3

5 My Generation My Generation Product Image

Not just the titille track, but everything else

Way ahead of its time!

6 Who Are You Who Are You Product Image

This album is, for some inexplicable reason, ALWAYS underrated on best of lists. This is totally wrong, as it is one of their absolute finest. Daltrey, Entwistle and Townshend are all at the top of their game here, and Moon's much discussed decline is nowhere near as bad as people make out. John's 3 contributions are three of his best and Pete's different writing styles all work beautifully. This band was always much more than just blunt headed power, and their various other sides come together magnificently on Who Are You. Listen to it again.

I really like this album, it is different from their other ones. New song, Sister disco, trick of the light, and of course who are you are the hits of the album. Released on August 18 1978, Keith is sitting on a chair labeled "NOT TO BE TAKEN AWAY" Eirely, Keith died less than a month later on September 7th.

7 A Quick One (Happy Jack) A Quick One (Happy Jack) Product Image

It's not as good as the Tommy Who's Next Quadrophenia trilogy but it comes in close fourth.

8 The Who by Numbers The Who by Numbers Product Image

This deserves much more praise. In a hand or a face, slip kid, and however much I booze are masterpieces, there are only two songs that I dislike in the album.

I love this one, squeeze box and slip kid are terrific tunes.

My favorite, it is often overlooked

Underrated

9 Live at Leeds Live at Leeds Product Image

Best Live Rock Album of all time from the greatest live act of all time. You can never beat that, centuries from now people will watch this with awe and wonder why they were so underrated.

Got this because heard nothing but good things about this album and I'm literally in awe. It's so incredible, I don't even think words can describe it.

This is a really great live album, even if the magic bus is 8 minutes, not even mention my generation totaling a whopping 14 minutes and 27 seconds long.

Not only one of the best live rock albums of all time, but also one of the best rock albums of all time!

10 The Kids Are Alright The Kids Are Alright Product Image

The Contenders

11 It's Hard It's Hard Product Image

Underrated album with some excellent songs. Perhaps not their best work but well worth a listen the whole way through

12 A Quick One A Quick One Product Image
13 Face Dances Face Dances Product Image

You better you bet is a really good catchy song.

14 Magic Bus Magic Bus Product Image
15 Endless Wire Endless Wire Product Image

Love how mature this album is. I wish they just released it as the boy who heard music instead of going the whos next route oh well still rocks

16 Odds and Sods Odds and Sods Product Image

Naked Eye and Pure And Easy are 2 of their best songs ever

17 Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Product Image
18 Then & Now Then & Now Product Image

This album has one of their finest. Real Good Looking Boy is great.

19 Greatest Hits Live Greatest Hits Live Product Image
20 Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy Product Image

Even though this is a compilation album, every song on this album is perfect.

21 Thirty Years of Maximum R&B Thirty Years of Maximum R&B Product Image
22 Live At Hull 1970 Live At Hull 1970 Product Image
23 Who Who Product Image
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