Top Ten Albums from The Who

The Top Ten

1 Who's Next

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...

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.

I think it's one of the greatest albums of all time with its musical quality standing out from the isolated rest

For me this is the best rock record ever.

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2 Quadrophenia

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.

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.

Every part of it is AMAZING. The Who at their peak of music making and playing.

Strong throughout and enjoyable. - abcat

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3 Tommy

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.

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.

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.

This is better than Who's next as an album. I think Quadrophenia is their best though. Tommy is amazing from start to finish. One of the best albums of all time. - turnpikefan2017

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4 My Generation
5 The Who Sell Out

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

6 Who Are You

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)

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

8 Live at Leeds

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.

9 The Who by Numbers

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


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10 The Kids Are Alright

The Contenders

11 It's Hard
12 Face Dances

You better you bet is a really good catchy song.

13 A Quick One
14 Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy

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

15 Magic Bus
16 Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
17 Endless Wire

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

18 Odds and Sods

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

19 Live At Hull 1970
20 Greatest Hits Live
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