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What's your favorite The Who album?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by zambon12, Apr 7, 2017.

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  1. WhoTapes1

    WhoTapes1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Greensboro, NC
    Quadrophenia without a doubt!
     
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  2. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    ohio
    i am truly amazed the 'endless wire' got a vote, truly amazed.

    quite possibly the worst album ever released by a major band, and i sprung for the extra special (extra money) set.
     
  3. jeffd7030

    jeffd7030 Don't forget the pouring rain.

    Location:
    Hampden, ME
    Who's Next is my fave. Followed by Who Are You and Quadrophenia.
     
  4. adm62

    adm62 Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    It's better than Its Hard
     
  5. Scott S.

    Scott S. Just a singer in a rock and roll band

    Location:
    Walmartville PA
    I think their best and most important record was Tommy. That said The Who By Numbers is probably my go-to Who record.
     
  6. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    ohio
    i respectfully disagree.

    when i said the worst, i was serious.
     
  7. PsychedelicWheelz

    PsychedelicWheelz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    I've come to realize that I'm a much bigger fan of The Who's singles. Those '60s sides ("My Generation", "Happy Jack", "Boris The Spider", "I Can't Explain", "I'm A Boy", "Magic Bus", etc.) are so witty, funny, inventive and unique. There isn't much in pop music that sounds anything like them from '65-'68. Obviously, I respect the '70s stuff. But for me, it's the '60s Who.

    My roundabout way of saying that my favorite album is Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.
     
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  8. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    Agreed on NUMBERS, a great album by all criteria. Plus I have the same take on Who Are You.

    I can't agree regarding Sell Out, Tommy, and Quadrophenia, however. I never warmed up to Sell Out as an entire album, and I believe Tommy and Quadrophenia are world-class in their entirety.
     
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  9. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    Sell Out for me, but I'm surprised that it outranked Tommy by such a wide margin.
     
  10. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    MBB and B was a sweet compilation.
     
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  11. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC Man
    I'm a bit surprised by it, though I like it a lot more than you do, but I'm far more disappointed that Who Are You, Face Dances and It's Hard have so few votes.
     
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  12. moj

    moj Forum Resident

    Location:
    London UK
    I believe the phrase is I prefer their earlier work...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    Yep. Face Dances gets a lot of negativity, yet it's not a bad album to my ears. It delivers some great moments, like You Better, You Bet and Don't Let Go The Coat.
     
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  14. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

    Location:
    Huntersville, NC
    In your opinion, not mine:)
     
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  15. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    Who's Next. A perfect 5-star album. Followed by Quadrophenia and then Tommy. The latter two have been relegated to the nostalgia section of my brain, only being played on occasion (though enjoyed when I do). Who's Next makes all of my "best ever album lists" whenever the forum has such a thread.
     
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  16. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    The Who Sell Out

    especially in mono
     
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  17. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC Man
    I'm not saying that this is true, necessarily, but this poll makes it look like if it weren't for Who's Next, The Who Sell Out and Quadrophenia, the Who wouldn't be very well-liked at all.
     
  18. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    "Sell Out"'s the "Revolver" to "Tommy"'s "Sgt. Pepper".....
     
  19. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk I think we were meant to be but we did it wrong

    Location:
    Gilbert Arizona
    For years and years the answer would have been Who's Next and I voted for it today but for about the past 5 years I have listened to Tommy way more than any other Who album.
     
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  20. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    That's one way to look at it. What I would suggest is that they (well, Pete, let's face it) had massive creative peaks that were impossible to sustain.
     
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  21. Mr. Siegal

    Mr. Siegal Forum Resident

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    Sitting on my sofa
    The Who Sell Out
    The Who at their most kinky.
    [​IMG]
     
  22. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Way up in the middle of the air.

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    Who's Next is No. 1, and then the The Kids Are Alright soundtrack and Tommy are just about tied for me.
     
  23. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    The poll requires only one selection, so I don't follow your line of thinking. Certain albums can be (and are) more popular. And The Who always was, and is, extremely well liked in a live setting.
     
  24. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Rare Earth maven

    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    The Who at the peak of their power-pop phase/powers!
     
  25. dumangl

    dumangl Senior Member

    It was hard for me to decide between Tommy and Who's Next but I voted for Tommy.
     
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