Now here's a classic album. This marks the third album on here I have on vinyl (actually fourth since my Pink Moon vinyl arrived today). Opens with one of the greatest songs ever made. I'm a Baba O'Riley boy through and through. There are plenty of other bangers on here too, and I also enjoyed a handful of the tracks I'd never heard before. In total, I gave a little Apple Music heart to seven of the nine tracks--that's what we in the business of calling things things call a "hit machine." Honestly insane that this album opens AND closes with two of the greatest songs the Who has ever made. This album is undeniable. Plus, I fear if I gave this less than a perfect review that my younger self would materialize to kick my ass. Good thing it more than holds up. Favorite tracks: Baba (booey) O'Riley, Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes, The Song Is Over. Album art: Iconic. This should honestly be on a short list for best album covers ever. Top 15 maybe? Four blokes in a quarry, around this man-made monolith type thing. The angle of the monolith is part of the charm too--it's not centered, but it feels centered. A strong, dark energy emanates from this one. Also, I love the stylization of the title: "Who's next" Not a question, nor a statement really. Maybe just an observation. 5/5
Anyone who doesn't rate this a 5 doesn't know what they are talking about. This is a nearly perfect album. Epic.
Much of Who's Next derives from Lifehouse, an ambitious sci-fi rock opera Pete Townshend abandoned after suffering a nervous breakdown, caused in part from working on the sequel to Tommy. There's no discernable theme behind these songs, yet this album is stronger than Tommy, falling just behind Who Sell Out as the finest record the Who ever cut. Townshend developed an infatuation with synthesizers during the recording of the album, and they're all over this album, adding texture where needed and amplifying the force, which is already at a fever pitch. Apart from Live at Leeds, the Who have never sounded as LOUD and unhinged as they do here, yet that's balanced by ballads, both lovely ("The Song Is Over") and scathing ("Behind Blue Eyes"). That's the key to Who's Next -- there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak. This is a retreat from the '60s, as Townshend declares the "Song Is Over," scorns the teenage wasteland, and bitterly declares that we "Won't Get Fooled Again." For all the sorrow and heartbreak that runs beneath the surface, this is an invigorating record, not just because Keith Moon runs rampant or because Roger Daltrey has never sung better or because John Entwistle spins out manic basslines that are as captivating as his "My Wife" is funny. This is invigorating because it has all of that, plus Townshend laying his soul bare in ways that are funny, painful, and utterly life-affirming. That is what the Who was about, not the rock operas, and that's why Who's Next is truer than Tommy or the abandoned Lifehouse. Those were art -- this, even with its pretensions, is rock & roll.
I mean, c'mon.
5/5 - Duh. Excellent.
The apotheosis of talent show rock (songs where all the band’s gifts are on display), nothing here is less than masterful. But what shines brightest is how consistently brilliant their final acts are. Baba O’Reilly’s gypsy coda is as great as its famous opening. Daltrey’s gravelly commitment to “When my fist clenches, crack it open” and “Put ya fingers down my throat” in Behind Blue Eyes’ finale is what tips it into all-time great. Won’t Get Fooled Again somehow finds a way to level-up at the end even though the whole song’s essentially the album’s final act. Even the lesser numbers pack a big finish: Bargain’s drum battering, My Wife’s creeping horn charts, Going Mobile’s squiggly synths. The sleeper is Getting in Tune, which re-routes its concept with each verse. First one’s about making music, second one’s about loneliness, third one’s about getting yourself right, fourth one’s about finding connection. Then they all get blitzed together. Something like that, anyway. When the material isn’t strong enough to fully embody, the McCartneyish try hard in Daltrey’s voice can be irritating; but when it is strong—which is most of the time here—it brings out the character actor in him and he puts the songs over like a motherfucker.
Very strong start and finish but lags in the middle, much like me having a shag.
A lot of classics, but the ones that aren’t classics kind of drag. Even the big ones are more “great riff” than “6 minutes of excellence”.
This album starts and ends brilliantly. Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes and Won't Get Fooled Again are classics and still sound fresh in 2021, particularly the former. In the middle it is less memorable though, and seemed like fairly average rock. 3.5/5.
Dad rock but by actually talented musicians
A classic!! I think I first heard this sometime in high school. "Going Mobile" is really really good in particular - that one always stood out to me, even more so than "Behind Blue Eyes" or "Won't Get Fooled Again". As someone who has listened to the Who's entire discography, this is without a doubt one of the strongest points.
Classic Who album. Great individual songs, moderate composition
One of the toughest for me to get through so far. I realized after listening to this that The Who are the MOST overplayed classic rock group of all time. Ugh.
A classic, my kind of music
Love the rich music and chord progression. Rad.
Even though I still feel this album has some arguably filler-ish tracks - 'My Wife' in particular, and 'Love Ain't for Keeping' always felt a bit bland - the strength of the songs are just too great to justify anything other than 5 stars.
So many classics that are simply fantastic.
This one was full of nostalgia for me. I don't think I appreciatecd the nuance of the percussion and just the raw angsty feel. when I was young. It was over too soon
A jubilant slice of classic 70s rock. Tumbling rolling drums. Mold-breaking. Baba O Riley. Behind Blue Eyes.
One of the best albums ever. One of my favorite albums. Every song is great.
This is an all-time classic, one of the best albums ever in my opinion. There really isn't a bad song in the bunch. Lately I've really been appreciating My Wife (the song, although I do appreciate my real-life wife as well). Listen to the drumming in that song, and then the horns kick in. And of course, Won't Get Fooled Again is epic. 5 stars easy.
Amazing album overall great story saved a lot
This album was simply amazing. The band was inspiration to countless bands and multiple generations . damn near perfect
Classic album. Second favorite Who album behind Quadrophenia. 9-10/10 1. Baba O'Riley 2. Won't Get Fooled Again 3. My Wife
one of the best albums ever made. period.
All-time classic. Nothing but great tracks. One of my favorite records.
Great songs but bonus album was way too long
Hey these guys are pretty talented
Oh my let me use Who’s words to say Bargain the best I ever Had”. Buying this album is the best you’ll ever buy. I lost 2 pounds listening to this album. Baba Riley had me playing air guitar, air drums,keyboard and violin. I needed water half way through due to beltimg out the words to so many - so loud! My goodness what a piece of art from the 1st track to last. This is what a masterpiece sounds like . Belisamo!
Classic album just. a bit of a dip in the middle. BT: Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again
Any album that starts with one of the greatest Youth anthems of all time is an easy 4star. That it ends with behind blue eyes earns it the 5
Great album! I don't know The Who very well so happy to listen through a full album of theirs
Seminal album with countless classic tracks. The musicianship is excelling to the point where vocals are the weakest link, which is saying something.
Not my favorite Who album, I don’t think, but goddamn, every song goes hard
Great album. No weak tracks. Bargain, love ain’t for keeping, going mobile, behind blue eyes, all great secondary tracks. Probably the best Who album
Nonstop rock from start to finish. Insanely iconic introduction and closer but the meat and bones hold their own for the runtime. 4.5 to 5/5
Brilliant. Love the synths and the rock elements. This is The Who that I know best.
I feel like anything I would have to say about this album would be woefully insufficient. I mean, this is the epitome of a 5 star album. Best thing the Who ever made. There's a reason why we know so many of these songs, to the point where some have become overfamiliar. Don't let that get in the way of your enjoyment. There are literally some of the best rock songs ever made on this album, including the monumental "Baba O'Riley," the blistering "Won't get Fooled Again," and the deeply intense "Behind Blue Eyes." This is the Who musically at their best and going for broke on every song. Fave Songs: Baba O'Riley, Bargain, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again, Going Mobile
epic, a rock masterpiece
Always liked The Who, but never truly appreciated them for their collective talent until recently. It was sparked by this album. Surely, there are many classics on here, But, the genius and musicianship are often hidden when the songs are overplayed. For me, I really began to appreciate Moon and Entwistle, both separate and together on this album, which only grew as I would re-listen to the other Who albums.
After the success of Tommy, Pete Townsend embarked on another ambitious rock opera project titled Lifehouse. This project was eventually abandoned but some of the elements made their way onto Who's Next. This album is surely one of the Who's best. It is concise and coherent and features some of their greatest hits. Many of the lesser known songs come from Lifehouse and concern themselves with the relationship between music and its audience. This is truly a great album.
Aunque conocía varias de las canciones por separado, no había oído el disco completo y en orden y me sorprendió lo bueno que es. Cons sus 9 canciones y 43 minutos, todas tienen mucha coherencia y armonía entre ellas y el disco entero se va volando. Mi parte favorita, por mucho, es todo Baba O'Riley: desde la entrada con el sintetizador hasta la parte climática que viene al final, esa rola no tiene una nota de desperdicio.
Sin duda, así es como me gusta The Who. Nunca había escuchado el disco completo tal cual era y, sin temor a equivocarme creo que es ahora mi disco favorito de ellos. Me encanta el gran sonido completo que lograron con este álbum. En mi opinión, muy similar en partes a Tommy pero ahora, quizá debido a que no se logró cuajar la historia y el album "concepto" dio lugar a solo usar la música mejor lograda. Hay mucha grandilocuencia en todas las canciones y drama en todas partes sin seguir el molde de la ópera rock. "Baba O’Riley" siempre ha sido una de mis canciones favoritas y puedo escucharla una y otra vez. Esa canción para mí es parte esencial del hard rock y un excelente ejemplo del estilo destilado. La parte de acompañamiento con el sintetizador es muy original para su momento. Siempre me ha gustado "Won’t Get Fooled Again", y "Going Mobile". "Getting in Tune” fue nueva pero me gusto bastante. Y luego está "Behind Blue Eyes" que se había arruinado para mí hace mucho debido a un cover de Limp Bizkit. Sin embargo, creo que estoy listo para apreciarla y, sí, se siente medio cursilona pero es de esos puntos que nos recuerdan que esto iba a ser una ópera rock y en ese sentido no está nada mal lograda. Al final, tenemos creo sin duda uno de los mejores discos de los 70s y de todo el hard rock clásico en general.
Got better and better over its brief run. There's nobody who ever played like Keith Moon.
I think one of their best, maybe the best. It’s all spot on, exemplary of their unique brand, and of course a fist full of absolute iconic rock classics.
A well-regarded classic, peppered with epoch-making tunes, and a lighter touch than I remembered. Great to hear it again.
One of my all-time favorites from my favorite band. An awesome album. Essential classic rock.
i know it's good.
This is is the pantheon of great albums
Great album. Good music and nice synths
Who’s Next by The Who (1971) [Is this the best album cover ever?] How many of us first heard this album in our formative years, when we began to discover that hard rock was an art form, a catalyst for serious reflection on answers to the big questions, for markers along the trail toward maturity and contentment, for companionship in the pursuit of truth that we could not get from our teachers, pastors, coaches, father-figures, counselors, and drill sergeants? How many of us sat at the feet of a sage like Pete Townshend when we had tried and failed to distill life’s lessons from George McGovern, Walter Cronkite, Malcolm X, T.S. Eliot, Karl Marx, and Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? How many of us were there? And how many of us are left? We learned from the songs we absorbed. We learned that the nature of love is sacrificial (“Bargain”), that love for spouse and offspring is not passive but active (“Love Ain’t for Keeping”), that in the midst of the anger and the vengefully voided conscience of being misunderstood, self restraint is wiser than violence (“Behind Blue Eyes”), that adolescent angst is only a ‘teenage wasteland’ (“Baba O’Riley”), and that this Revolution too will pass when the ‘slogans are effaced’ and ‘the beards have all grown longer’ (“Won’t Get Fooled Again”). Of course, all these truths could have been found in the Christian faith, but the searching was hard when the more popular theologians and moralists of the mid-twentieth century had so royally screwed it up. So how many of us became atheists who had to seek these truths elsewhere? But these priceless truths would be inaccessible without a suitable vehicle of expression. It had to be heavy (“Getting In Tune”), dexterous (“Going Mobile”), and punctuated with comic relief (“My Wife”). So this is where the music comes in—guitar, bass, drums, piano, synthesizer (yes, we were ready for that), and voices that could both melt hearts (“The Song Is Over”) and produce involuntary cris de coeur. Putting yourself in the context of a post-revolutionary survivor, patiently listen to “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (loud!) and take note of what happens in your upper thoracic region at the 7:43 mark. I dare you. The physicality is astonishing. The best (and most paternal) transition from Side One to Side Two in the history of recorded music: “The song is over Excepting one note, pure and easy Playing so free, like a breath rippling by . . . I’m singing this note . . . But I’m in tune, and I’m gonna tune right in on you.” This is the album that first compelled me to listen seriously. What album did that for you? 5/5
Obviously iconic album. That intro to Baba O'Reily teleports me to riding in the car with my Dad.
Lots of classic hits
already know it
A hit-drenched classic.
Great listening, influential, a bridge from the Beatles to later music.
5/5... nothing less
Best of The Who
Classic rock here, some absolutely euphoric bangers, Daltrey’s vocals have an epic quality, Townshend’s guitars providing great fills, harmonies and riffs, Entwistle’s shuffling and grooving baselines keeping things moving and Moon’s insane drum fills and cymbal runs make sure the whole album never just settles but crackles and pops all the way through. Varied and always an interesting listen. Top tracks: Won’t Get Fooled Again, Baba O’Riley, Love Ain’t for Keeping, My Wife, Behind Blue Eyes
Never listened to The Who before but highly recommended. Would purchase this album.
Another classic album that formed rock and roll.
Un dels millors discos de la història del rock. Des de l'icònica portada a l'èpica de 'Baba O'Riley' i 'Won't Get Fooled Again', passant per l'himne dels himnes, 'Behind Blue Eyes' i un reguitzell de temes menys coneguts però igualment triomfants. Obra mestra molt difícil d'igualar
the album defintley has a lull in the middle, but many great songs here, and definitley a classic. I liked it better than Tommy. I really loved Bargain, which I wasnt familiar with before. Closer to a 3.5
2/9 Wanderer music. Standou Tracks: Behind Blue Eyes, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Water, I Don’t Even Know Myself
Love this album.
Vahvaa menoa ja komeaa soitantaa. Olispa päässyt 70-luvulla kokemaan livenä
Rock in’ classically🎸
I’ve heard a lot of the songs before. Those that I didn’t here were pretty good.
Probably the best The Who album
Really good memorable singles from this album
29 Songs. Opens with classic Baba O'Riley (Teenage Wasteland) followed by Bargain (The Best I Ever Had). Won't Get Fooled Again's keyboard is unforgettable. Disc 2 is Live.
Pretty good never really listened to The Who but glad I finally did
Every song sounds very similar apart from BBE, which is fine if you want to listen to The Who
very good !
I learned today that it's 'Baba O'Reilly', not 'Baby O'Reilly' Won't Get Fooled is really long
Classic. Shame some of these have been so associated with other things for me (CSI). Interesting to hear some of the other tracks
Some great songs. Double album way too long to appreciate. First half was boss
actually had never heard this entire album, but what can I say? total dad rock/greatness.
Really enjoyed this album! Nothing wrong with a little bit of The Who while moving into a college dorm room.
It's hard to believe this is the same band that made Tommy, but that's not a knock against either album: it's just a completely different style. This is a Zeppelin-esque hard rock album, and it certainly stands well enough to be compared to them. I wish I could give this 4 and a half stars, because it feels too good for a 4 but lacks the je ne sais quoi that a true 5 needs.
two songs to die for!
I’ll be interested to see what the comparison is between how many albums come from which country because this feels like an invasion. Who’s next? The Who? I had a whole bit I was doing with this Abbott and Costello style but I started seeing the word Who too much and it lost its meaning. In any case, this is one group of tossers I’m more than happy to listen to. I really like this album and it has some bangers. One of the coolest album covers, with the fellas standing around a monolith (something doesn’t look right about the guy second from the right…maybe he is being affected by the monolith). The songs on this album remind me of my days as a lifeguard and in high school when I was jamming to all the classic rock. Not every song hits for me but my favs are obviously Baba O’Riley, Getting In Tune, Going Mobile, Behind Blue Eyes, and Won’t Get Fooled Again. This feels like the height of the who and maybe even for rock in general around this time. These are some of the most recognized songs especially Baba which goes by many names like Teenage Wasteland and was a blast to play on Rock Band. I loved this album and can’t wait for more classic rock pieces like this.
Baba o'reilly alone give this a 4, not as stand out as other iconic albums however, maybe 3.75
Very good music with memorable riffs and lyrics and some absolute bangers like Baba o Riley
Best Who album? Great music!
I've never been especially crazy about this album. I love individual tracks on their own, but this has always felt like a Who album that happens to have their best songs rather than the best Who album.
Middle part of the album is not as great, but the album has an incredibly strong start and end, which made The Who a cornerstone classic rock band.
Really good cohesive album from start to finish
Schönes solides klassisches Rockalbum, kommt mit auf die nächste Roadtrip-Playlist (Wie bekomme ich das schlimme Cover von Limp Bizkit aus dem Kopf? :D)
A trip down memory lane. Das Hören diese Klassiker hat mich in ne Bar in Bolivien, n Abend in Kanada und in gewisse Filmszenen zurückversetzt. Abgesehen davon ist die Musik auch echt gut.
Os The Who são das bandas mais icónicas do Rock Clássico, contudo não são das coisas que mais gosto. Colocando de lado o meu gosto pessoal tenho de admitir que estes álbum é bastante bom, o reportório de instrumentos era vasto cada música tinha um identidade própria, talvez o que me menos agrade seja a voz do vocalista, mas agradar menos não quer dizer que está é má. No geral terei de dar um 7 ao álbum, talvez dava uma nota mais alta se não fosse a questão do gosto. Nota:7/10
some great songs, a very good album
20th May 2021 Listened to this whilst the awards were going on for the southern h conference. Really good, they've accelerated their sound and broadened their scope. Baba O'Reilly one of the all time greats
I haven't given The Who a deep dive. The only album I've listened to in the past was Tommy, which I do like. This album is pretty damn good too.
Really great album - holds up
Baba O’Riley: amazing Bargain: excellent Love ain’t for keeping: very good My wife: good The song is over: excellent Getting in tune: good Going mobile: above average Behind blue eyes: amazing Won’t get fooled again: very good Pure and easy: good Baby don’t you do it: average Naked eye: good Water: good Too much of anything: very good I don’t even know myself: good 7.5/10
Baba o'riley is a masterpiece, the rest of the album is fine...
I mean it's got some good songs, but it's just regular classic rock to me. Good but not great.
Classic album, so many songs I didn't know I knew. Every song larger than life, great production and engineering. Definition of "classic rock."
Actually much better than I expected. Baba O'Riley and Wont get fooled again stand out. Lead singer sounds like Paul McCartney
Pretty good. Probably will listen again
Some classics. Some car commercials. Great in how they go mellow to rocking.
Mix of high-adrenaline hard rock and slower, more sentimental numbers. Both starts and ends with an absolute banger. Although “The Song Is Over” is probably objectively the best track on the album
Pretty good rock, some very familiar songs 8/10
Pretty good album. I really enjoy piano and keyboard mixed with guitars, and this album is chock-full of that. Each song is different and unique from each other and many are bangers. My main gripe is that the two popular songs heavily outshine the other ones. Favorite track: Baba O'Riley
What a great album. You gotta love when the bookends are just two great songs. I can't believe I'm just now hearing "The Song is Over." That one's underrated
It is The Who what else can you say one of the greatest rock bands of all time almost as many hits as the Beatles incredible music one of my favorite bands
Saved Prior: Baba O'Riley Off Rip: Bargain, The Song Is Over, Getting In Tune, Behind Blue Eyes Cutting Edge: My Wife Overall Notes: This is a masterpiece. Not usually a massive fan of mainstream rock, but this for sure earned its reputation as one of the greatest albums of all time. Baba O'Riley is one of the best album openers of all time, and though I didn't really get the hype for the closer Won't Get Fooled Again I respect the hell out of this album.
Some all-time classics on this. I enjoyed the lesser-known tracks too like "the song is over" too!
Shame he's an absolute whopper
Strong stuff here. The two well known epics backed up by some interesting songs which show of the versitility of the band.
4 - pretty much for Baba on its own
who is this band?
Byl zywiec na leedsie, a teraz nastepny w dyskografii czyli whos next, plyte ktora myslalem, ze znam a okazuje sie, ze jednak nie wiem o niej zupelnie nic, bo nie ma jakiegos motywu przewodniego, konceptu spajajacego 9 trakow zawartych na 43 minutach materialu, a jednak gdy bardziej sie zaglebic w historie nagrania wychodzi, ze wiekszosc materialu tej plyty byla czescia wiekszego projektu, przy ktorym tommy moglby schowac sie w koncie, epicka futurystyczna opera o post apokaliptycznych wyspach, gdzie bojowniki o wolnosc katuja ludzi rokowymi seansami muzycznymi, ta plyta zawiera wlasnie slady tego koneptu, znanego jako lifehouse, prawie jak komory matrixowe, jedynym kawalkiem ktory nie jest zwiazany z tym projektem jest my wife napisany i wykoanny przez Entwistla, reszta materialu jest autorstwa Townshenda, a za wokal robi Daltrey, czyli standardowo jak chodzi o kompozycje the who, co natomiast wychodzi poza standardy na tej plycie, to z pewnoscia mocne wykorzystane, ktorych nie slychac az tak na poprzednich albumach zespolu, ma to zapewne zwiazek z futurystycznym zamyslem lifehouse, wiec obok klawiszy pianina pojawiaja sie organy puszczone przez EMS VCS 3, czy ARP 2500, co definiuje brzmienie calego albumu, bo otwieranie hardo rokowego albumu takim combem, to odwazny pomysl, ale to wlasnie te kawalki ktore zawieraja niecodzienne dla bandy elementy sa najmocniejszymi punktami plyty, to bedzie otwierajacy baba o'riley czy song is over ktory zamyka pierwsza strone, no i konczacy cala plyte wont get fooled again, moze to referencja do pana producentowego lamberta, ktory do wydania tommiego byl brosem bandy, a potem zaczal jebac na kase i kable, wiec drogi sie rozeszly, tak jak wspominalem na zywym leedsie ten okres whosowy, to jak dla mnie ich peak pod wzgledem solowych skilli jesli chodzi o instrumenty, wiec nawet eksperymenty synthowe nie zbijaja ich az tak bardzo na dalszy plan, z songow plejkowych, to behind blue eyes byl juz dodany dawniej, ciekawa sprawa jest to jak zmienia sie postrzeganie kawalka, jesli pozna sie historie, akurat ten utwor mial opowiadac historie z puntku widzenia glownego antagonisty opery, zlodupca jumbo, a bezposrednia inspiracja do napisana traka mial byc moment oswiecenia pana Pete, gdy splawil szlaufa po koncercie jak nauczal jego mentor pana baba meher, wiec na plejliste leca wspominane juz synthowe traczyska i getting in tune, ktory jest ich calkowicie pozbawiony, jest to dobry kawalek na otwarcie drugiej strony przez to jak dynamicznie progresuje opowiadajac o sprzecznosciach zycia uduchowiono oswieconego, a pijacko hedonistycznego, ktore zawarte sa w jednej postaci, wiec o ile ostatnio byly odkrywane same nowosci, tak fajnie posluchac czegos co juz sie zna, a dowiedziec sie wiecej na ten temat i spojrzec na plyte z innej strony
Lekker album om eens te luisteren. Nu vind ik Baba O'Riley echt een super mooi nummer en ben ik blij Behind Blue Eyes eens in deze versie te horen.
A very good exemplary of a genre I do not really like. Though I liked the baroque intro of Baby O'Riley and also Behind Blue Eyes is just a wonderful song.
I’m not the highest Who fan. But, still, this is a pretty good album
Good album, but not a fan enough for all the live stuff. Which sounds just like the recording studio stuff anyway, they that good.
I see why it’s on the list, but I don’t think it’s something I’d listen to very often
It's not my favorite Who era/album, but it still has some real classic bangers ("Won't Get Fooled Again" is iconic!)
4.5/5 That's their best album, very good!
An exceptional rock album. The Who are constantly in motion, driven by Moon's tripping-tumbling drums in large part, but also Entwhistle's rubberised bass lines, Townsend's whirlwind alternating between hard strums and high solos, all topped off with Daltry's stop-start-then-let-it-rip vocals. Very occasionaly this makes the tracks blend one into the other, across the middle section - but when it gives you your Baba O'Rileys and your (excellent) Won't Get Fooled Agains who can resist?
I'd gladly listen to The Who I'd gladly say this ain't half bad To hear this, I'd say it makes me pretty glad I'd pay...a bit? just to get Who's Next I'd work part of my life and I will To win you, I'd stand naked, stoned and stabbed (scratch that) - but I'd call that a bargain The best album the Who ever had? The best they ever had
Wow! This must have been played to me heaps when I was little. Thanks, Dad! That opening track is magnificent.
Somehow had not listened to this album in its entirety but have heard all the pieces separately. Baba o’riley which has felt stale for a while gained new life for me as the intro song to this epic collection. Strong bass lines, drum solos and vocals throughout and experimental sounds woven in. Behind Blue Eyes, the song is over, won’t get fooled again 4.4
Lots of classics on this album. Some unknowns as well. It started off really strong and finishes really strong. It lags a little in the middle. It was a good album.
Great album, fun upbeat, so many hits
Beautiful voice. Classic tracks. An all around fun vibe
Strong start, strong end, and bangers in between.
Was looking forward to this like the improved next show following the previous album, which didn’t live up to the sound of ‘The who’ I had in mind. “Won’t get fooled again” is amazing. I assumed Limp Bizkit wrecked ‘Behind Blue Eyes’, but even the original is pretty shitty.
Still not totally a huge fan of The Who, but, some undeniable classics. Also, one of the best album closures of all time.
Неплохой рок альбом, но сохранил лишь одинн сингл.
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Hanging tree,
Good album :)
A really good album. There's much to like an not a lot to dislike. A classic for a reason.
Some of the songs went on too long, but otherwise an enjoyable listen. I enjoyed the different renditions in one album.
All your favourite CSI intros in one place. Solid album.
Fire. Baba O Riley one of the best songs of all time
A generous 3. Really fallen out of love with this album. It sounds very meat and potatoes at times.
1971: Key Songs: Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes
Really glad I finally listened to them properly. Rockier than expected.
czaje vibe ale nie siedzi mi jakos bardzo
Baba O'Riley - 4 Bargain - 4 Love Ain't For Keeping - 2.5 My Wife - 3 The Song is Over - 3.5 Getting in Tune - 3 Going Mobile - 3 Behind Blue Eyes - 3.75 Won't Get Fooled Again - 2.5 Not a bad album just not for me. Last song is too long and has crazy outro. First two songs are great though.
Classic, and a great first entry. Baba O'Riley Going Mobile Won't Get Fooled Again *favorite songs
Behind blue eyes, phenominal.
Ey, it's that one song. That's all I remember.
Great live recording in the deluxe version. All the hits.
This album is 2.5 hours long. It's good, but at the end of the day, just too much Who.
Wrote this review late. This album was prettt standard, definitely not bad but it didn't really stand out. The first track is a masterpiece though.
Good ol boomer rock. Best tracks are behind blue eyes, baba o Riley, and won’t get fooled again
Not the best who
some real standout songs on this album. high 3
Semibängeri Helt jees, The Who e ju nog klassiker men det här albumet hade endast några bängerin, resten var ganska tråkiga
Classic hard-rock with a groove 'n swing. Gotta get back to it eventually.
Voll ok. Zu rockig für mich. Wusste nicht dass behind blut eyes von the who ist.
Pretty solid; wont become part of the regular rotation but a good album
Paso de Who
The Who are so goddamn hit or miss. Some massive bangers, some fucking ginormous duds. I think it's pretty telling when you look at the playcount of the songs on Spotify. Tracks 2 through 7 each have like 3 million plays. Then there are the 3 good tracks that have hundreds of millions of plays. TBH all I can think about when The Who comes on is the intro to CSI. Behind Blue Eyes and Baba O'Riley are jams for sure.
Baba Orielly is magic—proto LCD sound system. All the songs with synth seem to shine a bit brighter on this one. There are definitely a few clunkers on this one, mostly due to lame lyrics. Like, does “gettin’ into the straight and narrow” in the chorus elicit the spirit of ecstasy that inspires a rocking crescendo? Heck no. I don’t give a fuck if he’s “mobile.” Lots of the songs are mediocrity over Keith Moon’s killer drums. There are 3 hits on this album, Baba, Blue Eyes and Fooled, all great songs, deserving of 6’s. But the rest is twos and threes. 3.
Big classic rock! Bigger Who sound, now with (new!) synths. Whoever was controlling those synths had a real nice sense of touch and tone. They fit right in naturally. I enjoyed this one. The anthems, the stripped down jams, the love songs. Going Mobile is cheesy and from what I can tell, a song about RVs. When John Entwhistle died awhile ago I remember a critic praising his basslines - because Pete Townsend didn't solo much, and stuck to big rhythmic strumming, this left space for ol Entwhistle to go wild on the bass. He's all over the fretboard, way high up on the neck. Great sense of touch and tone. Combine that with Keith Moon's mayhem, and no sense of touch and tone, and the Who's rhythm section really cooks. Big classic rock. Big songs. I'm going B+
Ich wusste nicht, dass "Behind Blue Eyes" von the Who ist. Bin mir nicht sicher welche Version ich besser finde aber darum geht's ja nicht.
Wieder was gelernt, dann ist das wohl nicht von Limo Bizkit! The Who hab ich bisher immer vernachlässigt. Ich mag andere aus der Zeit lieber aber trotzdem, sehr gut gealtert!
Nice listening experience
Easy listening enough but not much that triggered any spike in emotion. I didn't think Baba O Riley was by The Who, sounds like a 1980's American anthem.
It's a classic, but not every song is a winner. Lots of hits and then misses. I was interested to learn that going mobile wasn't a newer song - I thought they made it in the 90s about getting an RV. The album also lacks cohesion in a lot of ways. If these songs hit the radio, I'll listen, but I never pick up this album and am excited to play it. Definitely second fiddle to the beatles, stones, and led zeps of the era. I give it 7/10.
Wont Get Fooled Again is a stone cold classic, and theres a few great songs on this. Overall I find The Who a bit ‘rock by numbers’ though.
Good album, lots of interesting bits throughout sonically speaking. Fun to listen to. Definitely an influential classic that has help perpetuate the rock scene.
Solid classic rock album
Great album! Never thought I would like The Who so much!
I can see why this is considered in the top 1001, but I don’t think I’ll revisit. I did like Behind Blue Eyes.
Never been a big fan of The Who, and Who's Next is definitely not my favorite of theirs. There are some good tracks on this one, but if I'm going to listen to The Who, it's gonna be Tommy or Quadrophenia. Highlights: 1, 5, and 8.
44. O giz ainda mantém o teu corpo pelo chão. Ponho os óculos de sol, mas o sol já se foi. Faz frio no beco. O culpado sou eu. MotA: Won't Get Fooled Again "Out her on the fields I farm for my meals"
no está tan mal pero tampoco acaba de estar bien
Baba o Riley is great but I don't find the rest of the album particularly inspiring.
Baba O’Reilly is the pinnacle of the album.
Heb niet alles kunnen luisteren, maar ga dat nog wel doen. Beetje jesus christ superstar hier en daar.
Openingstrack is geweldig. En zo staan er nog een paar classic Who-nummers op deze plaat. Maar toch is het nooit helemaal mijn ding geworden. Een solide 3 sterren.
Довольно необычное для рока того времени использование синтезаторов, в принципе песни ославляют приподнятое ощущение, но сейчас это не так кореллирует с моим вайбом
Listened before. Good album I just don’t like The Who
Classic rock at its best - some ho-hum tracks stall a bit of the forward momentum, but the synth tracks on this LP absolutely kill.
I've often wondered who had the bright idea about the album cover. How did Entwhistle get his todger away so much quicker than the other 3? What is Daltrey looking at? Why is Moon staring at Daltrey whilst still buttoning up himself? Did Townshend drip on his flairs?
kinda boring ):
The Song is over and behind blue eyes are my favs, stout album overall.
Good, heard most of songs previously, but when it dove into remakes and extended versions I bailed.
Kändes till två låtar som har varit intromusil till jag tror två olika CSI serier. Helt ok
Känns som att skaparen av Baywatch theme-sång sneglat lite väl mycket på titelspåret Baba O’Riley. Helt ok i en för mig ointressant genre
The best opening track of all time? Struggling to think of a better one. Its easy to love Baba O'Riley and Won't get fooled again but is this really the rock n roll masterpiece it is often heralded as or just a couple of great singles and a load of filler? Behind Blue eyes was a surprise. a heart wrenching ballad and not what i expected from them. A lot of the other tracks are decent rock n roll tunes of the time without being remarkable. Very enjoyable listen with great moments. Still waiting for Pete Townsend's book he did all research for though... 3/5
The Who is the most maddening band on this list. Their hits are undeniably great, but the deeper cuts on every album I've ever heard of theirs are aggressively awful. The Song is Over and Going Mobile make me want to dive headfirst into a pool full of broken glass. At least this wasn't another mediocre rock opera. Best track: Baba O'Riley
Pretty good album. "Behind Blue Eyes" is the best track, and I learned that "Teenage Wasteland" is actually NOT the song title -- rather, it's "Baba O'Riley." The Who aren't very high on my list, but I'd listen to this album again. 3 stars.
It's a good album but nothing that stands out.
3.6 - I appreciate the songcraft but still, I’m not a huge fan of The Who. It’s good manly classic rock but maybe too steeped in the canon for me to find exciting.
This throws back to my very first album of this list: I didn’t like this album as much as my generation. Baba o Reilly is still great though
Some classics in this album, but even the song I knew weren't that great in it entirety. Overall not that bad
No interest. Too Rush-y
I don't like The Who
it was better than I though it was gonna be but still get through the whole album
Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 5/20 Innovation: 9/20 Bangers: 10/20 Emotional response: 5/20 =36 Most of this is fucking horrible
Gut abgemischt, aber trotzdem nicht mein Ding.
Not really feeling this, but I’m not sure why. Nothing stands out to me and it all kind’ve just sounds like something I could hear playing in the background while listening to older rock music. Idk, it was overall kind’ve boring to me. Won’t Get Fooled Again wasn’t bad. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard it before.
Weer zo'n 'briljante' band waar ik weinig aan vind.
Thank god that they weren't allowed to release this as another unsufferable rock opera like the attrocious Tommy. The opening motif was the highlight. Needed more synth, less of the singing. Middling throughout.
Ja minns int de en dag senare :)
I really cannot get into The Who.
Ugh. Hard Pass.
Some good songs (Baba O'Rily is a heater), but honestly everything felt very samey. Liked this better than Tommy but not enough to give it another listen.
Generic and dull
not for me.
The highs are roaringly high and get you slapping your leg to the beat. The lows (or mediums?) are ok. Not bad songs but some just clearly lack the energy and you just wait for it to pick back up again.