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Quadrophenia is the sixth studio album by the English rock band The Who. Released on 19 October 1973, by Track, Polydor in the United Kingdom and Track and MCA in the United States, Quadrophenia is a double album, and the group's second rock opera. Its story involves social, musical, and psychological happenings from an English teenage perspective, set in London and Brighton in 1964 and 1965.

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  • I found a vinyl version of this with the booklet for only 10 euros, it's in good condition too! But yes, this is an amazing record and one of the best of the decade. A flawless masterpiece from start to beginning, with my favorite tracks being "The Dirty Jobs", "Doctor Jimmy" and the incredibly emotional climax of the album "Love, Reign O'er Me". Seriously, the final minute of that song always sends chills down my spine.
  • I'm so happy I found this on vinyl. I only wish it had the booklet included
  • My favorite Who album. One killer song after another, culminating in the stunning "Love, Reign O'er Me." Rock rarely gets better than this.
  • For several years after I became a Who fan I didn't give this album the credit that it deserves and after becoming familiar with it played it only rarely, opting instead for Who's Next, The Who Sell Out, Tommy, Live at Leeds, etc. Something brought me back, though, and I now recognize it as perhaps The Who's greatest achievement and one of the 5 or 10 best albums of the 70s. Just a beautifully written, wonderfully played, emotionally resonant masterpiece. This record and the aforementioned other classics in their repertoire (along with the awesome singles from Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy) are evidence of the group's superiority to The Rolling Stones and Beatles. In particular neither of those bands could've pulled off Quadrophenia.
  • rating 9/10
  • Do WYGRANIA najnowszy album Pete'a Townshenda "Classic Quadrophenia". Więcej na fanpage'u LMF: www.facebook.com/labomuzi
  • After giving this a lot of thought (and plays) and seeing the brilliant movie, I've come to the realization that this is my favorite Who album. Also, I got the vinyl for a bargain (the best I ever had).
  • Can't understand that Who's next have most plays, wouldn't trade a cargo full of Who's Next vs a single track from Quadrophenia.
  • The Who's best album by far.
  • Insanely good. A masterpiece of prog rock (and yes, it's totally prog, even moreso than The Lamb for instance)

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