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The Who




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  • Great album. I didn't like it all that much the first couple of listens but I feel like I've been able to appreciate it more now. And for the people that are experiencing trouble trying to scrobble the 3 short tracks (< 30 seconds), try to scrobble them manually using universalscrobbler.com. Anytime.
  • There are certain albums that transcend the "everyone has an opinion and opinion can be neither correct nor incorrect" platitude. Generally speaking I feel pretty strongly that "to each his own," but as I said, in certain cases one can simply be objectively wrong for disliking an album (or movie, book . etc.). This is one of those albums. If you don't like Tommy, you're wrong. Simple as that.
  • @CousinEarl You were listening to something great. Why'd you turn it off to look for something that's merely "good?"
  • listen to tommy with a candle burning and you'll see your entire future
  • I got to the ninth song, and I really had to push myself to get that far. Time to listen to something good.
  • Well, those were two walls of text... TL;DR: This album is awesome, but not better than Quadrophenia.
  • And the story is not that bad for a first try. What I really like is the coherence and consistency between the songs. As a clue, the plot is not about a literal "deaf, dumb and blind" kid, but it has many parallelisms with the life of Meher Baba, Pete's spiritual idol. Finally, of course Quadrophenia is better. That means the Who did evolve their sound. In fact, I think it's the pinnacle in their career, and my favorite album ever, but it would not have happened without Tommy.
  • @Abomination317: The Who started as a "power pop" band, and with Who Sell Out and Tommy they just started to develop their "classic" sound that you were expecting. As you can hear, as well, Roger was still looking for a suiting voice for the band. The arrangements alone of those simple songs is enough to see they were "really trying". Also, Tommy has a way better balance between story and music than what Waters did with The Wall. Don't get me wrong, I like that album, but there are many songs that could have easily worked as spoken word tracks. Don't Leave Me Now and Outside the Wall , for example.
  • My favorite album by them, for sure!

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