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QUADROPHENIA

The Who

 

Proto-Prog

4.54 | 396 ratings

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Queen By-Tor
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5 stars Wow, we have quite a story here!

Having only heard the Who's singles I was quite befuddled to see the kinds of reviews this album was getting, and now I know why. Let's just put it this way, the only Who album I'd heard before this was Magic Bus. Anyways! Onto the reveiw, yes?

This is a brilliantly written piece of fiction, with wonderful music to back it. Every piece of the puzzle fits, Daltry belts out some excelent vocals, Townshed rips through his guitar parts like a tornado through a trailer park, Moon flails away and Entwisle joins him to create a powerful rythem section. Not to meantion that each song works together very very well and not one song seems out of place, or, for that matter, even weak. Most of the songs are 4-6 minutes long, with little intro-outro tracks, and even the intro-outro tracks are worth listening to. Amung the very powerful pieces are the two intrumentals, the title track QUADROPHENIA, and THE ROCK, both are similar in structure, but very different, and help move the story along while still sounding great. Other very noteworthy tracks are THE REAL ME, CUT MY HAIR, THE PUNK AND THE GODFATHER, 5:15, the 8-minute DOCTOR JIMMY and LOVE REIGN O'ER ME. You're likely thinking, "Well, that's most of the tracks.", yup, they're quite good, and that's just listing the exceptional songs.

I have no complaints once or ever about this album, it's quite perfect actually. Also, the fact that there were no huge hits off this album (that I know of anyways) only helps to make this album better, as you're not looking forward to that one song. I'd definately recommend this to any people who even remotely like The Who, anyone who liked Pink Floyd's The Wall, or anyone who wants to hear a story about a guy with severe schizophenia.

5 stars man, no less.

Queen By-Tor | 5/5 |

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