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The Who



4.50 | 571 ratings

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5 stars I am so grateful to all of you on Progarchives for acknowledging Quadrophenia as The Who's crown achievement. Until know I really thought that most people viewed this release as a clone of Tommy and it's wonderful to be proven wrong once in a while!

This is the album that turned the Who from being a great band to becoming the essential band for me. After hearing both Tommy and Who's Next I was eager explore more of their material and Quadrophenia was definitely the firsthand choice since I had no plans to go into the band's '60s output. The album starts off with the masterpiece of a bass-riff on The Real Me and the intensity of the music doesn't let go until the first CD ends. Although most of the second CD's highlights come towards the end it doesn't decrease the overall quality since it's the mood and theme of this record is what makes it essential for me.

There is no real need for me to go any deeper into a track-by track examination since this album is already one of the top five albums featured in the Proto-Prog category so I just like to give my warmest recommendation of it to anyone unfamiliar with this album. And on this site I'm definitely not in the minority regarding my opinion!

***** star songs: The Real Me (3:20) Quadrophenia (6:15) Cut My Hair (3:46) I'm One (2:39) Helpless Dancer (2:32) 5:15 (5:00) Doctor Jimmy (8:42) The Rock (6:37) Love, Reign O'er Me (5:48)

**** star songs: I Am The Sea (2:08) The Punk And The Godfather (5:10) The Dirty Jobs (4:30) Is It In My Head (3:46) I've Had Enough (6:14) Sea And Sand (5:01) Drowned (5:28) Bell Boy (4:56)

Total Rating: 4,55

Rune2000 | 5/5 |


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