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The Who



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5 stars Talking about "Who's Next" means having to deal with one of the best records in Rock n Roll history. It's well balanced, well produced, brilliantly played and the song contained in it are simply immortal, true anthems not only of that particular generation that lived between the 60's and the 70's, for which, of course the meaning of songs like "Won't get Fooled Again" will forever make more sense than to anyone else, dealing with the end of utopistic-beliefs of the hippy years.

"Who's next" is an album made up of songs derived from Pete Townshend's project for a concept album, called "Lifehouse", which never saw the light. The album is so great because it captures the essence of the band message: reaction to sorrow and negativity in life, through the power of music, which is seen as an absolute soul-freeing experience: this was in the end, the idea behind "Lifehouse", and it still resonates on the definitive album, which is this masterpiece.

A touching search for balance through anger (Baba O'Riley, Won't get Fooled Again), desperation in loneliness(Behind Blue Eyes, Getting In Tune,The Song Is Over), but not lacking a bit of irony, brought in by John Entwistle's "My Wife".

From a sheer musical point of view, it's flawless, the band is in perfect shape: Daltrey's vocals are raging, Townshend's guitar work is majestic, Entwistle gives proof of why, later on through the years, he would have been nominated "Bassist of the millenium", while Keith Moon could be considered the Hendrix of the drums.

A masterpiece.

Malve87 | 5/5 |


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