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TOMMY

The Who

 

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3.99 | 369 ratings

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colorofmoney91
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2 stars The Who is another band that I've never been a huge fan of, but decided that I needed to view their music objectively and try to form an honest opinion of. "Tommy" is a very important album in the history of progressive rock and rock music in general. Very ambitious, but always comes across as feeling bland.

Besides never being a fan of The Who, I've never been a fan of the rock opera format for two reasons: nothing really stands out and they are usually too pretentious to flow well. That is very much the feeling I have for "Tommy", and the only stand out track for me is the opening overture. My friends have told me that they think it's ridiculous that I can't enjoy this album at all. I've definitely tried enjoying it, and I listen to it about once every year just to be sure of my verdict. The only element of the Who that I have actually always enjoyed was the bass playing of John Entwistle, which stands out regardless of which Who album you're listening to. Unfortunately, that isn't enough for me to reward this landmark album with more than two stars.

colorofmoney91 | 2/5 |

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