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Poll Question: Two prog-related concept albums
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    Posted: May 01 2012 at 11:45
I just got a 2 lp with booklet from the Who's Quadrophenia and I wonder if it's more popular here then Tommy.

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Check this out. 

Tommy vs. Quadrophenia
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2012 at 12:15
More Rock Opera than concept albums really. Well Tommy certainly is, but as stated this poll has been done very recently.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2012 at 12:30
I voted Quadrophenia then and will do the same now.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Tommy for me.  Both are great albums but Tommy has the better songs IMO and some stunningly beautiful guitar work in Amazing Journey and Underture, which inspired Townshend's live magnum opus - My Generation on Live at Leeds.
 
I find Tommy more interesting than Quadrophenia, it has more variation in themes and style.  Daltrey in particular takes pretty much the same approach to every song on Quad.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 06:56
I find the musicianship on Quadraphenia amazing!  Entwhistle did all brass parts, and Townsend the strings, along with their bass & guitar.  Very rare to find that much talent in a four-piece band!
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Originally posted by Logan

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Tommy vs. Quadrophenia
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 10:30
Another one? OK, I'll vote Tommy in this one also.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 11:06
I first bought Tommy and it was love at first listen. That may colour my opinion quite a bit, because I can recognise just how much Pete grew as a songwriter in these years, and from a compositional point of view, one could arguably state that Quadrophenia is the better album. 
Still, I voted Tommy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MonsterMagnet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 11:08
Tommy, I like better its themes 
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Quadrophenia - a true classic.


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Quadrophenia! Superb album, rock-opera, or what ever you want to call it.
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Quadrophenia, easily.

Similarily to The Wall, Tommy without the scenes and special guests doesn't do it anymore for me.

Quadrophenia's movie, on the other hand, is much less music based, and can be seen as a movie detracted from the album per se.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 16:10
Quadrophenia. Tommy was quite inventive at release time, but it was just a forestudy. The only Who album that is a match for Quadrophenia is Who's Next. 1971-73 was their best period.
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Tommy may have been more innovative for its time, but Quadrophenia is far better.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progtapper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2012 at 03:55
Both great concept albums but I like the concept of Quadrophenia more.
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I'm not going to vote until the third Tommy v. Quadrophenia thread shows up. I'm guessing in another week.
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