Albums The Best Who Albums of All Time  

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The Who are rock legends who are widely considered among the best rock bands of all time. List of the best Who albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Who discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Who albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Who singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Who album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Who album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the best Who album of all time?" or "What are the top Who albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List features albums like Who's Next and Tommy.

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Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Who Albums of All Time
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1 253 VOTES

1. Baba O'Riley
2. Bargain
3. Love Ain't for Keeping
4. My Wife
5. The Song Is Over
6. Getting in Tune
7. Going Mobile
8. Behind Blue Eyes
9. Won't Get Fooled Again

Release Date: 1971

Artist: The Who

Tracks: Behind Blue Eyes, Bargain, The Song Is Over, Baba O’Riley, My Wife, Love Ain’t for Keeping, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Going Mobile, Getting in Tune

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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#7 on The Greatest Albums of All Time

#3 on Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

#9 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#7 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Who Albums of All Time
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2 232 VOTES

1. I Am the Sea
2. The Real Me
3. Quadrophenia
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk and the Godfather
6. I'm One
7. The Dirty Jobs
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Is It in My Head?
10. I've Had Enough
11. 5:15
12. Sea and Sand
13. Drowned
14. Bell Boy
15. Doctor Jimmy
16. The Rock
17. Love, Reign o'er Me

Release Date: 1973

Artist: The Who

Producer: Glyn Johns, Kit Lambert

Tracks: I’ve Had Enough, The Punk and the Godfather, 5:15, I’m One, I’m One, The Rock, The Rock, The Dirty Jobs, The Dirty Jobs, Doctor Jimmy, Bell Boy, Drowned, Quadrophenia, Sea and Sand, Helpless Dancer, Helpless Dancer, Cut My Hair, Is It in My Head, 5:15, I Am the Sea, The Punk Meets the Godfather, The Real Me, Is It in My Head?, Doctor Jimmy, I Am the Sea, Drowned, The Real Me, I’ve Had Enough, Sea and Sand, Bell Boy, Love, Reign O’er Me

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Pop rock, Concept album

Also Ranked

#63 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#31 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Tommy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Who Albums of All Time
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3 194 VOTES

1. Overture
2. It's a Boy
3. 1921
4. Amazing Journey
5. Sparks
6. The Hawker
7. Christmas
8. Cousin Kevin
9. The Acid Queen
10. Underture
11. Do You Think It's Alright?
12. Fiddle About
13. Pinball Wizard
14. There's a Doctor
15. Go to the Mirror!
16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
17. Smash the Mirror
18. Sensation
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sally Simpson
21. I'm Free
22. Welcome
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It

Release Date: 1969

Artist: The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

Tracks: Sally Simpson, I’m Free, Tommy’s Holiday Camp, 1921, Smash the Mirror, Christmas, Pinball Wizard, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker), We’re Not Gonna Take It, Cousin Kevin, Go to the Mirror!, Sparks, Overture, There’s a Doctor, Fiddle About, Do You Think It’s Alright?, The Acid Queen, Amazing Journey, It’s a Boy, Underture, Welcome, Miracle Cure, Sensation

Label: Track Record

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Art rock, Power pop, Concept album

Also Ranked

#50 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#97 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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The Kids Are Alright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Who Albums of All Time
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1. My Generation
2. I Can't Explain
3. Happy Jack
4. I Can See for Miles
5. Magic Bus
6. Long Live Rock
7. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
8. Young Man (Blues)
9. My Wife
10. Baba O'Riley
11. A Quick One
12. Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
13. Sparks
14. Pinball Wizard
15. See Me, Feel Me
16. Won't Get Fooled Again

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