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Classic Album Review #1: The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

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Introduction

At the end of the 60s, The Who had a major success with fans and critics with their album Tommy, a concept album that managed to sum up their turbulent concert energy, Townshend’s adventurous songwriting and state-of-the-art recording techniques. But the downside to every great record is the expectations everyone has towards the next. The Lifehouse project, that Townshend thought up after Tommy, was supposed to be the next big step forward conceptually, but he failed to fulfill his vision due to its complexity. Nevertheless many songs from the project ended up as unconnected and independent pieces on Who’s Next. Read the rest of this entry

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