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Old 09-11-2018, 03:30 PM   #81
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Also I see those posts about double albums... The Who's Quadrophenia bears consideration.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:32 PM   #82
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Iíll second that one.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:13 PM   #83
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Am I the only one that puts Kid A above OK Computer?
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:45 AM   #84
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Am I the only one that puts Kid A above OK Computer?
Kid A is phenomenal but OK Computer bests it imo.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:28 AM   #85
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I don't but I hardly think you're crazy for doing so. OK Computer and Kid A are probably on the short list of best back to back albums ever put out by an artist or band.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:10 AM   #86
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Also I see those posts about double albums... The Who's Quadrophenia bears consideration.
I love Quadrophenia. It's not a 10 for me, but got consideration. There are some sections of it that drag a little for me. It's impossible not to compare to Tommy, which is "Top 10 Important Albums of My Life" so it's always been a little brother to me. I wouldn't argue it on anyone's list, though.
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I love Quadrophenia. It's not a 10 for me, but got consideration. There are some sections of it that drag a little for me. It's impossible not to compare to Tommy, which is "Top 10 Important Albums of My Life" so it's always been a little brother to me. I wouldn't argue it on anyone's list, though.
What you just said about Quadrophenia applies to how I feel about Tommy (not to dump on it's personal significance for you). I get it though. Tommy is so important, I just feel like what Townsend was trying to do with Tommy (and Lifehouse) he finally got right with Quadrophenia.
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What you just said about Quadrophenia applies to how I feel about Tommy (not to dump on it's personal significance for you). I get it though. Tommy is so important, I just feel like what Townsend was trying to do with Tommy (and Lifehouse) he finally got right with Quadrophenia.
I feel the same way. Tommy as a piece of work is undeniably more important and made a much bigger impact. But as a composition a lot of Tommy has always felt kind of contrived and feels like itís missing important pieces of the story. Quadrophenia feels much more personal, honest and complete to me. Not that Iím saying Tommy is bad, because it patently is not, but Townshend did the concept better with Quadrophenia.
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I feel the same way. Tommy as a piece of work is undeniably more important and made a much bigger impact. But as a composition a lot of Tommy has always felt kind of contrived and feels like itís missing important pieces of the story. Quadrophenia feels much more personal, honest and complete to me. Not that Iím saying Tommy is bad, because it patently is not, but Townshend did the concept better with Quadrophenia.
I can't disagree with any of this, but it is also so much more raw and "The Who" than Quadrophenia. It sounds more like the Sell Out and Magic Bus (and even Who's Next) Who that I was first introduced to. Quadrophenia starts the different sound with the synthesizers and again, I'm talking about a 9 vs. a 10. This entire conversation, totally worth having, is all about your mileage.

Tommy was my first CD. I got it with my CD Boombox for Christmas in 1988. I feel like it was the beginning of me finding my own musical tastes that weren't directly supplied to me by my sisters, their boyfriends, or my parents. It has a permanent place in my heart. I don't imagine when I'm 80 years old that it won't still be one of the 5 albums that shaped me as a person.

In comparison, I actually didn't even listen to Quadrophenia until probably another 10 years after that. I can't even tell you why. But even still with my love of it, it's not The Who of the Woodstock era, which is where I was primarily focused when I got obsessed with them like my freshman year in high school. That was also when they got back together and toured most of Tommy with huge shows in NYC and LA that were broadcast.
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and someone in this thread aside from BW and myself needs to listen to Arthur. I feel like that about 5 other Kinks albums would blow people's minds. Like when I first heard City to City and wondered how it was possible this album had existed for so long and was so under the radar.
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I’d be open to the argument that Something Else, Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur and Muswell Hillbillies all belong in this conversation. But Village Green and Arthur are absolutely criminally ignored in this country.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:28 AM   #92
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:36 AM   #93
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Also Lola is tight as a rock opera with great songs from start to finish, including a few that I think are as up with their all-time best. Strangers is my favorite Dave song, and This Time Tomorrow is soo good.

For me:
1. Arthur
2. Village Green Preservation Society
3. Lola vs. Powerman
4. Something Else (Walking across Waterloo Bridge listening to Waterloo Sunset is my version of crossing Abbey Road)
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7. Everybody's in Showbiz (my username comes from here)
8. Preservation, Act 1 (I think is weighed down by how bad Act 2 is)
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:41 AM   #94
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Also Lola is tight as a rock opera with great songs from start to finish, including a few that I think are as up with their all-time best. Strangers is my favorite Dave song, and This Time Tomorrow is soo good.

For me:
1. Arthur
2. Village Green Preservation Society
3. Lola vs. Powerman
4. Something Else (Walking across Waterloo Bridge listening to Waterloo Sunset is my version of crossing Abbey Road)
5. Muswell Hillbillies
6. Face to Face
7. Everybody's in Showbiz (my username comes from here)
8. Preservation, Act 1 (I think is weighed down by how bad Act 2 is)
9. Kinda Kinks
10. Kink Kontroversy

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I'd check it out

I never really got into the Kinks. But I loved One For the Road when I was a little kid. It still reminds me of sleepaway camp
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Same, I would too Rob!
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I can't disagree with any of this, but it is also so much more raw and "The Who" than Quadrophenia. It sounds more like the Sell Out and Magic Bus (and even Who's Next) Who that I was first introduced to. Quadrophenia starts the different sound with the synthesizers and again, I'm talking about a 9 vs. a 10. This entire conversation, totally worth having, is all about your mileage.

Tommy was my first CD. I got it with my CD Boombox for Christmas in 1988. I feel like it was the beginning of me finding my own musical tastes that weren't directly supplied to me by my sisters, their boyfriends, or my parents. It has a permanent place in my heart. I don't imagine when I'm 80 years old that it won't still be one of the 5 albums that shaped me as a person.

In comparison, I actually didn't even listen to Quadrophenia until probably another 10 years after that. I can't even tell you why. But even still with my love of it, it's not The Who of the Woodstock era, which is where I was primarily focused when I got obsessed with them like my freshman year in high school. That was also when they got back together and toured most of Tommy with huge shows in NYC and LA that were broadcast.
The relative merits of Tommy vs. Quadrophenia is a worthwhile conversation for sure. I prefer latter day Who which is probably why our opinions are flipped but, like you said, 9 vs. 10 here.

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Good call. Though Tonight's the Night is my favorite Neil album. Not sure either is a 10 for me though...
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:29 PM   #97
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That’s a great list.
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Thatís a great list.
Thanks! I was anxious posting it that it might not get your approval :-)
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No, I think you hit pretty much all the necessary tracks from that era.
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