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Rock - Released February 10, 2020 | BBM2

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Rock - Released February 10, 2020 | BBM2

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Rock - Released February 10, 2020 | BBM2

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Rock - Released February 10, 2020 | BBM2

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Rock - Released February 10, 2020 | BBM2

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Rock - Released February 10, 2020 | BBM2

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Rock - Released February 10, 2020 | BBM2

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Rock - Released December 6, 2019 | Polydor Records

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Rock - Released December 6, 2019 | Polydor Records

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Rock - Released December 6, 2019 | Polydor Records

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Thirteen years after Endless Wire, the eminence grise Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey are back together again with the simply named album Who. They are the only two surviving members of The Who; their eccentric drummer Keith Moon died from an overdose in 1978 and their bassist John Entwistle had a cardiac arrest in 2002. Townshend wrote the songs with the aim of inspiring Daltrey, with whom he doesn’t keep up much contact these days. Everything was composed in 2018 and written for his 70-year-old voice. Townshend says that the album is made up of “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang”. Sure, it’s got The Who written all over it: a radiant rock energy, striking guitars and Daltrey at his finest. Though it is less experimental. While The Who have previously stood out for their mini-operas both short (Wire & Glass, A Quick One) and long (Tommy, Quadrophenia), this last work concentrates on eleven songs without trying to turn them into a cohesive whole. Townsend commented “there is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs”. Despite their age, this album is a brilliantly vibrant patchwork and while it does not reach the poetic heights of Who’s Next, it has the merit of cementing Townshend’s genius. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

Rock - Released October 3, 2019 | Polydor Records

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Rock - Released September 13, 2019 | Polydor Records

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Rock - Released June 28, 2019 | Vintage Jukebox

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Rock - Released March 20, 2019 | Geffen

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Rock - Released October 27, 2017 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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Rock - Released October 13, 2017 | Eagle Rock Entertainment

Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2017, this recording captures the Who playing their Tommy rock opera live in its entirety for the first time. Featuring the timeless classics "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Feel Me," and "I'm Free," the night also saw the band treat fans to a short set of Who classics. ~ Rich Wilson
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Rock - Released June 23, 2017 | Eagle Rock Entertainment

The Who spent much of 2015 celebrating their 50th anniversary, releasing a new compilation -- the aptly named The Who Hits 50! -- and performing two big concerts in the U.K.: headlining both the Hyde Park and Glastonbury festivals. Eagle Rock's Live at Hyde Park documents the June 26, 2015 show, presenting it as audio and video (DVD or Blu-ray according to your preference) and the band sounds older but surprisingly vigorous. Maybe one of the reasons they sound strong is the fact that Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend don't run away from their age. Daltrey relaxes into his diminished range and Townshend is comfortable being a curmudgeon, while their supporting band sounds brawny and heavier -- not as spry as classic '70s Who, but a sound that suits the duo's nonchalant acceptance of their seniority. If they're OK with sounding older, they're not going quietly into the good night: they'd rather sharpen the set list and deliver it with all the energy they can muster and the result is a surprisingly strong show, one that feels like a summation of their enduring strengths while just escaping being a last testament. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Hard Rock - Released May 22, 2017 | G Records

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Rock - Released February 17, 2017 | Eagle Rock Entertainment

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Rock - Released October 29, 1965 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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