Friday, January 3, 2020

Who by The Who

The Who are rock legends. Their entire catalog has cemented their place as mythmakers and torch carriers for the sacred music that is British Rock. Honestly, they didn't really have to make any more music to alter these simple facts.

But they did.

And it's fucking spectacular.

Released at the tail end of 2019, Who by The Who sees Pete and Roger add another classic album to the rock and roll pantheon. The 11 tracks on this record (plus the 3 bonus tracks on the Target only edition which I highly recommend picking up) are pretty much perfect. In some ways, they sound better than earlier Who releases because Pino Palladino and Zak Starkey are a better rhythm section than John Einstwistle and Keith Moon.

Honestly, I can't pick a favorite track because like all the rest of the Who's catalog, all the songs go together in perfect wonder and amazement. If I had to select one track that represents how great this album is, it would be "I Don't Wanna Get Wise" which caused me to wax nostalgic about my early years when I first heard The Who.

The Who still has it. Wow.

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