The Man wrote:
What will get the orange? Any of the albums from Tommy to Quadrophenia (including Leeds) could be rightfully oranged, but that's an awful lot
I've already said it should be Tommy
, Live at Leeds
, Who's Next
and Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
. I know that's a lot, but how would you justify non-orange for any of them? Tommy
and Who's Next
go without saying, but Meaty
represents The Who's sixties singles which many consider the best music The Who ever made, while Live at Leeds
is frequently lauded as the greatest live rock album of all-time.
Then there's Quadrophenia
, which is many a Who fans favorite (including my own), but we have to draw the line somewhere. Still, it kind of kills me to not have Quadrophenia
as top-tier. I almost think we're better off with only two levels of bold instead of three.
Certainly a debacle. I agree completely about Tommy, Live at Leeds, and Who's Next, for sure. They represent three very different aspects of the band and are almost certainly the three most important recordings they made (I said most important, not best).
However, I think that Quadrophenia deserves to be top tier. Any Who fan will include it as being among their favorite albums, it's overcome Tommy in terms of acclaim. I would put Quad top tier over Meaty.