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« on: January 14, 2019, 02:23:52 PM »

... according to the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jan/14/the-who-confirm-first-new-studio-album-in-13-years-tour?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR0HcQ6K1JWhhBos88XiuZW6yVpmSb8X2YvoBPNtcVdiwvbe6eDh0o_0SD8
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 03:03:05 PM »

Endless Wire was fairly awful (IMHO) and Daltrey's voice won't have improved in 13 years, so I guess they're just moneymaking again.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 05:30:08 PM »

Not as simple as that, Andy.  The desire to create can overrule any awareness of limitations.  And it's not as though they've been churning a lacklustre new album out every couple of years like some of their generation.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 05:55:37 PM »

...with possible new album has come definite new tour.  Eyeing three September dates, in Boston (at Fenway Park), Houston and Dallas.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 05:59:43 PM »

The Who have specialised in lacklustre studio albums since, and including, Who are you. Endless wire was grim and not entertainment.
I will reserve judgement until i've heard it but i'm not expecting it to be any good.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 06:09:33 PM »

I'd argue, of any of the massive bands, the Who have by far the highest proportion of stinkers and by far the lowest proportion of absolute solid platinum classics.  In fact, I'd probably argue they've only got one of those, possibly two.  Their reputation was based on, and continues, because of their live work.

Endless Wire is nowhere near as bad as is suggested above (I think).
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 06:13:50 PM »

I'm a lifelong superfan of The Who, and I have always felt that Quadrophenia was their last great album. Still, I've always found pleasure in their subsequent releases. †I love left-field stuff like "They Are All In Love" and "Love Is Coming Down," for example, and I really enjoyed the "Wire and Glass" mini-opera on Endless Wire. †I'm one of the few people who seem to believe that Who-adjacent "Psychoderelict" was a great album (albeit the Music Only version).
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 06:16:03 PM »


I'm one of the few people who seem to believe that Who-adjacent "Psychoderelict" was a great album (albeit the Music Only version).


Great might be overstating it, but I rate it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 07:22:52 PM »


The Who have specialised in lacklustre studio albums since, and including, Who are you. Endless wire was grim and not entertainment.
I will reserve judgement until i've heard it but i'm not expecting it to be any good.


I agree that Who Are You was their first piss-poor effort.  But I thought that Endless Wire was an acceptable offering.

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 07:47:21 PM »

One thing Iím always surprised by is how few albums The Who have actually released. Their compilations to originals ratio rivals even Fairportís.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 08:20:46 PM »


One thing Iím always surprised by is how few albums The Who have actually released. Their compilations to originals ratio rivals even Fairportís.


Pete famously suffers from long bouts of writer's block. Also, it's clear that sometime around 1974 he started looking for alternatives to The Who, in terms of vehicles for his compositions. Money and a sense of obligation to Roger (and before that, John and Keith) keep pulling him back.
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 09:51:56 PM »

Also, around 1968 he started thinking in terms of large scale concepts. †He does a lot of planning and a lot of songs fell by the wayside. †The Who could have done an album a year up until Moon passed away if it wasn't for Pete's perfectionism.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 10:10:22 PM »

Twelve albums in fifty years is rather put into perspective in light of recent comments regarding FC doing three in 1969 alone.
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