Who's Last Review

artist: The Who date: 08/04/2005 category: compact discs
The Who: Who's Last
Released: 1984
Label: MCA
Genre: Rock
Styles: Album Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Mod
Number Of Tracks: 17
It may not be a graceful way to end the Who's career, but it's hard to imagine a better testament to why it was time for the band to come to an end.
 Sound: 6
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 4
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overall: 6.7
Who's Last Reviewed by: Avram Fawcett, on august 04, 2005
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Sound: As a live album, it's pretty good sound quality. Pete Townshend's guitar very metallic sounding. Kenny Jones drums real good. Roger Daltrey's voice is worn though, not his best performing status. The stereo mix isn't great either. Very uneven, and low mixed drums. But the songs, ranging from 1964 to 1978, are all classics. // 6

Lyrics: The lyrics were mainly written by Pete Townshend. The exeptions would be John Enwistle's "Boris The Spider" and the covers "Summertime Blues" and "Twist And Shout." The subject ranges from little pop tales of whimsy to samples from their rock opera projects. Classic lyrics. // 10

Overall Impression: This was recorded on their farewell tour in 1982, and released two eyars later. This was a group at the end of their rope. Exhausted. Troubled. Just tired of each other! So their final concerts were not their best. Kenny Jones, replacement to Keith Moon in 1979, plays his best, and just might be the standout on the album. The guitar sound is good, but the playign not Pete Townshend's best. Everybody else is just playing to play. Roger Daltrey's voice is worn and scratched. Them high notes are cruel. It's probably the last Who album anyone should get, just not too good. // 4

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