The Who Sell Out

The Who - The Who Sell Out
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Based on 3 reviews
1967 Ratings: #10 / 56
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Based on 87 ratings
1967 Ratings: #26
December 15, 1967 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
For reasons that remain somewhat ill defined, the concept wasn't quite driven to completion, breaking down around the middle of side two (on the original vinyl configuration). Nonetheless, on strictly musical merits, it's a terrific set of songs that ultimately stands as one of the group's greatest achievements.
100
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They never made anything more entertaining or endearing.

MasterCrackfox
75
The Who take a more experimental sound on for The Who Sell Out, making for a more creative and adventurous listen than their previous record. Not quite perhaps as fun or standout of a record as their debut, The Who Sell Out exhibit some strong songwriting chops and a distinct sound from their contemporaries that would propel them forward even further as one of the most world-renowned acts in the 60s and beyond.

Favorite track: I Can See For Miles
95
Fun, energetic, and even though the concept may not be so deep, dramatic or thought inducing as the other conceptual monuments The Who would do down the line with Tommy and Quadrophenia, I still think is pretty smart and playful. Not to mention that it is accompanied by strong and passionate performances from every member of the band. Overall, The Who's third album is not only a big step-up for the bands evolution, but I also see it as one of the most unique and fun listens the band has to offer
Z.Younk
89
Mingey Stingeys don't give this brilliant little farcical anti-capitalism would-be rock opera the credit it deserves.
GABRIELinHELL
80
Very good
YessYessYessYes
80
Such A Genius Album, Sadly Not Sonically.
This Is Mothers Of Invention Before Mothers Of Invention.
The Who Makes An Album That Blends In With Its Contemporaries (Radio-Friendly), Having A Twist Of Morbid Lyrics And Jabs At Grey Areas During the 60’s.
These Include Commercialism, Sexism, Abuse, And It Does It In Such An Amazing Way.
Sadly, There Are Some Bland Songs Without That Edge, But A Solid Record, Indeed
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Track List

  1. Armenia City in the Sky
  2. Heinz Baked Beans
  3. Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand
  4. Odorono
  5. Tattoo
  6. Our Love Was
  7. I Can See for Miles
  8. Can't Reach You
  9. Medac
  10. Relax
  11. Silas Stingy
  12. Sunrise
  13. Rael (1 and 2)
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