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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "My Generation" - Rated 11/500!
My Generation is the debut studio album by English rock band The Who, released by Brunswick Records in the United Kingdom in December 1965. In the United States, it was released by Decca Records as The Who Sings My Generation in April 1966, with a different cover and a slightly altered track listing.
The album was made immediately after the Who got their first singles on the charts and according to the booklet in the Deluxe Edition, it was later dismissed by the band as something of a rush job that did not accurately represent their stage performance of the time. On the other hand, critics often rate it as one of the best rock albums of all time.
This is one of the seminal albums of the '60s along with the White Album and Let it Bleed. Originally mixed to Mono and a few tunes half heartedly to stereo, this record contains the title track "My Generation" which is as accurate today as it was decades ago. Additional tunes include "The Kids Are Alright," "I'm a Man," "It's Not True," and "The Ox" among others.
"An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record...the Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record." -Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
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1. Out in the Street
2. I Don't Mind
3. The Good's Gone
5. Much Too Much
6. My Generation
1. The Kids Are Alright
2. Please Please Please
3. It's Not True
4. I'm A Man
5. A Legal Matter
6. The Ox