500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Who, 'Quadrophenia'
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267. The Who, 'Quadrophenia'

MCA, 1973

The album that brought back Vespa scooters, parkas and uppers: Pete Townshend drew on the Who's roots in the London mod scene of the early Sixties and composed this expansive, messy rock opera about a lonely teenage boy looking for love in the city. It gets even better when you check out the movie.

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