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5.0 out of 5 stars more great Who material
This is one of the Who albums that many believe shouldn't have been made. It's true that the songs on here lack a bit of energy, especially compared to their early 70's records. But I can't help but think the songs on Face Dances are some of the Who's most well-written and memorable collection of songs.
Hearing Face Dances for the first time you can tell that, by...
Published on March 28 2004 by B. E Jackson

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3.0 out of 5 stars A good album, but not their best
After listening to this album, the first of the band's two 80's efforts, I sometimes wonder whether or not Pete Townshend writes the lyrics before the music, as he seems to put more thought into the lyrics than the melodies and song structures, which seem rather bland. However, after a few listens, this album does grow on you. There are some good songs here, such as,...
Published on June 22 2000 by Michael Giersher


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1.0 out of 5 stars Face Dunces, March 28 2001
This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
"Face Dances" is without a doubt The Who's WORST album ever. Though Ken Jones played with Townshend and Daltrey on some of their solo releases, he clearly lacks the persona or ability to be the rightful successor to Keith Moon. Jones plays like a studio musician and he lacks both the presence and personality which makes for a rather one-dimensional performance.
Townshend's prior solo album, "Empty Glass," was sensational and it marked a high point in his career. However, on this release, Townshend hits rock bottom. What was Townshend taking when he wrote "You Better, You Bet" or "Another Tricky Day?" This is really AWFUL stuff and it's hard to believe that the man who gave us gems like "Quadrophenia" and "Who's Next" could also make garbage like this!
The only possible bright spot on this album is Roger Daltrey's singing. Daltrey sounds polished as ever but his performance seems somewhat restrained.
Glyn Johns did not produce this album and this is one of the many reasons why it sounds so flat. Johns worked with The Who on several of their albums and he knew how to get the most out of them. Here, producer Bill Szmyck (?) makes The Who sound like a trite Top-40 band with disasterous results.
If I could, I'd give "Face Dances" a zero because it doesn't look or sound like a Who album. This album doesn't belong in the cut-out bin, it belongs in the garbage bin.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad. Very bad., Oct. 31 1999
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This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
C'mon, people. This is awful. It's the freaking Who, for God's sake, without Keith Moon. Townshend wrote about bears and raincoats and money and Daltrey, God bless him, tried to breathe some life into it all, but the end result is painful. Oh, and the production is bad, too.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Imposters Produce Whiniest of All Who Albums!, Feb. 28 2003
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Billucy "Billucy" (Raleigh, North Carolina United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
Word has it that FACE DANCES was actually made by a completely different band than the guys behind WHO'S NEXT and LIVE AT LEEDS. Some suggest that A Flock of Seagulls are actually the ones playing these goofy pop ditties as practice for their own storming of the charts. Really, how did this thing make it out the door? On the heels of all the galvanizing music made by the Clash and others, the Who comes back with, "When I say I love you, you say you better!"???? Bizarre.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT the Japanese import version, Sept. 22 2002
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smokeyjoe "smokeyjoe41" (Portland, Oregon United States) - See all my reviews
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I ordered this and returned it twice in the past two months - it is not the Japanese version is the miniature album sleeve, but the same MCA version that can be found in any store, and it DOES still have the glitches and skips in It's In You. The have not been corrected.
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