Who's Better, Who's Best is a compilation of the Who's best-known songs, containing all of the familiar items -- "I Can't Explain," "I Can See for Miles," "Pinball Wizard," "My Generation," "Substitute" -- but presented without much care. The album is further plagued by the presence of some filler tracks that really don't deserve to be on any best-of. Who's Better, Who's Best is, however, in its finer moments, a decent compilation. Indeed, the first half of this 1988 release collects nine of the most interesting rock tracks ever. Unfortunately, the compilation falters as it comes to a close. A more forthright compilation is perhaps a better option for most (Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy springs to mind). Nevertheless, Who's Better, Who's Best is a solid career overview and is useful for both casual and hardcore fans.
AllMusic Review by Ben Davies