Without Keith Moon
, the Who
may have lacked the restless firepower that distinguished their earlier albums, but Face Dances
had some of Pete Townshend
's best, most incisive compositions since Quadrophenia
. "Don't Let Go the Coat" was one of his better odes to Meher Baba, "You Better You Bet" was a driving rocker, as was the rueful "Cache Cache," while "How Can You Do It Alone" was a solid ballad. While Townshend
's songs were graceful and introspective, Roger Daltrey
delivered them without any subtlety, rendering their power impotent.