With the Who's latest album, titled WHO a solid Top Three hit on both sides of the Atlantic, Roger Daltrey credits Pete Townshend's continued strength as a songwriter or scoring another hit for the band. Daltrey told Goldmine magazine, "He always surprises me as a writer. I’m such a fan of his writing. I’ve always been a fan of his musical ability because I’m bored of quite a lot of rock music generally, y'know? It doesn’t seem to have expanded much since the late '70s (laughs). It seems to be stuck, but Townshend some way or another always seems he is able to break the mold. He seems to be able to push it that extra bit further that turns your head. I’ve always, always had incredible admiration for him for doing that."
Despite the raves that he's received for his work on the album, Daltrey would still love the chance to tweak his contributions: "If I could go back and redo a few of the vocals I could still polish them even a little bit more and make them even better. But sadly when we recorded it, it had to be finished by May so I was under enormous pressure."
When pressed about the fact that Daltrey and Townshend are dissimilar in so many ways, yet he remains the perfect vehicle to sing Townshend's material, Daltrey said, "Well, I don’t know if it’s true that there’s no one else that can sing Pete songs better than me. You’d have to spend a long time looking but there might."