"Empty Glass" is the first Townshend solo album I have bought. I instantly liked it and decided I would definitely buy some others of his when I got bored with this one.
That was over a year ago, and I still haven't bought another... odd because I really want to, but everytime I put on "Empty Glass" I am so blown away by the songwriting and the production of this album. Townshend is as close to genius as possible (I don't believe in genius outright!) If you love The Who, you will like this, unless you just love that band for the power-chording. If you like the Who for the parts that Townshend sings in their catalogue, then I would describe this album as the best thing that could ever happen to you.
Tracks like 'Rough Boys' 'Cat's In The Cupboard' and 'Empty Glass' rock, while tracks like 'My Love Open The Door' and 'A Little Is Enough' are just expertly put together pieces of music. The former of these last two is one to file under "playful," which, as a matter of fact, is where you should file the whole album.