Re: 1 book, 7 movies, 8 albums
I liked a few of the poppier songs on Endless Wire and would put it slightly above The Who By Numbers, It's Hard and probably Face Dances. "It's Not Enough" and "Endless Wire" and "We Got A Hit" are noteworthy at least. Of course I found none of these albums terrible, just mediocre.
I know that Endless Wire was basically a Pete Townshend album that he got Roger Daltrey to sing on so he could slap "The Who" on it since nobody by 2006 probably gave a beesh about Pete Townshend solo.
Wish I had an answer for that last question but I don't.