Empty Glass was released in 1980 as the first Pete Townshend solo album (Who Came First was a collection of demo recordings and Meher Baba-inspired songs, while Rough Mix was written and recorded with Ronnie Lane) and was his most successful. The album deals with a plethora of issues that Townshend was struggling with, including alcoholism, drug abuse, marital problems and deceased friends. Empty Glass also contained the devotional love song, "Let My Love Open the Door", which became a top ten hit single in the US, along with the other (modestly successful) singles, "Rough Boys" and "A Little Is Enough". The album was rated #57 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s.
I think Pete Townsend literally just wrote this one day to incorporate as many little beats and sounds in one place...I am not really a big fan. Also, the lyric "Your body is so edible" -- Hanibal Lector...gross.
6 out of 10.