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Wheels Of Fire (album) by Cream 

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Wheels Of Fire
Wheels Of Fire by Cream (1968)
Overall rank: 924th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 314 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1968 (18th)
Top 100 albums of the 1960s (95th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (924th)

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Cream bestography

Wheels Of Fire is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Cream on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Cream is Disraeli Gears which is ranked number 211 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,059.

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Members who like this album also like: Disraeli Gears by Cream, Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin and The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 314 votes)
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90/100
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86/100
 
80/100
03/09/2017 15:21
76/100
 
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02/25/2017 07:44
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02/09/2017 22:47
74/100

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80/100
From albumceleste 10/02/2016 16:55
I'm only rating the studio disc.
IMO this is their best album. On songwriting in par with Disraeli Gears but the band plays better and the sound is clearer.
The live disc is fantastic but as I said the rating doesn't include it.

Very good!
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From discojets1 09/15/2016 00:48
The live part of the album is better than the first half
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From garycottier 06/20/2016 16:36
Half live/half studio, wheels of fire, is another classic Cream album. White room, and, crossroads, are great. Toad, is still dull though. Drum solo's should never be allowed on records, let alone a gig. Still, classic stuff from a classic band.
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70/100
From JoaoMoreira 12/18/2015 03:48
A nice album with highlights on Sitting on Top of the World and its marvellous final solos, Pressed Rat and Warthog being a proto Blur's Parklife, Politician (the best imo) with its surrounding time signature and also being a proto-QOTSA and Born Under a Bad Sign the grooviest.

Unfortunately none of these are great songs.
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85/100
From Gionzi 05/05/2015 17:54
Great work! Anything they tried to make, it sounds fantastic
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75/100
From gtroda 01/25/2015 20:25
This is the band's best album, not Disraeli Gears. The live tracks show what a great live band they were.
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From Decurso 09/09/2014 13:22
An epic in the annals of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelia. White Room, Crossroads, Politician, Born Under a Bad Sign...it's just one great song after another.
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From jlsfourth 08/29/2014 12:59
Crossroads, White Rooom.... Dude!
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From junodog4 09/04/2012 23:05
Almost as strong as Disraeli Gears... They still sounded like a cohesive group at this point.
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From subtleman22 06/06/2012 01:32
The studio sides are mostly great; the live sides (except for "Crossroads") could use editing. Still a classic. Highlights: "White Room," "Crossroads," "Born Under a Bad Sign," and the amazing "Deserted Cities of the Heart."
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