Wheels Of Fire (studio album) by Cream

Wheels Of Fire by Cream
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 845th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 494 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (89th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (845th)
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Cream bestography

Wheels Of Fire is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Cream on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Cream is Disraeli Gears which is ranked number 263 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,137.

Cream album bestography « Higher ranked (263rd) This album (845th) Lower ranked (1,112th) »
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Wheels Of Fire track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 91 (216 votes)Comments: 8
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Rating: 78 (81 votes)Comments: 4
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 494 votes)
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5 days ago seb7  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,05982/100
 
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11/04/2022 03:13 Skerns  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,02779/100
 
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10/31/2022 12:46 jonny5244  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,20563/100
 
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10/22/2022 16:55 Aaron98  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,06170/100
 
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09/06/2022 15:36 xdavijonesx  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 64382/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 78.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.3.

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90/100
From 02/03/2022 12:57
Actually... the best stuff and at the same time something boring stuff of Cream: great songs and musicians, sometimes too much concentrated to show their talent; anyway, one of the most talented albums ever :-)
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75/100
From 01/17/2022 13:01
Great follow-up to even greater predecessor. White Room is a classic, but other tracks are good too and the whole album makes great listen.
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100/100
From 10/06/2021 18:16
Hard rock kisses the blues and makes love forever. It's called "Wheels of Fire."
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85/100
From 07/08/2021 20:16
Grande momento da música!!
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100/100
From 05/13/2021 12:52
Classic power trio...
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From 06/06/2020 12:34
Spoonful , despite easily being my favourite track off of their debut, really doesn't do it for me as I don't enjoy aimless instrumental wandering... but still, you've got to respect the insane musicianship by the trio.
Same with Toad, though, whereas Traintime is much shorter and therefore more enjoyable and less rambling, and Crossroads is incredible with some of the best playing I've ever heard.
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90/100
From 07/01/2019 06:56
Second Best album after Disraeli Gears.
Obvious highlights - White Room, Crossroads, Born Under A Bad Sign, Politician, Those Were the Days
Enjoyable to me but not for everyone - Pressed Rat & Warthog, Deserted Cities of the Heart
Throwaways - Passing the Time, As You Said
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80/100
From 01/06/2019 01:29
It would be hard to not take a step backward after the awesome Disraeli Gears. If one steps back from expectations, this is still a very good album from talented, accomplished musicians.
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60/100
From 05/17/2018 23:44
Nothing more than a leftover album, only "White Room" here is really worth a listen and maybe the cover version of "Crossroads"
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80/100
From 05/06/2018 19:39
It's sad to see this go outside the top 1000. It seems like all of Cream's albums are
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