Wheels Of Fire (studio album) by Cream

Wheels Of Fire by Cream
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 880th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 478 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (90th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (880th)
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Time left: 3h 22m 57s
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CREAM WHEELS OF FIRE [SPECIAL EDITION LP] NEW VINYL
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Time left: 4h 20s
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CREAM - Wheels Of Fire [vinyl] - 2 Vinyl - Import - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED**
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Cream bestography

Wheels Of Fire is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by Cream on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Cream is Disraeli Gears which is ranked number 268 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,362.

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Wheels Of Fire track list

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 478 votes)
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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 79.3/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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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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From 05/13/2021 12:52
Classic power trio...
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90/100
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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70/100
From 02/13/2018 20:54
"Wheels of fire" contiene alcune delle cose migliori e di quelle peggiori espresse dai Cream, sia nel disco da studio che da quello dal vivo: "White room" nel primo e "Crossroads" nel secondo sono le migliori, il resto si fa ascoltare...
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From 12/05/2017 16:03
Great album, although it's not as good as Fresh Cream, or Disraeli Gears, it's still an all time great. This album is different from Disraeli Gears in that it has a better flow, but Disraeli Gears is better because it has more highlights, and more of their signature songs on it.

Best Tracks: White Room, Deserted Cities of the Heart, Crossroads, Toad
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