Wheels Of Fire (studio album) by Cream

Wheels Of Fire
Wheels Of Fire by Cream
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 977th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 443 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1968 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (103rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (977th)
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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 261 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,557.

Cream album bestography « Higher ranked (261st) This album (977th) Lower ranked (1,086th) »
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Wheels Of Fire track list

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Rating: 90 (192 votes)Comments: 8
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Rating: 77 (65 votes)Comments: 4
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Rating: 88 (140 votes)Comments: 4
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Wheels Of Fire rankings

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Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:

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2020 videoheadcleanerTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s71/1006
2020panapsalthe 100 most wanted albums of my collection55/100 -
2020fabm0Top 70 Music Albums of the 1960s35/7010
2020 meccaleccaTop 100 Music Albums of 196867/1002
2020 Sandrof1969Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s68/1007
2020 Error FinnTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s36/10013
2020 jnfbnTop 100 Music Albums of 196899/1000
2020panapsalfavorite classic and most wanted rock albums (1-100)45/100 -
2020 infinitejesterTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s73/1006
2020blueandthemoonTop 22 Music Albums of 19688/223
2020mikepenTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s41/10012
2020EmilianoTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s81/1004
2020mostlymorWe've Got A Live One Here - BEA's Favourite Live Albums12/100 -
2020Exist-en-cielTop 39 Music Albums of 196831/391
2020jon5417Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s45/10011
2020bonnequestionTop 82 Music Albums of the 1960s49/828
2020LittleM1971Top 57 Music Albums of 196831/572
2020 JoaoMoreiraTop 6 Music Albums of 19686/61
2020MaxStorm98Top 39 Music Albums of 196817/393
2020OlliTop 28 Music Albums of 19687/284
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 371
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 1,911

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Wheels Of Fire ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 443 votes)
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11/21/2020 16:16 Araldo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 34088/100
 
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11/20/2020 22:41 Lamplighter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 71364/100
 
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11/14/2020 18:07 Jameth  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,35969/100
 
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11/07/2020 20:47 Accelerator  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 25080/100
 
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11/04/2020 01:38 paperwhites62  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7084/100

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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 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.5.

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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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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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Rating:  
85/100
From 11/22/2017 21:28
Toad it´s just too long.
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From 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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100/100
From 09/15/2016 00:48
The live part of the album is better than the first half
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