Cosmo's Factory (album) by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Cosmo's Factory
Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 215th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1970 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (52nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (215th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 84.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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70/100
From 03/14/2020 11:22
I find it hard to deem a band very genuine that can switch its face so fast from your average folk band from across the street to arena rock all the way without changing their line-up. But I find it equally difficult to not enjoy this. It's familiar, but good.
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From 05/24/2019 17:02
After a string of great albums, and even greater singles, CCR hit it out of the park with this one. I especially love their cover of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".
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From 04/26/2019 12:42
The best album from one of the most iconic bands of the late sixties/early seventies. So many of their most well known songs are here! Could've done without "Ooby Dooby" though.
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From 01/21/2019 18:23
Cosmos' Factory includes "Up Around the Bend", "Travelin' Band", "Run Through the Jungle", "Ramble Tamble" and "Lookin' Out My Back Door". The quality throughout is consistent (except on "Ooby Dooby")
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From 01/17/2019 19:48
A very good, solid album, but not spectacular. Almost like a compilation. No denying the talent level of the band, which is top notch.
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From 12/13/2018 11:03
John Fogerty is some songwriter; the band sounds great too.
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From 09/25/2018 20:52
Only Creedence could follow the release of three albums in one year with their best one yet. These guys were even more prolific than the British Invasion bands of their time. Great songwriting and musicianship on display here. A prime example of American rock music done right.
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From 02/11/2018 23:04
Le dilatazioni di "Ramble tamble", i lunghi assolo di "I heard it through the grapevine" ma poi anche le perfette strutture di "Looking out my back door", il manuale del perfetto chitarrista di "Ooby dooby" e tanto altro, in un disco che ha la statura del classico come pochi altri.
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From 01/07/2018 20:31
Difficult to deny to density of great songs on this album.
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From 11/10/2017 14:52
This album is an absolute delight. Great opener with Ramble Tamble and the momentum never lets up. Whether its the light and fun Looking Out My Backdoor, the the all out jam that is Run Through The Jungle, or the classic Who'll Stop The Rain, this record never disappoints. The absolute highlight is I Heard It Through The Grapevine, which plays like a swampy When The Levee Breaks (even though this song was released one year earlier). One of the greatest albums of the 70's and deserves a spot among the best of all time.
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