Cosmo's Factory (studio album) by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 183rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 946 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1970 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (45th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (183rd)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.8/100, a mean average of 84.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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95/100
From 03/30/2024 19:14
An excellent album with some real standout tracks; My personal favorite: "Who'll Stop the Rain." 9.5/10!
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From 03/11/2023 11:35
This is by far the most consistent Creedence project with it being full of great songs and brilliant instrumental work. They take a more bluesy approach on here and it really pays off for them and for us as they command songs like Travelin' Band, Run Through The Jungle and Up Around The Bend. The peak of this style comes on the cover of I Heard It Through The Grapevine which they transform and completely make their own. On this song they demonstrate how covers can be so amazing and also give us an instrumental masterpiece of a song. They then continue this high quality for basically the rest of the record which results in a consistent listen that is so satisfying to experience. The one knock against the album I have is that there are two filler songs which are My Baby Left Me and Ooby Dooby. They are only 4 minutes long when combined but they do take me out of the record and do feel unnecessary on this release. If you remove those two songs this is amongst the truly elite of albums. Overall, this is a very high quality record that is full of brilliant performances across the whole group and is by far the greatest Creedence record they created.
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From 01/12/2023 06:16
While this album has a great reputation, I still consider it highly underrated. It says something about the quality of the songs when the covers (besides Grapevine) are the weakest part of the album and they still do them justice. Every original song on this album could have been released as a single and is hit worthy. It deserves the same level of recognition as Led Zeppelin’s fourth album in my opinion. My only gripe is I feel the middle of Ramble Tamble goes on a tad too long, but that’s a tiny nitpick. Truly a masterpiece.
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90/100
From 10/11/2022 19:44
Uma escola de bom rock!
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From 09/06/2022 17:40
Great record
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85/100
From 05/18/2022 08:09
Album Rating: 81.27
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1.Ramble Tamble. 90
2.Before You Accuse Me. 77
3.Travelin' Band. 71
4.Ooby Dooby. 66
5.Lookin' Out My Back Door. 83
6.Run Through The Jungle. 83
7.Up Around The Bend. 78
8.My Baby Left Me. 72
9.Who’ll Stop The Rain. 85
10.I Heard It Through The Grapevine. 98
11.Long As I Can See The Lightning 91
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90/100
From 02/03/2022 23:18
Great album, underrated IMO
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From 01/16/2022 10:23
Best CCR record and the most consistent in terms of quality very enjoyable.
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From 06/01/2021 23:20
Thanks to the blues, even the 2 fillers are really good.
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From 03/18/2021 15:57
jam-packed toe tappers
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Moondance by Van Morrison
8. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
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