Willy And The Poor Boys (studio album) by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 530th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 589 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1969 (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (67th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (530th)
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Creedence Clearwater Revival bestography

Willy And The Poor Boys is ranked 3rd best out of 23 albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Creedence Clearwater Revival is Cosmo's Factory which is ranked number 179 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,178.

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82/100 (from 589 votes)
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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 82.0/100, a mean average of 81.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.3.

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85/100
From 07/29/2022 16:23
3rd best CCR?. An incredible array of songs with only a couple of filler tracks.
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75/100
From 06/25/2022 11:23
This is quite a mixed bag from CCR where we have some outstanding tracks that carry the album and then quite a few filler cuts that hold it back. These huge tracks are of course Fortunate Son, Down On The Corner and Cotton Fields amongst a few others as well. Musically, these songs are infectious and they force themselves into your brain so you hum or sing them for hours after the record ends. They all have such a great energy as well and they fill you with joy. You then get these dips in between these songs where you go to just average tracks and I find myself sat there waiting for the other songs to come back on. These tracks don't capture the same vibe and feel a bit slow and simple in comparison. My mind always wanders away from the record as well and it struggles to hold my attention. Overall, there is some great stuff to be found on here but you do have to sit through some average songs to find it.
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85/100
From 06/23/2022 00:26
Clássico! Grande momento da década de 60 e da música em geral.
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80/100
From 01/17/2022 11:43
Fortunate Son is the best. Down On The Corner is great, the rest is just good.
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From 12/03/2020 00:09
Typically great CCR sound, but not the strongest collection of songs.
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80/100
From 09/27/2020 00:38
80/100.

Best tracks: Down on the Corner, Cotton Fields, Fortunate Son, The Midnight Special.
Worst tracks: Poorboy Shuffle, Don't Look Now, Side O' the Road

Great record from CCR! As per usual, John Fogerty's writing and vocal/guitar talents shine here.
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95/100
From 06/13/2020 02:30
This album features the most iconic vietnam song Fortunate Son what more can i say. This is great, best songs: Fortunate Son, Down On The Corner, The Midnight Special.
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From 04/04/2018 17:21
Incredibly good album marred by a couple instrumentals and an overlong Effigy. All the other tracks are great.
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80/100
From 02/13/2018 21:41
Un po' schiacciato tra la perfetta concisione del celebre "Green river" ed il capolavoro "Cosmo's factory", "Willy and the poor boys" risulta sempre penalizzato quando si parla dei migliori dischi dei Creedence. Forse gli fa difetto una canzone da far saltare il banco ( una "Proud Mary", per dire ) ma per il resto ha tutto: una canzone capolavoro come "Effigy", una perfetta e riuscitissima cover come "Cotton fields", rock blues, riff e ritmi nella loro miglior, seppur breve, tradizione. Lo scherzo di "Poorboy shuffle" è la ciliegina sulla torta.
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80/100
From 02/08/2018 16:47
A solid album about Vietnam era Louisiana.
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