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

Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 551st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 544 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 (551st)
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Creedence Clearwater Revival bestography

Willy And The Poor Boys is ranked 3rd best out of 20 albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Creedence Clearwater Revival is Cosmo's Factory which is ranked number 196 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,095.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 544 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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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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70/100
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
90/100
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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Rating:  
80/100
From 02/08/2018 16:47
A solid album about Vietnam era Louisiana.
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90/100
From 03/05/2017 18:52
Favorite Tracks: Fortunate Son, Down On the Corner & Cotton Fields
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70/100
From 02/12/2017 11:30
I bought Willy & The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival on 09/08/1992 from on CD for £1.00 The version I have is on the record label Fantasy catalogue number CDFE 504 It entered the UK charts on 28/03/1970 and got to number 10 spending a total of 24 weeks on the chart.
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75/100
From 12/30/2016 22:42
Favoritas: Fortunate Son, The Midnight Special, Down On The Corner, Cotton Fields
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