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Disraeli Gears

Cream

1967

Disraeli Gears

Album Summary

Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the British rock band Cream. It was released in November 1967 and went on to reach No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. and No. 1 on the Swedish and Finnish charts. The album was also No. 1 for two weeks on the Australian album chart and was listed as the No. 1 album of 1968 by Cash Box in the year-end album chart in the United States. The album is considered by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album features the singles "Strange Brew" and "Sunshine of Your Love", as well as their respective B-sides "Tales of Brave Ulysses" and "SWLABR". The original 11-track album was remastered in 1998, and then subsequently released as a two-disc Deluxe Edition in 2004.

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Rating

3.46

Votes

5389

Genres

  • Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Mon Aug 02 2021
2

I was relived that this didn't include racist or anti-vax conspiracy theory themes, despite Eric Clapton's involvement. I don't know if we should separate the art from the artist, but for the purpose of this exercise I will try. Bluesy and psychedelic garage rock. It seems the Beatles weren't the only band doing interesting things in 1967. However, the interesting bits are relatively sparse here and there are several weak tracks, some of which are really quite annoying. The performance and musicianship maybe also disguises fairly nothingy song writing. Overall, about half of the album was enjoyable and it is easy to hear how this would have been influential. Sunshine of your Love the stand out track. 2/5.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

THIS ALBUM FUCKS! I actually remember linking this to Giulietti like a year ago, when i was on a 60's kick. this album is so far out there, but in the best way, and just makes you feel like you are drugs on points, lol. there are some weird fucking songs like "Mother's Lament" was fucking morbid, but the rest of the album is fucking genius.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

Tales of Brave Ulysses and SWLBR are underrated gems. Classic album. Mother's Lament is weirdddd. Slightly repetitive at some points but a great listen. 4.5.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
5

Quintessential psychedelic rock. Clatpon, Bruce, and Baker are all insanely talented, and each track managed to impress me. Lots of blues influence from Clapton's previous work in the Yardbirds. I love how the album goes from full psychedelia to blues near the end. Not a single bad track (ok Mother's Lament is just them having fun), and it becomes an enjoyable listen from start to end you can't get tired of.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
5

Even in a release year crowded with banger albums (Jimi Hendrix, "Are You Experienced" and Beatles, "Magical Mystery Tour" among them), Cream's "Disraeli Gears" stands out among the very best of the year or even the decade. It's got everything you want form a 60s rock album (self-aware lyrics, social commentary, a bit of psychedelic juju, driving rhythms, the works) but with that extra dose of face-melting blues guitar from the the one and only Eric Clapton. The man's a guitar legend for a reason. Clapton's guitars, Baker's rhythms, and Jack Bruce's vocal performances combine to push out such a great vibe I can't help but love every minute of it.

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Thu Oct 08 2020
5

This album makes me want to drop acid. Best track: Sunshine Of Your Love.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Big Cream fan right here. I had already heard a lot of the big tracks on here but never the full album. Had a lot of fun jamming to this one. I enjoy a little more heavy, bluesy psych rock as opposed to the more pop/folksy stylings of Love. Wouldn't say Cream is an underrated band because they are very well respected, but I feel like the heavy psych rock discussion of that era is pretty dominated by Led Zeppelin. It was just cool to hear another laudable take on the genre.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
5

Yes, it's possible to separate Clapton's current tendencies to be an A-hole from the genius of CREAM. This album is a good reason. Nevermind the genius of Clapton's playing but listening to one of the greatest drummers Ginger Baker and the masterful bass playing of Jack Bruce makes this album such a sonic explosion that they only needed three members to do it.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

Anybody who has read any of my previous reviews knows that I am not a lover of Psychedelia but beware because whilst this nods to then custom of filling yourself with mind-altering substances (and I am sure that at least two of this trio, Ginger & Eric, where stoned for the whole of the sessions) do not be fooled by the cover. this is a Jazz/Blues album of the highest quality. Classics like "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Strange Brew" and the Jack Bruce Composed "Take It Back" with some lovely R & B Mouth Organ from Jack are all classics. Love it as it is still Blues before they got "Heavy"... But probably one album that is the reason we had Led Zep Dominating the 70's. Love it and rightfully on the list. P.S. Mothers Lament is a music Hall classic too!

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Nice steady late 60s vibes. And shout out to guitar hero with Sunshine on Your Love, classiccc. Would listen to chill and hang out with some upbeatness. Good high too

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

I enjoyed this. It was a different take on psych rock than the Love album. That one seemed very very 60s-70s to me. This one I think translates better today without seeming of an era (though it still is). I enjoyed Strange Brew immediately. Clapton was kind of a shitty dude.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
4

Cream is always at their best when they lean harder into their psychedelia than leaning into blues. Also, I am convinced Cream is good in spite of Clapton rather than because of him.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

Wow okay so I guess I know a lot more Cream than I thought. I get it now. The fuzz, chunky low sounds, the voice. It’s every movie soundtrack set in the late 60s/early 70s. A couple of weaker tunes, but just a solid rock album.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

I can't believe I hadn't heard this album before. Sunshine of Your Love didn't even sound all that familiar to me. Anyway, this was bluesy and psychedelic in perfect amounts. It worked well. I hate Eric Clapton.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
2

This album should be a lot better for the hype it gets

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Tue Nov 23 2021
2

What a trip! A grooveless blues rock pissabout with mildly funny jokes. At least the half-arsed Dylan impression was funny, regardless of whether it was intended to be.

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Sat Mar 06 2021
1

Sorry Eric Clapton, really not doing anything for me. I can understand the significance of this record, but it was 30 mins long and felt like an hour. Not a winner chicken dinner.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

5/5 classic

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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

Fun British rock

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Another classic, not much more I need to say

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Wed Mar 10 2021
5

Una obra cumbre de la Blues Rock/Psicodelia

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Temons als que poso nom

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

A power trio if there ever was one. Clapton has the coolest guitar tone of all time here, and he shows it off on just about every track. The bass makes some wild moves all throughout the record. And Ginger Baker’s drums thunder on every track.

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Such a good album. Cream at their best.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
5

Really psychedelic of course, I loved it alot! Probably won’t be in my rotation save for a few songs in the back on my mind since It’s not necessarily my genre, but it’a amazing nontheless!

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Sun Aug 15 2021
5

Deliciously creamy jams

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Sat Jan 15 2022
5

Great album start to finish

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

Strange brew Killing what’s inside of you She’s a witch of trouble in Elle tric blue She walks like a bearded rainbow

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

Some lovely, lovely psychedelic rock. This is the album I think of when I think of Cream. It's just a joy to listen to. Calming at some points, rocking at others, Eric Clapton's guitar work is superb. I don't think there's a bad song on this album. The last song, 'Mother's Lament' is a bit weird and dark, but its an... interesting way to end the album? Nevertheless, a fantastic album that I will be listening to again soon.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

Inject this straight into my veins

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

YA BABY YA!! Great guitar riffs

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

"Oh, your baby has gone down the plug hole Oh, your baby has gone down the plug The poor little thing was so skinny and thin He should have been washed in a jug... ............. in a jug"

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

4.7 - So far this is the only Eric Clapton project I've heard that I wouldn't consider completely overrated. In fact, the intersection of blues, psychedelic and early heavy metal is truly special. "Strange Brew" starts us off with a perfect sample of all the colors within this record's palette - there's fuzzy squealing guitar, evocative lyrics and 12-bar blues. "Sunshine of Your Love" a rock mainstay invokes early elements of heavy metal. "Tales of Brave Ulysses", arguably the record's psychedelic apex, starts side B bringing together all of these elements. "We're Going Wrong" reminds us that in addition to being a world class guitarist, Clapton also has some impressive vocal chops. I also love the drumming on that song. "Mother's Lament" closes out the record with a dark little nursery melody.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

Jace Bruce is perhaps one of the most overshadow music of all time. He shines on this album. Some really songs, Strange Brew, Sunshine, Tales of Brave Ulysses, SWLABR, couple stinkers like blue condition.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

Big Kinks energy all over this but especially Blue Condition.

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Wed May 04 2022
5

fuck Clapton. this album is great but I hope its the last Clapton album I have to listen to.

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Thu May 12 2022
5

vsf eric clapton

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Sun Jul 10 2022
5

amazing

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

this is a great album, don’t love “we’re going wrong” and “mothers lament” (wtf?) but the rest are electric guitar bliss

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Wed Jul 20 2022
5

this album will never get old for me. CLAPTON IS GOD

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Tue Aug 09 2022
5

My dad had this record in his collection and I spent some serious time working this cream into a foamy lather when I was growing up. From the album art to the primitive distorted riffs that go on and on, to the trippy lyrics (bearded rainbow, anyone?) this transitional album embodies what I had always thought the late 60's to be. Iron Butterfly's album sputtered after In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, but Disraeli Gears continues to crank out great tracks SWLBR, Strange Brew, Sunshine etc., (I can do without Mother's Lament and Dance the Night Away). It's hard to discount this album as it marks the beginning of the most important period of rock ... the early 70's.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

If the remainder of Disraeli Gears had been a shambolic shitshow following the colossal one-two punch of Strange Brew and Sunshine of Your Love, it wouldn't be remembered as fondly as it is now. Thankfully the eight songs (nine if you want to count Mother's Lament) that follow Sunshine does more than what's required to uphold its weight and become equally memorable and quality songs that justify its position as the absolute peak of the sweet yet sour, shortlived lather of guitar/bass/drum combo that was Cream.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

This is brilliant up there with the best rock from the 60’s cream is by far the best thing Clapton was involved in and this is their best album. 5 stars.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
5

I have not listened to this in a while but it still resonates as a breakthrough album by three rock legends, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. Most people have at least heard "Strange Brew" and "Sunshine of Your Love". There are many other great songs on this album that move seamlessly from the band's blues roots to more psychedelic rock. Love "Tales of Brave Ulysses." It was a pleasure listening to this again as it is an all time classic for me.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Loved it!

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Epic album..

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

This is probably Cream’s best album. Half of it can be found on a greatest hits compilation. This album is primarily blues rock tinged with psychedelia. Unlike a lot of bands of the time, Cream does not let the psychedelic overrun the album and those elements are used tastefully and never at the expense of the blues core. The musicianship is of course top notch. With Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce having jazz backgrounds and Eric Clapton having a deep blues background, the quality of the music and arrangement takes priority. Luckily, both Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton have great voices which blend well. It’s almost unfair how good this band is. This album suffers only from the fact that it does contain some filler, though the short length of the album makes even that much more palatable.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

Sometimes I thought I heard some licks from Layla, then I found out Eric Clapton was in this band

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Excellent album - shame about the last track. I guess they were trying to demonstrate a sense of humour!

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Super group comprised of Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton. This is a fantastic album. If I recall correctly, Tales of Brave Ullyses was one of the first song to feature a wah-wha pedal.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

Well that album was a trip, I'd expect deliberately so. Bit odd that it opens referencing "Strange fruit" as it's a British Rock album. However felt like a true global album pushing boundaries for the time (and still now considering the blandness which permeates now)

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Wed Nov 09 2022
5

this album is such a great example of the british psych rock genre. in my opinion such a classic - it definitely deserves to be on this list. my favourites: sunshine (obviously but its a classic for a reason), outside woman blues, strange brew

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Mon Oct 05 2020
4

amazing perfect legendary....

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

I really enjoyed listening to this album. Including the strange brew, sunshine of your love, tales of brave ulysses. No overall theme, but contains good lyrics and great guitar playing.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

Where's the opium den? Good jams, mellow mood.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Great riffage and poppier overall than I expected. Will revisit with more time.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

Clapton

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Mother's Lament might be the best song ever.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Good album. A few standouts and a bunch of kind of “generic” psych-rock songs (that were probably no generic at all at the time).

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Sunshine of your love is just iconic

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

Pretty decent Beatles-esque psychedelic rock.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

They 're good moments are very good, but feel there's too much filler in their work.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Brilliant guitar. Blues is lit.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Best Cream album.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Iconic 60s psychodelic rock.. Several very recognizable tracks like Sunshine Of Your Love.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

Love me some cream.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Sue says her baby-sitter used to play this record for her. It's hard to just listen to it, without factoring in who the band members were, what they went on to become, and the influence this music had on the stuff that followed. It's at the crossroads of blues rock, psychedelic rock and hard rock. Letting Ginger Baker sing wasn't the greatest idea the ever had.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Great album! Wish there was a .5 option, because I would rate it 4.5, but I'm rounding down here. Also -i rated Springsteens "Born to Run" album a three before I figured out "comments first, stars second". That album probably a 3.5+, but my college roomate played it about 2042 times, so...

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

I thought this was an incredibly fun album and I want to go back and listen to it again (so a 4 star by my scale). Good music, good messages, good album.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

Lots of 5s on this album. It feels like I’m waking with wine/drug hangover in a plush-paisley covered British mansion converted into an artists commune. The music songs to me like the bong smoking caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, self assured, ironic and a little fucked up. Clapton kills it with the crazy wawa psych distorted killer riffs. Ginger baker is just banging around on the drums, getting ginger-tribal, heroine making him a stiff armed and a bit loose with the beat. Pretty great album, really nailed down psych and set the stage for garage and metal. But some of the songs feel a bit loose, one sounds like the proto version of white room. I’m so close to a 5, but I’m giving it a 4.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

not as good as when i was 15. felt very dated, but i remembered why i loved Cream. loads of wah, heavy drumming, and jack bruces psychadelic lyrics. it's got to be one of the best examples of mid/late 60 hard rock

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Het album klinkt minder chaotisch dan de hoes, en dat is een goed ding! Heb van dit album genoten, en zou het wel nog eens willen beluisteren.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

SWLABR is a banger

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Strong start to the record

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

Brilliant Album! Very tasteful elements in the songs and timbre of the instruments/vocals. Everything is quite balanced and it feels really pleasant for me.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Nice have some of the songs liked

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

Solid rock album with a handful of great tunes (barring the album closer). Best track: Sunshine of Your Love

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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

Great example of 60s British blues explosion meets late 60s psychedelia. Great musicians. Half the album is Must Hear. A few fillers!

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Oh wow. I thought Cream only had one album that was called Cream. It turns out that was "Best of Cream." Anyways, this album has a lot of songs from that best of, which suggests it is one of their best albums. The best of really picked the best songs off this album. The classics like sunshine, brave ulysses, and SWLABR make this album a legend. There are a few songs that keep this one from being 5 stars. Blue condition, written by the drummer, is just bad. They must have given this to the drummer to make him happy. Jeesh it is a stinker. we're going wrong is also terrible. It should have just been a drum solo. Oversinging is what it sounds like. The drums are the only standout on that song. Definitely give the whole album a listen, then get the best of.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

One of the original "super groups" that really flexes their musicianship across this album. Everything is on point, and it is easy to see why they made such an impact.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

Sunshine of your love é a melhor. Strange Brew e Take it back são boas também

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

pretty good

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

First half was siiiick

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

yes

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Thu May 13 2021
4

absolutely loved it. great psychedelic tunes on this one!!!!!

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Great classic album.

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Sun Jun 27 2021
4

sunshine of your love is a classic

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Great album

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Fri May 07 2021
4

I recognised some songs from this! Shout out to Sunshine of your Love

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Tue May 18 2021
4

solid classic rock joint. not life-altering but super enjoyable!

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Psychedelic Rock for the ages

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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

Another great classic rock album, you can't get much better than this.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Strong start, strange ending. LIked about 5/10 so cant rate as highly as id like to. i want to put 3.75 but im rounding up

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Sat Jul 24 2021
4

Three musical virtuosos in one band, tearing it up. Ginger Baker particularly shines, and it's hard to deny the brilliance of a young Eric Clapton here. Incredible album.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

Recognized songs: Sunshine of you love

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

very bluesy rock, a prototype for loads of 90s garage bands. really enjoyed it

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Wed Aug 11 2021
4

Pretty good psychedelia. I like the witch rock elements especially.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

Two fantastic tracks ; Strange Brew and Sunshine of Your Love. I love Cream but even so I can only give 4*

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

Some “same soundy” songs compared to other albums and even songs on the same album, but the songs are really good

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Sat Sep 11 2021
4

Bad ass rock blues album. Clapton has a very distinct tone, and I dig it. The album is a bit repetitive though.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

I like Cream. The two firsts songs are the bests.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Awesome! Need more dope Clapton rifts and more songs

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

3.5, one great song, a couple of good songs and loads of good blues guitar.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

A terrific album with awesome sound. It provided a really interesting atmosphere and its definitely worth a relisten.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

I always thought "Sunshine Of Your Love" was a Hendrix jam, but after reading that Cream went to a Hendrix show and they came up with the song after... it makes sense. It's a bit hard for me to separate Eric Clapton, who I used to like a lot when I was younger, from the music. Between Clapton's "Keep Britain White" outburst and his most recent anti-lockdown songs (yes plural) "Stand and Deliver" and "This Has Gotta Stop" ... really? Hard to even utter anything positive. Objectively, this is a good album and one of Cream's best.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

This may be the only band I actually like that Eric Clapton was in. And that is mostly due to the rhythm section if Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

I was ready to give this 5 stars after the first three songs, but as the album went on a few of them let me down. What a classic, defining sound though!

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

Fresh at the time; still fresh today

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

No geral um bom álbum, muito típico da época. O álbum começa bem e mantém se bom durante toda sua sequência sendo que as músicas finais fraquejam um bocado. Nota:7/10

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

Like it but don’t love it. Good but not great. Can be spoken of in the same conversation as The Beatles and Hendrix but not quite up to that standard

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

I like the well-known songs but the rest is kinda boring. 7/10

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

8/10. I didn’t love all of this and the vocals were weak at times, but overall a great psychedelic album w some standout tracks

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

nice

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Another psychedelic romp, powered by great writing and guitar. Don't forget "Tales of Brave Ulysses"

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

Predivan album i sve vezano za njega

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

nope

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Really good album. Great guitar work. Good writing.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

Great album. Not quite a 5 star album for me bit it's still a total blast. Bonus points for being just a little over 30 minutes. I like records that don't plod on.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

Ginger Baker = GOAT Eric Clapton = GOD Jack Bruce = DADDY

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

Who let Eric Clapton sing? Who let Ginger Baker sing?? There's some proper ballast filling this out, but the best stuff - 'Strange Brew', 'SWLABR', 'Sunshine...' - is simply immense. Anyway, happy new year and fuck that racist dickhead Clapton.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

'Sunshine of Your Love' is such an incredible song, but the rest of this album is well worth a listen. Clapton's guitar work is legendary.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

Great Songs liked the vibe a lot

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

Pues por 1o2 rolas nomás

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

A great album to vibe to. Sunshine of Your Love is a true banger and is bolstered by a solid album.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

Solid

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

This album is an old friend. Cream was a 60s super group that produced some great music. Strange Brew, Tales of Brave Ulysses, and Sunshine of Your Love were big hits and are standouts on the album. There's a lot of good music here,

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

The mono mix is probably better. 3.5

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Really good, with some awesome songs. I really love the Tale of Brave Ulysses, and the album has a very consistent flow and theme.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Not the first time I've listened to this album, but it's not one I'd revisit by myself. It's good, but I don't think it's as good as it's made out to be. In particular, too many of the tracks just don't sound like they're going anywhere. Being a showcase for instrumental talent is just not enough when songwriting is this loose. Also I generally prefer the bluesy side of Eric Clapton over his psychedelic rock side. All of that said, it's still a good album.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Some good old-fashioned 60s psychedelic rock. Eric Clapton sounds amazing.

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Sat Feb 12 2022
4

Like, sunshine of your love is omniscient but I’ve never heard the full album, this was good!

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

I like this album a lot but always felt it was sort of two separate albums in one. One is a really good blue album, the other is a really good psychedelic album. Somehow it works together, but it's not perfect.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Had only heard 'Sunshine of Your Love' before this album. I enjoyed the different styles of song.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

Really should be a 4.5 stars. Some of the best Brit Rock songs done in the late 60s.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Amazing 60s rock album

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Plenty groovy but doesn't rock as hard as I remember.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Would have got 4.5 if I was allowed. Tales of Brave Ulysses is amazing.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Good album, with the sound of the 60's. I really enjoy this album. Sometimes a little bit linear but in general great.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Классный блюз-рок

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

Classic psych rock that feels timeless. Sunshine of Your Love is just an all-time great song. Clapton is a major POS but his guitarwork here is legendary.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

I was prepared to dismiss this album as aelf-indulgent over-rared shifted, but it's not. ( ok maybe We're Going Wrong is that, but...). Most of the deep cuts are pretty damn good; World of Pain, Dance The Night Away and Blue Condition which has an almost indie-rock feel are three fine songs that make up the middle section. All the songs are short so they don't wear out their welcome. I really enjoyed this albu, much more than I thought I would. 4.5 🌟

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

Vinyle

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

I liked it

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

Supergroup, good album, average title, poor last track.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

There were just a few odd ones in here that felt off thematically with the other instrumental. But sunshine of your love is one of the best songs ever

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Sat Mar 12 2022
4

7/10 but I wouldnt go back to most of this album

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

Really good album, a revisit for sure!

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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

Overlooking for a moment the fact that Eric Clapton is an absolute shit stain of a human (so is Morrissey, and I love the Smiths), this is a classic album and it is not just ANY rock album. It straight up SHREDS. I don't usually love straight-hitting, 4/4 rock, but there's just enough creativity and killer guitar licks in this collection to elevate the experience. Every few measures there's something unpredictable to keep your ear on the hook. And compositionally, they know what works and continue the part that you keep anticipating. Take, for instance, the famous opening lick in "Sunshine of Your Love". That's the kind of sound that serves the purpose of a hook in a rap song: it's the part that cements the entire song structure in your head. It's the crazy glue, the mortar that holds the bricks of composition together. Considering the album was SO fucking long (I opted for the deluxe), it mostly didn't lose my interest which says a lot. A strong four stars. I'd say five but there are a few skips on here for me.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Very good

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Sun Apr 17 2022
4

Interesting and pleasant listen.

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Very good, of perhaps a bit self indulgent at points. Works well as a full album, with sunshine of your love and strange brew as clear stand out tracks.

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Sat May 07 2022
4

já conhecia o sunshine of your love, Classico cheio de memories de pequeno em palco. gostei, 7/10

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Tue May 17 2022
4

Some amazing stuff and some that isn't as great, but fun all the way through.

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Tue May 24 2022
4

4/5. Nice n psychedelic rock music. Earned it’s rep

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Sat May 28 2022
4

It's challenging my attention span to listen to a whole album, so I'm glad I'm doing this. Only heard the two singles from this one, real fun album. I like the the British blues thing when it's mixed with psychedelic and even a little Beatles or Kinks-sounding stuff. Fun record to travel through Kansas with. Added a nice trippy vibe.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

First wave rock classic right here. Strong album all the way through. Sunshine, Strange Brew, Tales of Ulysses. Beauty.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
4

Best thing Clapton did

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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

guitar last song what

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

Such a fantastic album that really showcases how music went from short pop songs to more instrument focused jam songs

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

Peak Cream, I think, unless you prefer the bluesier stuff to the psychedelic, which I definitely don’t. Another one I knew pretty well note for note, despite not having listened to it for years. In my youth I owned it, one of my beloved cheap department store cassettes, and played it a ton. It actually holds up pretty well, although like a lot of this era a lot of the lyrical sensibility comes of as an odd mix of mawkish and ostentatious.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

Lisergico, bello

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

What a distinctive guitar tone these guys have. I could only term it ‘plastic guitar’ superlatively overdriven smooth blues. Most of the songs on this album can be taken as seriously good tracks apart from the final track (mothers lament), which did make me laugh, as I remember being sing it as a kid. Though the guitars are wonderful, I find the vocals a bit weak and characterless though. Still a very good album though.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

I thought it was a great album just not my favourite genre. I thoroughly enjoyed at least 5 songs! But it was a good listen straight through.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

je pensais mettre un 4 et je mets un 4

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Une franche réussite

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

Barreja màgica de rock, blues, psicodèlia... Per part de tres mestres de la música i en un dels contextes històrics ideals. Triomf assegurat. Temes com 'Strange Brew', 'Tales of Brave Ulysses', 'Sunshine of Your Love'... són tan bons que és difícil de creure. Molt molt a prop de les 5 estrelles

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Sat Aug 06 2022
4

This rocks!

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Awesome, some good hardrock classics. So much excellent music in the late sixties, it all kind of runs together.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

So, the album is fairly funky so far. Surprised, solely because I didn’t realize it would sound like this (I am basing my knowledge of Cream on one of their songs). I recognize Sunshine Of Your Love, but had no idea this was the title of it or a song of Cream’s.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
4

Disraeli rocks. Some of the best 60s psychedelic rock I've heard so far and that's a big compliment because Jesus Christ, there's a lot of that on this list. "Sunshine Of Your Love" is an undisputed classic, same with "Strange Brew". The second half is a bit weaker and "Mother's Lament" is completely pointless, but still a very solid record over all. Obligatory "Fuck Eric Clapton" though.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

Great collection of songs! “Strange Brew” is of course outstanding!

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Loved it. Sounds a bit trite to old ears

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

Love the funk so far. Gives me good vibes, would love to listen for an occasional bake session. Kind of makes me want to dance. Love the main vocalists.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

I definitely liked this more than I thought that I would. The first few tracks had me loving the album, then it calmed a bit, but I still really enjoyed it all!

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

A clear classic! It's still not my own favorite, but I get this one.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Just some good old blues, Clapton is pretty good. The song in the British voices was funny

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Very good songs and perfectly executed.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

There are some great songs in here

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

похоже на Боуи

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

Okay

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

great sound, solos, etc. favorite songs: sunshine of your love world of pain take it back least favorite: blue condition

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Didn’t listen to the whole thing- little long but some goodies

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Solid listen, very up my street.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Classic rock which dips into some bluesy stuff, cream is fun. Sunshine of your Love is such a quintessential riffy rock song. Mother's Lament gave me a smile.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Great album! Love the music. This is the first time I've felt like an audiophile snob, but the mix sucks. There's no bass to speak of. Sounds weird and flat.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Tough one. You totally hear the influence and mastery of psychedelic rock in this album right away in Strange Brew and Sunshine of Your Love, but also in those two's b-sides - Tales of Brave Ulysses and SWLABR. Those are 4 incredible tracks, the latter two just as good as the former big hits. Heavy is a good word to describe them - full of sound, especially a bluesy overlay. Outside Woman Blues and Take it Back also have a great blues sound. After that I'm a bit split on the rest. We're Going Wrong feels like a slow trudge, but I guess still psychedelic. World of Pain and Dance the Night Away aren't bad but I think they're better when following the first two hits than listening to them on their own. Ginger Baker should not be allowed to sing - Blue Condition is tough to listen to (almost downright awful) and Mother's Lament is just so weird. The latter I'm actually intrigued by and don't totally mind because it sounds like they're taking the piss out of someone or thing - I just wish I knew more about the context.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Cream is probably my favorite group Clapton was in. But for Jack Bruce, I felt it held him back. Clapton needed the other bandmates, but they really didn't need him. Their solo output could develop well. And yet HIS is the name people know. Go figure. The biggest problem with Cream is their sound. If they had a better producer, their sound could have developed more. When you listen to "Strange Brew" or "Sunshine Of Your Love," the music is really stuck in the time. Whereas Zeppelin's music really transcends the 70s. I always wonder if they got Jimmy Page or someone as good as a producer what Cream's sound would have been. Songs like "World Of Pain" and "Strange Brew," the guitar, bass and drums are struggling to be in the foreground. It makes it difficult to imagine what they were like live until we got the live albums, whrre they took some of these pieces and stretched them out a good 10 minutes long. Even with their most well-known song on here, this is still not where they peak for me. It had to be "Wheels of Fire" they really go for a lot of range in that album. Here, there is also a lot of imagery in the lyrics with little meaning. "SWLABR," for example, or "She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow." ........ WTH is that all about? I have heard that song a number of times and I still don't know. And that last song "Mother's Lament" could have been completely taken off. Funny only gets you so far. So as much as I love the band, it is not their best. So 4 stars from me.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Great album! Some really nice 60's psych rock that is very clearly influential in that music sceene. Reminds me of bands like 13th floor elevator and Quicksilver messenger service. Right up my ally. My favoytite tracks after the first listen through are Strange Brew, SWLABR, and Tales Of Brave Ulysses. Id give it a 7/10

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

A nice listening. The song I liked the most is Dance the night away. Some songs didn't catch me that much but I liked the album.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

This album shows how versatile the guitar can be. It’s not always in the forefront, but when it is, it soars. It plays off the bass so well to create just enough dissonance to notice that they’re playing two separate, beautifully melded lines. It’s always easy to hear the contributions of each, individual instrument, something that can be quite difficult when instruments are electrified. While I found some of the vocal performances lacking, overall, it’s a beautiful album. Standout songs are SWLABR and The Tales of Brave Ulysses. Also a shoutout to Sunshine of Your Love for being incredible, but I prefer the other two.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

Here's a big one! Knew this would be on here, just a matter of time. Excellent entry right at the juncture of "heavy metal" as it was once called and psych rock. These guys had hard rock riffs and most likely a lot of drugs. "Sunshine of Your Love" is a Guitar Hero staple, and it's also just a hell of a jam. That's how I'd describe the whole album, a hell of a jam. Clapton may have become a real dork but he was involved in something great here. Also special shout out to "Mother's Lament" for sounding like some lads stumbling home from a pub in the middle of the night, love that feel. Favorite tracks: Sunshine of Your Love, Strange Brew, Tales of Brave Ulysses, We're Going Wrong, Mother's Lament. Album cover: Absolutely adore the color on display. Perfectly psychedelic to match the music. Just so vibrant and detailed, I can't look away. 4.5/5

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Classic classic rock album

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Undoubtedly influential, but not necessarily an incredible album. I enjoyed the somewhat minimalist, psychedelic rock sound, and the peaks when they would go harder than usual. Those moments were few and far in between though, since most of this record was unfortunately so-so and to be honest, a bit lazy sounding. That said, the peaks are real peaks and you can't deny the influence. Loved tracks like Sunshine of your Love (obviously) World of Pain, SWLABR, and Outside Woman Blues. On a slightly related note, shame that the last surviving member of this trio went on to become an anti-vaxxer while playing cat and mouse with COVID-19. Eew.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

This is pretty tight. Not as good as their live jams but still groovy

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Dit is top, claptonhype

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Disraeli Gears has some very epic and timeless examples of psychedelic rock nestled within its tracks. Also included toward the end of the album is some heavier blues rock, and even what seems to amount to a sea shanty. The blues rock sound was not a surprise, as Clapton would eventually become pretty well known for this sound. That said, I'm glad this album was heavier on the psychedelia (without letting it overrun the album) and lighter on the blues, but honestly it could have been even lighter on the blues for me. Cream clearly found success in a certain sound, as the song Tales of Brave Ulysses and White Room (not on this album) have almost the exact same chord progression. Both of these would become two of their greater hits. When this album slaps for me, it REALLY slaps, so while the rating probably falls somewhere between a 3.5 to 4, I'm going to go ahead and bump it to a 4.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

What you get when you mix three of the best musicians* with their respective instruments together, and throw in a whole lot of drugs. That is to say, a rock/blues classic. * I’m trying to write this without passing judgement on Clapton as a person.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Point off for Clapton being Clapton, but this is a classic.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

Kinda liked this album

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Sat Nov 05 2022
4

Pretty good album, enjoyed the psychedelic guitar riffs and lyrics

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