The Archive

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

#3 Favorite Album

Cosmo's Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival

By including CCR, we end the streak of solo artists, and of long careers. Underrated today, when The Beatles broke up, CCR was the most popular band in the world. They enjoyed an astoundingly prolific period from 1969-1971, releasing five albums. Cosmo's Factory was the best of these, although every single album from Bayou Country through Pendulum is terrific. “Up Around the Bend” is probably my favorite CCR single. I am also mostly alone in my enjoyment of the bookends of this album.

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