500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Cream, 'Wheels of Fire'

205. Cream, 'Wheels of Fire'

Polydor, 1968

Half studio album, half live album, Wheels of Fire not only has the definitive Cream tune – "White Room" – but it is also incontrovertible proof of Eric Clapton's interpretive mastery. "Crossroads," a live reworking of Robert Johnson's haunted blues classic, features one of the most blazing guitar solos ever recorded.

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