Released: Jan 1966
Label: Universal Motown Records Group
Worth hearing just for the few opening moments of "I Feel Free," Cream's debut is their most pop-oriented. You can pin that on Jack Bruce, whose forest-friendly psychedelic songs amble by with more than a whiff of incense and herbs. Clapton doesn't shine his hardest on this album, but the same can't be said for Ginger Baker, whose "Toad" is tour de caveman force.