My favorite album of all time by my favorite band of all time, containing my favorite song of all time.
For me, Cosmo’s Factory is the cream of the crop. In addition to the six—yes, SIX—Billboard Top 10 hits on the record (“Travelin’ Band,” Who’ll Stop the Rain,” Up Around the Bend,” “Run Through the Jungle,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” and my afore-referenced all-time favorite, “Long As I Can See the Light”), Cosmo’s also sports the original rockabilly/progressive-ish rock hybrid “Ramble Tamble” and an 11-minute jam version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”
What else do I need to say? Cosmo’s is simply the best of the best.
I had quite a difficult time deciding between John Fogerty and The Beatles’ White Album for the #5 slot. Though Fogerty won out, if I had to choose only one of the two albums to listen to exclusively forever, I would sorely miss “Rocky Raccoon.”