Back Home - Eric Clapton

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Heartfelt? Yes. But who would have ever thought Eric Clapton's music could become so disposable?
  2. 30
    A dozen songs of unremitting blandness by a man with absolutely nothing left to say. [Oct 2005, p.96]
  3. When he desists from inserting solos in the middle of otherwise palatable songs, his work can be engaging, even moving. [Oct 2005, p.115]
  4. 60
    Clapton's playing is still fluid. [Oct 2005, p.98]
  5. Alas, if you're looking for Slowhand to ignite the pyrotechnics, forget it.
  6. [An] overblown and underwhelming batch of MOR gruel. [2 Sep 2005, p.81]
  7. Back Home embodies the featureless, sickeningly pleasant sounds piped unmercifully into department-store elevators. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.121]
  8. Yet heartfelt as his sentiments may be, the songs are a letdown: there's neither angst nor exaltation, just tidiness. [29 Aug 2005]
  9. Clapton's vocals here extend the feeling of renewed energy and direction he revealed on the Robert Johnson album, exhibiting gospel fervor and silky soulfulness throughout. [4 Sep 2005]
  10. A couple of indiscretions taint the disc, but hey, nobody's perfect.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. Aug 31, 2012
    C'est un très bon album. Des bonnes compositions comme So tired, Say what you will, Revolution et des chansons plus douces comme Run home to me ou Back home. Une reprise sympathique de Loves comes to everyone de son ami Georges Harrison. Pour moi le point culminant de l'album c'est la magnifique reprise de Love don't love nobody, je l'écoute en boucle. Sur cet album Eric Clapton est bien accompagné : Steve Winwood, John Mayer, Billy Preston, Vince Gill, Robert Randolph, etc Full Review »