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52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    [An] overblown and underwhelming batch of MOR gruel. [2 Sep 2005, p.81]
  2. Mojo
    60
    Clapton's playing is still fluid. [Oct 2005, p.98]
  3. Heartfelt? Yes. But who would have ever thought Eric Clapton's music could become so disposable?
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    When he desists from inserting solos in the middle of otherwise palatable songs, his work can be engaging, even moving. [Oct 2005, p.115]
  5. Alas, if you're looking for Slowhand to ignite the pyrotechnics, forget it.
  6. The New York Times
    40
    Yet heartfelt as his sentiments may be, the songs are a letdown: there's neither angst nor exaltation, just tidiness. [29 Aug 2005]
User Score
4.6

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
    9
    C'est un très bon album. Des bonnes compositions comme So tired, Say what you will, Revolution et des chansons plus douces comme RunC'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 »
  2. DanHW
    Mar 5, 2006
    6
    I would say Eric Clapton is my all time favourite artist, and definately my favourite blues musician along with John Lee Hooker, however, I I would say Eric Clapton is my all time favourite artist, and definately my favourite blues musician along with John Lee Hooker, however, I feel his new material on this album feeds too much from his domestic life. His previous work proves he has opinions. Maybe he's just running dry on things to say these days. Oh well. The guitar playing is still sharp, though. The only song I felt that stood out was "piece of my heart". It is the only song I will remember from this album in a years time. CLAPTON IS GOD *wee dog* Full Review »
  3. Frankie4Fingers
    Dec 6, 2005
    3
    Bought it knowing that he's been on the decline for years. Listened to first couple tracks. Baby noises as music? How precious. Tossed Bought it knowing that he's been on the decline for years. Listened to first couple tracks. Baby noises as music? How precious. Tossed it in the trash. Full Review »