Clapton - Eric Clapton
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Consider Eric Clapton's 19th solo album a largely successful bid to be all things to all people, including himself.
  2. Eric Clapton has never sounded so relaxed on record, either as a singer - he is supple and casually authoritative, a far cry from the tentative lead vocalist of his earliest solo records - or a band leader, sounding at peace with his past yet harboring no desire to recycle it, even if he's reaching back far beyond the blues that initially sparked his interest in music.
  3. Clapton is both impulses in one record, for the first time: a serenely masterful engagement with roots--the guitarist co-wrote just one original--that is all over the place in repertoire yet devoutly grounded in its roaming.
  4. Clapton, his latest trip into mellowness is sleepier than usual, as he dabbles in gospel, Dixieland, and even a little Irving Berlin.
  5. The music throughout is sequenced brilliantly, with a cohesion that almost defies logic.
  6. Unfortunately, there are too many misfires here to make Clapton a standout album. You could, however, probably pare the disc down to a 40-minute LP for a memorable listen. It's a shame someone didn't think of that earlier.
  7. Clapton and Bramhall also have pulled off a minor miracle in assembling an ad hoc group that manages to sound like a blues band whose members have been absorbing one another's abilities to the point of musical osmosis.
  8. 80
    After all this time, Eric Clapton finally sounds at peace with himself; secure even. [Oct. 2010, p. 88]
  9. 60
    It's yielded his best solo album in years. Rather than home, it's actually a close-knit kind of jam session. [Oct 2010, p.96]
  10. Clapton sounds exactly like what it is: the work of a musically satisfied 65-year-old. [Nov. 2010, p. 106]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 31, 2012
    7
    Superbe album, la seule chose qui me déçoit, c'est la couverture. Rien que pour la magnifique chanson Diamonds made of rain l'album vaut le coup, j'écoute cette chanson en boucle. Full Review »