Reptile

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  • Summary: This new 14-track set from Eric Clapton features a mix of originals and covers (including songs by Stevie Wonder and James Taylor).
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  1. 80
    As a slice of rootsy blues, it works nicely.
  2. Reptile shows the guitar legend continuing to explore classic blues-derived sounds with palpable sincerity and conviction.
  3. A smooth and engaging affair, with consistently strong singing and playing from Clapton.
  4. With guitars down in the mix (when they aren't unplugged altogether), Clapton's ever-evolving voice is the real centerpiece.
  5. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with this album - just the airbrushed production of tracks like James Taylor's 'Don't Let Me Be Lonely' robs them of any true grit and soul they might have had. And that, in a nutshell, is the problem afflicting Clapton at the moment, making for yet another average album to add to the list.
  6. It's that sense of doing just enough but no more that permeates this album, at times rendering it laid back to the point of disengaged.
  7. But at heart, Reptile is yet another version of the tepid corporate rock records Clapton's been making ever since 1974's bestselling 461 Ocean Boulevard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. theresao
    May 6, 2005
    10
    best of the recent albums.
  2. FlorianD.
    Sep 24, 2001
    10
    Great marvelous bravo Eric you always astonish me.
  3. terrib
    Apr 30, 2005
    10
    Very well done, as all others.
  4. RonS.
    May 24, 2001
    8
    Sticking to his roots once again and choosing songs that show his intergity to the styles that have carried him through joyful and hardtimes. Sticking to his roots once again and choosing songs that show his intergity to the styles that have carried him through joyful and hardtimes. This album is a masterpiece! Clapton's vocals are prime here. In concert he will shine. Expand
  5. peters
    Oct 14, 2006
    8
    A bit slick, but that's Clapton since 30 years. Makes me want to play guitar myself again, which should be a plus!

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