461 Ocean Boulevard (studio album) by Eric Clapton

461 Ocean Boulevard
461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,841st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 242 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1974 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (361st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,841st)
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Eric Clapton bestography

461 Ocean Boulevard is ranked 3rd best out of 51 albums by Eric Clapton on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Eric Clapton is Unplugged which is ranked number 1100 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,679.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 242 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.4.

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75/100
From 07/14/2020 20:04
Slow hand. Rating (77.00)
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From 10/24/2019 20:11
A near flawless album and his best solo effort period. He wanted to play with the Band, liked J.J. Cale's stuff and chose some excellent covers to come up with a master piece that I can listen to at any time. His live shows of that time were marred by heavy drinking, although some gems did surface, notably Long Beach, which should have turned "E.C. Was Here" into a double album culled exclusively from those two shows. There is always "Crossroads 2" and together with The Dominoes at Fillmore East and 461 Ocean Blvd stands high above Clapton's other work.
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85/100
From 01/16/2019 08:32
Classic album, legendary as his I-just-kicked-smack album, and is best understood with that context behind it. You can still hear JJ Cale's influence with that laid back cool feel, but it's also got some of the more rocking muscular blues that he would soon lose his feel for...and then recover...and then lose again...etc for his entire career. Amazing that he could make this and the complete junk that is There's One In Every Crowd just a few months apart.
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From 05/30/2016 11:02
461 Ocean Boulevard, has got to be the best Eric Clapton solo LP. It's a lovely laid back album, obviously heavily influenced by J.J. Cale, it features blues, reggae, and rock sounds amongst others. The traditional opener, motherless children, is probably the most rock based track, and that's followed by the beautiful, give me strength. Other highlights include, Willy and the hand jive, get ready, as well as the excellent, let it grow(still sounds like, stairway to heaven, to me), and the brilliant cover of Bob Marley's, I shot the sheriff, which was a No:1 hit for Clapton in the U.S. 461, is a great record, perfect for chilling out to.
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80/100
From 02/03/2015 22:18
Considered a bit of a comeback album of the time because he'd been out of the spotlight for a few years. It features some of his better known tunes in I Shot the Sheriff, Let it Grow, and Willie and the Hand Jive.
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From 02/01/2015 22:17
It just sounds like he has his mojo here.
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From 08/07/2014 13:06
The best of Clapton's solo works for a number of reasons. As a songwriter Clapton taps into his personal experiences (notably recovery from heroin addiction) to elicit genuine emotion. The selection of covers (notably I Shot the Sheriff and Willie and The Hand Jive) are brilliantly arranged and the band is SUPER tight.
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From 08/01/2014 14:41
A lot of well known Clapton song, some classics, some sort of bland. A songwriter album, not a guitar master album. Always liked Mainline Florida, though by no means a great song.
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65/100
From 11/17/2013 20:58
Bit disappointing given the man's talent - I sometimes wish there was a bit more variety in the production of Clapton's records its all a bit samey
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From 11/02/2013 06:22
The songs are weak and average
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
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9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
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