461 Ocean Boulevard (studio album) by Eric Clapton

461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 2,319th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 284 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1974 (39th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (445th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,319th)
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Eric Clapton bestography

461 Ocean Boulevard is ranked 3rd best out of 59 albums by Eric Clapton on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Eric Clapton is Unplugged which is ranked number 1522 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,137.

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77/100 (from 284 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.7/100, a mean average of 76.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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80/100
From 05/02/2023 22:09
Grande musicalidade, mas suga bastante de outros artistas, principalmente negros.
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From 12/09/2021 16:05
461 Ocean Boulevard:
When an album is evaluated eg reviewed, it is sometimes a difficult task, because it is usually a subjective task and tastes differ.
TO make it easier I like to test it here. There are at least 9 technical/artistical matters to take into account
1) Production quality: Mixing, instrumentation, recording etc = 90
2) Musicianship, quality of musicians = 100
3) Track order and amount of fillers = 75
4) Genre, feel, and continuity consistency = 90
5) Song & arrangement quality = 75
6) How unique, original or groundbreaking this album is =65
7) Relation of the album to artists´' other production = 88
8) Relation to contemporary music (avantgarde or dated) = 60
9) Entertainment/accessibility value = 80
10) Cover = 70
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85/100
From 08/03/2021 12:10
really liked this. jive, reggae blues, country and western, pop. quite a mix
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From 03/21/2021 21:37
Comparable to his debut album where there are stone cold classics such as I Shot the Sheriff & Let It Grow but the rest is a bit bland although better this time with good vibes throughout. I don’t think this is his best solo album that for me is Slowhand.
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70/100
From 12/22/2020 05:21
Cover material for Clapton's comeback!

Some of it is great, much of it - not so much. There are great tunes within, though - Please Be With Me & I Shot The Sheriff are notable. If you're a collector of Clapton and appreciate his cover songs, definitely get this LP.
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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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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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90/100
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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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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