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461 Ocean Boulevard (album) by Eric Clapton 

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461 Ocean Boulevard
461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton (1974)
Overall rank: 1,743rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 197 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1974 (35th)
Top albums of the 1970s (367th)
Best albums of all time (1,743rd)

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Eric Clapton bestography

461 Ocean Boulevard is ranked 3rd best out of 50 albums by Eric Clapton on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Eric Clapton is Unplugged which is ranked number 899 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,678.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 197 votes)
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75/100
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90/100
From garycottier 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 gtroda 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 junodog4 02/01/2015 22:17
It just sounds like he has his mojo here.
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95/100
From Decurso 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 dlemond 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 Willie24 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 Hayden 07/17/2011 19:18
Bit weak. Not bad though. Willie & The Hanjive is probably the best track.
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From Bork 07/12/2010 21:32
Clapton at his peak. Motherless Children and Willie and the Hand Jive stand out in a strong crowd.
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