Blues Breakers (studio album) by John Mayall & Eric Clapton

Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 1,451st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 257 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 1960s (149th)
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80/100 (from 257 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.7/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.4.

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90/100
From 11/26/2021 20:02
Very a great album to begin your blues digging. The songs have not much originality, but with capable musicians this is enjoyable.
Highlights where EC shows his ability shred.
- Have you heard!
- Stepping Out
- Key to love
- Hideaway
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85/100
From 07/08/2021 13:46
Puta bluseira!
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From 01/31/2021 17:17
not for me. nope
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From 01/22/2021 21:07
One of the best blues records I've ever heard
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80/100
From 01/21/2021 22:40
This is where Les-Paul-into-a-Marshall-amp begins, with Clapton playing louder in the studio than anyone had ever heard, bleeding on to all the other tracks and causing all sorts of problems for the recording engineers. It's about that sweet but stinging tone, and all those Freddy King-influenced licks. At this particular moment, before Hendrix, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Roy Buchanan and a lot of others had emerged onto the scene, it's Clapton, Michael Bloomfield, and maybe Jeff Beck (but he struggled to find the right setting) as the best guitarists in the white pop world, and it's this album, nothing he did before, that put Clapton there.

Clapton's best stuff is only on six or so tracks; the rest of the time I'm sort of waiting for him to bring that tone back to the front. There are a couple of the cornball covers (What'd I Say with a so-so drum solo, the inevitable Mose Allison tune) that Brit blues guys hadn't yet gotten past. I can see why it might be a bit underwhelming for people who aren't deep into the guitar history of it all, but that Les Paul through a 45-watt Marshall 2 x 12...that's the stuff.
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From 01/09/2021 17:33
Pretty standard blues rock album with a great cover of what’d I say and amazing musicianship all around.
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From 12/19/2020 00:18
Beano! This iconic early British Blues album is exactly what you'd expect. Very cool to hear early Clapton and McVie doing their thing. I find Mayall's vocals hard to appreciate, frankly.

If you're a Clapton or Fleetwood Mac enthusiast, and/or love this shade of blues, definitely scoop this album up. If you're a take-it-or-leave-it British blues fan, this won't change your life.
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80/100
From 10/02/2020 13:29
I Get It!!!!! This was awesome! Rating (80.00)
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From 06/14/2020 21:10
Good blues album with Eric Clapton i appreciate it. For me grade A+ and i like it very smooth.
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From 06/08/2020 09:45
Love this album. So damn cool. Clapton may be the star but I love everyone's contributions here, and THAT'S why the album is great, not just because of Clapton.
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