Eric Clapton’s Clapton (2010) – NO
(September 27, 2010)
For the fogey-at-heart, Clapton is a trip down Memory Lane with a set of covers recorded on high quality modern doohickeys; for anyone searching for a creative pulse, turn your interests elsewhere — this is a Clapton who has yet to regain what was lost post-Reptile.
(And, for the record, I may dry heave if I read one more review praising the overplayed ho-hum predictability of “Diamonds Made From Rain” and “Autumn Leaves.”)
(P.S. I considered simply writing: “Clapton: the brilliantly original title says it all,” but I wouldn’t want to be harsh.)
Top Two Tracks:
If I had to choose, “Everything Will Be Alright” & “Hard Time Blues”