Clapton Eric Clapton, the guitarist formerly known as "God," seemingly can't make an album without revisiting a few blues standbys and checking in with his muse… Clapton Eric Clapton, the guitarist formerly known as "God," seemingly can't make an album without revisiting a few blues standbys and checking in with his muse… 2010-09-28 Eric Clapton Blues
Music Review

Clapton (2010)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Sep 28, 2010; Lead Performance: Eric Clapton; Genre: Blues

Eric Clapton, the guitarist formerly known as ''God,'' seemingly can't make an album without revisiting a few blues standbys and checking in with his muse JJ Cale. But Clapton, his latest trip into mellowness is sleepier than usual, as he dabbles in gospel, Dixieland, and even a little Irving Berlin. Tasteful guitar solos put the focus on his relaxed vocals, and he dons his Rod Stewart dinner jacket for ''Autumn Leaves.'' Guess even God needs a nap once in a while. C

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Originally posted Sep 22, 2010 Published in issue #1122 Oct 01, 2010 Order article reprints
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