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The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 3.3k votes 684 voters 21.9k views

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Eric Clapton is not only one of the greatest guitar players of all time, but is one of the greatest rock artists as well. List of the best Eric Clapton albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Eric Clapton discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Eric Clapton albums can be found at the top of the list. The legendary English blues guitarist played in bands like The Yardbirds and Cream, before he went solo in the '70s. This list focuses on that later period.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Eric Clapton singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Eric Clapton album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Eric Clapton album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Eric Clapton album of all time or the top Eric Clapton albums, this list will answer your questions. It includes albums like 461 Ocean Boulevard, Slowhand, and Behind the Sun. This list of popular Eric Clapton CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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  • 461 Ocean Boulevard1

    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerThomas J. Dowd

    TracksMotherless Children, Give Me Strength, I Can’t Hold Out

    Length (mins)00:43:40

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock, Soft rock

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  • From the Cradle2

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksDriftin', Third Degree, It Hurts Me Too

    Genres (Music)Blues, British blues, Electric blues, Soul blues

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  • Slowhand3
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    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerGlyn Johns

    TracksThe Core, Next Time You See Her, Wonderful Tonight

    Length (mins)00:39:15

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Journeyman4
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    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerRuss Titelman

    TracksBefore You Accuse Me, Breaking Point, Lead Me On

    Length (mins)00:57:00

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock

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  • Eric Clapton5
    112
    25

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksSlunky, Bad Boy, Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock, Rock and roll, Pop rock

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  • Unplugged6
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  • Me and Mr. Johnson7

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksKind Hearted Woman Blues, Stop Breakin' Down Blues, Love in Vain

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock, Blues

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  • Money and Cigarettes8

    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerThomas J. Dowd

    TracksThe Shape You’re In, Crazy Country Hop, Crosscut Saw

    Length (mins)00:37:30

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock

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  • Riding With the King9

    ArtistB.B. King, Eric Clapton

    TracksHold On I'm Coming, Ten Long Years, Help the Poor

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock

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  • There's One in Every Crowd10

    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerThomas J. Dowd

    TracksBetter Make It Through Today, The Sky Is Crying, Pretty Blue Eyes

    Length (mins)00:40:27

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock, Reggae

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  • Backless11
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    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerGlyn Johns

    TracksIf I Don't Be There by Morning, I'll Make Love to You Anytime, Promises

    Length (mins)00:40:16

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Rock and roll

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  • August12
    99
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    August

    1986

    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerPhil Collins, Thomas J. Dowd

    TracksBehind the Mask, Walk Away, Holy Mother

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Blues-rock, New Wave, Pop rock

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  • Clapton13
    63
    36

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksDon’t Know Why, Have You Ever Loved a Woman, Tell the Truth

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock, Blues

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  • Another Ticket14

    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerThomas J. Dowd

    TracksI Can't Stand It, Rita Mae, Black Rose

    Length (mins)00:38:47

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock

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  • The Road to Escondido15

    ArtistJ.J. Cale, Eric Clapton

    TracksWhen This War Is Over, Danger, Sporting Life Blues

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock, Blues, Tulsa Sound

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  • Behind the Sun16

    ArtistEric Clapton

    ProducerPhil Collins, Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker

    TracksNever Make You Cry, She's Waiting, It All Depends

    Length (mins)00:50:19

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Blues-rock

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  • No Reason to Cry17

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksInnocent Times, Double Trouble, County Jail Blues

    Length (mins)00:46:07

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Rock and roll

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  • Reptile18
    46
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    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksBelieve in Light, Son & Silvia, Come Back Baby

    Length (mins)01:08:20

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues

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  • The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale19

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksStarbound, I Got the Same Old Blues, Train to Nowhere

    Genres (Music)Blues rock

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  • I Still Do20
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  • Pilgrim21
    53
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    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksBorn in Time, Inside of Me, Fall Like Rain

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Blues

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  • Sessions for Robert J22

    ArtistEric Clapton

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  • Old Sock23
    24
    39

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksGotta Get Over, All of Me, Every Little Thing

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  • Rush24
    15
    28

    Rush

    1991
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  • Back Home25
    19
    35

    ArtistEric Clapton

    TracksHeaven, So Tired, I'm Going Left

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock

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