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The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.7k votes 610 voters 20.9k views

List Rules This 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 Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1974); Tracks: Motherless Children, Give Me Strength & I Can’t Hold Out

Producer: Thomas J. Dowd

Length (mins): 00:43:40

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

2
Slowhand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1977); Tracks: The Core, Next Time You See Her & Wonderful Tonight

Producer: Glyn Johns

Length (mins): 00:39:15

Genres (Music): Rock music

3
Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
4
From the Cradle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1994); Tracks: Driftin', Third Degree & It Hurts Me Too

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

5
Journeyman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1989); Tracks: Before You Accuse Me, Breaking Point & Lead Me On

Producer: Russ Titelman

Length (mins): 00:57:00

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock

6
Money and Cigarettes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1983); Tracks: The Shape You’re In, Crazy Country Hop & Crosscut Saw

Producer: Thomas J. Dowd

Length (mins): 00:37:30

Genres (Music): Blues-rock

7
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1970); Tracks: Slunky, Bad Boy & Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me

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

8
August is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1986); Tracks: Behind the Mask, Walk Away & Holy Mother

Producer: Phil Collins, Thomas J. Dowd

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

9
There's One in Every Cro... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1975); Tracks: Better Make It Through Today, The Sky Is Crying & Pretty Blue Eyes

Producer: Thomas J. Dowd

Length (mins): 00:40:27

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Reggae

10
Backless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1978); Tracks: If I Don't Be There by Morning, I'll Make Love to You Anytime & Promises

Producer: Glyn Johns

Length (mins): 00:40:16

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

11
Riding With the King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By B.B. King and Eric Clapton (2000); Tracks: Hold On I'm Coming, Ten Long Years & Help the Poor

Genres (Music): Blues-rock

12
Me and Mr. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (2004); Tracks: Kind Hearted Woman Blues, Stop Breakin' Down Blues & Love in Vain

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Blues

13
Clapton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (2010); Tracks: Don’t Know Why, Have You Ever Loved a Woman & Tell the Truth

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

14
Behind the Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1985); Tracks: Never Make You Cry, She's Waiting & It All Depends

Producer: Phil Collins, Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker

Length (mins): 00:50:19

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

15
The Road to Escondido is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton (2006); Tracks: When This War Is Over, Danger & Sporting Life Blues

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

16
No Reason to Cry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1976); Tracks: Innocent Times, Double Trouble & County Jail Blues

Length (mins): 00:46:07

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

17
Another Ticket is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1981); Tracks: I Can't Stand It, Rita Mae & Black Rose

Producer: Thomas J. Dowd

Length (mins): 00:38:47

Genres (Music): Blues-rock

18
Sessions for Robert J is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
19
Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (1998); Tracks: Born in Time, Inside of Me & Fall Like Rain

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Blues

20
Reptile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (2001); Tracks: Believe in Light, Son & Silvia & Come Back Baby

Length (mins): 01:08:20

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues

21
The Breeze: An Appreciat... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (2014); Tracks: Starbound, I Got the Same Old Blues & Train to Nowhere

Genres (Music): Blues rock

22
I Still Do is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
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Back Home is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (2005); Tracks: Heaven, So Tired & I'm Going Left

Genres (Music): Blues-rock

24
Rush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
25
Old Sock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time
By Eric Clapton (2013); Tracks: Gotta Get Over, All of Me & Every Little Thing