Album Reviews

Albums by Eric Clapton, Hurts, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Steve Mason, And So I Watch You From Afar, and Imagine Dragons.

17th March, 2013
Hurts: Exile (Major Label).

Eric Clapton: Old Sock (Bushbranch)

It's not the kind of title that would fill you with confidence and, sure enough, Eric Clapton's 20th album is a deadly dull run-through of superannuated standards that should have stayed un-covered. The likes of Goodnight Irene, All Of Me and Love Is Here To Stay are all cold-bloodedly murdered, with Clapton drenching half the album in Lilt-advert reggaefied rhythms. He's hired some of the best session players in the...

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