500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Eric Clapton, '461 Ocean Boulevard'
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411. Eric Clapton, '461 Ocean Boulevard'

RSO, 1974

Clapton returned from heroin addiction with a disc of mellow, springy grooves minus guitar histrionics. He paid tribute to Robert Johnson and Elmore James, but his cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" became his first Number One hit.

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