500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Eric Clapton, 'Slowhand'
325/500

325. Eric Clapton, 'Slowhand'

RSO, 1977

"Slowhand" was the nickname given to Clapton by the Yardbirds' manager. On this quintessential album, he mixes candlelit love songs and guitar-hero riffs; "Cocaine" and "Wonderful Tonight" are the hits, but don't overlook "Next Time You See Her," a gentle melody loaded with a death threat to a lover's suitor.

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