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Album Spotlight: JJ Cale & Eric Clapton's The Road to Escondido

Having just yanked The Road to Escondido off my shelf, I am once again reminded that it was one of the best albums of the 2000s, the dreck-filled muck of a decade that it was.

Undoubtedly, "Danger" is wonderfully catchy track that introduces the listener, in a sort of cool groove, to the album. It has been my experience that the trend is for artists to open an album or a concert with an unnecessarily messy short and fast track, or otherwise some sort of skit or sound effects. I find this idea abysmal. Practitioners of this strategy should look to "Danger" for a clearly preferable alternative.


Throughout this song and throughout the album, the listener will be treated to beautiful electric guitar work. I am not the biggest Clapton fan, but The Road to Escondido is simply a joy: Fun and memorable music in the way it ought to be played. Buy this record rather than waiting for the music industry to defecate more canned drums and Katy Perry on you.

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