Has stood the test of time
By old rock man
When this was released I loved it and couldn't figure out why the reviews were so so but figured lot's of people were still looking for a Slowhand 2 album and like there will never be another 461 there will never be another Slowhand.
Because of the commercial for some cell phone thingy "I've got a rock and roll heart" now cost a buck 29 but do yourself a favor and spend the 8 dollars and get the whole thing, you wont regret it.
Just My Favorites Please...........
I'm just a casual Clapton fan, as much of his stuff is too slow paced and bluesy for my tastes, but this album has stuck in my head over the years. For the most part, to really appreciate this album, you really need to be a hard core Clapton fan, in which case you probably have this album. As for me, having had it in the past on vinyl, most of the tracks have worn on me and I came back only for my favorites which are; Ain't Goin Down, Slow Down Linda and The Shape You're In.
By sammie 71
This disc has always perplexed me. It is one of his better albums, all the songs are good, Clapton in his groove, yet it didn't sell well, (mtv era?), and are any of these songs on any of his live recordings? Nevertheless, if you are a Clapton fan and haven't heard it, it is well worth the money to have Money and Cigarettes in your collection.
2 out of 10 ain't too bad
By Three Stars Hank
Money and Cigarettes is not one of my favorite EC albums (Slowhand, 461 Ocean Blvd. are 1 and 2). However, after a few listens, this disc kinda grows on you. As far as commercial hits go, I'd rank Ain't Going Down and I've Got a Rock 'N' Roll Heart in my Top 20 Clapton songs. The guitar on Ain't Going Down is underrated, and the pace of I've Got a Rock 'N' Roll Heart is near perfect in terms of song as a whole. So which 18 others would be on my "commercial" Top 20? Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Promises, Cocaine, Tears In Heaven, I Can't Stand It, I Shot The Sheriff, Willie and the Hand Jive, After Midnight, She's Waiting, Forever Man, Lay Down Sally, Let It Rain, Let It Grow, My Father Eyes, Pretending, Tulsa Time, and No Alibis. Not necessarily in that order. And these are solo career only. That's all I got.