I cannot remember the last time I read a review of a newly released album. However, I used to read lots of reviews way back when.

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of reviews I read, only one sticks out in my memory, and it is, in my mind, the greatest album review ever written. I have no recollection of who wrote it or where I read it. But back in late 1978 Eric Clapton released an album titled Backless. Below is the complete text of the review I read of Backless.

“Spineless.”