Gregg Delman
Clark Collis
September 16, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Band of Joy

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Robert Plant
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

Robert Plant sounds vocally reenergized on this covers-heavy follow-up to his Grammy-winning Alison Krauss collaboration, Raising Sand. The CD sometimes resembles a Sand sequel (although Krauss doesn’t appear), particularly when Plant’s voice melds with Patty Griffin’s on the band Low’s ”Silver Rider.” Elsewhere, he summons up the spirit of Led Zeppelin III for ”Cindy I’ll Marry You Someday” and slinkily reshuffles Richard Thompson’s ”House of Cards.” A–

Download These:
Spare, haunting Silver Rider at amazon.com
Joyful Angel Dance at amazon.com

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