Band of Joy 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… Band of Joy 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… 2010-09-14 Robert Plant Rock
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Band of Joy (2010)

Robert Plant | THE ONLY SOUND THAT MATTERS Robert Plant
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THE ONLY SOUND THAT MATTERS Robert Plant
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2010; Lead Performance: Robert Plant; Genre: Rock

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–

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

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Originally posted Sep 08, 2010 Published in issue #1120-1121 Sep 17, 2010 Order article reprints