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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand


$15.00 Released October, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Seamless pairing of bluegrass and metal in a way that makes them seem like they are supposed to go together. Often unpredictable, with many unique songs. Voices tend to blend together in ways that makes them sound like one.

The Cons:Album tends to feel subdued as a whole, as if it is holding back. Lacks a single break-out rock song, the upbeat music refrains from being energetic. Difficult for some fans to get past Robert Plant's Led Zeppelin history - this is nothing like that, may seem like a dissapointment.

Consisting mostly of sagely chosen cover tunes, the album finds Plant and Krauss bringing their warm-but-eerie harmonies to everything from Townes Van Zandt's nihilistic folk poetry ("Nothin'") to the crumbled beauty of latter-day Tom Waits ("Trampled Rose").

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Determined not to rest on their laurels or cater to expectations, the 59-year-old icon and his junior partner craft a subtle and intriguing sound built on their shared love of folk forms and gift for interpretation, bringing to light esoteric gems by late Byrds visionary Gene Clark and the Everly Brothers along the way as well.

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    seamless pairing of bluegrass and metal in a way that makes them seem like they are supposed to go together

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    often unpredictable, with many unique songs

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    voices tend to blend together in ways that makes them sound like one

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    many songs have a "casual but haunting" feel, relaxed but rich at the same time

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    album tends to feel subdued as a whole, as if it is holding back

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    lacks a single break-out rock song, the upbeat music refrains from being energetic

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    difficult for some fans to get past Robert Plant's Led Zeppelin history - this is nothing like that, may seem like a dissapointment

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Whipdaddy
Whipdaddy: #robert_plant_alison_krauss_raising_sand You really have to be in a relaxing & chill mood to fully appreciate and enjoy this beautiful collaboration between Led Zeppelin front man and Nashville's hypnotic song whisperer. Jan 18, 08
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