Band of Joy - Robert Plant
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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
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  1. Sep 26, 2010
    9
    Extending the vibe of his last recording with Alison Krauss on "Raising Sand", Band of Joy is a fluid, if unusual, synthesis of rock and bluegrass. Accompanied by an especially talented group of musicians including Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott and Patty Griffin this effort has all the hallmarks of Plant's previous solo recordings but still sounds fresh and new. Even at 62, Plant isn't afraid to explore new horizons. Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    80
    While touching upon Led Zep's more pastoral moments and Raising Sand's rootsy variety, Robert avoids rehashing his former glories.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    40
    Without co-star Alison Krauss or marquee Texan producer T Bone Burnett, Robert Plant's latest solo outing suffers the expected sequel slump.
  3. The suspicion lingers that Band Of Joy will be remembered more fondly than its wonderful predecessor.