- Summary: The former Led Zeppelin singer's first solo album in nearly 10 years is a mix of originals and covers, including Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee" (also recently covered by the White Stripes) and Tim Buckley's "Win My Train Fare Home."
- Record Label: Universal
- Genre(s): Rock
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Positive: 5 out of 5
Mixed: 0 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
BradY.Aug 7, 2002Excellent! Won't get the credit it deserves.
HeathB.Aug 17, 2002Very tastefully done.
LadyZeppelinOct 15, 2002Took a while to grow on me, but once it did...what a fine album.
F.ZIVKONov 14, 2003An interesting, engaging effort, for sure. The selection of cover tunes seems apt to the current limitations of Plant's vocals. Prior to the first listen, I had expected something more akin to Plant's phenomenally brilliant 1993 effort, Fate of Nations. However, most of the initial disappointment disappeared by the second listen. What is truly disappointing is the continued decline of Plant's range and texture. Yet, he still manages to come off as sounding (mostly) young and vital. The true gems here are Funny in my Mind, One more Cup of Coffee, Song to the Siren, and Darkness, Darkness. Without the tapestry of Plant's brilliant past, I might have been tempted to rate this one higher. Alas, he's not in his 20's anymore, and he seems to be avoiding the pretense of the chest-beating style he was known for, and making music appropriate to this stage of his life. As a HUGE longtime fan, I hope the next effort will be heavier.… Collapse
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