Raising Sand - Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
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  • Summary: The Led Zeppelin singer pairs up with Bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    The most remarkable collaboration since Norah Jones and the Foo Fighters is also one of the best albums of the year. [Nov 2007, p.92]
  2. These aren't "duets" but exercises in sublime harmony. [2 Nov 2007, p.65]
  3. This collection is simply a joy to listen to, with great singers lovingly rendering great songs with a talented producer at the helm.
  4. Though Alison Krauss and Robert Plant make strange bedfellows indeed, the result is an engrossing, powerfully evocative collection.
  5. More revelatory are Krauss’ splendid R&B turn on Little Milton’s 'Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson' and Plant’s Dr. John impersonation on Allen Toussaint’s 'Fortune Teller'--just two of the many eye-openers on this surprising, and surprisingly effective, collaboration.
  6. Raising Sand is an album of deep, dark Americana, a scintillatingly stitched patchwork of country, R'n'B and singer-songwriters that represents what Plant describes as "the America I have always loved musically."
  7. So even though Burnett has assembled a crack acoustic support unit to play the choice material he's selected from Gene Clark, Townes Van Zandt and the Everly Brothers, without that magical X factor you've got nothing but two good vocalists trying to stay out of each other's way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37