• Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2021
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Uncut
    Nov 16, 2021
    90
    Each song seems subtle, even sparse, but with repeated listens the complexity of the arrangements starts to astound. [Jan 2022, p.14]
  2. Nov 29, 2021
    80
    It often feels like they're delighted that they're making an album that lives up to their debut, and it's hard not to share their thrill.
  3. Nov 22, 2021
    80
    What worked a treat then continues to work now.
  4. 80
    It’s surely as powerful as, and possibly better than, the twosome’s impressive debut.
  5. Nov 18, 2021
    80
    Though less dynamic than its predecessor, owing perhaps to the lack of a surprise factor, it essentially picks up where Raising Sand let off. There are a few new tweaks, but this is collaboration is so strong, we’re left asking why we had to wait so long.
  6. Nov 17, 2021
    80
    Perhaps the most appealing part of the album is that regardless of what sound, style or location these songs came from—British folk, New Orleans soul, Bakersfield country—they sound cohesive and of a piece in the hands of Plant and Krauss. In other words, the singers make these songs sound like their own.
  7. 80
    There is not a whiff of a cynical retread of old tricks during Raise the Roof, which manages the trick of coming across both sophisticatedly polished and winningly raw and in-the-moment.
  8. 80
    It's another record to follow deep into the bayou, chasing the will-o-the-wisp harmonies. [Dec 2021, p.70]
  9. Mojo
    Nov 16, 2021
    80
    The formula still works a treat. [Dec 2021, p.86]
  10. Nov 16, 2021
    80
    Raise the Roof could have emphasized the differences between its many musical differences, but instead, Plant and Krauss unify them.
  11. Nov 19, 2021
    73
    Raise the Roof, also produced by Burnett, is the dark and spacey counterpart to Plant and Krauss’ first release, with covers that span from modern indie-folk band Calexico to early Delta blues musician Geeshie Wiley.
  12. Nov 18, 2021
    70
    With clever song selection and excellent execution, Raise the Roof turns the spotlight on craft. It might not quite match its predecessor, but it sounds too confident to worry about that.

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User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 28, 2021
    10
    Great album, from me even better than their collaboration on Raising sand in 2007. I just keep listening to it and after several repeats, itGreat album, from me even better than their collaboration on Raising sand in 2007. I just keep listening to it and after several repeats, it sounds even better. The highest level of musicianship from both sides, also very good arrangements and production by T-Bone Burnett. Excellent! Full Review »
  2. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Es un álbum genérico,aburrido,básico literalmente me dormí al escucharlo!!! Full Review »