By Clark Collis
September 16, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT
Gregg Delman

Band of Joy

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Robert Plant sounds vocally reenergized on this covers-heavy follow-up to his Grammy-winning Alison Krauss collaboration, Raising Sand. The CD sometimes resembles a Sand sequel (although Krauss doesn’t appear), particularly when Plant’s voice melds with Patty Griffin’s on the band Low’s ”Silver Rider.” Elsewhere, he summons up the spirit of Led Zeppelin III for ”Cindy I’ll Marry You Someday” and slinkily reshuffles Richard Thompson’s ”House of Cards.” A–

Download These:
Spare, haunting Silver Rider at amazon.com
Joyful Angel Dance at amazon.com

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