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Raise The Roof

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Raise The Roof

Second collaboration, 14 years after 2007's Raising Sand, from the former Led Zeppelin frontman and the country singer produced by T-Bone Burnett

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Plant and Krauss have voices that match, each of them capable of switching from raucous to soulful
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  2. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    The Grammy-winning duo have reunited for this stunning covers collection
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Each song seems subtle, even sparse, but with repeated listens the complexity of the arrangements starts to astound. Print edition only

  4. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    It has taken over a decade to arrive, but this second outing from one of rock’s less likely pairings is an undoubted triumph
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    The pair resume their singing partnership after 14 years with an album of covers spanning from English folk to gospel
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    From blue-eyed soul to English folk, the unlikely dream team’s second instalment of covers is a welcome dose of musical reassurance
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  7. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    If not exactly easy listening, Raising Sand offered a reassuring dose of Americana with a twist, while the new release cuts back on the country influences to adopt a bleaker perspective
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Manages the trick of coming across both sophisticatedly polished and winningly raw and in-the-moment
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The formula still works a treat. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s Raise the Roof expands the notions of collaboration and social exchange through music
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  11. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    It may have taken 14 years to arrive, but Raise the Roof is another gem from the Plant/Krauss/Burnett team. It’s surely as powerful as, and possibly better than, the twosome’s impressive debut
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  12. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Though the song selection throughout is first-rate, it’s a disparate enough group of tunes that Raise the Roof would be eclectic, if it weren’t for the way Plant and Krauss (and the band) come together as if they’d been doing this non-stop for the past decade and a half
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a partnership that does indeed raise the roof
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  14. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    Fourteen years after their first collaboration, the unlikely duo reunites for a well-curated selection of covers that spans generations, while adding their fascinating mystique to every one
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  15. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raise the Roof turns the spotlight on craft. It might not quite match its predecessor, but it maintains a high level of artistry
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