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Carry Fire

Robert Plant

Carry Fire

Album number eleven from the 69 year old singer-songwriter, his second studio album with Sensational Space Shifters as his backing band

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    An endlessly surprising album from an old rocker who will not go quietly, but ventures forth, as if each day were his first and last
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  2. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Carry Fire's sophistication and mystique place it among the most ambitious and evocative albums of his legendary career
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  3. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    Plant continues down his remarkably innovative path
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  4. 9.0 |   Uncut

    The rootsy exuberance of Lullaby giving way to a mixture of romantic longing and social commentary. Print edition only

  5. 9.0 |   All Music

    Plant wears his years proudly, yet he's not concerned with any moment other than the present
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  6. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    If Robert Plant is still able to produce music as beautiful as this even in his old age, he will be selling out crowds to a whole new audience, one that comes to hear wistful ballads and exciting modern fusion, and might not even know who Led Zeppelin once were
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The title track, Bones of Saints and The May Queen are standouts. Impressive
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    His latest incarnation, alongside the Sensational Space Shifters, is the blues — but not as we know it
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  9. 8.0 |   The Observer

    More of a good thing
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  10. 8.0 |   The FT

    Hypnotic patterns of blues, north African music and psychedelia unfold through the songs
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The material, arrangements, and performances on Carry Fire would be impressive for any young, brash newcomer. The fact that it comes from the mind of Robert Plant should be no surprise to anyone who’s been following his solo career
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  12. 8.0 |   Clash

    While ‘Carry Fire’ showcases some of Plant’s best and most confessional lyricism, there’s no denying that this is an album that stands out most for its lusciously complex musical structures and influences
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  13. 8.0 |   Q

    A voice that's been beautifully weathered by the elements. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    On this self-produced triumph, Plant finds fresh ways to present his voice and express his venerable perspective
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  15. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    It’s his wisdom that keeps him going, and by the looks of everything he brought to the table in Carry Fire, he’s not stopping anytime soon
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  16. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    There is certainly plenty here to explore and enjoy on Carry Fire, but a sparser and more melodic approach next time out would be welcome
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  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

    For Carry Fire, Plant has written Lion In Winter love songs. Print edition only

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