Thursday, October 25, 2007

Something Different

I'm drifting off topic here a bit, but there were two CDs released this week that really caught my ear.

If you are into diverse music, you should give a listen to the new collaboration by Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin fame) and Alison Krauss. The album is called Raising Sand, and it is "three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious West Texas country, and the untapped potential of the folk-rock revolution." It's a great mix of upbeat and mellow tunes, and in my opinion, both singers have amazing and unique voices.

I'm not surprised at the collaboration. Allison and her brother Viktor Krauss did an amazing job covering Plant's song "Big Log" on her brother's album Far From Enough.

Also new this week is Neil Young's Chrome Dreams II. I'm a long-time fan and I'm always excited when he releases something new. This album is classic Neil Young; I think it's more reminiscent of his Harvest days than anything he's done recently. Here's another opinion on the album.


Tug said...

I love Allison's voice...Whiskey Lullaby w/ Brad Paisley is one of my faves - I'll check this out! I saw Page & Plant in concert once - the pot smell made me so sick I didn't really enjoy it - LOL.

Annie Jones said...

Tug: I think you'll like it. My favorite track so far is "Polly Come Home".

DutchBitch said...

OMG! I SO want the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss one!!!

Annie Jones said...

Dutchbitch: Shane and I listened to it on the computer last night and it's sure to become a favorite for both of us. But he's wondering how he's going to hear it much, since he has no CD player in his truck. Gee, maybe he needs an iPod for Christmas. ;)