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Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation - Mighty Rearranger

Submitted by Karthik on 1 June, 2005 - 09:57

I've never really listened to a Robert Plant Album, just listened to some of his more popular hits (read 29 palms etc.). But I decided to check this album out on a whim, and I can tell you that this has been one of the most complete albums I've listened to in a long long while..

1.Another Tribe - Strong opening track with a catchy rhythm and great lyrics..

2.Shine it all around - One of my favourite tracks on the album; intoxicating bass-line, simple effective beats and great vocals.. Reminds me of Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away" in a few sections..

3.Freedom Fries - One of the more energetic songs on the album; solid track but gets a little boring after a few listens..

4.Tin Pan Valley - Stand-out track on the album.. I especially dig the "electronica" oscillator guitars [I'm pretty sure they're guitars and not synths anyways :P]

5.All The King's Horses - A very latter day Zepp-like track, that you can just lose yourself in..

6.The Enchanter - Groove, groove and more groove! Excellent track that I don't seem to ever get tired of..

7.Takamba - Another great song with an interesting intro and effortless tempo changes. The guitars are always interesting to say the least :)

8.Dancing In Heaven - A very.. 60s track with a bass-line that reminds me of Rain by Los Beatles.

9.Somebody Knocking - Another groove-laden track, with Plant's vocals being the highlight..

10.Let The Four Winds Blow - 29 Palms-ish verse, catchy chorus and great guitars..

11.Mighty Rearranger - Another of my favourite songs - excellent music all around..

12.Brother Ray - One of the highlights of the album; It's almost like a remix of "Shine It All Around" with some groovy DnB.. excellent stuff!

All in all, as my descriptions suggest, this is an extremely groovy album that I can't get enough of. If you recall all the Moroccan stuff from Page/Plant (Yallah etc.), you can find similar influences in almost all tracks on this album. This lends a more exotic ambience to it and keeps things interesting even after a million listens :)