The new album is "transfixing," exclaims NPR's Tom Moon. "Plant and his collaborators create music that overflows with irrepressible life force ... Carry Fire is rivetingly intimate."
"There are few undisputed rock stars this accomplished still taking musical risks," exclaims the Associated Press reviewer Mark Kennedy.
"Plant’s songwriting remains a class above, even as he nears 70. 'Out here the fire's still burning / So long into my night,' he sings. Long may it burn."
Plant discussed the roots of the album with the New York Times' Jonathan Ringen, who calls it "a swirling mix of deep blues, mountain music, North African rhythms and Zeppelin-heavy weight ... The result is a heady, autumnal record, blending Mr. Plant’s early influences (the British folk musicians Bert Jansch and John Fahey), blues-fueled riffs, Berber sounds and Bristol trip-hop sonics."
American Songwriter, in a four-and-a-half-star review, says: "Plant continues down his remarkably innovative path on the combustible Carry Fire, further expanding an already eclectic, forward-thinking solo career ..."
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