Robert Plant   Pictures at Eleven
3.4
great
Release Date: 1982
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4.0 excellentRobbit | September 8th 16

PICTURES AT ELEVEN left many Zeppelin fans scratching their heads when it was first released back 1982. The overall sound of the album was quite mellow and also a bit eclectic sounding when compared against the brash hard rock of Led Zeppelin. However, Plant's new music was fully meant to redefine his creative vision and results are gorgeous once you set any preconceptions aside. He does continue his tradition of creating maddeningly oblique song titles which are so difficult to remember because they fail to reference the lyrics in any meaningful way. Robbie Blunt's appropriately clean Strat tone just shimmers. His very tasteful chord choices and delicate fills adorn these songs with an understated beauty that has only grown with time. Of course, Plant sounds wonderful as always and imbues these songs with all of the emotion that these songs deserved. Initially, I felt that the harder rocking tracks like "Burning Down One Side" and "Pledge Pin" were the standouts, but don't overlook the gorgeous subtlety of songs like "Moonlight in Samosa" and "Like I've Never Been Gone" or even the Middle-Eastern flourishes in "Slow Dancer". Robbie Blunt really deserved much more praise for this work than he has. Although there are subtle nods to Page & Zeppelin, Blunt makes it clear that he's his own man. Not just anyone can play a clean toned Strat and make it speak as magically as he does here.

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3.5 greatNorthwind | November 12th 18
3.0 goodDJAnton94 | August 8th 18
3.5 greatBatareziz | January 24th 18
3.5 greatwg98 | November 14th 17
3.0 goodMailCom | October 30th 17
2.5 averageScreamingMatchProd | September 26th 17
2.0 poorGazAldo | July 23rd 17
2.5 averageMrHarrison | May 12th 17
2.5 averageWilsonAlroys | March 24th 17
3.5 greatPaulDianno | March 23rd 17
3.5 greatelry2k | January 14th 17
3.0 goodIronMaidenForLife | December 5th 16
3.5 greatxfactor | October 8th 16
3.5 greatrockit79 | September 20th 16
4.0 excellentNoakesy | September 14th 16
3.0 goodsnakebite1480 | September 3rd 16
4.0 excellentDaledebil | April 11th 16
3.5 greatDovertime16 | March 16th 16
4.0 excellentsomeone667 | February 14th 16
3.5 greatleothelion | October 16th 15
4.0 excellentMrThumbtacks | October 4th 15
3.0 goodSnowdog808 | July 7th 15
3.0 goodLasseg | January 5th 15
4.0 excellentaguzman | November 27th 14
4.0 excellentDrDom | October 24th 14
3.0 goodsmackiepipe | October 9th 14
3.5 greatMatski | September 9th 14
3.5 greattef | September 8th 14
4.0 excellentrotsman19 | January 20th 14
3.5 greatmenawati | October 24th 13
3.0 goodQMan72 | June 12th 13
4.5 superbrotsman | March 22nd 13
4.5 superbuptheirons65 | January 10th 13
4.0 excellentplato66 | October 7th 12
4.0 excellentAllMUSICGUIDE | July 5th 12
3.0 goodFormerCritic | April 8th 12
3.5 greatzyklzy | April 5th 12
3.5 greatbaronscag | March 4th 12
3.0 goodbonus | December 21st 11
2.5 averageSalParadise | January 19th 11
4.0 excellentsnowblindiwas | December 25th 10

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