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Rock Album: Achy Blues and Concert Recording

rock album: That's when Led Zeppelin won a Grammy for best rock album for a seven-year-old concert recording while the band's former frontman Robert Plant somehow didn't even scrounge up a nomination for easily one of the best albums of the year, according to The Chronicle Herald. Three years later, let's hope the future doesn't again get overshadowed by the past. One of the weirder chapters in rock history happened in 2014. The 11-track Carry Fire finds Plant backed by his talented band, the Sensational Space Shifters, and thrillingly exploring the same fascinating terrain of rootsy folk and achy blues. New World is a bitter look at the way we treat immigrants, Carving Up the World Again mocks border walls and Bones of a Saint coolly dispatches religious fervour. If 2014's lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar seemed very personal and soaked in heartbreak, the new album has Plant in a somewhat happier place and looking to the horizon, perhaps becoming more political. ( As reported in the news.