The Best Albums By Robert Plant In His Solo Career

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Led Zeppelin’s Golden God never knew rest from creativity and performing, even after the band’s breakup upon John Bonham’s death. Since then, Plant has ventured near and far to inspire and influence his solo career, fueling his passion to seek innovation beyond Zep’s blues rock sound. There have been tough times, with him experimenting on sounds until he reached his desired effect. Here are some of the best solo Plant catalogs to have ever been produced.

Band Of Joy (2010)

While Plant hasn’t showed any interest in Led Zeppelin reunions, 2010’s Band Of Joy reminisces the early blues roots of the iconic frontman, before he was discovered by the band. Hiring a new producer in Buddy Miller, the album reveled in ways that couldn’t be matched by Plant’s other catalogs, with the help of Patty Griffin’s vocals as well. Old habits die hard.

Now and Zen (1988)

With the title a clever pun that made its way to the album’s contents, Now And Zen takes anchor on the sea bed of Led Zeppelin’s past. Robert Plant shamelessly evoked the influence on the band, even bringing fellow Zep alumnus Jimmy Page for two cuts. Apparently, fans dug the effort, making it one of his best-selling albums.

The Principle Of Moments (1983)

Fresh from Led Zeppelin’s breakup, Robert Plant dabbled on with the current musical trend: pop. Clearly an experimental stage for the vocalist, The Principle Of Moments saw its successes in tracks like “Big Log”, “In the Mood”, and “Other Arms”. Who could’ve imagined the great wailer of Zep diving into pop music.

Manic Nirvana (1990)

Plant was dismissed by contemporaries and critics alike for his “pretentious” facade of musical styles, but seems like the singer finally hit home with Manic Nirvana. Plant finally opened up to liberation, expressing his penchant for humor, sex, and everything Robert in the album, with an even edgier and biting variant of rock music.

Mighty ReArranger (2005)

Robert Plant reunited with his backing band the Strange Sensation for the Mighty ReArranger. Plant still has some love for blues rock and soupy ballads with a touch of North African influences, the artistic travel expressed in seminal arrangements. Plant honoring Led Zeppelin’s legacy while embracing his own, with a hint of reality in the lyrics.