Now And Zen (studio album) by Robert Plant

Now And Zen by Robert Plant
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 10,017th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 74 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1988 (156th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,480th)
Award Best albums of all time (10,017th)
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Robert Plant bestography

Now And Zen is ranked 9th best out of 12 albums by Robert Plant on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Robert Plant is Fate Of Nations which is ranked number 3411 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 432.

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69/100 (from 74 votes)
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From 08/02/2020 08:13
I have been after a decent vinyl copy of this album for years! Finally, at last, picked up a near mint copy at a second hand vinyl shop yesterday. It is an excellent album with, as the title would suggest, a bit of a middle eastern theme to it. Ship of Fools is undoubtedly the high point but the opener is very worthy also. Love the eighties synth textures and the very underrated Robbie Blunt guitar work. I can see myself listening to this quite often.
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From 04/12/2019 23:23
Best Robert Plant album by far, it's a shame it is ranked so low among is discography (With "Mighty rearranger" at number 1, which is arguably is weakest album (!)) Absolute delight tracks in "Ship of fools", "Why" or "The way I feel", and the rest of the album is pretty listenable too.
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From 07/15/2016 19:40
A good album. Ship of fools, has got to be Robert Plant's greatest ever solo song. As for the album itself, it's a bit dated in parts, but decent enough.
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