The album of an artist in transition. Having established himself outside of Led Zeppelin, Robert continues to expand musical boundaries- with mixed results -on this his third solo outing. From the now trite sounding 'Too Loud' - where he has tried too hard to follow current trends, something LZ never did- to the superb 'Trouble Your Money', Shaken'n'Stirred sounds like an artist trying to move from one place to another.
Despite the superb use of backing vocals, something completely new for Robert Plant, some of the songs here sound like synth riffs linked together in search of a song, and unfortunately in some cases, a soul. At least we can say we now know what happens when you put one of the greatest blues/rock voices with a bunch of unblues/rock instruments. Electro-blues/rap?