Maybe "thru with the two step" [isn't great], but the album is fairly consistently good. It really isn't as bad as one would think judging by some of the things he would release in the future like "walking into clarksdale" and "Now and Zen." This was really a fair attempt to move forward for Plant and for the most part it WORKED. It isn't Led Zeppelin , but it is good and interesting if you like the softer side of Zepp- this really isn't too much an eighties sound for Plant, YET, Plant slowly lets go of the 70s here. Good if your interested in the careers of Led Zeppelin after the split, and entertaining in a mellow way not rocking at all.