Robert Plant Rips Spotify as 'A Hell of a Compromise'

artist: robert plant date: 08/30/2014 category: general music news
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Robert Plant Rips Spotify as 'A Hell of a Compromise'
Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant shared a few negative thoughts regarding Spotify and streaming services in general, calling them "a hell of a compromise" in terms of audio quality.

Chatting with Vulture, Plant was asked whether it bothers him that "[Led Zeppelin] albums, with all their warmth and dynamic range, are being listened to in cold, compressed streaming audio" by Spotify.

"Yeah, it does," he replied. "I don't champion too many things, but I do champion the sound of music. It's a hell of a compromise. For example, with 'Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar' - never mind Zeppelin - I spent a lot of making sure the vinyl sounds really good, so people have that option.

"But it is slightly heartbreaking to think that anything can be dismissed sonically and put to the sword by the confines digitalized, computerized sound reproduction. It's hell," the vocalist added.

Speaking of the new album, "Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar" is due out on September 8 via Warner Bros. Check out the lead single "Rainbow" below.

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