Don't get me wrong. Plant is one of the greatest and most important singers in the history of Rock, but at the end of the day, he's just an accidental genius. Unlike John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page who were trained studio musicians, Plant was some half-wit, squealing in the blues tradition and spouting nonsense lyrics or lines he stole from The Lord of the Rings. And it was great. Zep's first five albums are five of the greatest Rock albums ever made. It just worked, which is odd, because usually it's a bad sign when your frontman takes off his shirt and starts singing about Mordor.
So there you have it. Robert Plant is an intellectually-impaired cheeseball who can't even pretend to cut it live anymore. And, oh, and in case I case I haven't sufficiently enraged die-hard Zep fans, I should mention I banged your mom.