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Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin

1975

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Physical Graffiti

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4

First half of the album is as good, if not better than any other Led Zep album. Every song is a heavy hitter culminating in the colossus that is 'Kashmir'. Disc 2 doesn't quite pack the same punches but does contain 'In The Light', 'Ten Years Gone' and 'The Wanton Song' which are the picks of the second half.

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5

'Physical Graffiti' is a Zeppelin album that I've had to warm up to over the years. The diversity of musical styles on this album is just unreal, with each track hitting you in its own unique way. At first, it didn't grab me the same way Led Zeppelin II or IV did, but as time has past, it has come to be, for me, Zeppelin's greatest accomplishment. These songs just feel like the culmination of Zeppelin's unparalleled songwriting ability and overall musicianship.

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5

It takes a while to sort out all of the music on the album, but Physical Graffiti captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums.

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5

It’s a good Led Zeppelin album. It has some prog rock elements on songs like In the Light which is cool. For the most part it’s what I would expect from one of the best Led Zeppelin albums. There are a bunch of good guitar riffs and Robert Plant’s vocals are iconic. This is not a perfect album however. Although I appreciated some of the strange choices such as The Beach Boys-esque Down by the Seaside, other songs such as Boogie with Stu feel out of place to me. It’s not that they’re bad but they just seem like filler to bring the album to its double-album length. Still, this is one of the best albums on the list so far. Favorite Songs: The Rover, In My Time of Dying, Trampled Under Foot, Kashmir, In The Light, Down by the Seaside, The Wanton Song, Sick Again Least Favorite Songs: Boogie with Stu, Black Country Woman Light 9/10

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3

This another one where the first half is full of great stuff and the longer it goes on, the more I wish it had stopped. This is a ten song album in a fifteen song sack. still, pretty listenable.

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5

I have to give one Led Zep album a great rating and I can still stomach this one as it's only overplayed rather than massively overplayed. I never owned this although it was around the house for a while - perhaps  borrowed  long term?  I'm kinda shocked that every song is familiar. Started thinking 5 but paused when I  listened to the lyrics more purposely - they're a little fluffy for a 5. Led Zep is on the map because of Jimmy. Yeah JPJ and JB can play and Plant is an adequate front man but they would be lucky to play Massey Hall if it weren't for Page's magic on the ole 6 stringer. Side 3 is where you typically encounter excess filler on double (studio) LPs. What's impressive is that Jimmy can make the filler good. eg he saves the day quite nicely on Bron-Yr-Aur and Ten Years Gone. OK for Jimmy we bring out a 5.

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5

A masterpiece from the peak of one of the most talented bands ever. Also, probably the best double album ever.

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5

When aliens land and demand to hear our “rock and roll,” cue it up.

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5

I could gush for pages (no pun intended) about this band and this album. So much love for both Led Zeppelin and this amazing work. For example, it doesn't matter that I've heard 'Ten Years Gone' hundreds of times; as soon as the very opening chords are strummed, I'm moved. It should get old, right? But it never does. My son, currently in his early teens, is a drummer, loves this band, and thinks John Henry Bonham is one of the greatest of all time. I do not disagree. I'm not even a drummer and I know I could listen to the isolated drum tracks from this album (and all his work) and be blown away. Jimmy Page is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. What a writer, player, and performer (and producer, too, while we're at it). John Paul Jones is to me one of the most underrated and overlooked artists in rock history. He's worth getting to know. I get that Robert Plant's voice isn't for everyone, but I like it. Goes well with their style. To be honest, though, other than letting the melody soak in when he's singing, he's the member of the band I pay the least attention to when I listen to Zeppelin. Just persona preference. I've even imagined an instrumental trio comprised of Bonham, Jones, and Page -- okay, whilst we are in fantasy mode, let's have two John Paul Jones so we can have one on bass and the other on keys -- and I love traveling to the play where they play together and let their talents just soar.

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This was a little on the disappointing side for me. I absolutely love Kashmir, what a classic song. But everything else missed the mark and this album was a bit too long. Some of the songs were long for no reason.

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I do not particularly like Led Zeppelin but relatively recently I have come to appreciate the bass playing of john paul jones and drumming of john bonham through some suggested listening by friends. Was going to do an episode of my one track mind with someone on a Zeppelin album but pulled the plug before I got to it. I wish I had. As is common, it might come down to a general distaste for the vocals of Robert Plant for me. This is a long and relatively indulgent album in my opinion and it began to grate on me. They never manage to surprise me. Had to crank the bass up on the EQ to give it the right umph. I feel like this is relatively weak as an album overall. With Zeppelin I feel like there are sort of diminishing returns from their first album onwards. I like much more material from any album of theirs previous to this one. Kashmir and the wanton song are alright but that's about it for me here. Honestly I had to skip some tracks. I much prefer Jack White's stripped down impression of Led Zeppelin to Led Zeppelin itself.

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Eh…. Led Zeppelin isn’t my favorite. A lot of the music on this albums feels the same to me. Listening to it felt long and as if it dragged on. Once again, nothing jumped out to make me want to add it to a playlist. With that being said, I enjoyed the beats and instruments for many of the songs, but the singing makes every song sound really redundant to me.

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5

I was a bit sceptical going in, did I really want two LPs of Led Zeppelin back to back? Turns out I did. Some incredible drumming powers the album, there is plenty of variety and the run of epics in the middle have such great melodies and ideas that they never get boring. Super enjoyable!

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5

absolute great

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5

Back to back 5s

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5

Incredible Album Led Zep's best

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5

Great, underrated Zeppelin album, more mature song writing and lyrics.

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5

Simply amazing!

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5

Man I forgot about into the light.

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5

An epic saga

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5

Love it

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5

Robert Plant sure likes his oooohhsss. I actually really liked the acoustic in this album. It's not very controversial to say Led Zeppelin is very good.

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5

So gooood. I ended up dancing hard in my room and triggering my dislocated shoulder 😂 Its that good.

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5

Some really good turn up the volume style songs. Obviously Kashmir is a classic. A good album overall

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5

holy fuck! my favorite led zeppelin album and it's really not even close. bluesy and powerful and huge and perfect. fav track: boogie with stu

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5

Better than yesterday’s led zep 3. A little long at places but really shines where it does

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5

Love them, love this

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5

No lo había escuchado completo y podría decir que el mame de que es la banda mas grande del rock es por éste disco en gran parte, completito directo a la playlist. Tienen un gran manejo de los ritmos y las situaciones por instrumento. Gran Gran disco aunque al final ya creo que tiene varias rolas de relleno (todo el lado D)

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Visar varför dom en av de stora

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5

Love this album! Forgot all of these tracks were on this album.

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5

Very very good. The "cough" in "My Time of Dying" has a Charlie Lions vibe

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5

Masterpiece. One of my Top 10-20 albums of all time. Second best Led Zeppelin album to IV. 10/10 1. Ten Years Gone 2. Kashmir 3. In My Time of Dying

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5

Para 1975 Zeppelin llevaba 7 años de haber iniciado, iniciando en 68 a la par de Black Sabbat todavía no se daba el salto propio a lo que sería el metal que habrían de originar entre las dos bandas; en estos momentos no había banda más grande y pesada que Led Zeppelin. Después de unos primeros 4 discos espectaculares, uno muy bueno y siendo una banda enorme sacan un disco doble, de hora y media de duración que, a mi parecer, es el mejor de todos (y quizá el último de sus discos que realmente vale la pena completo). Con una simple pasada lo primero que salta es una producción impecable y trabajadísima; canciones llenas de sonidos, capas y experimentos sonoros que en prácticamente todos los casos funcionan. Lo que más llama la atención es la amplísima gama de ritmos y estilos que usan. Podría uno pensar que esto haría un disco discordante o que no tiene cohesión pero en este caso es muy por el contrario; el disco se siente como un gran ejemplo de toda la obra del grupo y de lo versátiles y talentosos que podían ser. Mucho más allá de hacer más hard-rock simple para estadio con los ritmos que habían perfeccionado se permiten experimentar e innovar, nos dan un rocanrol básico y clásico en Boogie With Stu, una miniatura folk en Bron Yr Aur, un extraño pero excelente... "funk-metal" en Trampled Underfoot, progresivo en In the Light, pop con Down by the Seaside. Ten Years Gone muestra incluso que la banda puede ser sentimental y hacerlo bien. In My Time of Dying, quizá mi canción favorita del disco, muestra lo virtuoso de Jimmy Page y con 11 minutos de duración no cansa. Como si no fuera suficiente, a la mitad de todo esto dejan caer Kashmir, como bestia exótica de todo el misticismo oriental de Plant y Page, las cuerdas elevan la canción mientras que la batería le terminan de dar forma a una canción que solo podría llamársele "monolítica" en mi opinión. En mi opinión Physical Graffiti es el último gran disco de Led Zeppelin y el mejor. A más de 46 años de salir es impresionante lo fresco, pesado e innovador que todavía se siente.

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5

Four sides of pure Zeppelin goodness - if I were being honest, probably 4 stars compared to Led Zeppelin III or Houses of the Holy, but the extra star for nostalgia as this just BARELY fit on a 90 minute Maxell cassette - it was my first cassette on my St Louis-to-New Jersey roadtrips in my college years going home - got me halfway across Illinois.

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5

The product of seasoned great musicians, rock at its peak

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5

Has a spicy light affair with this album in 2006 ovoid with Shane. Great album

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5

In de auto geluisterd met Eva, vonden we allebei tof.

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5

Zeppelin will always be around the top of my list of favorite bands of all time. I could go on all day about how much I love their music and how distinct each of their albums are

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5

Really good, lots of bangers. Probably on par with Houses of the Holy for me in terms of having those long tracks that you can sit with for a while

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5

Obsesionado con el sonido de la pata de la bateria. En general, el nivel de producción es brutal. Comparen con otros discos de la época que suenan a cartón, esto suena en vivo y brutal.

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5

My favorite Zepp album that has 2 of my favorite Zepp songs “Sick Again” & “10 Years Gone” Awesome album

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5

F19 workout sessions w Brandon, Summer 2019 forever

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5

So many good songs! It’s been too long since I’ve listened to this album! Saved to favs!

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5

LOVED. Surprised I only knew one song on the album prior. Added lots of songs to my senior year playlist which inspired me to make more playlists. 9/10.

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Huge

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5

Fantastic

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5

Excellent!

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5

L’ultimo grande disco degli Zeppelin

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5

Love this album. On display is a mastery of a wide range of styles.

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5

Love the group

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5

I LOVE IT

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5

Such a classic, it hurts.

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5

We were surprised how many great songs were on this album.

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5

Great album. Can't go wrong with Zeppelin.

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5

so heavy. i had no idea.

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5

I've listened to and enjoyed this album before. Kashmir is probably my all-time favourite song so that was an obvious highlight. I think most of the tracks are very well put together, with exciting, dynamic drumming and some amazing riffs. It's long, and at times is just plain old blues rock, but I still think the album is worthy of 5 stars.

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5

Surpreendente ainda não ter escutado o álbum. Referência da força sublime do rock.

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5

Really like the keyboard, wonder what sybrh they used. Somewhat classical in arrangement. Surprisingly wide variety of styles. And really impressive technically!

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5

Led Zeppelin is beloved for a reason. I think legalization will help resurrect them a little.

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5

Really looked forward to listening to this one, as I never have before.....and it delivered!!!! Will listen to more Zeplin!!!

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5

Another Zeppelin classic.

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5

This album is maybe the purest expression of the Led Zeppelin sound. It's unique and catchy and damn good.

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5

Not my absolute favorite LZ album, but it's a close second. This thing rules man, and even though it's a long double album it doesn't overstay its welcome, due to the band mixing up the style of song so often. Fantastic classic rock record.

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5

It's Led Zeppelin. It's perfect.

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5

I went through a couple of years back in my thirties when I was deep into Zeppelin. They were practically the only thing I listened to. Back then, I think I favored the first two albums and Houses of the Holy. Coming back at it now, Physical Graffiti has so much to offer as well. If you asked me now to recommend just one Zeppelin album, I think this might actually be it because it’s such an expansive work. Yes, this album suffers maybe a little from double album syndrome. It’s all over the place stylistically. But the songs are undeniably excellent. This is the work of four artists at the top of their game, flexing their creative muscles. It's a joy to listen to. There isn't really another album like this, but the closest I can approximate is The White Album, sans the internal turmoil. Apparently John Paul Jones was tired and disillusioned with his role in the band, and things could have played out quite differently. But he was given more creative control and the benefit to the band is palpable on this album and their sound moving forward. This by the way is what should happen in a band when this sort of thing happens. The diversity of styles covered, the creative dalliances, the range of feeling, it's all here. You’ve got everything from heavy rockers like "Trampled Under Foot" and "In My Time of Dying" to the ambitious anthem "Kashmir" and the lovely acoustic instrumental "Bron-Yr-Aur." You’ve got blues, you’ve got prog, you’ve got good old-fashioned rock and roll. “Boogie with Stu” is full on just for fun. The musicianship as always is ridiculously good. I feel dumb even talking about it because... just listen. Page, Plant, Bonham, Jones, ‘nuff said. This is an album pack with songs that are soulful, sexy, beautifully crafted, and heavy as a hammer when they feel like it. Oh and also, they freaking rock. 5 easy stars… you know-oooh-ohh-oh. Fave Songs: Houses of the Holy, Trampled Under Foot, Bron-Yr-Aur, Down by the Seaside, Ten Years Gone, Kashmir, In the Light, In My Time of Dying, Custard Pie

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5

A lot of new Led for me b/c there are a ton of less popular songs on this album. All of them are fantastic.

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5

The Rover In my time of dying Kashmir In the light Bron Yr Aur Voilà comment choper 5 étoiles Adele

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5

Overall: Excellent. Relisten? Yes

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5

Some real classics. A few bits of filler

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5

Kashmir is a classic, Trampled Under Feet is a genuine funk banger and House of the Holy is southern toe tapping swamp rock at it's best. An album that surprised me!

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5

Way better than i even remember. Solid through.

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5

A masterpiece. Love the band. Love the album.

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5

Even though this album has Kashmir, this is probably my least favorite Led Zeppelin album. But the least favorite among greatness is still great!

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5

holy shit man why did they have to give me an album so late it their career? I’d feel like an asshole if I just jumped in that late, so I listened to their five prior albums all in one day and each and every one of those six albums were beyond incredible, greater than a 10/10, they were all too good to give a simple rating to and it felt like they kept getting better after each one? but then like listening to the older stuff again felt just as amazing as the late stuff I couldn’t tell you what my favorite album of the six were, hell I can’t even say what my favorite song from this album was like Led Zeppelin I & II we’re both pretty incredible hard rock albums, and they both had some really fun blues songs for some spice and then I think they really stepped up in LZ-III with all these amazing experimental sounds that I couldn’t get enough of and then they moved it in a very beautiful direction with LZ-IV, it’s still definitely hard rock, but a lot more acoustic, gentle, spiritual and celtic a very nice laid back album and then you got Houses of the Holy which is beyond words honestly, like every album is my favorite but I think this one has just the right kind of songs to cater to my specific tastes just a hair above the others with its beautiful usage of electronic and reggae, it’s something I can’t put into words and then I listened to Physical Graffiti and like, man, this one was too fucking amazing too, I can’t fucking tell if I like this one the most or not like I just got so lost in wonder listening to each and every one of these six spectacular albums I really can’t pick a favorite here, they’re all tied for being my favorite Led Zeppelin album I’m a little tired after listening to six albums in a row but I’m glad I did, that was such an amazing experience now I gotta listen to Presence, In Through the Out Door, Coda, and their Live albums, plus anything else I might have missed holy shit seriously listen to all their stuff, it’s too fucking good

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5

Classic.

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5

The best Led Zeppelin album. Innovative and lively tracks all over. Absolutely great rock.

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5

Enjoyed it class

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5

Solid! Was listening to this on my last day at SRU with Raymond. Good music; good memories.

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5

I got this album several days ago and I'm just now getting around to listening to the ones I've gotten in the interim because this has been on repeat. Just incredible. Best track: Kashmir

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5

Great album. A few classics I recognized and a few I hadn’t heard.

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5

Quality

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5

Another great album by Led Zep. A double album that doesn’t drop off at any point.

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5

My favourite led zeppelin album at the moment, all the tracks on the first half are classics. The songwriting is just so good, and there are so many excellent memorable riffs. The second half of the album is a bit long and less exciting but the first half is good enough on its own to make this a 5

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5

4.5/5 just wow!

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5

Excelente!

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5

Kashmir that is it

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5

Can a double album be good enough to get 5 stars? You wouldn't think so. Jimmy Page begs to differ.

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5

Led Zep complexifie sa proposition tout en préservant son ardeur rock and roll ; des incursions funk et protométal s’ajoutent à la recette gagnante alliant psychédélique, blues et riffs rocks désarmants.

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5

A truly classic!

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Gleich schon mal spannende sounds auf custard pie - JPJ auf der Orgel oder was das ist nimmt vorweg was er dann bei them crooked vultures bringen wird. the rover auch wieder geiler stampfiger bass, und RIFFS RIFFS RIFFS! Kreativer und einfallsreicher als frühere Alben. Ein Gitarren Show Case (Slide auf in my time of dying...) - überhaupt ein geiler track, voll vielseitig. Toll.

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5

Fuck yeah. Amazing at every turn. The muscianship is off the charts.

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5

Love

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5

Rock, rock y rock Mucho guitarreo del bueno Quizás canciones demasiado largas

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5

Always amazing

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5

it was good! thanks zeppy. liked kashmir

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5

Best double album of all time

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5

Classic!

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5

This is the one where they completely and utterly stretched out their enormous wings. After 5 albums in 4 years they had a little rest and then came back with this! It's got Kashmir on it for fucks sake!!

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5

10/10 and not even the best Led Zeppelin album. How the hell do you even manage to fill an 80 minute album with all killer and no filler? "Kashmir" is a contender for my favorite song of all time, "In My Time of Dying" is not far behind, and I can't pick a single song that I dislike.

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5

Meus protegidinhos há tempo já kk

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5

I don't know if it was just because it was the easiest Led Zeppelin CD for me to access as a kid, but this has always been my favorite album from the band. Easy five blending rock, folk, blues, and early prog vibes. Love this!

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5

I really like the opener Custard Pie - rocks, bluesy, rough and it’s my least favorite song on this double album. Great throughout, and hard to pick highlights. One of my favorites is how “Down by the Seaside” is such a tranquil tune that unexpectedly steps off the curb into an Alice in Wonderland rock jam and then finds its way back to the sidewalk. “Night Flight” is another favorite due to upbeat vibe. Easy 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

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5

My favorite Zep album

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5

As good as I remembered. I love that big sound. A classic.

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5

One of my favorite bands in High School, still love this album and one of the Zeppelin albums that I still listen to. Perhaps since it hasn't gotten the airplay as some of the other albums. It's still great bluesy rock.

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5

Top album showing the breadth of the band Cover art 5/5

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5

Good, rounded Zep album with a definite stylistic shift

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5

Led Zeppelin is probably the group I most wanted to experience when embarking on this listening project. Not ever exploring any of their works beyond the occasional hits was a huge deficit in my musical experience. I love this album, a sprawling collection of eclectic songs that showcase incredible diversity in song construction. I was only familiar with the relentless “Kashmir” that churns like a black hole in this album’s heart. Spiraling around it is a galaxy of songs covering a wide range of styles. How consistently great it all is serves as a testament to Led Zeppelin’s incredible talent. I expected Led Zeppelin to be awesome. On this album they exceeded my expectation.

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5

Yes!

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5

I haven't always been a fan of Led Zeppelin, but I kind of jumped in when the box set came out in the early 90s. Now listening to their original albums, I am discovering some tracks that are new to me and the flow of the actual album rather than compilation order. I really loved this one from start to finish.

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5

Kashmir and In My Time of Dying are the best tracks. A classic.

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5

Some argue this to be Zeppelin's best album given that it has all the great quality and it's double the size. The question of my favorite Zeppelin album is almost impossible to answer since it changes all the time. This one definitely rotates to and from the top. Their sixth album which they added previously recorded songs to eight current songs to make a double album. Recorded over a two year period where there were apparently significant contributions from all the band members, especially Bonham. These songs fall into a variety of musical styles: hard rock, Eastern-influenced, prog rock, funk, acoustic, a love ballad, soft rock and blues. The songs might jump around stylistically but there is a great flow to an overall outstanding whole album. Picking out song highlights here is almost as difficult your favorite Zeppelin album. Some of mine are: "The Rover" - a kick-ass intro and Page's guitar in the chorus, "In My Time of Dyning"- a bluesy number and Bonham's start-stop drumming, "Kashmir", "In The Light" - their prog rock song?, Plant's vocals and Page's guitar again in the chorus and "Ten Years Ago" - a ballad but I love how it changes tempo midway through. So much good on this album. It had been awhile and this was great to hear again.

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5

Zeppelini są świetni jak zwykle. Choć przyznam, że tego albumu nie słuchałem w całości. Bardzo solidny krążek, zarzucający nas bangerem za bangerem. Mi z kolei bardziej podobała się pierwsza część albumu. Jest dosyć spore zróżnicowanie w typach utworów. Riffy są catchy, wokal oczywiście kozacki. Niemniej jednak trzeba przyznać, że ciągnie to się trochę zbyt długo i myślę, że wyrzucenie kilku utworów poprawiłoby przyjemność z słuchania albumu.

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5

I can't believe I have never listened to this album before. This is a classic.

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5

I wasn't a Led Zep fan during their heyday, Robert Plant's voice, but damn this is a good album. Faves: The Rover, In The Light, Bron-Yr-Aur

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5

absolute classic!

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5

Probably too 3 Zep albums. So many happy memories listening to this.

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4

This isn't their best but it's still led zep goodness. Goes too long tbh and some of the tracks jam out too much but it's still a solid 4/5.

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4

2/25 4.5/5. Amazing rock album. Standout Tracks: In My Time of Dying, Trampled Under Foot, Kashmir, In The Light, Down By The Seaside, The Wanton Song, Black Country Woman

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4

Prometteur mais le manque de diversitay commence à me fatiguer

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4

Very good listen

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4

Inte det bästa albumet av Led zeppelin men en klar 4.

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4

Classic, listen to again less distracted

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4

Liked this one more than the early LZ - pleasantly surprised.

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4

es buen albúm, previamente en favoritos, no es el mejor de la banda, 4 estrellas

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4

What a band, bar for a five is really high loved it. The musicality is off the charts here. These guys are musicians of an unbelievable quality.

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4

Pretty good album. Sounds like progressive rock. Recognized 2-3 songs. Never really listened to Led Zeppelin that much. Not bad for a boomer band.

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4

Solid zep album. Hard to rate an album that has songs I’ve heard 100 times.

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4

Some great hits, but not their best album for sure

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4

not their best album but still good

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4

Solid offering from Zepp!

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4

Zeppee

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4

Had never dived this deep into LZ Addie from Kashmir. Watched an interview with Kevin Parker the other day talking about John Bonham's drumming so was focused mostly on that. Good cooking music.

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4

I'm a huge Zeppelin fan and have listened to this album multiple times. Probably my least favorite Zeppelin album.

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3.666 | Disfruto mucho la música de Led Zeppelin pero siempre que pongo un disco completo de ellos termino por sentir que es demasiado largo y este no fue la excepción. De una por una, casi todas las rolas me encantan y tienen su parte increíble para disfrutar: ya sea la guitarra, la batería, la voz… pero con casi 90 minutos de eso, hacia el final del disco ya no estaba en mi mejor nivel de atención.

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I think Led Zeppelin are great, but for me they are just fine. I guess I like them, but not a band I go out of my way to listen to. I can't deny the greatness of this album though, it might just be because of how much Zeppelin I've heard over the years. Kashmir is a classic though. Jimmy Page is an awesome guitarist and Robert Plant has quite a unique voice. 3.5 up to 4.

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4

Top album

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Essential Zeppelin. Some epic masterpieces found on this album, that don't get enough recognition when compared to other LZ epics Highlights: -In My Time of Dying -Kashmir -Down By The Seaside -Ten Years Gone -Night Flight

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4

Great album, only ever listened to greatest hits from them but thoroughly pleased with the deep cuts too.

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4

I liked this album. I've heard Zep a million times but paid closer attention when listening to this album. Really clean rock band, and several songs I really like. Plant's singing can get a little monotonous, but all in all, I liked this.

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4

Pretty good, as expected. Good to knead dough to.

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4

I’ve always been torn about Led Zeppelin. Musically it’s great but his voice annoys me. At the time I would have thought this as a revolutionary.

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4

I’m enjoying this more than the other album by them that I heard. It’s a little less hard to my ears, I guess. I actually like some of the songs.

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4

Primero lo primero: Escucharlo de corrido fue una brutalidad para mi déficit de atención. Una vez dicho esto, es un disco maravilloso pero lo extenso me lo arruina. Quizá escucharlo haciendo pausas para simular el cambio de lado sea lo correcto y entonces mi experiencia sea mejor. "Arruina" es algo exagerado porque igual sigue siendo una maravilla. Me gustaron un poquito más las letras que hablan de la vida que las de que hablan amor. Se nota que es su sexto album en 6 años pero que se tomaron casi dos para sacarlo, aprovechando grabaciones viejas y sacando cosas nuevas. Básicamente hacen lo que quieren: un disco de 4 lados, 15 canciones? Hecho. Boogie con piano? Hecho? Page quiere tocar la guitarra como mandolina? Hecho. Todo pasa como quieren que pase, no hay nada que no sea intencional y están en plenitud de hacerlo. Songs: The Rover, In The Light, Ten Years Gone

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4

Legendary guitar, and iconic rock songs. Some tracks get a little too self indulgent to the point of getting boring tho and drag the album down.

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4

To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen, they talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed. Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear but not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear.

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4

Pretty good but WTF? Sounds exactly like Greta Van Fleet.

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4

great album, mixing is really good a dnit has many classics

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4

*east village dive bar music

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4

Wow. I had an actual vinyl copy of this, with the inner sleeve with the window people printed on it, in the late seventies. That's the sort of thing that didn't work well in the CD era and now, in the streaming era, it's not a thing. I liked the album more than I remember liking it.

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4

Amazing as always for LZ, but still very indulgent. Some perfect songs but then some that just go on for too long. 4.0

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4

Forgotten how much funk is in this album. I remember Q102 in Dallas playing Kasmir quite often. I would have had to have been slightly older to really enjoy this album at the time it came out. Having said that, it's an exceptionally well time tested work.

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4

Three-quarters of a brilliant album here - unfortunately the rest is either filler or ideas that slightly overstay their welcome. However, when it hits - 'Kashmir', 'Sick Again', 'The Rover' - it's pretty much the archetype of what classic rock could aspire towards.

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4

8

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Over the last decade or two I've been intrigued by lawsuits against LZ for "borrowed songs" - the big one here is "Boogie with Stu" which was lifted, lyrics and all, from Richie Valens "Ooh My Head". I guess Plant & Page felt they need the royalties more than Richie Valens’ widow. Anyway, I remember when I owned this album, thinking it sounded like many of the songs were from different eras - longer prog-influenced pieces side by side with snappy, rootsie rockers. Turns out I was right as it a collection of tracks recorded over 4 years. I would give this a 5 based on the guitar riffs and the fact that fore a double album there are no weak songs but I’ll deduct a point for the aforementioned plagiarism.

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4

4.3 - More introspective and measured than other Led Zeppelin I've listened to. Also, at 90 minutes, it's among their most expansive. One of my favorite Zepp songs is on here, "Kashmir." The middle of the record is a snoozer, with "In the Light", "Bron-Yr-Aur" and "Down by the Seaside", which are meandering proggy explorations. The last quarter features some rootsy acoustic blues, which showcase the band's incredible range and versatility.

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4

Se maman con 1h 20 mins. Pero bueno, a pesar del prejuicio con el que inicié el disco, si me gustaron una que otras. Lo que sí muy impresionante es que, (según en mi imaginario jajaja) todo y lo único interesante que pudo y podrá ofrecer el infame garage rock se concentra en la 3ra canción del albúm, además que dura exactamente 666 segundos para una canción de gospel, Lolazo, me cayeron muy bien. También el final está algo cool. Mood: LOL

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Fizyczne graffiti, czyli szosty albumik zeppelinow, pierwszy spod ich wlasnej wytworni i pierwszy na liscie 1001 albumikowej, listy fanowskie, top tierowe sa bardzo podzielone jesli chodzi o to gdzie umieszczone jest graffiti, ale raczej w czlowce anizeli w koncu, bo koniec jest zarezerwowany dla cody, chociaz jeden z najlepszych jojowych referenci standowych pochodzi wlasnie z tamtego albumiku, co wyroznia ten material jest z pewnoscia dlugosc materialu, godzina dwadziescia dwie minuty, wiec jest to wydanie w postaci podwojnego winyla, ciezko czasem przesluchac tak dlugie materialy w jednym posiedzieniu, ale zeppeliny to zeppeliny, wiec sie udalo, dawno tez nie slyszalem, wiec dobrze mi to zrobilo, bo klasyki hardego rokowania z unikalnymi Plantowskimi wokalami i 10 minutowymi solowkami Pagea, ktory dodatkowo byl odpowiedzialny za produkcje ledowych materialow, ktorych cecha charakterystyczna bylo to, ze nagrywane na jeden mikrofon instrumenty mialy w sobie to cos czego nigdy za wiele do sluchania, takimi hajlajtami sluchowiska bylo dla mnie tym razem in my time of dying, ktory tak bardzo kojarzy mi sie z ostem trigunowym, ze jestem niemal pewien ze ten kawalek stanowil mocna inspiracje dla Imahoriegiego, kolejnym punktem byl kashmir, czyli najbardziej orientalny kawalek calego albumiku oraz klimatyczny bluesowy rock sick again, te wlasnie kawalki na plejaka dodalem, bo juz kilka innych na niej bylo

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Hyvää rokkia! Ennen oli kaikki paremmin ja levytkin tuplasti nykyajan suunnilleen 40min pituisia pidempiä. Levyn hittibiisi on tietysti Kashmir. Muuten tasaisen vahvaa suorittamista, ei kertakuulemalta sisältänyt selkeitä täytebiisejä.

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4

Awesome. so many big songs on here. Trampled under foot, Kashmir, The Rover **

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4

Ten years gone da best

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4

This is tough, because i went into this super ready to say everything after IV is weak, but then you hear songs like In My Time of Dying, Houses of the Holy, Kashmir and Ten Years Gone and want to rate it higher. Definitely a good amount of filler in this one though.

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4

good

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4

My favorite album by one of the filthiest rock bands of all time.

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4

Not quite as good as their first four but still lots to entertain you

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4

Definitely a strong album, although 2 hours is quite a bit of music to listen to. I don't think I can take stars away for that though!

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4

Old school rock music with great vocal. Led Zeppelin, it's the history of the rock.

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хейтеры скажут дженерик блюз-рок 😎 на самом деле подумывал побыть апологетом ЛЗ для истории, ну и самому почетче сформировать мнение о них, но че-то настроение не в пизду вообще и лень. просто скажу, что это как раз одна из тех «over the top» групп, которые слишком громкие, быстрые, наглые, чтобы легко ими проникаться. У меня вот с битлами примерно такая же история — иногда просто мочи нет слушать как их дебильно-развеселый ор про какую-то хуйню-малафью и начинается просто раздражение иррациональное. Но с ЛЗ что-то для меня сработало ещё на 4 альбоме, и я принял эту безудержность за фичу, нежели чем за баг. На самом деле музыкально в них дженерика вообще нет, каждая композиция, даже построенная на блюзовой основе, имеет какие-то неожиданные мелодические ходы, тяжелый ритм-секционный грув, развитие, перепады в динамике. Даже то, что я в нормальный день ни за что не стал бы слушать (вроде In My Time Of Dying) усилиями Цепеллинов превращается в абсолютно безбашенный бэнгер. Впрочем, конкретно этим альбомом я не то чтобы сильно восхищаюсь. Всё-таки перетянутость некоторых песен очевидна, да и в целом — их не должно быть так много. Но все же почти в каждой находится что-то такое (гитарный лик, вокальная партия, струнный оркестр), что выделяет песню и откладывает в голове. В общем слушать вполне себе можно, разок даже нужно, но начинать с этого альбома критически не рекомендуется. Мне даже представить страшно, как пройдут эти полтора часа для тех, кому вот это все не заходит. 8/10

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4

Already had this album added. Love it!

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4

Clássico

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4

Long but solid album.

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4

A little bit dated now, still enjoyed it.

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4

Didn’t start off great for me, first 4 songs I didn’t really enjoy. Trampled Under Foot was better but not amazing, then Kashmir came on and the album got a lot more enjoyable from then on. It did start to dwindle again towards the end but not with anything bad or irritating. Stuck between a 4 or 5 rating, some stuff I like, some not as good maybe higher 4 ffffffgffç (I drifted off while trying to type this so review is over sorry)

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4

Enjoyed the listen, and has some great songs on it. Not my favourite Zepplin album though

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4

Really good album. Not perfect but really good

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4

Great first half, gets a little more spotty on the second half.

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4

Classic record, one of Led Zeppelin's best. Happy this came up, as I haven't listened to it in a while.

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4

My third album by LZ and it was really good.

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4

Perhaps one of the greatest double albums of all time. Jimmy Page was 30 years old when they made it. What were you doing when you were 30?

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4

pretty good

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4

Great album

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4

amazing album, nearly every song is good and some songs are amazing. thought stairway to heaven would be the best led zeppelin song but this album proves otherwise. highly recommend listening to it, 9/10.

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4

Underrated album by one of the best albums of all time.

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4

amazing, show-stopping, brilliant, etc nie no serio do tego będę wracać bo boy WARTO

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4

// Favs: – Score: Strong 3 to Light 4

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4

Clearly not the definitive Zeppelin album, but there is far too much good out of them 4 creatively to not give this a 4.

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4

I'd never listened to this Zep album before, though I knew several of the songs on it. I feel like the album really gets going around Houses of the Holy and Trampled Under Foot. Kashmir following those two makes side B of the record really strong. I'm not in love with double albums, since I usually end up feeling like there's some fluff to fill out that much record time. This record felt really solid all the way through, though. One of the few double albums that I can think of that includes this much quality material 4/5

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4

Following my recent Deep Purple boredom, I wasn't looking forward to another 1970s riff-heavy rock album. I enjoyed this though. It's long, but more varied than I expected, particularly on sides 2 & 3. The quieter, gentler tracks were the stand out moments to me. Down by the Seaside I particularly enjoyed and was a nice change of pace, and a more pleasant vocal style to listen to than the full-on rasping elsewhere. The heavier tracks are good too, and retain energy and emotion as well as incredible musicianship. Maybe the ability to insert energy and emotion into a performance is the difference between an artist and a musician? 3.5/5

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4

Another new one for me. I quite enjoyed it.

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4

Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin (1975) Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti displays the most mature and artistically developed rock sound produced by one of the greatest rock bands ever. This double album cooks on three of its four sides. It’s the album that convinced me at the age of 20 to give up my old belt-driven record changer and move up to direct drive single-LP turntable. Oooh, baby. What was it that made the signature Led Zeppelin sound on this record? On the creative side, it sprang from a determined willingness to abandon the ‘popular’, and to rely instead on a well earned confidence in the previous success of their experimental innovations. Non-standard time signatures and rhythms (masterfully superintended by drummer John Bonham), gripping effects on electric guitar (designed and flawlessly performed by Jimmy Page), and the musical genius of bassist and multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones, all provided the perfect environment for the uninhibited, inimitable, and soulful blues rock vocals of Robert Plant. On the technical side, Led Zeppelin made full use of non-standard instruments, imaginative engineering strategies, and newly developed processing techniques—all crafted in the unique environment of the former workhouse Headley Grange in Hampshire, England. One of the most identifiable sonic features is the barely detectable split second delay in the drums, created by distancing the drum microphone(s) from the ensemble. Genius. Their path of development from the debut Led Zeppelin I all the way to Physical Graffiti, their sixth studio album, is a lesson in the history of hard rock. Unencumbered by artificial airplay time limitations, these compositions are free to develop at a pace suited to each song. The traditional “In My Time of Dying”, for instance, was given 2:40 on Bob Dylan’s 1962 debut album, but it receives a full 11:04 on Physical Graffiti. Its languid opening passage takes a full three minutes before heating up to its hard rock core, revealing at 7:30 the logic of the opening passage, and slowly turning the power up and up and up, until it unleashes a manic torrent of praise for the incarnate Son of God (You weren’t expecting that, were you?). The groove of “Trampled Under Foot” is the most rockified funk ever laid down on magnetic tape. And the Asian-influenced “Kashmir” and “In the Light” are better syntheses of east and west than the earlier experiments by The Beatles. The acoustic solo “Bron-Yr-Aur” by Jimmy Page is another ‘must study’ for folk guitarists, approaching the excellence of Jorma Kaukonen’s “Embryonic Journey” on Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow. Listen to them back to back, pickers. The only clunkers on this record are the unimaginative slow shuffle “Down by the Seaside” and the formulaic “Night Flight”. There’s a good reason why these outtakes were left off Led Zeppelin IV. But “The Wanton Song” and “Boogie with Stu” make me want to do some wanton boogie of my own, although I don’t think it would be allowed. And I’m not sure I’d end an album with a celebration of a grownup’s lust for a minor teenage girl (“Sick Again”), just like ZZ Top shouldn’t have started Rio Grande Mud (1972) with the same theme (“Francine”). I know, it was a different world then, but still . . . Oh, well, you can’t have everything. 4/5

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4

only listened to part of it. Solid album. Kashmir and Trampled Under Foot will always be classics though. really diverse for what I heard as well.

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4

Great start. Dirty Blues. Often I overlook this for earlier ones, but will rotate this one more.

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4

The first half of the album is amazing - song after song. Kashmir is legendary. The second half is pretty good, but not as great as the first half. Still an awesome album.

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4

Yes its good. But it is slightly overblown and the quality does drop off...

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4

Brilliant album. I love Robert Plant’s voice. Nearly a 5* but definitely high 4*

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4

nice album, if you're familiar with Led Zeppelin nothing will surprise you from this album. Mostly blues rock songs

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4

This is a great album, really. I don't have almost anything to say against it. However, it's too long and does not have a clear "thematic" line. So, when I finished the listening session, I was a little bit tired, even after listening to some of my favorite songs.

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4

Kashmir is absolute gold, and I've always liked this album. Fav new (forgotten) track: Boogie With Stu

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4

The first album on Swan Song Records, Led Zeppelin's very-own label after their contract with Atlantic Records was up. Atlantic was ultimately still the distributor for Swan Song, of course, but that's neither here nor there! New label, new beginnings for the Led Zepp. What would they put out first? Physical Graffiti is a sprawling double album, with a very strong first LP and a slightly less strong second LP. They maintain their blues rock roots with a hard rock sound that defined rock must for...the rest of time? Hard not to understate Led Zeppelin's influence, they really set the bar; Physical Graffiti is no exception. This album also has the Arabic-inspired epic Kashmir that elevates the whole product, really. A classic through and through.

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4

Good record to just put some headphones on and relax and enjoy. Kashmir is one of my favourite songs of all time. Some Zeppelin's always good.

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4

The Zepp. In My Time of Dying and Kashmir are among their greatest tracks ever. But let's face it, this package drags on a bit.

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4

Nearly perfect album. It hurts to give this 4. Tracks are banger after banger. If the album started with "The Rover" and ended with "Ten Years Gone", or maybe even "The Wanton Song", it would have been 5 for sure. We got banger after banger. Led Zeppelin is notorious for blending so many genres together with such a hard sound to make for the classic rock experience. Screw anyone who pulls a "Seinfeld is unfunny" card just because radio stations like Led Zeppelin too much. No one was able to rival LZ, and by the late 70s, hard rock was already moving on to glam metal and arena rock, so there was no opportunity for people to sound like the high production art we see here. And on the of chance people do sound like them, people quickly take note of that. You can't possibly convince me other people made something that sounded like "In My Time of Dying" or "Kashmir." The main appeal to me has always been Jimmy Page, the legend himself. Led Zeppelin songs were the first time in my life where I paid attention to the lead guitar more than the vocalist. But the whole team is superb. Robert Plant always put passion into each of his songs; he's honestly one of my favorite vocalists. The way he is able to belt out loud lines, his extensive use of grunts and interjections, his ability to switch to softer, slower lines... I always saw him as a compliment to Page's guitar. Where Page goes, Plant follows. Meanwhile, Bonham is absolute killer on the drums. My favorite drums on this album are "In My Time of Dying" and "In The Light." It's hard to tell what I love most about this album. There's diversity between the tracks, some hard and some soft, some lofi ("The Rover"), some psychedelic ("Down by the Seaside"), and many operatic. This album has more songs I love than any other, but that's not fair because it's a double album. Being a double album is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, there are more great LZ tracks than any other studio album, and also the tracks aren't restricted in length. You have four super long tracks, yet all of them deserve their length. On the other hand, you're not going to have enough material for an hour and 20 minutes. The reason why I'm giving it 4 stars is because the last few songs absolutely suck. Everything after "Ten Years Gone" (except "The Wanton Song") is boring and uninspired. You got a rockabilly track in there but still nothing exciting. Also, the opener "Custard Pie" is pretty weak too. It pains me whenever the inclusion of songs hurts a score, but there are just too many to ignore. Regardless, I love this album and I'll be playing this time and time again. If anyone wanted to get into classic rock, I will show this album. I can say something about each of the tracks until "Ten Years Gone," which is something that could only be said in a few other hard rock albums (one of them being LZ4). Favorites: In My Time of Dying, Kashmir, Down by the Seaside, Ten Years Gone

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Einu sinni hefði ég gefið henni fimm stjörnur. Nú finnst mér Plant einum of hás og trommurnar mixaðar of framarlega. Samt góð, en seinni platan er þó nokkuð skemmtilegri.

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4

A lot of classic zeppelin songs

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4

A very good almost great album but not my favorite LZ. Ranks behind 1, 2 and 3 ... on a par with IV and HotH. I admire the varied influences but for me the songs are not that strong. Even the much beloved Kashmir, while a very good song barely cracks my top 10 LZ songs. 4 🌟

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4

I really dig it. Some might say it's too similar to Black Sabbath, but they would be wrong and maybe partially deaf.

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4

Not my favourite as Zepp album, but great anyway.

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4

This was a solid 3. Then Kashmir came on.

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4

Lauded as the second best album by Led Zep, I was keen to listen to this one again. Strapped on my Senn HD600 and warmed up some tubes... Play... Urgh.... Switched out to some Beyer DT880s and the whole world changed. These are some quality tunes. If you ever want to talk headphones, wind me up and watch me go. If you ever want to talk riffs, I'm there just as hard. These tunes are built for lap slide. DADGAD FTW! Kashmir, oh my

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4

A tough one to rate with some of zeppelins hardest bangers mixed with some pretty simple bluesy tracks. In many ways it deserves 5 stars, but I think the album would flow better if some of the weaker tracks were removed.

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4

great album, dense and solid

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4

Listened to this a lot when I was 19, still rate it.

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4

A little too long for my liking and a few filler tracks, but when there's also Trampled Under Foot, Kashmir, In The Light, The Wanton Song and my anthem Boogie With Stu then that's more than enough to boost it up.

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Oooh I like the rifts, bit Rory G like

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4

These 70s rock albums are almost so much more boring than their reputation seem to be. Whole first half was a bit underwhelming, but of course "Kashmir" is quite good, and "Bron-Yr-Aur" is pretty good too. Great guitar. It turns after Kashmir and gets pretty okay. Oh, but this is actually interesting, damn I'm pleasantly surprised. 4 I need some more time with this for sure, but I don't especially want to spend that, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

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4

This is the one with Kashmir. This band is hard to dislike.

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4

A scraped 4, high points are great but too long.

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4

Really enjoyed this album. However, it loses a star for being too long for me, but it gains the star back for good album artwork.

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4

Not their best but still worthy of a 4.

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4

Not their best album but still…

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4

hella good, but admittedly a lil too long

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4

Good album but I suppose I was expecting something more. Kashmir probably the most known song on the album. 7/10.

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4

Although, side 1 is not my favourite, side 2 is full with beautiful but long tracks like Kashmir and trampled under my foot. Kashmir especially is probably one of the best led zeppelin songs ever, as well as in my time of dying which is also a 8 minute thriller. Robert plant constantly has amazing boosts of energy scattered variously throughout the album making it incredibly entertaining! As well as the constantly refreshing solos from page in what it seems like every track. Side 3 also has a few highlights like ten years gone which is my personal favourite of the album. Lastly, the album finishes strongly with a classic led zeppelin song “ sick again” overall there is a layer of consistency with some brilliant songs, however some songs seemed a bit dragged out and sometimes this made the album feel dreary and repetitive, apart from that I loved the album and I would give it a 8.4 out of 10!

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4

Rock de Led Zeppelin. Ningún megahit rotundo. Un 4.

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4

A bit meandering and self-indulgent. That is to say, too long. There's a great single album in here somewhere. I mean, it does have both Trampled Under Foot and Kashmir. Back-to-back no less! Yet I appreciate some of the diversions that likely would have been axed if this were just a single album. Not ashamed to admit I ride hard for Boogie With Stu.

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4

This is not my favorite Zeppelin album, but it's still very good. A couple of perfect tracks!

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Physics Graffiti is a sprawling album that contains some of Led Zeppelin’s most straightforward hard rock songs as well as some of their most exploratory and experimental such as Ten Years Gone and Kashmir. There is also a good deal of slower folky and bluesy songs that round this album out as a full representation of Zeppelin’s range. It runs a bit long but it’s well done.

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in the bottom 50% of their catalogue but zep are graded on a different scale.

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For Kashmir alone, it's great. Some true classics on this record, but there's some filler.

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This album is great! Not shocked given the artist

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It is really great, there are just a couple of songs I don't know very well yet.... 4/5.

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J’adore led zep, mon band pref, mais pas mon pref, 4.85

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I've been a Led Zeppelin fan since I was 15, but this was never one of my favourites of their albums, and I haven't listened to it since then. Interesting to give it another go 8 years later. 1. Custard Pie - Fairly weak opener in my opinion. 5/10 2. The Rover - Good song in what I would consider to be the classic Led Zeppelin style, but it's not a stand-out. 6.5/10 3. In My Times of Dying - Looooong song. Good though. 7/10 4. Houses of the Holy - Liked it. 7/10 5. Trampled Under Foot - The instruments on this are sooo good. 8/10 6. Kashmir - Absolutely iconic. 10/10 7. In The Light - Love this one 9/10 8. Bron-Yr-Aur - Nice, folksy sound. 7/10 9. Down by the Seaside - Does what the title implies. Could definitely see myself listening to this at the seaside. 6/10 10. Ten Years Gone - Long, but wonderfully constructed. 8/10 11. Night Flight - Good song, but honestly this album is starting to drag, length-wise, at this point. 7/10 12. The Wanton Song - I love the word "wanton", it brings out my inner historical romance obsessive. 7/10 13. Boogie with Stu - Fun song, 7/10 14. Black Country Woman - Interesting one. 7/10 15. Sick Again - Disappointing ending to a good album tbh. 6/10 Bit of a chore to sit and listen to purely because of the length, but I liked most of the songs even though they don't match the level of my favourite Led Zeppelin songs. Fav tracks: Kashmir, In the Light, Ten Years Gone Least Fav tracks: Custard Pie, Sick Again Initial rating 4/5

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I can see why this album is both good and important, but I wonder how often I would listen to it if it came out now.

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Fantastic album by zeppelin. They really dig deep into the heir style with this one as it’s heavy in the riffs and rock blues style. This album may not be my favorite of theirs but it’s one of the best compilations of songs that are everything Led Zeppelin. 8.3/10

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Very good.

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Szczerze, druga strona płyty podobała mi się bardziej niż pierwsza z mniej rockową, ale ciekawszą muzyką. Higlight: "In the light", ach ta linia melodyczna.

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Made a terrible mistake of not listening to full albums of Led Zeppelin before. Physical Graffiti is a wonderful journey. It's lengthy, but meaty and full of great sound. Loved the guitar (Jimmy Page checks out). A solid recommendation. Highlights: In My Time Of Dying, Kashmir

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Greta album - there’s just something about his voice

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Fun listen! Would have been higher if the songs weren't so long

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Kashmir is epic. Some of the other tracks just sounded like... Led Zeppelin.

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Led Zeppelin’s grandest and most bloated recording, “Physical Graffiti” is their obligatory double album. It’s full of their classic bombastic rock as well as some more ambitious and varied pieces. As with most double albums, it does not need to be the length it is. Many of these tracks feel a bit perfunctory: a 1975 round of Zeppelin by numbers. They could have been doing “Custard Pie”, “The Wanton Song” or the queasy “Sick Again” in their sleep by this point. The acoustic-driven blues numbers (“Boogie with Stu”, “Black Country Woman”) are a bit tired and don’t add much three sides in, and I’ve never got much out of the 11 minute epic “In My Time of Dying”. Popular as it is among Zeppelin fans, it doesn’t take me on the same journey as some of their best songs do. That said, the run of songs from “Houses of the Holy” to “Night Flight” is sheer perfection. It contains the most eclectic mix on the album, from the breathless funk of “Trampled Underfoot” to the exotic grandeur of “Kashmir”, the gorgeous ballads “Down By The Seaside” and “Ten Years Gone”, and one of the most underrated Zeppelin epics “In The Light”. Plants voice is certainly not the powerhouse it was in the band’s early work, but the hoarseness to it works to the benefit of the material. His more melodic, natural range does wonders for tracks like “Ten Years Gone” or “Houses of the Holy”, which work their way up slowly to his trademark howl. Jimmy Page is obviously as deft a guitarist as ever, whether through rip-roaring leads or a lighter touch (lovely open-tuned acoustic instrumental “Bron-Yr-Aur”). John Bonham, of course, is suitably explosive on the drums. But one of the reasons “Physical Graffiti” works so well is in its willingness to push further away from the band’s comfort zone at times. Bassist John Paul Jones is one of the key ingredients here: the band’s most underrated member, he contributes multiple keyboard and string arrangements to give many of these songs an added depth. “Kashmir” and “In The Light” in particular are made by this: it sets them apart nicely from the core Zeppelin combo. It’s a long set, but “Physical Graffiti” more than holds its own six albums into Zeppelin’s career. As a single disc, it could have been their best ever: instead, it settles for very very good.

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Ikkje da besta av led zeppelin, men fortsatt bra

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Was good! sounded very familiar

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Kashmir aside this record has all the Zeppelin fixin’. The iconic single is not only the best song here but one of the bands better track full stop. A great listen even if a little too long overall.

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Trampled Under Foot is funky as hell!

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A bit more overblown than I remember. There’s no such thing as a perfect double album.

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Alright. Just not really my thing

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Paranoid

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1975: Trampled Under Foot, Kashmir

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First time listening to Led Zeppelin and I excpected more 6.7/10

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I am beginning to feel like I just don't like music- this had a few amazing moments, but it was mostly plodding and interminable.

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Favorites: Kashmir

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Discos como este me recuerdan que los 70's no se trataron sólo de rock ácido, hippies y disco; también había grupos haciendo "badass rock". Algo interesante de este disco es que tiene un aire experimiental: en alguna canción se alcanza a escuchar a los integrantes discutiendo al final de la canción, y tiene varias canciones que no parecen de Led Zeppelin, pero sí van acordes a la época. Dicho esto, el álbum me pareció un poco aburrido y fuera de "Kashmir" las canciones se me hicieron "buenas", pero nada más. Sí volvería a poner el disco como música de fondo.

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Great album, mostly top tier Zeppelin songs, weird complaint but it's a bit long, could have been condensed

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It’s good classic rock. Obviously Kashmir is legendary. It’s quite a long album definitely good for passing time. This is the first album I’ve reviewed of an artist I know.

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I think what I learned listening to this is that I thought I liked Led Zeppelin more than I do. Apparently I more like to hear some of their epic jams every once in a while. Listening to all this as a double album I really got bored before I was even halfway through. Some exciting moments here and there.

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Super strong front half, essentially a greatest hits albums... an interesting tempo transition and the backside is probably a bit more experimental and has several zeppelin cover-band sounding songs.

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pretty varied album. kashmir is great

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Fun. But less fun than the others

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When I first came to Canada in 1973 Led Zep was all the rage with the stoner crowd at school and I never really understood the attraction and I never was too enthusiastic their sound. So almost 50 yrs later I'm forced to listen to this album and I can confirm that I still don't know what the big deal is. Kashmir is good, but apart from that it doesn't really turn my crank

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There was a few great tracks on but that doesn't make for a great album. The rest was pretty forgettable IMHO.

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"And the flat world's flying, and there's a new plague on the land" (The Rover) Me da un poco de pena lo mucho que me aburre escuchar Led Zeppelin más de cinco minutos seguidos. La portada de este disco es súper bonita tho.

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I’m loathe to say I don’t really care (I’m sorry)

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Few bangers, more dull. Kashmir has been stuck in my head for 2 days as it is an amazing song. Definitely not the best Zeppers

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There's some strong songs on here, but also a decent amount of filler. 80 minutes is far too long for a zeppelin album

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Great vibes

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Better than kraftwerk

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Razoável, nada demais. Música antiga 90/93

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This album is less meandering than the other LZ album we've had. It's still completely unexciting to me though. It's not "bad" and there are some good parts. But not enough to hold my attention. The album was also way too long, considering the lack of variety within and between songs.

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блять почему мне кажется что Кашмир играл в матрице, но я не могу найти ни одного упоминания

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Позвольте представить... самая переоценённая роцк-группа в истории! Не, я правда хочу её полюбить, ибо сам не люблю спорить с критиками лишний раз. Но вот не выходит, когда очередной раз пытаюсь ознакомиться глубже – натыкаюсь на сгусток унылого дженерик блюз-рока с парой неплохих тем и с парой бесящих. Альбом я изначально прослушал уже давно, лет 7 назад, после того, как в документалках про митол его митолизды называли лучшим роцк-альбомом всех времён. И на самом деле после первых трёх разочаровывающих альбомов этот неплохим показался, ближе к четвёртому. Но переслушивать не захотелось. Вот ща на свежую прокаченную голову заценим. Думаю, один из главных факторов неприятия – вокальные партии Планта. Про кого я там уже писал, что будто кто-то без подготовки прослушал минусовку, просто подошёл к микрофону и начал вбрасывать фразы? Вот тут так же. Какой-то фристайл, а не внятные вокальные партии. Опять же, лишь партии, сам голос то мне нравится. На всякий случай проверю свою догадку и гляну в тексты. Вот, In My Time of Dying, например. Ну да, там порой даже рифмы нет, и постоянно подряд одни и те же фразы повторяются (что ебаный моветон). Да и трек непонятно зачем перетянут до 11 минут, базовый риф хоть и вполне мил, но слишком прост, чтобы длиннотрек строить. Houses of the Holy… так, где-то я уже слышал это название. Это ли не альбом так звался ихний? Да, так и есть. Предыдущий. Ну, третий яркий пример к Waiting for the Sun и Sheer Heart Attack. Не одобряем. Сам трек – скучный дженерик. Trampled Under Foot звучит как то, что у LZ становится хитами. Ну да, «песня стала неотъемлемой частью концертов группы». Сам трек также скучный, постоянный унылый повтор одного и того же мотива, рандомные вбросы и повторы фраз Плантом. Можно сказать дженерик Лэд Зеппелин для меня. Kashmir вроде тоже хит дохуя. По структуре мне напоминает Immigrant Song. Интригующее драматическое начало, которое стремительно перерастает… а ни во что не перерастает, зацикливается фрагментом, и под это Плант снова фристайлит (Ладно, припев похож на что-то внятное). Ещё почему-то складывается ощущение, что треки состоят из нескольких семплов, которые лупятся и сводятся в трек. Только вот исходные сэмплы сами же LZ и писали. Но блять, не строят так композиции нормальные исполнители. Эти фрагменты слишком коротки, чтобы их лупить на целый трек, а тут вовсе овер 8 минут, вы там охуели чтоль! Bron-Yr-Aur неплоха, но это не особо полноценный трек. Down by the Seaside, Ten Years Gone тоже работают в принципе. У The Wanton Song классные партии вне основной темы (она – снова надоедливый залупленный фрагмент). Основное не бесит вроде, но и интереса не представляет. Кроме одного трека. The Rover действительно охуенный трек. Балдёжная прогрессирующая гитарная партия, внятные партии Планта, мелодичный и сильный припев. Всё на месте, всё работает. Ну почему вот нельзя было хотя бы попытаться всё так сделать? Ну могут же когда захотят. Хули тогда они вместо этого лупят фрагменты и фристайлят в мик? И, главное, какого хуя этот луп и бубнёж фанаты то боготворят? The Rover даже синглом не был, и в саундтреках не встречал. В отличии от Kashmir, которая, хоть меня и бесит, но стала отличным остом к Матрице.

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This obviously is on here because of Kashmir. I mean, it is very good. The rest of the album kind of blurs together for me.

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Some of the songs are iconic but I did find them a bit repetitive.

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A lot more blues influences than expected. Kashmir sticks out as different and progressive for its time

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I wouldn’t call myself a Zeppelin fan, really. But comparing this to a lot of the mediocre stuff they inspired like the T-Rex album earlier, this is refreshing. Prefer their earlier stuff to this, but this is a good album. Favourite track: “Kashmir”

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OS rokkirämpytystä, iha jees

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This is one I’d put on from time to time.

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physical pain listening to this, not their best lmaoo

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This is pretty raw and nasty. It's taken me a couple of listens to get into it. I'm not familiar with the history of the albums, but this one feels early.

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Slightly expected more, in the end not bad but the album is very long and hardly any songs were memorable enough to remember them after the listening

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Led Zeppelin at their creative zenith, but this isn't an entry level album, one for the connoisseurs

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Samey. Probably needs a proper listen on a record player for full effect

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The double album is practically a collection of extended Stairway to Heaven tracks. (6/10) Favourite Tracks: Kashmir, Boogie with Stu

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Standard Led Zepplin rock. One song pretty much blended into the next.

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honestly mediocre, but can see why it has classic status

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Not my favourite Zeppelin but still bangs.

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The last of their great ones?

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one of their best with a couple classics

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Other than Kashmir its just alright. Sounds like every rock n roll band you've ever heard opening for a more interesting band. Always felt after Led Zeppelin I to IV this was a bit of an after thought using discarded tunes from those records. Kashmir is a masterpiece though so that elevates it to a 3. 3/5

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Feels like Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street. You’re listening and it gradually gets better and pulls you in. Before you know it, it’s over and you realized you actually enjoyed it.

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I know a lot of people really love this album, but I'm not one of them. I much prefer the first 5 Zeppelin albums. That said, this is still a enjoyable album it's just a bit bloated. I could honestly do without anything after In The Light with the exception of The Wanton Song. I think a few songs could've been trimmed a bit too like the forementioned In The Light which is really good...3 minutes in. There are some true bangers here though. Custard Pie, House's of The Holy, and Kashmir at top rate Zeppelin. If this album had some of the fat trimmed it would be as great as the first 5. So for me this one is a 6/10. You could definitely spend your time listening to worse faire.

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Good album.

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I would have loved this (and probs did) in my younger years. It's still good just not really my thing anymore. Still some great tunes

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63 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin 15 tracks. The biggest selling musical artists of all time? I just don't get it. It's ok. It's better than ok. It's good, but best selling music artists in the World ever? I've got to find out what I'm missing. More Led Zep required 3/5

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Decent music but much too long and drawn out. Album and songs were so long

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Not bad, pretty good tunes

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Not One of My LZ preferred albums

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It was alright not my style but surprisingly ok

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Easy to understand the appeal as the musicality is on point and there are a few great songs that piqued my interest (the Rover being my favourite) but it doesn't really form a full cohesive experience for me.

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Lots of different styles and influences done well. Some great tracks but seems a lot of them drag on a bit... Songs feel long for the sake of it. Can't help but think this could have made 2 really solid albums as opposed to one very long one. Great musicianship, and a good listen, but maybe a bit self indulgent?

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Decent album. First two-thirds was quite good and then it felt like it fell off a little bit. It has a good pace and mixes up the sound of the songs which I enjoyed. 6/10

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OK. Kashmir is a jam, obvs, but I think it's the drumming that stands out most on this album. Surprised to discover a direct line between this and Jeff Buckley's Grace

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Kinda all over the place. I enjoyed some of it, some of it was boring. The whole thing is too long.

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Some epic songs, but a lot of them are way too long and it really begins to drag

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Good but some songs overlong

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Not my kinda thing

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I'd maybe only heard this once before, it never grabbed me like their others. Some great tracks but too much filler. I don't know why you'd choose to listen to this over LZ 1 to 4

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This is by no means a bad album but it is in my opinion the weakest of Zeppelin's albums featured on this list. "In My Time of Dying" and "The Wanton Song" are very solid songs. "Kashmir" is of course an all time classic. Shining moments but very flat in others.

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I drove for two hours and listened while driving which was good for time, but bad because hearing Led Zeppelin while driving is so ubiquitous I kept habituating to it. Spotify was showing the words and though I only glanced occasionally, it was the first time I ever knew any of the words to their songs, and they surprisingly more creative and poetic than I expected. Page's ability to riff is unmatched but I found his solos surprisingly unimpressive. I never realized how often the motion and drive of the songs comes from how John Paul Jones played bass. Bonham's drums were good and a nicer and more creative and varied change from the Beatles, but almost always seemed at the same dyanamic level and felt overplayed. Overall, totally agree with what Thomas said. Good background album with some variation. That said, I've owned it since my teens and rarely listened to the whole album all the way through. It's not quite varied enough for me.

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This a solid background album that would be wonderful to have on a turntable while you go about washing dishes or baking. There are a couple of recognizable, stop-and-listen songs (Kashmir and House of the Holy) but many that fade into a general mood. Just when you’d forget the album was on because guitar solos went too long, you’d find it switches up to Boogie with Stu and Black Country Girl. The vibe changes enough to refresh but not enough to fully make you sit and figure out the actual lyrics. It was more than I expected but perhaps less than I’d usually attribute to a legendary band.

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It's good, it's just also very long and doesn't feel like it needs to be as long as it is. Kashmir is amazing, and there are a couple of other highlights but most of it just passes by - solid background listening but not much more, which is a bit of a shame

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There was no human reason for this to be this long. It was fine!

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A decent album. It's my second Led Zeppelin album, and this one was much louder and rocky. I think I preferred Led III tbh. Kasmir is a powerhouse of a song, and probably the reason this album is on the list. It went downhill from there, though I don’t know if the second half was crap or if I was just too fed up after an hour to give it a chance🙃.

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Seems to be a very influential record, but I think it’s a bit too long, and some of the songs are also too long.

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Led Zeppelin is fine. Not sure I had to listen to this before I die. No denying it’s fantastic rock/blues with brilliant guitar, drums, and Plant vocals at their best. Just not my favorite music. So 3 to me, probably a 5 to those who are fans.

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This sort of reinforces my point of the double album...(a few exceptions) but usually an amazing album and in this case I think 3 sides back in the day, but oddly, for me, the first album, first side is a slog, and then it gets better and better before winding down a bit again.

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As a heathen to the Church of Zeppelin, the missionary work of this project has deepened my appreciation and understanding of this religion. I really enjoyed their original album, for example. This one was a little harder for me. The first three songs (over 20 minutes) really never grabbed me, and I was worried I wouldn't like it at all. Once we got to "side two," things got going better for me and it was my favorite of the four original LP sides. "Kashmir" was the one classic I knew and have always appreciated. I enjoyed the variety of styles once it got going. I really needed to spend more time with it to deepen my appreciation, but I just didn't have time to get there today.

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Led Zeppelin are always going to be one of those bands that no matter how hard I try I just don't get into. I can appreciate why people love them but not for me

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A few bangers and a few misses. Fair to middling

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Slefaði næstum í fjóra en vantaði herslumuninn

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Da e jo bra, men alt for langt

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2.5

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Zep isn't really for me...

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No es mucho mi rollo

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Pse pse album... pse pse band...

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Olen sveitsi tässä

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Sorry, only got 3 tunes in and not my cup of tea at all!

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I’m not a fan of double albums and this doesn’t justify it at all. Self indulgent, half of it could have been cut. The bits that are good are good, but it ended on a whimper

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Boring white man rock.

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My generation but not one of my favourites. Best single Stairway to heaven not on it

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One of those albums that people say you “have to own!” It’s possibly the worst Zeppelin stuff you could start on. Kashmir is a banger but there’s fuck all else here. A band that had given up by this point.

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Ok album but not my fave Led Zeppelin album.

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I.dont.think.led.zepplin.is.that.good. this.album.furthered.that.belief.

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Meh

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Songs are too long.

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Help the length is killing me

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I so expected to like this.. I just didn't... Meh.

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This must have fallen victim to the "Seinfeld is Unfunny" phenomenon; it was something so influential in its time that everything else aimed to emulate it, and now it just sounds like the most generic Classic Rock ever. I guess we Millennials are killing Classic Rock then too. Anyway it was fine, but I'm docking a star because it wasn't fine enough to merit the double album length.

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Just not my thing

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A couple of great tracks but I dont need the other 54 hours of tracks to get there - not changed my mind on led zep

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Bon àlbum de rock, tot i que escoltar-lo sencer se m'ha fet bola.

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This album is very boring. Nothing exciting or fun imo, besides the incredibly recognizable tracks. Had huge expectations that this album completely failed to meet. 5/10 is generous.

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Overblown, pompous, self-obsessed, leaden and at least 50% too long.

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First part was just like all the other rock albums. But a few songs in the middle were pretty good, I really liked them. Then the last part of the album was again, just like all the other rock albums.

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Not a huge Zeppelin fan and if I'm going to listen to them it will generally be the earlier ones. This... sure is more Zeppelin.

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not finishing listening to this; i hate led zeppelin and this album proves it further; i just don't vibe with their music?? idk why

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Shit

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Grim

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8/10 - Not a big fan of Led Zeppelin but I do appreciate their place in history and this album is a fine example of their influence in rock.

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Noticing that LZ's main draw are the guitars.

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3.8/5 Es un gran trabajo que me no me cerró del todo sino se hubiesen ganado el 4. Mi album favorito de ellos es Houses of the holy y siento que esto no está a la altura, o siquiera de Led Zeppelin IV. A pesar de esto se destaca el excelente trabajo en guitarra y las líneas contrastadas de bajo.

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