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Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin

1975

Physical Graffiti

Album Summary

Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released as a double album on 24 February 1975 by the group's new record label, Swan Song Records. The band wrote and recorded eight new songs for the album in early 1974 at Headley Grange, a country house in Hampshire, which gave them ample time to improvise arrangements and experiment with recording. The total playing time covered just under three sides of an LP, so they decided to expand it into a double by including previously unreleased tracks from the sessions for the earlier albums Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. The album covered a range of styles including hard rock, progressive rock, rock 'n' roll and folk. The album was then mixed over summer 1974 and planned for an end-of-year release; however, its release was delayed because the Peter Corriston-designed die-cut album cover proved difficult to manufacture. Physical Graffiti was commercially and critically successful upon its release and debuted at number one on album charts in the UK and number three in the US. It was promoted by a successful US tour and a five-night residency at Earl's Court, London. The album has been reissued on CD several times, including an expansive 40th anniversary edition in 2015. Physical Graffiti was later certified 16× platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2006, signifying shipments of over eight million copies.

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Rating

3.95

Votes

5538

Genres

  • Metal
  • Hard Rock
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Tue Apr 27 2021
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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Thu Jul 01 2021
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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Tue Jan 26 2021
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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Mon Feb 08 2021
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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Tue Mar 30 2021
2

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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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

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

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Thu Mar 25 2021
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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Fri May 07 2021
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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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

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

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Sat Apr 09 2022
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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Mon Jun 21 2021
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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Mon Jan 11 2021
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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Fri Feb 26 2021
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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Tue Dec 07 2021
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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Sat May 22 2021
3

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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Wed May 12 2021
2

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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Mon Jan 04 2021
5

absolute great

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Mon May 17 2021
5

Back to back 5s

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Fri Nov 13 2020
5

Incredible Album Led Zep's best

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Wed Dec 23 2020
5

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

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Tue Mar 30 2021
5

Simply amazing!

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Man I forgot about into the light.

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Sat Apr 03 2021
5

An epic saga

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Love it

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Mon Jan 25 2021
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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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

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

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Thu Feb 25 2021
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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Sat Mar 13 2021
5

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

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Love them, love this

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Wed Mar 10 2021
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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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

Visar varför dom en av de stora

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

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

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

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

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Wed Mar 10 2021
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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Mon Feb 01 2021
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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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

The product of seasoned great musicians, rock at its peak

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

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

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

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

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Tue Apr 27 2021
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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Wed Jan 20 2021
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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Sat Jun 19 2021
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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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

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

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Fri Jul 16 2021
5

F19 workout sessions w Brandon, Summer 2019 forever

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

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

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Tue Feb 09 2021
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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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

Huge

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Tue May 25 2021
5

Fantastic

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

Excellent!

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

L’ultimo grande disco degli Zeppelin

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Tue Apr 06 2021
5

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

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

Love the group

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Thu Apr 08 2021
5

I LOVE IT

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Mon May 31 2021
5

Such a classic, it hurts.

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Thu May 06 2021
5

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

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Great album. Can't go wrong with Zeppelin.

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Wed May 19 2021
5

so heavy. i had no idea.

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Fri May 21 2021
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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Fri Jul 30 2021
5

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

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Mon Sep 13 2021
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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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

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

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Tue Oct 05 2021
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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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

Another Zeppelin classic.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
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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Thu Oct 21 2021
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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Thu Oct 21 2021
5

It's Led Zeppelin. It's perfect.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
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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Tue Oct 26 2021
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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Tue Nov 02 2021
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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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

Overall: Excellent. Relisten? Yes

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

Some real classics. A few bits of filler

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Thu Nov 11 2021
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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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Way better than i even remember. Solid through.

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

A masterpiece. Love the band. Love the album.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
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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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

I just bought it on eBay. So, yeah, it's good...

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Wed Dec 01 2021
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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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Classic.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

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

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Thu Dec 09 2021
5

Enjoyed it class

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

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

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Sat Dec 18 2021
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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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

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

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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

Quality

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

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

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Sat Jan 08 2022
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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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

4.5/5 just wow!

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Sat Jan 15 2022
5

Excelente!

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

Kashmir that is it

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Fri Feb 04 2022
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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Wed Feb 09 2022
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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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

A truly classic!

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Sat Feb 12 2022
5

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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Tue Feb 15 2022
5

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

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Love

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

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

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

Always amazing

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

it was good! thanks zeppy. liked kashmir

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Sun Mar 06 2022
5

Best double album of all time

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

Classic!

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Tue Mar 15 2022
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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Tue Mar 15 2022
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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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

Meus protegidinhos há tempo já kk

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Fri Mar 25 2022
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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Fri Mar 25 2022
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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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

My favorite Zep album

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Wed Mar 30 2022
5

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

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Tue Mar 29 2022
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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Tue Apr 05 2022
5

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

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Fri Apr 08 2022
5

Good, rounded Zep album with a definite stylistic shift

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Sat Apr 09 2022
5

Yes!

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Sat Apr 09 2022
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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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

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

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Tue Apr 26 2022
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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Wed Apr 27 2022
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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Fri Apr 29 2022
5

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

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Fri May 06 2022
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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Thu May 12 2022
5

absolute classic!

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Thu May 26 2022
5

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

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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

zep is zep.

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Sat Jun 11 2022
5

Going to be difficult. This is my desert island Led Zep album..so good.. but it has flaws ...and playyyy. A band at their peak though I'm aware that the recordings were made over a couple of of years. Bonham is the greatest rock drummer. It rocks it rolls.. You could easily make a 5 star single album out of this double but I still give it a 4.5 and round it up! So many highlights. Flaws...? No flaws its a 5.

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Sat Jul 02 2022
5

Led Zeppelin's sixth studio album, and their sixth hit. Do these guys not know how to miss? The album builds up with some just classic, amazing rock songs, until it gets to 'Kashmir,' which is just on a whole other level. But wait, there's more! That's only record number one, which ends on a fantastic note, and could have been the closer. But Led Zeppelin decided to grace us with another entire record where they proceed to flex for another thirty or so minutes. It's some of the best hard rock and roll you'll hear from a band still in its prime.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

Great guitar riffs, groovy

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

Ok holy fuck, I've slept on Zeppelin wayyy too long! I've listened to their first, thought it was meh and dismissed the rest. But wow, this album has blown me away. It is very consistent, fine as fuck rock! I think I might give it 5/5 simply because it proves me wrong about my opinion on Led Zeppelin! Ofc I wouldn't do that if the songs wouldn't back it up! Glad my journey through this book starts with this album!

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

Excellent.

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Sat Jul 23 2022
5

Discazo de una de las mejores bandas de rock. Auténticas canciones setenteras guitarreras con excelente batería y voz inconfundible. Imprescindible

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Sun Jul 24 2022
5

It's led zep. Kashmir is the standout track. Rest of the album is good, but Kashmir takes the cake.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Easily their most underrated album

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Unreal

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Probably one of the greatest albums ever made. Can hear the Beatles and blues influence. Best musicians in the world too

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

There are a lot of Gems here, Kashmir and In the Light really shine back to back for me. There is a hair of bloat, if they could have brought this down to like an hour it would have felt a lot better, but it still earns a strong spot in the 5.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

Zep's equivalent of the White Album. Many of these songs feel like them at their most focused in their identity, being Led Zeppelin at their Led Zeppeliniest, but many others offer refreshing variety. This also has two of my absolute favorites from them: Kashmir and Ten Years Gone. Overall another classic from my former favorite band lol.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

i didn't know Robert Plant sounded like that. great fun.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

I love the signature Led Zeppelin sound - hard rock with a blues influence, a lot of times tipping into heavy metal territory. "In My Time of Dying" is such a good example of it. I guess it's a blues number at its core but it's heavy, man. Those drums sound huge! The appeal for a lot of these songs for me is the way the band slips into a groove and stays there. The beat and rhythm are so important to their music. A lot of great songs here, including some real epic ones ("In My Time of Dying," "Kashmir," "In the Light," "Ten Years Gone") but I think my favorites are "Custard Pie," "Trampled Under Foot" and "The Wanton Song." Those three capture that rhythm and groove feeling I love about Led Zeppelin. And the riff on "The Wanton Song" is insane.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

una bocha de amor

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

I am less familiar with this Led Zeppelin album compared to their earlier albums but that is an oversight I plan to rectify. The four song progression from the bluesy slide guitar of In My Time of Dying, to the rock of Houses of the Holy, to the more funky sound of Trampled Under Foot, to the classic opening of Kashmir (even my 4 year old can’t help but bob her head along to this guitar riff) shows all that Led Zeppelin has to offer. Y’all know how I feel about Led Zeppelin 😉 and this album is no different.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

There has never been another Led Zeppelin. I mean, obviously. Anyone trying to name their new band Led Zeppelin would be faced with copyright issues. And be laughed at. Though there have been two bands with the same name before. Apparently there was a British psychedelic group in the 60s named Nirvana. But words can't really explain how distinctive and unrepeatable Led Zeppelin were. They are the best rock band in history (you could disagree or dispute this, but you'd be wrong), and even on "Physical Graffiti," one of their lesser albums, they are beyond 5 stars.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

I've been to more than a couple of weddings that have played Bron-Yr-Aur in advance of the ceremony which translates to 'Breasts of Gold.' I always wonder if the groom that chose that song becuase he thought it'd be cool to play a Led Zep his wedding or if the bride did because she thinks her boobs are seriously golden...? On a similiar subject 'Whole Lotta Love' is the worst song that LZ ever recorded. "Shake for me girl, I wanna be your backdoor man... way down inside you need ... gonna give you every inch of my love...' Sure, not as bad as 'Come on Eileen' but still icky. But whatevvs, Led Zeppelin is pretty fuckin' rad and this Physical Graffiti is proof. With the exception of three consecutive songs (In the Light, Bron-Yr-Aur and Down by the Seaside) this album kicks ass all the way thru. Some fans might describe this album with two words: 'Pidyn Aur' while others might say it's 'quite lovely' with a wink and a smile. What I wanna know is why don't they make music like this anymore?

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

This is top shelf rock. Funny thing about this album by the greatest rock band of all time. The first track sucks. But after that... We are off and the redemption is immediate with The Rover. In My Time of Dying is a slow start and then leaps into the tight little guitar spins and quick tempo interchanges. Drums are slammin. Eventually we wend our way to Kashmir which could very well be my favorite song by my favorite band. It's an anthem and I love the Tolkien imagery as well as the strings. Legendary stuff of rock. Disc 2 is off with a bang as In the Light hits us with the heavy guitars and the total optimism halfway through. This song brings hope. Bron Yr Ar takes me back to my early teenage years, eyes full of hope and trepidation. And we swing into the hazy lazy Down By the Riverside. Ten Years Gone reminds me of my dead best friend (we used to listen to Zeppelin all the time for years before he was swept away). The backs of so many cars. So many basements. Campfires. All the excellent nights. "Rivers always reach the sea".

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

inherited vinyl (good quality)

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

It's a rocker! Here's the thing - I love rock and roll, but I don't really vibe with the blues. Even still, this album cannot be denied.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Great tracks on this one

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Awesome!

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Led Zeppelin's best album - period!

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Sun Sep 04 2022
5

One of the best records from Zeppelin. The first side of the record is better than the second side. The climax of Kashmir really makes the end of that first side so special. Reminiscent of I Want You (She's So Heavy) ending the first side of Abbey Road. The second half still has really good songs and the band shows a massive improvement from their first records in terms of songwriting and simply their sound. This record has so many different sounds and styles but still feels very Zeppelin. Favorite Track: Kashmir Least Favorite Track: The Wanton Song

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

This has got to be one of the top 10 albums of all time.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

It's absolutely outstanding and has aged beautifully.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

While this album maybe doesn’t contain their absolute greatest hits, I still love it. Heavy beats and still ridiculous musicality.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

This album would get a 5 just for including Kashmir - another candidate for the best song of all time. But then add the fact that there's not a weak song on this double album, not to mention it includes many other amazing songs (e.g., Custard Pie, In My Time of Dying (slide-guitar extraordinaire!), Houses of the Holy, Trampled Under Foot, Bron-Yr-Aur, Ten Years Gone, The Wanton Song). Probably the only questionable part is the lyrics of Sick Again. Yeah, um, no. In the Light has some great moments, but drags on a little. I find it funny that we had the five Led Zep albums in the 1001 Albums randomly appear in order (not one after the other of course). So, this one completes the Zep albums on the list for our group and each was a perfect 5. That's more than half their 9 studio albums and it's 5 out of their first 6 (and frankly Houses of the Holy would have gotten a 5 also - they probably couldn't include it in the 1001 albums because they needed room for another Tom Waits album). It's all been a great reminder of why they're one of the greatest bands of all time.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

For me, the first disc used to be miles better than the second. But then after listening a number of times, I really got to appreciate the second disc. Still not a big fan of "Down By The Seaside," but it's listenable. Usually when bands do that double album, it's hard to recover. It's overblown and critics call them out on it. But this doesn't feel like it. It's got a lot of great stuff on it, and is probably my second favorite LZ album.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

a good one

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

What an album. Classic double album that never drops the ball and shows such a wild variety, displaying Zeppelin's dominance as a force of gargantuan 70s rock. Gorgeous production, the band are so focused and tight and numerous showstoppers. I will say I've heard this album before, as with all zeppelin albums, so I may be biased, but this is nonetheless the absolute highlight of their career

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Always loved this double

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Transcendent. 5/5

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

How do you top the first four of their albums? With this one: indulgent as fuck but still great.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Loved it. The guitar was awesome and the singing was great, I knew I liked Led Zeppelin, but I wasn’t expecting to like this album.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

Ok - I've heard a little bit of Led Zeppelin, thought there were going to be a soft-rock easy listening band. Instead - they rock hard, love it. really brilliant riffs and vibes. Added bonus - these guys led me on to giants like Freddie King.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
5

Have never sat down and listened to a zeppelin album straight through but this was great. Kashmir is an obvious standout. Ten Years Gone reprises the same chord motif from Kashmir before sailing into a delicious guitar solo.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Riktigt bra klassisk rock album. Lite för långt men fortfarande fantastiskt.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
5

Unlike the previous 5 Led Zep albums I had to think before giving it 5 stars. Then I listened closely and realised that comparing Led Zep with other bands is unfair. A pity they didn't make this a single disc, then Presence could have been Achilles, Nobody's Fault and a bunch from Physical Graffiti.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

This album travels through both time and space, when moving through Kashmir

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Sun Nov 06 2022
5

What a genius idea Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham had when they decided to complete their sessions for this album with outtakes from *III*, *IV* and *Houses Of The Holy*. This idea resulted in one of the best double albums of all time. Because apart from two obvious "fillers" on side D, everything else is just pitch perfect, resulting in a tracklisting that naturally flows from one gem to the next, in spite of its versatile contents and some subtle differences in sound between the different sessions. And those two fillers I've just mentioned still manage to do their moody job right--in modern times, unburdened by the constraints of duration for vinyl records, those two tracks would be what is now known as "bonus tracks". Take them out, and you'd have a stellar double album anyway. All of this is already a good reason to have *Physical Graffiti* on your shelf, but even if you dismiss everything I've just said in my first paragraph here, this record would still get a 5/5 grade from me (and obviously be part of my most essential albums of all time). And this thanks to four absolute bangers: " In My Time Of Dying", "Trampled Underfoot", "Kashmir" and most especially "Ten Years After", the best ballad Led Zep have ever penned and recorded. Yeah, yeah, I know, "Stairway To Heaven" is not so bad, as overplayed as it is. But it is still a notch under "Ten Years After". And this, my fellow music nerds, is worth the ticket of admission here... Number of albums left to review: 746 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 125 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 63 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 67

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Thu Feb 11 2021
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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Fri Feb 26 2021
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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Fri Oct 02 2020
4

Prometteur mais le manque de diversitay commence à me fatiguer

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Tue Nov 17 2020
4

Very good listen

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Tue Nov 17 2020
4

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

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Wed Nov 04 2020
4

Classic, listen to again less distracted

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

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

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

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

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Tue Jun 08 2021
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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Wed Jan 13 2021
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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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

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

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

Some great hits, but not their best album for sure

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

not their best album but still good

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Solid offering from Zepp!

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Zeppee

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Tue Apr 13 2021
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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Mon Jan 18 2021
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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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

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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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

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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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Top album

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

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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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

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

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Thu Feb 04 2021
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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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

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

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Tue Feb 23 2021
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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Fri Jun 25 2021
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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Wed Mar 10 2021
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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Wed Jan 20 2021
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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Wed Jan 20 2021
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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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

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

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

*east village dive bar music

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Thu Mar 11 2021
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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Wed Feb 10 2021
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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Sun Jan 17 2021
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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Mon Jun 21 2021
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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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

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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Tue Apr 06 2021
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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