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Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin

1970

Led Zeppelin III

Album Summary

Led Zeppelin III is the third studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 5 October 1970. It was recorded in three locations. Much of the work was done at Headley Grange, a country house, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Additional sessions were held in more traditional recording studios, such as Island Studios and Olympic Studios in London. As with the prior album, the band eschewed the use of guest musicians, with all music performed by band members Robert Plant (vocals), Jimmy Page (guitars), John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards), and John Bonham (drums). The range of instruments played by the band was greatly enhanced on this album, with Jones especially emerging as a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing a wide range of keyboard and stringed instruments, including various synthesizers, mandolin and double bass, in addition to his usual bass guitar. As with prior albums, Page served as producer on the album, with mixing done by Andy Johns and Terry Manning. The album showed a progression from straightforward rock towards folk and acoustic music. While hard rock influences were still present, such as on "Immigrant Song", acoustic-based songs such as "Gallows Pole" and "That's the Way" showed Led Zeppelin were capable of playing different styles successfully. The band wrote most of the material themselves, but as with prior records, included two songs that were re-interpretations of earlier works: "Gallows Pole", based on a traditional English folk song, by way of American singer Fred Gerlach; and "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper", a reworking of a blues song by Bukka White. The acoustic material developed from a songwriting session between Plant and Page at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales, which influenced the musical direction. The album was one of the most anticipated of 1970, and its shipping date was held up by the intricate inner sleeve design based around a volvelle, with numerous images visible through holes in the outer cover. It was an immediate commercial success upon release and topped the UK and US charts. Although many critics were initially confused over the change in musical style and gave the album a mixed response, Led Zeppelin III has since been acknowledged as representing an important milestone in the band's history and a turning point in their music.

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Rating

3.99

Votes

4476

Genres

  • Metal
  • Hard Rock
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5

This is one of my all time favorites. Zeppelin at their most varied, including crushing blues, heavy metal, acoustic and folk. Since I've Been Loving You is among my all time favore

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5

My fav Zeppelin album and another listen didn’t budge that truth. It has it all!

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4

A fun folksy romp, with one of the most criminally underrated Zep songs (Friends). It has a few duds, however, and doesn't hit quite as high of highs as some of their other works.

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5

While hard rock influences were still present, such as on "Immigrant Song", acoustic-based songs such as "Gallows Pole" and "That's the Way" showed Led Zeppelin were capable of playing different styles successfully.

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3.8 + Look, I just find Led Zeppelin exhausting. Whenever I hear them I think of my douchey college roommate expounding on how they were “revolutionary.” So, fine, yes this album is terrific - it’s 10 solid tracks with killer drums, piercing vocals and searing guitar. Braun-Yaur Stomp rocks my nuts off. My problem though is that it’s a dialed up sound. It’s like owning a Lamborghini. If all you need is to run out for milk and eggs, driving a supercar can feel like a chore. Same with Led Zeppelin. Sometimes I don’t want music to sound so maxed out. So my college roommate can suck it.

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5

“Led Zeppelin III” by Led Zeppelin (1970) Clearly the most underrated album by Led Zeppelin, this work deserves a serious listen by every music lover. Venturing into an eclectic mix of rock, blues, and even Celtic folk, Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham produced music of the highest caliber. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” is arguably the best blues rock song of all time—listen to the buildup to the most soulful scream ever recorded (at 5:30-6:20). Jones on bass & keyboards and Bonham on drums give exquisite, inventive performances, and Page’s guitar playing (rhythm AND lead) is stellar. But Plant’s unique vocal quality and range pull the passion right out of you. Dark & dank comic relief on “Gallows Pole” followed by the wistful “Tangerine” and the soul-wrenching “That’s the Way”—music to turn you inside out and back again. This is not top 40. This is actual music. 5/5

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Very good, who is this band

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5

You know Led Zeppelin, they play bluesy rock really hard but I would say if you're into weird shit, this may be your favorite one. In other words, I think this some of their best, has a lot of depth to its sound.

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5

I've been a fan of this album for, I shit you not, 20 years. East 5 stars for me. Celebration Day is the weakest song on the album, and that's saying something. Don't tell Stairway, but Tangerine is the best thing that Led Zeppelin ever did. DONT @ ME

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4

Second half of album better than first half

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4

Saw the album cover then heard the opening riff of Immigrant Song in my head. Satisfying.

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4

Didn't like the first half, second was tremendous!

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J'ai énormement apprécié le clin d'oeil de Led Zeppelin à son public français, avec la présence d'un Nikos Aliagas absolument déchaîné sur la totalité de l'album. Ce dernier commence par nous donner les dernières actus sur Lolo Ferrari, avant de nous parler du Festival de Cannes à venir. Ensuite, il repétera à intervalles réguliers ses phrases telles que "Salut c'est Nikos" ou encore "ça buzze ça tweete". Enfin, il nous proposera un tour d'horizon de l'actu people en moins de 60 secondes.

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5

The 'acoustic' album with plenty of electric guitar! Not as many famous tracks, but still packed with invention and ideas.

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5

Nice set of classics.

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5

Classic zeppelin

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5

You can’t go wrong with Led Zeppelin. LZ score: 3

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5

One of the best.

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5

essential listening.

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5

gets a 5 for immigrant song alone.. brilliant and not even in my top 2 LZ albums

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5

The greatest band at their peak!

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5

That was fuckin awesome. Loved it.

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5

A blend of folk and rock. Still think Physical Graffiti is their best album

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5

Solid album by a band at its peak!

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5

Ni modo que no 5

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5

OMG. 16 year old me is sooo excited. Probably my favorite zep albums. LOVE the acoustics. Best opening ever. I've listened to this a thousand times. LOVE

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5

I think I liked this one a little better than the last one but I like them both.

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5

Good gravy this is good shit. Not the *best* LZ, but so good.

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5

I like Zeppelin but I’m not sure I’ve ever listened to a full album of theirs before. Great album!

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5

a Classic one

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5

Espectacular, menudo grupazo 💪

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5

Classic!

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5

Obra maestra incuestionable

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5

It was great!

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5

So good!

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5

Clássico! Apesar de que a versão deluxe capa preta no tidal tá meio assustadora

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5

5/5 one of their best

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5

Saved Prior: Immigrant Song Not Saved: 10. Hats off To (Roy) Harper Saved: 9. Tangerine 8. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp 7. Celebration Day 6. Since I've Been Loving You 5. Friends 4. Out on the Tiles 3. That's the Way 2. Gallows Pole 1. Immigrant Song Overall Notes: Led Zeppelin clicked for me during this album. I genuinely enjoyed every song on this album except the last one, and all for different reasons. Immigrant Song is what I imagine people who like heavy metal think heavy metal sounds like all the time. If it all sounded like that, I'd be a fan. Apparently this album is a transitionary album for Zep, can't wait to hear more.

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5

I, II, III, and Physical Graffiti all make appearances on the 1001 albums list. I love me some Led Zeppelin, but that seems like overkill. Especially because LZIII was critically panned when it came out, damned both for being less aggressive than its predecessors (Melody Maker) and for not being substantially different (Lester Bangs). Perhaps this album was included because it foreshadows Led Zeppelin's later work--Arabic modes and English folk songs both make their first appearance on LZIII. But I'm going to ignore LZIII's place in music history. Is it any good? The leadoff track, Immigrant Song, is relentless and menacing, driven by a staccato pedal point and Robert Plant's double-tracked vocals. A prominent tri-tone and a bridge that leads to nowhere, ending on a flatted 6th, contribute to the track's edge. Friends is a spooky modal tune, feature a flatted 5th and a minor 2nd. The arrangement is both sparse and ingenious, with strings handling a countermelody while Jimmy Page pounds out a rhythmic drone on the bottom. The song ends on a gorgeous synth drone from John Paul Jones, which leads into the next tune, Celebration Day. Here, Jimmy Page repurposes a riff from Robert Johnson's Terraplane Blues, but completely makes it his own. The chorus is pure pop. John Bonham's pounding drums seal the deal. Since I've Been Loving You is one of Led Zep's patented supercharged blues workouts--they wring out every last drop of emotion and intensity from the tune. Out On The Tiles is anchored by an extended Jimmy Page riff, woven together with Plant's vocal. The band is killer throughout the first half of LZIII. What guitarist Jimmy Page lacks in precision, he makes up for in taste, tone, and arranging prowess. John Bonham was the most powerful rock drummer of the era; sorry, Keith Moon. And the band's secret weapon is John Paul Jones, who plays keyboards with consummate taste, as well as bass. The second half of LZIII is less bombastic, which presents a problem for some fans, but is it really the weak link that critics claim it to be? Gallows Pole is a powerful rendering of an old English folk tune, driven along by mandolin, banjo, and John Bonham's kickass drums. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp has a more basic arrangement, but it's effective nonetheless. The softer tunes, Tangerine and That's The Way, are cunningly arranged and cast a melancholy spell. The weakest tune in the bunch is Hats Off To (Roy) Harper, which is 4 minutes of raunchy blues slide guitar paired with Robert Plant's processed vocals, in which he seemingly randomly spouts snippets of various blues lyrics. But even there, I appreciate how Jimmy Page recasts a traditional blues into something contemporary, utilizing the simplest of means. So, what's the verdict? I personally prefer Led Zep's harder side, but they pull off their more acoustically oriented stuff with skill, too. I prefer I, II, IV, and Physical Graffiti, but LZIII is pretty damned good.

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5

It's been so long since I've listened to any Led Zeppelin. Always a classic. I think this is probably one of their albums I've listened to the least throughout my life.

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5

Why can I not give this six stars!

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5

When I first dove into Led Zeppelin’s catalog a few years ago, I was surprised at how varied their music is compared to their mainstream reputation. This is the first album where they kinda started to deviate from the blues rock they’re mostly known for. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” is probably one of my favorites of theirs.

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5

GOLD

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5

I mean c'mon. Whoever doesn't rate this a 5 is a straight up fool.

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5

Classic album, front to back. Nothing else to say.

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5

One of Zeppelin’s most complete albums - nothing that doesn’t still hold up as a classic

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5

of its time, of our time, of all time.

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5

The real secret to Zep's success was Page's legendary quality control - just about any song on a good Zeppelin record could be a single, and if you were to ask any random music fan about their favorite Zeppelin songs, you'd end up getting wildly different answers from across their catalogue. It's why a largely uncharacteristic record like III works so well - in the end, the largely acoustic folk that comprises about half the record sits surprisingly well next to groove-rockers like "Immigrant Song." Of course it wouldn't be an early Zeppelin record without a super-long blues track, so here's "Since I've Been Loving You," which admittedly does feel less dragged-out than some of their other lengthy blues jams. Fantastic rhythm section - locked-in, never overdoing it. A high point in an album run that was one of the best ever.

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5

GET THE LED OUT!

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5

Led Fuckin' Zeppelin is amazing!

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5

FIVE stars. Strong album. A classic start to finish.

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5

Hands down best rock album. Arguably the album that made Rock what it was in the 70s and what it is now

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5

Zeppelin rules

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5

Tolles und wichtiges Album.

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5

This is a top Led Zeppelin album for me. Going to Wales was probably the best thing the band could have done in that point in their career. Here they gain a healthy infusion of folk influence. Jimmy Page's open tuning experiments are some of the highlights of the album. I view this album as Led Zeppelin's Revolver, an album that paved the way for their apex, in this case, the self titled fourth album.

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5

One of my very favorites. A masterpiece.

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5

I huck-ing love Zeppelin! Havn't listened to their third album as frequent as the others. However to begin this journey with one of my favourite artists excites me. Stoked!

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5

What a strong start to the album and it just goes from there really

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5

Led Zeppelin III was often regarded as the slightly unloved middle child between Led Zeppelin II which launched the band on the road to rock stardom and Led Zeppelin IV, which is the their true masterpiece. The band's willingness to break out into various styles, from bluesy rock to straight blues, folk rock to pure folk alongside the expected heavy rock songs, seemed to put a lot of people off. But this album is a classic in its own right and has come to be regarded as such. Bangers from start to finish!

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5

incredible offering. Huge way to start an album.

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5

One of my favorite LPs of all time. This is getting five stars, and I don’t even need to hear a note. Listened again and it’s as good as I remember. Rock, blues and fusiony goodness with world class instrumentation and one of Rocks all time best vocalists. What’s not to like? Well, maybe the final cut “ Hats off to Roy Harper” as that song is fairly grating. Trivia nugget - Roy Harper is a real dude who was the (originally) uncredited singer on Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar”.

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5

Well, this could be the 1001st time I've listened to this classic work. Great stuff.

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5

First time I heard it. I liked it.

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5

absolute banger

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5

A thunderous masterpiece in a string of them from this band.

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5

This album has a little bit of everything. I find myself returning to this album more than any other Zep album. I'm not saying it's their best. I'm just saying what I'm saying. "That's the Way" and "Tangerine" always get played to the end.

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5

Excellent, classic rock at its best.

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5

Awesome unique sound. A classic!

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5

Fav songs: - Immigrant Song - Gallows Pole - Tangeringe - Since I've Been Loving You

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5

such a talented fucking band. immigrant song tangerine these are incredible. their range. fantastic!

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5

Yea I mean this is pretty great.

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5

Classic for a reason. I appreciate the varied musical styles

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5

Classic Album. What’s there not to like about Led Zepplin and arguably their best album of all time.

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5

Absolute bangers all the way through, can't believe i never listened to Zep. Gallows pole FUCKS

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5

One of my favorites! Love every song!

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5

Zeppelin. No better rock band. Best song on III: since I’ve been loving you

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5

One of my faves

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5

Great album. Nicely different from the others, but still classically Led Zep.

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5

i’ve already talked about this album it’s so fuckin’ good I think this is where they were really able to show some of their best stuff like LZ-I and II were great but I think they really tuned their sound to a new great level with this album, and all the better stuff to come after this is a 10/10, please check out Led Zeppelin’s discography

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5

Just an excellent album. Not sure what else to say. I remember my dad playing me Gallows Pole on guitar when I was a small child, a bit of a weird sing when you think of lyrics but hey. Interesting fact, the original record cover had a wheel on the side that you could turn and make the image change through the little holes.

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5

Amazing and iconic albums. Every song is brilliant

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5

Masterpiece

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5

2022.01.07

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5

Personally, this is my favourite Led Zeppelin album. Introducing folk elements makes a great band even greater.

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5

Heerlijk album met een heel sterke intro-song

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5

Pure classic from first to last song. Every song a stand alone hit.

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5

Really just an amazing album front to back. Maybe my favorite of theirs

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5

Not the best Led Zeppelin album, but have a lot of good songs and surely 5/5

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5

I mean, it's Led Zeppelin.

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5

By the hammer of Thor!

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5

I really really dig it. Not bad for a Sabbath cover band

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5

Peerless. From the album cover design and artwork onwards, a masterpiece showing Zep at their best.

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5

Qualquer disco do Led leva 5 estrelas!

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5

Some of the greatest hits of the band, with really good songs

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5

As far as I'm concerned Zeppelin 1-4 are flawless and I will stand by that until I die

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5

Hi- Immigrant Song, Since I've Been Loving You, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp Lo- Hats off to (Roy) Harper Led Zep's effort before they *really* hit it big with VI is appreciated with classics like Immigrant Song rocking out, Since I've Been Loving You and Tangerine pulling at the heartstrings, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp providing the stomp-clap goodness years before Queen did it with We Will Rock You. Hats off to (Roy) Harper was not a great send off for this album, but it's not for us, it's for Page and Plant's friend Roy Harper.

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5

This album is a master class in how to make an acoustic guitar rock. Pretty much love every track (although the last track is only "ok" in my book). Immigrant Song rocks, even if the lyrics are a little cheesy. Love the strings on Friends. Celebration Day is another cool track and I like how Friends segues into it - very cool slide guitar here (and elsewhere on the album). Since I've Been Loving You is a little on the long side, but is worth listening to closely - great guitar throughout with a fantastic solo in the middle. Out on the Tiles has a great groove. Gallows Pole is a classic - a classic with banjo, no less. Tangerine moves nicely from calm acoustic waves to rocking (with a bit of country twang at the end). That's the Way is very moving and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is a fun acoustic track. Hats Off to (Roy) Harper is a bit of a meandering ending...really feels tacked on, but overall the album is just great. Easy 5.

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5

There are not many hits on this album so I'd guess most listeners (me included) don't recognize most of the songs. But wow, can these guys play. Probably more than other Zeppelin albums you can really hear all the intricacies and range of their abilities, Page and Jones in particular, due to the heavy acoustic motif. I mean, I always knew they were good and super talented but I did not realize how good until now. The string work (and there are a lot of stringed instruments and playing styles) is just ridiculous. Friends and Celebration Day made me stand up and pay attention - from Page's acoustics and Jones' string arrangements on the former to Page's slide guitar on the latter and Jones' organ synth segue between the two. Their ability to play the blues is on full display on Since I've Been Loving You. That's where I started to notice Bonham's range of ability. And then he crushes it on Out on the Tiles (his playing and his composition of the other instruments). Gallows Pole then seems to show everyone's range - love the arrangements and different stylings. At one point I asked myself \"so what's Plant doing on this album?\" Sure, with all the acoustics his vocals take center stage and really fill your ears - which most cannot do. But then I listened to Hats off to Roy Harper - what he does with his voice at the 1:50 mark to turn it into an instrument itself is incredible. As I went back for more listens I realized he was doing other unique effects with his voice on other songs (like the Immigrant Song and That's the Way). These extras were even more impressive than his sheer energy. Overall, this album goes to show these guys could play any style you wanted.

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5

One of the greatest rock albums of all times

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5

One of my favourite Led Zeppelin albums, some classic tracks on here

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5

Masterpiece, one of my favorites from Led Zep

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5

Probably my favourite album of all time. Still holds up, so completely alive

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5

Very easy listening

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5

I always think I don't like zip very much but I think what I'm really just tired of the few songs they play on homogeneous Classic Rock Radio. Fantastic album

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5

It's a hard choice, but I've always picked this as the best Led Zep album. Pretty much perfect.

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5

good

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5

Classic

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5

It's my favourite LZ album and i'd give at least 2 others 5*s so this is an easy rate.

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5

Absolutely remarkable album. Perhaps underrated at the time, but so rich and diverse.

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5

Honestly my favorite album on this list so far. Listening to it brought me back to all the times I listened to it in my bedroom as a teenager learning how to play since I’ve been loving you, and in my car listening to immigrant song. Some of my favorite songs of all time on here.

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5

I had a solid Led Zeppelin phase in high school. They are still great. Not every song is a winner, but the ones that are are awesome.

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5

III isn’t necessarily one of the first albums I think of when I think of Led Zeppelin, but it's an outstanding album. It's interesting in that song for song, it probably has fewer classic rock staples on it than any other Zeppelin album, except for Presence. But as deep cuts go, the songs on this album are fantastic. Stylistically, III is more diverse than Zeppelin's first two albums, which is what makes it so exciting to listen to. The introduction of more acoustic, folk-based influences reveals so much more depth in the band's abilities. They don't have to be so heavy or hit you over the head with their sound. But man, when they want to be heavy, look out. You want bombast, here's "Immigrant Song." Need some cool pedal steel guitar, try "Tangerine." Looking for a lovely pastoral sounding acoustic number, here's "That's the Way." You want a slow burning blues odyssey, go for "Since I've Been Loving You." Practically every song is an excursion into a different musical territory, but everything comes together so organically. Nothing feels out of place. You can also tell the band is having a blast making this album. I absolutely love it. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Since I've Been Loving You, That's the Way, Friends, Immigrant Song, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Tangerine, Gallows Pole, Hats Off to (Roy) Harper, Celebration Day, Out on the Tiles

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5

very cool

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5

Classic

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5

Can't go wrong with some Zeppelin

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5

Classic Led Zeppelin album, immigrant song, that's the way, bron-yr-aur stomp. Great songs great album

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5

This is a no-brainer 5 album. One of the greatest albums from one of the greatest bands of all-time. Immigrant Song is such an amazing tune. We used to play it in HS marching band during HS and I loved hearing the crowd sing the "AAAAAHHHHH" part. So bluesy, so heavy, so soft at times. Just an all-around fantastic album. I listened to this one on my original vinyl pressing that I've had in my collection for 25+ years.

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5

Love this album!

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5

Great album from top to bottom and it all works. Some hard rock, some folk, some acoustic. I think the first 4 of Zeppelin's albums are probably going to get 5s from me.

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5

Probably the Led Zeppelin album I've listen to the most, perhaps because outside of Immigrant Song the songs haven't been overplayed to death. Some of my favorite songs on here, Tangerine, Since I be loving you and That's the Way. Always fun to listen to this.

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5

This album is godly, probably my 2nd favorite Led Zep album. Music literally does not get more based than Led Zeppelin. Immigrant Song: One of the coolest songs of all time. No question. There was this really cool ascending bass line during the “on we sweep” bit that I hadn’t noticed before. Friends: SO cool. Love the weird main riff that has both the sharp fourth and the flat third. The strings add this fantastically foreboding, ominous energy. Celebration Day: Weirdly funky, great underrated tune. There’s a cool nimble bassline during the chorus here too. Since I’ve Been Loving You: Dear God this is the SEXIEST song of all time. It is dripping with tension and passion. I LOVE this song. I wish the electric organ was louder in the mix. Out on the Tiles: AMAZING drum groove. I like the parts during the verses when he throws in these awesome polyrhythms. I love drummers who don’t just keep time, but change up what they’re doing constantly and add intricacy. Some dull people think that less is more, but they are so so wrong. Love Bonzo’s interesting grooves. Gallows Pole: Amazing. I love, love the folksy sound on this one, and when the drums come in it is impossible not to get excited. Led Zeppelin wasn’t even a folk band, but they do folk better and more fun than virtually every folk band of their time. Tangerine: I like the guitar tone on this one. This song feels nostalgic to me. That’s The Way: Again, Led Zep’s acoustic songs are top tier. I adore when a heavy rock band can write a good acoustic song. Bronyaur Stomp: So fun! The guitar-playing is very interesting on this one. Hats off to Roy Harper: cool sliding bluesy guitar. Nice lyrics lol

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4

Another amazing zep....

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4

I've heard this album a few times before, it's pretty varied and the songwriting is noticeably a lot better than most other rock from 1970. Zeppelin were ahead of their time, one of the few artists from this exact time that kinda DOES deserve to have a bunch of albums in this list. Everyone loves Immigrant Song etc, but big fan of all the 12-string acoustic stuff as well. Would get a 5 but some of the second half drags a bit. 4/5.

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4

Zepplin's great

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4

It doesn't get any more classic than Led Zeppelin. Some great songs.

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4

A great, expansive exploration of sound…on their way to Zeppelin IV!

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4

For me, there is not a Zeppelin album that is less than a 3. This one- this is a 4.

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4

This album was sick. Got a new song off it, enjoyed it a lot.

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4

Great album and powerful album

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4

It’s a zeppelin album. Solid classic rock. Starts with the best - immigrant song.

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slower zep. fav track: that's the way

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I had Led Zeppelin 1 come up yesterday, and I'm definitely still a fan of this one, but in comparison, it's not quite the masterpiece that 1 is. It seems more disconnected, and not all the songs are bangers. Still love it though!

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More acoustic than I expected

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Very good. Even though most of songs on this album are not mega hits and only Immigrant Song desrves to be called that, it's a very good rock album.

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I've grown to appreciate Zeppelin more and more. Great album.

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Starts with an all time best riff and has to keep up from there. Awesome.

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Solid

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Aunque tiene una de mis rolas favoritas, las cuatro estrellas son porque creo que me gusta un poco más el disco número II que muy seguramente tocará escuchar en algún momento.

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4. Quizá no le puse mucha atención al final pero sentí que se cae poquito. Qué pinche joya son Celebration Day, la que sigue y la que sigue.

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Classic.

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classic

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Discovered Led Zep in 1989 with their (untitled) 4th album. Then, listened to all albums. Top track: Since I've Been Loving You

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Diverse and awesome

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i could - and would - hate on robert plant's voice until the cows freeze over...but damn, man...bonham.

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Classic. Reminds me of college

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My least favorite of Led Zeppelin's first six albums but again still very good. 1. Gallow's Pole 2. Since I've Been Loving You 3. Tangerine

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Quality listenings

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I dig it.

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Haden't heard Tangerine before

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I liked some of it

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Really good! Didn't expect that sound and really enjoyed it. I think it runs a bit out of steam, but maybe it was just me getting a bit bored :S "Immigrant song", "Celebration Day", "Gallows Pole": BANGERS!

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It's very interesting to listen to some Led Zeppelin songs that aren't part of the greatest hits of the band (for me, the only exception here is "The immigrant song"), but Led Zepelling is always Led Zepellin, so I don't have so much to say: Absolutely amazing

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Love this, awesome playing with folk

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Wonderful rock record with an equally excellent folkie B side. Rock at its prime in its heyday, difficult to beat

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Not much to say. It was Great. Every song. Obviously, right?

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Awesome stuff.

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Zep's slightly more folky album. BT: Immigrant Song, Celebration Day, Gallows Pole

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It's Zeppelin, you know exactly what you're going to get. I did like this more than I usually like them though. I think doing a whole album here works better than the solitary songs I've heard before.

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This album rips. Immigrant Song is a killer opening track. This era of music, and Led Zepplin in particular, is known for the excess, but you have to respect a 40 minute album.

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Love multiple songs from this gem. It is definitely not the best Zeppelin album, however, it has many highlights. I'd give it 9/10, however, as I can give it only 5 star ranking I am going to give it 4.

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Solid start with Immigrant Song. By the 2nd song it feels like a solid 4. Love the blues / blue-grass influence of Led Zep, almost a bit slide guitar. And can tell how they've progressed through the last 2 albums to this one. 4/5

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Was just in the right mood for this one. Enjoyed the majority of the tracks - I get a nice wave of nostalgia every time I listen to Led Zep. Probably one I'll come back to again

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My favorite so far is “since I’ve been loving you” it gives off a funkadelic soul type of song while still hitting that guitar making it a rock. I love it.

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I grew up on this album. Still holds up.

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real good groves. the drums are sick and the bass is nasty.

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i know a couple of their popular songs and i like dazed and confused. from this tracklist i only know immigrant song. which is so short btw. doesnt do much for me. second song: meh sound and i dislike the lyrics. synth at the end was delicious. LOOOOVE how it carried over into the next song. i like 'celebration day' a lot better in all possible ways. song fades out which is okay but ill be thinking about the previous transition forever. OH i do know this song too ('since ive been loving you'), love it. nice. love a long intro when its this good. next song is good too it was just the second song really that i didnt care about and even then the ending was cool. overall album is very listenable cause i like chill rock songs but i dont think its all that. didnt blow my mind but its good and perfectly enjoyable. i added 'since ive been loving you' to my playlist for songs over 7 plus minutes :)

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Really great.

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absolute quality

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Yep, it’s good

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Opening with the immigrant song is so good. Probably my favorite opening of a Zepplin album. But I don't think it follows the flow of that super well. But man is it a good album. Always thought it was a weird folksy sorta rock, much different than their usual sound anyway. I like it, it's different, not in a bad way. It isn't my favorite Zepplin album.

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Incredible album the whole way through, if I had to give it a complaint, the last track is a bit shit but overall loved it

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Cool, classic Led Zeppelin album. Immigrant Song is definitely the best song on album.

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4

Bra skiva!

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Definitely a repeat listen for some songs like Tangerine and Immigrant Song

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4

Didn’t have the magic of some other Led Zeppelin albums, but still a solid listen.

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Sounds a lot like Greta Van Fleet! (Did I make you cringe?! :D ) More seriously, Zeppelin is great. Had not listened to this CD before, a bit of a departure from their popular stuff, had a lot of fun listening to this on repeat.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Immigrant song, Since I’ve been loving you, Out on the tiles, Gallows pole

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I usually say I don’t like led zeppelin but I actually enjoyed this album.

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classic

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Immigrant Song obviously the most popular but I guess I was expecting something a bit more. This one was quite bluesy/acoustic/folk, probably more than what I would've liked. 7/10.

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classic

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I've probably listened to this the second-most of all zeppelin albums, and for good reason. It's really good. Celebration Day and Gallows Pole are the standouts, and despite it being overplayed for 50 years and its presence in Marvel movies Immigrant Song still rocks pretty hard....

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4

Really enjoyable. A classic which I had never listened to from start to finish. Even the strummy acoustic songs rock.

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This album is definitely my favorite currently of the zeppelin albums 1-4. Tangerine and immigrant song is great!

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4

Great album. Knew a few of the songs but dont think I had listened to it all before.

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4

Not a cohesive album imo, but when it's good it's "best ever" good. And there's more good than not. Deserves to be on this list.

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Incredible start, but then nothing else on the album quite holds up to Immigrant song. One more banger makes this an easy 5

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More folky and even bluesy than their prior work. Not my favorite album of theirs but definitely some hidden gems.

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Tiene dos canciones que me gustan mucho (Inmigrant Song, Tangerine), pero otras no.

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Familiar Led Zeppelin sound, but also a bit of experimentation on this album. Not perfect, but lots to like, with Since I've been Loving You and Tangerine as particular highlights.

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yup, still like this. some songs still played now and then on remastered box

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Obviously, the musicianship is faultless, and thankfully the professionalism here is part of the band's passion for an eclectic range of music. Yet one would like a more organic tracklisting; the division of the LP into electric and acoustic sides makes the album feel like slightly artificial, as if driven by guile as much as creativity. Also, and you may disagree, the cumulation and ordering of the acoustic tracks causes the last two tracks, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp and Hats off to (Roy) Harper, to sound a little peculiar, like experiments that don't completely come off. Nevertheless, there's more than enough meat here.

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Great display of folk and rock blending tinny folk acoustics with heavier rock riffs and drums. Not the album that brings me home but a refreshing and impressive collection from one of the greatest with some classics snuck in. 4.49 Friends, Out on the tiles, gallows pole, tangerine

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I genuinely cannot believe how good that album sounded. I played the first track expecting to hear hard rock, what I encountered was bluesy rock and a bit folky as well. My perception of Led Zeppelin has been totally overturned, and for the better as well

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I think this was one of my favorite Zeppelin albums at one point but I haven't listened to Led Zeppelin in a while. It's definitely a great record but I listening back this time it was a little underwhelming this time. I think there are two reasons * The recording quality leaves a bit to be desired. Sounds a bit thin in places (probably the first time I'm listening to this on a truly hi-fi audio setup) * It's a bit less bombastic than earlier Zeppelin albums. They definitely started to do more acoustic stuff and ballads. The is one of the things I used to really like about this album but probably I just wasn't in the mood for mellow Zeppelin this time out so not going to count this against it too much. Anyway, hard to rate this anything but a 4. A great record.

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The album leads off with its best song. The Immigrant song sets the tone for the album, but none of the other songs live up to it, and leaves you a little disappointed. A lot more bluesy songs on this album.

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4

Plenty of bangers and still as full sounding

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This album starts on a high with Immigrant song, but can't really follow it up - a lot of good riffs but not much that really reaches out and grabs me, although celebration day is close. I'd come back to this album for an enjoyable listen, but it's never going to be one of my favourites.

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shame spotify links you to the remaster by default. the curse of the spotify remasters! lowkey wish it was 2 rather than 3, but I'll take what I can get also, it turns out the first led zep album came out 50 years ago, which is really strange and incredible to me for some reason

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I used to play this album so much - haven't played it for years now, but it's still great.

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Pretty sweet album. Consistent rock.

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Great

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Never listed to the Zep much before. Really quite liked it

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4

some great tracks on here, Plant's voice and Page's guitar work are such a good combo

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FINALLY. We've made it through 242 albums before hitting our first from Led Zeppelin. Starting with III is interesting because this is personally my least favorite of the self-titled series, at least that was my perception going into it today. Coming out, I'm not so sure. This is a fantastic album, and I knew that going in, but so many more great songs than I recognized or remembered. Crazy that Immigrant Song is the biggest hit on here, I certainly don't think it's the best. An obvious departure from their usual hard rock fare to folksy blues. Lots of acoustic and sliding steel guitars. They really committed to a sound and overall it came out really well. I don't think this is on the same plane as the first two LZ albums, but damn it's also terrific. Favorite tracks: Tangerine, Hats Off to Roy Harper, Out on the Tiles, Immigrant Song, Since I Been Loving You. Album art: Love the cover, and seeing it here larger than usual illuminates incredible detail. Very lively and funky, feels organic in the way the music does as well. But the first four Zeppelin album covers are iconic regardless. 4.5/5

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One of Led's greatest songs kicks this album off and lets just say I've been waiting since the beginning of the year to review a Led Zepplin album. Three is not in the top albums for me but that is only because I was never as familiar with it as 1 or 2 or Physical Graffiti. After listening to it, I'd still keep it lower on my list only because I was always more a fan of their rock side than folk side but this is still a classic album.

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Love this group

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Not my favorite Zeppelin album, but awesome nonetheless. "That's The Way" has quickly become one of my favorite songs of theirs. Just like every Led Zeppelin albums, there are enough hits that can draw you in, that you end up listening to the whole record.

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Ein á mínum uppáhalds

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Well, its another LZ BANGAAA. Hot topic which album is best, but there's some gold in here: Immigrant Song and Since I've Been Loving You. Perhaps a 4*... tough!

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Immigrant Song

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A couple of gimmicky throwaway tracks… Hats Off should have been an instrumental. But the great Immigrant Song is only like the fifth-best one, and that’s really saying something. I saved several of these for permanent rotation, and I’m so glad I finally heard the drums on Out On The Tiles.

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Another superb entry by Led Zeppelin. Incredible how they could pop out these amazing records a year apart. This album is where LZ starts to explore other genres, blues here, funk there, and overall very much a blend of folk and heavy metal. It's hard to even hate the less interesting songs cause the band members all work so well together, not just the rhythmic drumming or Plant's delivery, but for me it's Page's guitar that firmly establishes him as one of the best, if not the best, guitarist of all time. The highlights of this album are "Immigrant Song", "Since I've Been Loving You", "Tangerine", "That's the Way", and "Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp." Half the album, not bad. "Since I've Been Loving You" is one of my favorite songs of all time; that masterpiece is enough for me to keep coming back to this album. Despite the fact this is my least favorite pre-Presence album, it just goes to show LZ has one of the most consistent discographies in music history.

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Good

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Very under rated. But I'm biased.

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Inte Zeppelins bästa, men det säger inte så mycket. Immigrant Song är en sån jävla tokbanger, man glömmer ibland hur bra Zep är för att de är en sån stor del av kanonen vid det här laget men de är så ägiga??

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Some good rocking here

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Muito mais músicas boas do que eu imaginava

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Immigrant song is a hell of a way to start off an album. After that, this becomes a more straight ahead blues album with hard rock layered over it. It works pretty well, and there are plenty of classic songs on this album. One thing that was hard to keep out of my mind while listening to this is that the next three albums that they are going to put out are going to be IV, Houses of the Holy, and Physical Graffiti. This album is not as strong as those, but on its own it's very good. It's clear that this album is previewing where the band is going, but it's not quite there yet 4/5

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5 star album by any conventional scale but led gets judged on their own scale

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Предисловие: Альбом слышал раньше. Тогда мне не понравилось. Даём 2 шанс. Прослушивание 1 1 Обожаю этот трек. Лучшая песня в ost шрека. Хахахаха) 2 Сказать мало что можно. Трек необычный. Похож на музыкальную паузу из мультфильмов дисней. 3 Сесть бы сейчас в какую-нибудь семёрку, и поехать в закат. Включить это на всю, и радоваться жизни. Мне нравится. 4 Как он чувствует... хахаха) этот трек пропитан колосальной энергией 5 Меня завораживает этот голос. Это прекрасно. 6 Что за кантри началось?) Мне ооочень нравится. 7 Сгрустнул.... 8 Что за депресняк начался?.. 9 Вот это другое дело. Сейчас иду по улице, пританцовываю. Выгляжу наверное,как идиот. 10 Какая грязь. Мне это не понравилось.

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The only problem with Led Zeppelin III is that it isn't Led Zeppelin I or II. It had a lot to prove as the band tried to stretch itself and had some growing pains. Even with that, some of the songs on it still really deliver: "Immigrant Song," "Since I've Been Lovin' You"... The last couple of songs are ones I always forget Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, and Hats Off To Roy Harper. I don't really call this album a misstep; bands would kill to have a misstep like this. But it is an important link from II to Runes. So yeah, I will give it 4 stars, but it just barely gets 4 (like a 4.4).

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Led Zep's first two albums are great, but have quite rightly been regarded as rip-offs of classic blues artists, and they don't bring much of their own sound to the records. This is the first album where they really bring something different to the table, with a wide variety of styles blending together in a pretty perfect way

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This was good and I had fun!

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Revenge of the Led. This was nice and boppy! I'm glad the generator made me listen to Led Zeppelin as I enjoyed this. Again I'm torn between a 3 or a 4, I wish the rating system was out of 10 tbh.

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Most definitely the lesser of the better albums from Led Zeppelin (a distinguished list that includes 1 to 4 + Physical Graffiti). But lesser does not mean that it’s anything less than excellent, brimming as it is with classics (Immigrant Song) and signature blues tracks (Since I’ve Been Loving You).

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4

Not their best but it is still really good. I love the latter half run from Gallows -> Bron Y Aur. So solid.

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4

Great rock album

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I love Led Zeppelin, but I really don't know much about them or their discography - which makes it hard to judge this album against their others. But - at the end of the day - they're the Zep, the album rocks. What more do I need to know?

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This was my favorite Led Zeppelin record for years before I heard "Presence" and never looked back. "Since I've Been Loving You" is in the running for my favorite song by the band. You want to know what makes me feel like the Beatles were mortals more than anything? The fact that this record was released the same year as the last Beatles record. I like to think I would have thought "F the Beatles, this is the 70s and I'm a Led Zep man" the way Jimmy Page wanted. Not sure I would have. But, this and Black Sabbath drew a line in the sand. Not to mention Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother." 1970 was a passing of the torch in some ways. Even the Stones had to find their way and work their asses off to make records that hung with the new class of insurgent rock bands. What an exciting time in music.

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Don’t think I’ve ever listened to this album in full. Celebration Day has always been a favorite and makes me think of playing bass with Xan at 16. Ultimately still a tier below LZ II and Houses of the Holy in my opinion if only for the creativity of the songs. Still has that earlier LZ sound I like so much more than the albums after HotH.

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LP

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When you open your album with “Immigrant Song” it is really hard to follow that. Zeppelin needed 9 more tracks to fill the void but they do it here. If not for IV’s more solid lineup this would’ve been Zeppelins best album.

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Kolejne Zeppeliny na liscie, tym razem z numerem trzecim z 1970, ktory jest chyba najbardziej folkowym materialem w dyskografii bandy, ktory jednak jest otwarty tak bangersko hardnym instrumentalem jak immigrant song, ktory jednak sam w sobie jest ciekawa opowiescia pasujaca do folkowych klimatow snutych na reszcie albumu, tak jak na poprzednich albumach grupa gra wylacznie przy wykorzystaniu wlasnych instrumentow, ale tym razem slychac wieksza roznorodnosc, zwlaszcza wsrod akustycznej czesci instrumentali, wiec Page operuje na banjo, akustykowych gitarach, czy tez hawajkach, do tego Jones ma hajlajtowe momenty na mandolinie, kontrabasie, poza typowymi klawiszami hammondowymi i moogowymi, kolejna rzecza ktora wyproznia ten krazek jest sposob w jakim jest podzielony udzial czlonkow zespolu w pisaniu kawalkow, bo prezentuje on o wiele bardziej demokratyczne podejscie do tematu, gdzie kazdy z czlonkow ma swoje pare groszy, a nie sam Pageowy show, roznorodnosc liryczna jaka za tym idzie jest jedna z mocniejszych stron plyty, ale jako fangej folkowej strony rocka pewnie kupilbym cokolwiek z taki akustykami pana Page, ale gdyby pisac od kawalka do kawalka to znajdzie sie tutaj cos bluesowego jak since i have been loving you z epicka solowka Jimmiego, czy cos bardziej psychodelicznego jak utwor firends, ktory jako jeden z nielicznych z tamtego okresu featuruje smyczkowe brzmienia, wiec jest to 43 przepakowane roznorodnoscia brzmienia, ale jednoczescie te 10 kawalkow pasuja do siebie tworzac spojna calosc, na plejsce juz mialem openingowego immigrantowego songa, ale tym razem dodam jeszcze wspomnianych friendsow i barowy song out on the tiles, ktory obok immigrantow jest przykladem hardego rokowania z tego krazka, charakteryzujace sie Bonhamowa solowka, jeden z hajlajtowych momentow tego albumu obok niezliczonych ou jechow Plantowych

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Love me some Led Zeppelin. Truth be told, this is probably only my 5th favorite Zeppelin album (Top 4 are Physical Graffiti, Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin IV, roughly in that order) but it's still great. 4 stars.

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I've had a love/hate relationship with Led Zeppelin for a long time. Fortunately, this one is in my favorite albums of the group. The folkish songs on this record are phenomenal and Immigrant Song is a killer opener. Not a perfect album though, maybe the last 3 songs weren't needed. Anyway, it deserves 4 stars for sure.

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Classic Rock. Well deserve 4 +++

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3.8 - excellent mix of harder tacks like “Immigrant Song” and more melodic tunes like “Tangerine”. Solid listen for a great band.

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Solid album from start to finish.

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Think I've listened to Zeppelin's one and two and not really been into it. Three was pretty nice though!

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The album that made Jimmy Page hate the press, simply because they couldn't understand why Zep went acoustic. Probably Cameron Crowe's favorite Zeppelin album. The highs (Immigrant Song, That's The Way, Tangerine) really soar, and are among the best of their catalog. The rest is something of a mixed bag, and a foretaste of the feast to come on the next album...

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I'll give 4 stars because of peer pressure, but I don't see anything special about Led Zeppelin...

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Great album, will be listening to it again

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It's all Led to me. Which means some I love and others just sound the same. Idk, I guess it's a solid 4 for me

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It's not got the big hits of Zep II or IV, but this is really good...lesser songs like Celebration Day and Out on the Tiles are really good, and then the bangers like Immigrant Song, That's the Way, etc. just round it out. Hats off to Roy is the only real dud on the album, and even it's not as bad as I remember.

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4

Solid album - didn’t blow me away, but I would listen to it again.

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Starts with a bang and remained decent throughout. Glad it didn’t fizzle out like I was thinking it might.

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III will never be my go-to Zeppelin, but this was better than I've given it credit for.

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Classic Zeppelin III. Not much more to say

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Standout Songs: Immigrant Song, Since I've Been Loving You, Tangerine, Hats odd To (Roy) Harper

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Good, obviously. Tangerine and That's The Way are beautiful songs, Jimmy Page is just incredible, though there's not enough on this album to lift it above a 4 overall for me.

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Not quite as good as 2 and 4 but still great. Also a surprising amount of bluegrass songs

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Listened to on 5/30/22 4/5 Favorite song: immigrant song I love Led Zeppelin and this album didn’t fail to be a series of bops- the immigrant song is quintessential 70s and I loved every moment of listening to it 3 times

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Probably the most eclectic of the Led Zeppelin albums, it contains the usual bunch of hard rockers interspersed with straight blues and a heap of folky acoustic material (that mostly works), part of it with a subtle middle-eastern bent, foreshadowing the direction some of the band’s music would later take. As with all Led Zep albums, III is a super solid record, and up there with their best, but often gets overlooked between their debut and Led Zeppelin II and IV.

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Excellent!

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A blend of folk and rock. Still think Physical Graffiti is their best album

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8/10. Immigrant Song is always fun, rest of the album pretty good too

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a more acoustic sounding led zeppelin album, that still touches hard rock, folk rock and blues influences throughout

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Led Zeppelin II is the ultimate album. Following that is a difficult task, and III is a far cry from II. That being said, it's a different animal all together. Much more subdued, exploratory, but still cohesive. As a band, these guys are perfection. Every part of music is demonstrated to mastery with every song they perform, so it's impossible to not like this stuff even though they have peaks and valleys. What's great about III is that it builds and while you listen, there's a journey that goes out with a bang!

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This ones class - 3rd in my rankings of led zepp albums feels the most unique out of their albums I've listened to. Purely due to having loads of acoustic sections (which are a great change). Also since I've been loving you is definitely a top 5 zeppelin track

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Solid classic, a bit of progressive rock. Overall very good.

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Enjoyed it, great album

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Classic rock album with some blues/acoustic influence.

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Prior to 1001, this was one of my lesser liked (but still liked) Led Zeppelin albums. I would say that is still the case. That said, this is still a solid album which an amazing variety of instrumentation and vocal effects, and I have a new appreciation for it after listening to it in the scope of this project. Though it may not be a favorite album, Immigrant Song is hands down a favorite song from this album, and one of the best in Led Zeppelin's entire discography. Also, though maybe "underrated" is not the right word, I have always thought Gallows Pole doesn't get enough recognition; they manage to accomplish so much build up and excitement in a song with very minimal instrumentation. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, as far as I'm concerned, is a secret sleeper agent banger on this album. Again, III is not my favorite, but Led Zeppelin makes it hard not to respect and appreciate their chemistry and inventiveness. What they do was cutting edge at the time, and it just WORKS.

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this is our second led zepplin album on this list, and i find myself more impressed with this one even though the album was the other's predecessor. i may be paying more attention now or perhaps differently, more than 100 albums later, but i feel more expression and creativity here. a worthy addition to this list. there were some notable songs that stood out. if you're not clapping during "bron-y-aur stomp," then i don't know what you're doing. a shoutout to "immigrant song," which is such a classic banger of a song that deserves all its praise. it's definitely the hardest on the album. "friends," which i maybe heard on the radio once or twice, stood out to me. i keep listening to it and finding more to enjoy about it. i thought "bron-y-aur stomp" would've been my favorite but "friends" grabbed the title a few listens in. the guitar opening on "celebration day." the simplicity of "tangerine." the songs are varied and enjoyable. some were okay to me overall, but nothing was bad.

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Tiene dos temazos clásicos y favoritos para mí. El resto es una buena mezcla de rock y folk. La última canción, eso sí, es un buen wtf actual. Supongo que en el época era algo normal ese tipo de exabruptos, pero ahora es más bien algo pintoresco.

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Fave Zep track is on this album, the almighty Since I've Been Loving You. A few other cool tracks, but enough filler tracks to knock the whole package down to a 4. A high 4, but a 4 nonetheless.

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Fint og varierende album, men mangler de skikkelig gode sangen

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Classic

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Always considered this one to be the weakest of the four self-titled albums. It still has the absolute bangers that are "Immigrant Song", "Tangerine" and "Since I've Been Loving You" and none of the songs are bad, so that really just speaks on how good the other self-titled albums are. These guys are truly legends in the citrus rock genre. Lemons, tangerines.. should have done a song about limes as well to complete the holy trifecta.

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4

great album, zepellin is really innovative

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Solo por cómo empieza ya merece la pena ser escuchado. Hay tantas cosas interesantes en este disco del año 1970 que a veces cuesta pensar en lo poco que han evolucionado otros músicos a partir de inspirarse en estos grupos. "Immigrant song", "Gallows pole" o "Tangerine".

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4

Sort of recognized some of the songs and sound of the vocalist. Fun listen, really enjoyed it.

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Enjoyable to really get an album that you know what you're going to get going in. This has more varied pacing, but excels with rock, blues and folks. Was really impressed by Since I've Been Loving You... haven't had much exposure to that and it is stellar. Tangerine and Immigrant Song are the clear other favorites. Very enjoyable.

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Terrific piece of music. But maybe it's just the nostalgia talking. Remembering putting the record on the turntable, turning it on, wiping the dust off, putting the needle on the record, (and somehow still getting static noises)... but the anticipation of hearing the rush from the first song.

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4

Amazing band. A few misses on this album but that hardly taints it.

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4

Immigrant Song and Tangerine are great. The rest of the album is good but not my favorite Zeppelin.

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Said before, I’m not a big Led Zep fan, but… No denying how great Immigrant Song is with its charging rhythm and howls. And I really like the variety of folky, bluesy, and 70’s metal guitar. So that said, probably my favorite Led Zep record if I had to pick one.

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4

This album is hygge. It is a cozy blanket with a caramel cappuccino around a camp fire.

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4

It opens with Immigrant Song, which has to be one of the greatest openers ever. After that it's great, but veers into turgid 12 string folk stomps a little too often to be brilliant.

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I’ll confess to never having been to keen on Zep’s bluesier cuts. To my surprise however, this album demonstrates a versatility and nuance that I thought beyond this band. Side 2 of this album in particular really won me round. The folky stuff is really quite outstanding - sometimes understated and atmospheric before really indulging in some grandiose elements. Thoroughly enjoyed this, though Plant’s voice begins to grate after a while.

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1970. Key Songs: Immigrant Song, Celebration Day, Tangerine

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I didn't hear too much that was groundbreaking. Maybe I expected too much? Still, I enjoyed it. 3.5, not yet a 4.

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"friends" has a spooky background and i love it!!

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3

Starts off brilliantly - then some good bits, other bits a bit dull - the folky bits.

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starts off very strong with immigrant song but tbh i don't really remember the rest other than it's good background music

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I want to like it a lot more than I do. Lots of good: I loved Immigrant Song. Some cool interesting music in Friends and Celebration Day. Good catchy riffs in Out on the Tiles. Gallows was weird but grew on me. Tangerine was nice. There are things I like in every song but for some reason the sum of the parts (the album) just doesn't come together for me. I've never liked bluesy LZ songs and still true (but I've never liked the blues). Would rather hear Joplin sing those types of songs. A full album of his voice was too exhausting -- especially during the slower folksy songs. I can't watch cartoons for more than 20 minutes due to the voices and this was like listening to a cartoon character sing to me. I like that people like them and I see the value but can't imagine wanting to put this on again.

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3

Need to revisit soon

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3

Some nice acoustic stuff

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3

Not my fav Zep

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3

Meh. Not great. Just immigrant song and tangerine.

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Okay Zeppelin album. Only the real one banger tho

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Classic hard rock - so comprehensively influential that it's kinda washed out by everything that came after it. Fave track - "Immigrant Song", c'mon. "Gallows Pole" is great too, though

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Folkish at times, classic riffs all the way, and Plant's voice. Plant makes it all worthwile.

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Classique. Correct mais je l'écouterais pas tout le temps. Mais très bon.

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3

Really enjoyed it

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Not my fav LZ album, too folky but some pretty songs. 3.5

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Immigrant Song. though the rest really feels like a southern rock/blues record. Plant has some cool vocal lines. a solid record but its not really a zepplin one that i like

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"Immigrant Song" / "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" Released: 5 November 1970

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3

Disappointing,not as good as I and II

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The weakest of Led Zeppelin's four self-titled albums. "Immigrant Song" is one of my least favorite songs on the album and definitely my least favorite Zeppelin opening. The punchy parts of the music feel less powerful on this album. In a lot of cases, they just disappoint (like on "Celebration Day" and "Out on the Tiles", which both feel diminutive and repetitive). The softer sounds of the album are a mixed bag. "Friends" is utterly forgettable, toned down to the point of the drone of Plant's admittedly beautiful vocals but with little else to occupy the attention. That being said, the highs on this album are what should be expected from Zeppelin. "Since I've Been Loving You" is the first truly good song on the album, and it is one hell of a song. The centerpiece of the album (both sonically and emotionally), Plant is at his very best as he shouts and sputters through, over, and under the banging drums and sharp guitar. Utterly mesmerizing. The final three songs on the album almost succeed in matching the heights of "Since I've Been Loving You". "That's The Way" is one of the acoustic songs that realizes its potential; it is astounding (amplified by the fact that it follows "Tangerine"). Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is incredible fun and the repetition never grows dull. "Hats off to (Roy) Harper" is shocking; it captures the beauty of those early blues recordings whose crackling and cuts seem to come alive. If "Since I've Been Loving You" is Zeppelin's very best extrapolation of blues on this album, it's fitting that the second best song here so perfectly captures the uniqueness of early blues. If it were only these two songs the album would deserve a 5. However, they are weighed down by the failings of the rest of the album.

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folksy rock. didn't resonate with me

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Will always have a soft spot for Immigrant Song. Listened to this album a lot in 7th grade. As a whole, III lacks cohesion and lulls, especially when placed next to I, II, and IV. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is a highlight I'd forgotten about, though. The last track's steel guitar (I think?) is fun too

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gonna be honest did not make it through this album since i've been loving you is good and some of the guitar parts are cool but: i do not like boomer music this album did not change that

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Like the first half of this album a good bit more than the second, and think I was more interested in the individual songs than the album as a whole. Still, I'm excited to get and listen to more Led Zeppelin in the future Already Saved: Immigrant Song Saved After Listening: Friends, Since I've Been Loving You

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Immigrant song is uiteraard top. Gallows pole heeft ook wel wat. Veel andere zijn wat te hard

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Tengo una opinion bastante variada sobre este album, en muchas de sus canciones me encontraba bastante aburrido, sentia como si fuera musica de fondo o si se estuviera repitiendo la misma cancion, pero esto cambiaba con canciones especiales, donde me encontraba asombrado y con ganas de cantar o bailar. En conclusion siento que el album es salvado por algunas canciones, pero en comparacion a eso las que restan se me hacen bastante mediocres. Canciones Favoritas: That's the way Since I've been loving you Immigrant song Out on the Tiles Tangerine Canciones que menos me gustaron: Hats off to Harper

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Es un buen álbum aunque hay una que otra canción que era algo aburrida, es ese tipo de canción que pondría de fondo en alguna platica, pero no para escucharlas en si, a excepción de las canciones que más me gustaron. No tenia idea de que Inmmigrant song pertenecía a ellos. Canciones favoritas: -Inmmigrant song- Remaster - Since I've Been Loving you -Out on the tiles Canciones que no me gustaron: - Hats off To (Roy) Harper

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i mistakenly remembered this one as the worst of the bunch. its not. it was surprisingly enjoyable. not quite so much of that famous plant whines about babies.

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Great album. Not putting as much effort into this review as everyone else seems to have given up. Not my favourite Led Zep record by a long way but still a lot of great songs here.

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This is a classic album... Love it, another known to me :)

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I've heard the immigrant song before, a jam. Not my favourite but good. Friends is interesting. Growing on me, very special. Celebration Day is funky too. Since I've Been Loving you is a little jazzy. I didn't expect that, it's nice. Fulfills the word loving in the title. ---- The track organisation for this album appears random so far. The songs don't connect or flow. I haven't paid much attention to the lyrics though. Out on the Tiles is coo-ool. Sidewalk sound. Tangerine opening reminiscent of the Beatles Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is eh but good for background

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Overall the quality of the music is poor however there are a couple of great songs that I enjoyed within the album that barely scrape it to a 3.

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Definitely not bad, got some iconic songs onthere like immigrant song, and since I've been loving you was a long acoustic piece out of the ordinary. My favorite was Friends, which was a new track for me.

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meh

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"Immigrant Song" is a great way to start an album. The rest of the album wasn't familiar to me. "Tangerine", "That's the Way", "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" are probably worth a re-listen, but the album as a whole was only okay.

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Listened to the remaster while working. Weird Mix, but might be the headphones. Underrated guitar solo in Celebration Day Out of the Tiles is a potential backyard jam. Tangerine chorus is a vibe.

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Jag förstår att det är en klassiker och den har några bra låtar. Men den känns ganska "meh" i övrigt.

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Not bad

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It's Led Zeppelin. Album has a few top tier songs, but the rest is more just okay. What I want to know is why this album is on here of all LZ albums (unless there are more for some reason?).

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I tend to avoid over hyped bands so I’ve never actually listened to this album. Must concede that there are some good tracks here, but Plant’s piercing screams are a bit much, especially when he does his “ooooooohhhh, baaaaby!” yell. Better than I expected though and these boys do indeed have talent so it gets a passing grade from me.

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Listening to this album I get a sense of the pressure on bands to produce a big hit single - as my co-judge says, she wanted to hear Immigrant Song, so she had to buy this album. After the hit, you get a deep dive into acoustic bluesy numbers that sound, at times, like demos. The band gets to indulge a bit, it’s good for the Zep aficionados, but for the rest of us, this pales in comparison to the LPs that came before and after.

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3.5-4, 7/10 unfortunetly im 19 and cant relate to boomer music mixing hillbilly music with boomer rock is good tho OWO

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Die Ansätze von Metal reichen mir nicht

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Probably the weakest of the first 4 albums, but definitely one of their more interesting ones. Feels like a transition, figuring out a new style that they would do a great job incorporating back into their blues rock sound in IV.

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Immigrant song! Others kinda merged together

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More classic rock, not as good as II. Still gets a slightly generous 3, rather than a harsh 2.

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This album definitely shows a different side to Led Zeppelin. A little more country...

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Starts off with such a bang (Immigrant Song) and then never really reaches that high again. Just OK for me.

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Keiner kann die Kickdrum besser als John Bonham (generell kann kaum einer besser als John Bonham). Aber ansonsten: Ah, die Mega-Unsympathen Page & Plant mal wieder am schwer machen dran, ihre Musik, die man ja wegen ihrer beschissenen Voll-Toxizität so gern scheisse finden möchte, auch angemessen scheisse findet. Geht bei mir leider nicht so richtig, die können halt wirklich was und ich mag auch Songs wie That's The Way wirklich gern, obwohl Bonzo da ja nicht mal drauf zu hören ist. Naja, trotzdem kann ich mich immer drauf rausreden dass Bluesrock nicht wirklich meins ist, jedenfalls nicht dauerhaft. Mögen meine 2,7 Punkte Plant in den Arsch fahren und an Pages Eiern wieder rauskommen.

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Starker Blues-Anteil (speziell klassisch „Since I’ve Been Loving You“) in einem ansonsten recht wummernd-treibenden Stück Rock aus dessen Blütezeit. Personal Highlight: „Friends“. Homer Simpson bangt mit weniger als 3 Härchen - mir egal: 3.3

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I never found Zeppelin particularly attractive musically. But you have to admit they brought attitude to the table. I prefer the first album. It’s nice they championed Roy Harper.

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Some classical songs but also some less interesting songs, should have listened more but like the later LZ more.

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Less driving than their debut and the intricacies didn't grab any particular part of my brain.

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Ei tää ollenkaan huono levy ole, mut I ja II asettanut riman, niin korkeelle, et 3* maksimi mitä voi antaa

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Levynä ihan ok. Kun ei ole varsinaisesti fani niin joku best of -levy voisi nousta viiteen tähteen, tämä oli vaan ihan ok.

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3.5 stars

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Immigrant song is great, and there are definitely a couple of other enjoyable songs on the album (Friends, Tangerine, That's the way, Bron-Y-Aur stomp). However, none of them really grab me (besides the opener). So, regrettably, it's 3.5 stars from me (3 in the rating since I'm not likely to put the entire album on again).

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Not their best, but there's not a bad Zep album.

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Good listen couple of foot stompers in there 3.5

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Minder fan van dit iets kalmere album van Led Zeppelin. Immigrant song is wel top

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Was always more familiar with IV and House of the Holy cause that's what my dad had on vinyl growing up. This album is fiiiine. Drags a bit after the first few, then gets going again with Gallows Pole. Album stays interesting after that, but I feel it really rides on the strength of the openers. Or maybe I just wasn't in a Zepp mood.

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Not my favourite Zepp album

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Started off with such a banger, but then was pretty meh throughout. Definitely lifted from a 2 because of Immigrant Song, but wouldn't give anything else on the album another listen.

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6/10

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This is what I'd call a solid 3.5. Plenty of solid riffs as is to be expected of Jimmy Page and a number of songs that I could happily tap along to but outside of Immigrant Song, there's nothing particularly memorable. Unfortunately since it can't be a 3.5, it's a 3.

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Immigrant Song is really good but the rest isn't really my cup of tea - nothing else that stands out to me

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El patito feo de los primeros discos de Led Zepp. Hay que tener en cuenta que fue su tercero en sólo dos años, pero siempre he tenido la sensación de que no hubiera cambiado mucho la película si este disco no hubiera salido o lo hubiera hecho en forma de caras B. Personal: 6. Es divertido, pero se me hace un poco bola. Trascendencia: 3. Led Zepp los tiene mucho mejores, tanto de hitazos (Led Zepp II, IV) como discos de culto (Physical Grafitti). Género: 5. De nuevo, los mismos Led Zepp los tienen mejores

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Solid

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Best thing about this one is the acoustic arrangements…2nd favorite LZ lp.

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I liked Led Zeppelin II. This one, not so much.

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Ahjo.

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Some great songs, some not as great songs. Solid

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Dexent

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Okay I can finally say I listened to Led Zeppelin and I mean cool I guess. Since I’ve been living you is the best track on here.

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Tällainen rockijurnuttelu ei ole oikein oma juttuni, eikä genren legendoihin kuuluva bändi tee kovinkaan suurta poikkeusta. Varmasti aikanaan tämä on ollut kovinkin edistyksellistä, ja soundit ovat edelleen varsin kelvolliset. Kappaleet ei vaan ole erityisen hyviä tai mielenkiintoisia. Juuri ja juuri kolmoseen tämä nousee.

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Perusrokkia, annetaan nimensä mukaisesti kolmonen. Ei minun mielestä mitään erityistä klassikkomatskua.

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quite ok

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Var faktiskt rätt bra.

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King Zeppelin, dock ett av deras svagare album. Inget kalasfan utöver en handfull låtar. Föregås av ett bättre album och följs upp av ett bättre album.

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More Zep before some Zappa! K. Top rated album named three gets three.

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Decent album. Some great choons but all gets a bit samey, bit dates, heard it so many times. Not one I’d keep going back to

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It's Zeppelin, man. That's all you need to know. But really, I'd say this is a solid record but it's not their best. I mean of course Immigrant Song and Tangerine are classics, but some other tracks fall short. One of my favorite things about Led Zeppelin is (of course) Jimmy Page. His guitar work is what brings me back to Zeppelin time and time again. This album seemed to have some standout acoustic arrangements, and acoustic Zeppelin is pretty great. Decent record, but not enough killer tracks to be "great" in my book.

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I like Tangerine.

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Great album but as far as Led Zeppelin albums go this one is one of their lower ranked ones. Immigrant song is a classic but the rest of the album is more a showcase of instrumentals than their first two albums. Still a good album but led has made much better. 7.5/10

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I already knew a couple of these songs (and like them), but I don't think I'd go back and listen to this album start-to-finish again. Some of the songs got repetitive for me.

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classic. great rock album

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The Weeknd n'a rien inventé avec son dernier album en invitant Jim Carrey sur la plupart des interludes. L'album Led Zeppelin III en est forcément l'inspiration principale tant les apparitions ponctuelles de Nikos Aliagas sont pertinentes. Le CD commence en trombe avec un « Salut, c'est Nikos ! » qui donne le ton. « Au sommaire de ce 50 minutes inside, des stars qui prennent de la drogue et qui achètent des grandes maisons. » enchaîne-t-il alors qu'on entend la voix de Robert crier « aaahaaaaa » dans le fond du studio. Tout est calculé pour passer un excellent moment.

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my favorites were immigrant song, out on the tiles, tangerine, and since i’ve been loving you. i really loved the instrumental in these songs, and i loved how much variation the album had.

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funky, fast paced, decent. -1 star for being straight people but idk if thats really fair

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Cool

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2.5

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Not one of my favorite bands by any stretch of the imagination, but there are some really good moments here. The last three songs prevents this from getting a 4.

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Not my favorite of theirs but still great

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Immigrant song is a standout. Mostly derivative blues, shines when they pull out their cock and balls and rock out.

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This was... okay... Everyone obviously knows Immigrant Song, Since I've Been Loving You is a great slower song, and I really like the gentle sound on Tangerine. But, as a whole, it's not super gripping - I expect we've got better LedZep to come... 3/5.

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Led Zeppelin classic rock but so many of the songs on this album sounded so similar it's a little tiresome. I started to listen to this album while at work and doing some paperwork but it was not conducive to getting my work done. I later listened to it while I walked and it was better walking music.I know it's their style and it is classic but I'll just listen to this every decade or so.

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Like this one, Immigration Song a classic of course. Jimmy Page guitar workis of course awesome. Some tracks were filler in my mind

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Oh what an age it must have been! Talent just kind of found each other and made the soundtracks of a generation. These guys were good

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A collection of belter classics and a few album fillers imho.

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This is probably one of the weaker Zeppelin albums but it still has Immigrant Song which is a classic.

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The fourth Led Zeppelin album we've had. I still highly respect their musical legacy but have very little interest in actually listening to them. While loving the style they were at the forefront of, I just find LZs songwriting extremely unexciting and rather dislike the singer's voice.

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Not my favorite of theirs and overall not terribly cohesive, but it’s got some great tracks “Since I’ve been Loving You,” Gallows Pole.

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Immigrant Song one of my favourites ever. Rest was a little less exciting.

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too bluesy for me to be great

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Good. And that’s what they needed, validation from me. I’m glad I could oblige. Perhaps their career will take off now? Who knows.

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I know it’s quality and all that, I just don’t enjoy listening to it.

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Most of it is not really my thing. The high pitch singing from Robert Plant gets annoying to me after a while. However, tangerine is an exception, love that song. And Imigrant Song as the opener is also great (or maybe I'm just not yet tired at that point).

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meh

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It feels wrong to rate Led Zeppelin so low. Immigrant song and Friends are fantastic, but I notice that no matter how hard I try, I can't get engaged in the rest of the album. I listened to it twice, but it just doesn't hit me. :(

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Only a song or two that I could enjoy.

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Not my cup of tea

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Rocky

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More warbelling about babies from the Plantmeister. Not nearly as many on this one, but I'm sick to death of Led Zeppelin coming up on here. Three times already. At least that means only one to go.

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Eh

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i'd only heard immigrant song, so i thought the rest of the album would be more or less the same, i was kinda pleasantly surprised by the variety but it's still not rly my sort of music

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No es lo mío, no

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There are some songs that I quite enjoy -  e.g. Since I've Been Loving You and Gallow's Pole. Just for fun I dug up Lead Belly's version of this song, aka Gallis Pole,  (circa 1940) and I kept listening to Lead Belly; it was more enjoyable than listening to Led Zep III!  Lead Belly also did Black Betty. Apologies if you were hoping never to think about  Ram Jam again.  OK, Time to reign in my ADHD. I like when  virtuoso electric guitar players display their acoustic abilities. e.g. one of the reasons Tommy is such an excellent LP is Townshend's acoustic playing on Side 1. (I'm getting initial drafts ready for when the algorithm starts sending Who LPs!) Page's acoustic work isn't as consistent as it is on other albums such as Physical Graffiti although it's ass-kicking on Bron - Y- Aur Stomp. (Isn't that song name also on Phys Gr?)  The acoustic slide work on Roy Harper is also impressive although the song doesn't really work. Whatever technology game they were playing with Plant's voice hasn't aged well - or perhaps wasn't good to start off with.   I never really liked Immigrant Song.  It's nice to listen to a Zeppelin LP that isn't overplayed but I don't like the hit, don't like the other rockers and only half like the acoustic / blues songs. 

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Not their best. Not their fifth best.

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Kicking off with the immigrant song.... the signature sound that everyone knows is as good as ever. And .... the rest of the album is crap in my opinion. Sorry not my type of music.

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So I've actually never really cared for Led Zeppelin. I feel like they're in my wheelhouse but it originates from being an edgy teenager that didn't want to like popular bands. So when I was assigned this one I was excited to finally have an excuse to experience them for myself. I went in with an open mind and... I just don't get it. The album was really boring. I can hear the technical guitar playing if I really listen. The subject matter is interesting I guess. But I was just bored the whole time. It leads me to think there's there's something wrong with me.

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Immigrant song - what a start to an album! Friends - Now we've gone a bit prog. Not the most melodic song I've ever heard End review - Aside from the couple of good songs "Immigrant Song" and "black dog", the rest was unmemorable.

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Estujo bien...

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I prefer the heavier Led Zeppelin Highlight Tracks: 1, 3, 5, 9

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Int jätte intressant, flowar lite dåligt imo

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I really love their debut album but I did not enjoy listening to this album… there were a few redeeming moments but mostly I hated listening lol

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Beetje vage rockmuziek. Volgens mij hebben we al eerder een album van deze artiest gehad, en daar was ik destijds niet heel enthousiast over. Ook dit album kan mij niet heel erg bekoren, al voelt het niet zo slecht als het vorige. **

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Sets the bar high with Immigrant Song and then never comes close again to matching that energy. I needed a nap halfway through.

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very meh

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reeks of testosterone. how tf you make folk rock boring???

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Fuck off with your zeppelin

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Robert Plant is unlistenable, too much noodling guitar, Immigrant Song is a good opener though.

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Vooral het nummer Friends was een positieve verrassing.

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