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Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin

1970

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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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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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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

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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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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4

Second half of album better than first half

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Very good, who is this band

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

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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

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

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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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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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 one of their best

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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First time I heard it. I liked it.

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

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Yea I mean this is pretty great.

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Classic for a reason. I appreciate the varied musical styles

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

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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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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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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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Amazing and iconic albums. Every song is brilliant

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Masterpiece

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5

2022.01.07

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

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5

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

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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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Zepplin's great

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

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

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

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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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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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4

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

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4

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

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4

Awesome stuff.

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4

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

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

I grew up on this album. Still holds up.

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4

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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4

Really great.

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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

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4

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

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4

classic

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4

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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4

classic

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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

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4

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

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4

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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4

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

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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

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4

Pretty sweet album. Consistent rock.

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Great

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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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4

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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4

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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4

Some good rocking here

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Muito mais músicas boas do que eu imaginava

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

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3

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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3

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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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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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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3

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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quite ok

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Var faktiskt rätt bra.

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

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Fuck off with your zeppelin

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Vooral het nummer Friends was een positieve verrassing.

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