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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

3.97

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5615

Genres

  • Metal
  • Hard Rock
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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 28 2021
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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Sat May 29 2021
3

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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Tue Feb 09 2021
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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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

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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Wed Feb 17 2021
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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Mon Jun 28 2021
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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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

Very good, who is this band

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Tue Dec 29 2020
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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Sun Mar 28 2021
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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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Second half of album better than first half

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

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

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

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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Thu Nov 18 2021
2

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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Mon Nov 30 2020
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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Wed Oct 21 2020
5

Nice set of classics.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Classic zeppelin

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

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

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

One of the best.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

essential listening.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

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

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

The greatest band at their peak!

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

That was fuckin awesome. Loved it.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Solid album by a band at its peak!

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

Ni modo que no 5

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Wed Feb 10 2021
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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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

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

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

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

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Fri May 21 2021
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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Wed Apr 28 2021
5

a Classic one

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

Espectacular, menudo grupazo 💪

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Classic!

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Obra maestra incuestionable

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Sun Feb 21 2021
5

It was great!

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

So good!

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

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

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

5/5 one of their best

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Thu Mar 25 2021
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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Sun Mar 28 2021
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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Mon Feb 08 2021
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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Mon May 24 2021
5

Why can I not give this six stars!

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Mon May 10 2021
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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Thu Jul 15 2021
5

GOLD

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Wed May 26 2021
5

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

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

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

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

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

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

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

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Mon Jun 21 2021
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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Fri May 28 2021
5

GET THE LED OUT!

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Led Fuckin' Zeppelin is amazing!

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Wed Jul 21 2021
5

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

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Sat Jul 31 2021
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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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

Zeppelin rules

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Tue Aug 03 2021
5

Tolles und wichtiges Album.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
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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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

One of my very favorites. A masterpiece.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
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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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

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

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Sun Sep 26 2021
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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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

incredible offering. Huge way to start an album.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
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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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

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

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

First time I heard it. I liked it.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

absolute banger

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

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

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Thu Oct 07 2021
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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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

Excellent, classic rock at its best.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
5

Awesome unique sound. A classic!

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

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

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

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

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Yea I mean this is pretty great.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Classic for a reason. I appreciate the varied musical styles

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

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

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

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

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

One of my favorites! Love every song!

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

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

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

One of my faves

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

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

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Thu Dec 16 2021
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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Tue Dec 21 2021
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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Wed Dec 29 2021
5

Amazing and iconic albums. Every song is brilliant

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

Masterpiece

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

2022.01.07

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

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

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

Heerlijk album met een heel sterke intro-song

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

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

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

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

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

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

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

I mean, it's Led Zeppelin.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

By the hammer of Thor!

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

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

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

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

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

Qualquer disco do Led leva 5 estrelas!

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

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

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Thu Feb 03 2022
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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Wed Feb 23 2022
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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Fri Feb 25 2022
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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Fri Feb 25 2022
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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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

One of the greatest rock albums of all times

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

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

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

Masterpiece, one of my favorites from Led Zep

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Fri Apr 01 2022
5

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

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Wed Apr 06 2022
5

Very easy listening

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Thu Apr 07 2022
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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Sun Apr 10 2022
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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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

good

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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

Classic

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Wed Apr 13 2022
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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Fri Apr 22 2022
5

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

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Fri Apr 22 2022
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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Thu May 05 2022
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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Sat May 07 2022
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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Sat May 21 2022
5

very cool

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Sat May 28 2022
5

Oh Zeppelin..you were my love for ages. How can I pick a favorite album.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

Classic

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Can't go wrong with some Zeppelin

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

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

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Thu Jul 14 2022
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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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

Love this album!

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Wed Aug 03 2022
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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Wed Aug 03 2022
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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Wed Aug 10 2022
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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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

When I think of Zeppelin I think of my dad. I feel as if they almost belong to him, and I can’t listen to them because they aren’t mine. I’ve only ever heard the hits, of course I’ve heard Immigrant Song about a million times in every movie. Listening to a full album feels like a real treat. Celebration Day to me cements this album in its time, the 70s, where every other song feels timeless. Perhaps that’s why quite a few of their albums are in this list- it showed music doesn’t have to be a product of the era it was made in. In my naivety I thought that like most other bands, Plant’s vocals would soar above the supporting instruments, but this album shows me that all members were equal and cherished pillars that made Zeppelin what it was. Jones’ bass in Gallows Pole and Tangerine, Plant’s vocals in Immigrant Song and Hats off to (Roy) Harper, Bonham’s legendary skills on Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Page’s guitar on Tangerine and Gallows Pole, make each and every song it’s own masterpiece while simultaneously being a cohesive album where each song is a part of a seamless puzzle. I had previously thought of Zeppelin as an ominous group with dark lyrics, but this album left me with a strange positive feeling. I’m excited to dive into the rest of their discography! My favorites: Since I’ve Been Loving You, Gallows Pole, Friends, Tangerine

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Incredible innovation with such unique sounds. Guitar skills out of this world.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Great

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

asd

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

You can't go wrong with the epic scream from Immigrant Song, a still frequently played classic. The album is a good mix of different sound mixes and different tempos. Nice.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

Classic, used to be one of my least favorite Zeppelin albums, but loved it this time.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
5

My first favorite album. So amazing and timeless.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Really enjoyed

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

Led Zeppelin is timeless and perfect. Could not make this album if you tried.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

Even their 4th or 5th best album is five stars from me.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

5+ Uskomatonta, jokaisessa biisissä on erilaisia kiinnostavia elementtejä, kaikissa hyvät lyriikat. Biisit soivat paremmin albumissa kuin erikseen. Albumin ulkopuolella soisi parheiten "Tangerine" ja "Immigrant song" ja "Since I've been loving you". Ne ovat albumin erikoisimmat kappaleet, myös ilmeisesti suosituimmat. Akustista kitaraa esiintyy albumilla aika paljon, varsinkin sen loppupuolella.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
5

I know it's not most people's favorite Led Zeppelin album, but man is it still so good. Starts with 'Immigrant Song,' which is just catchy and fun and iconic. Most people's favorite Led Zeppelin song is 'Stairway to Heaven,' and for good reason, but 'Immigrant Song' is mine. Then we move into something new and the pace slows down a bit with 'Friends.' It's acoustic, it's different, but that doesn't stop it from being a great song with a sweet message. 'Since I've Been Loving You' is bluesy and powerful and really hits home that you're not going to get the same ol' Zeppelin throughout this album. They play with different styles and it makes for a colorful and unique experience. This felt like Led Zeppelin knowing they were at the top of their game and doing what made them happy, and it comes across through the music. It's not the fastest pace Led Zeppelin has ever been, nor the hardest rock, but to me it's some of the best music they've put out there.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

5/5

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

I feel like I should give this only 4 stars just to differentiate it from the Zeppelin albums we have had on this list so far...but I can't. Their whole sound is just so iconic and while often imitated, it has never been duplicated. It is to be expected that the third album they put out in the span of less than 2 years will have some weaker material, and it doesn't matter because they are at such a high level that those differences are meaningless.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

It may be the weakest Led Zeppelin album of the three we have listened to. But it is still an easy 5. Because it's still Led Zeppelin.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Immigrant song is so overplayed. It's good, but really, the best song on this album is "Since I've Been Loving You." Led Zeppelin III has a lot of the lesser played songs, but it still cooks. Fifty years later, Plant and Page just cannot be paralleled. Not their best, but still an amazing album. Tons of energy and great guitar riffs.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Solid album. About as close to the best American band of all time as I have ever found. Greatest musical regret is not seeing them live. Gallow's Pole, Tangerine, it's hard to pick a favorite. Maybe That's the Way is the one. Hats Off to Roy is the weakest track and it's still pretty good based on originality alone. Easy 5 for me.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

It's quite hard to think that, when this came out, the detractors came through with full force. Two albums of tectonic plate shifting, blues-indebted rock and roll could have enabled Led Zeppelin to head down that route forever, with no changes to be expect. Instead, they decided to hunker down and seek new sounds. And all the better for it. What was a good indication of the same ol' same ol' later turns into a tapestry of often wonderous tunes that leaves one wondering how they'd become capable of making such music. Without this, we probably wouldn't have had IV or Houses of the Holy or any other Zeppelin albums that came after it. Loving Led Zeppelin III? Well, that's the way.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

wow ! very enjoyable

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

Schlechte fünf Sterne.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

twee laatste nummers zeker zijn een eye-opener. staan bij de favorieten

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Tue Dec 01 2020
4

Another amazing zep....

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Thu Jun 03 2021
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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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Zepplin's great

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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

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Sun Jul 04 2021
4

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

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Thu Jun 10 2021
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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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Great album and powerful album

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

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

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

slower zep. fav track: that's the way

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

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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Sat Mar 20 2021
4

More acoustic than I expected

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

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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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

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

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

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

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

Solid

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

Classic.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

classic

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

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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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Diverse and awesome

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

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

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Classic. Reminds me of college

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

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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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

Quality listenings

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

I dig it.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

Haden't heard Tangerine before

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

I liked some of it

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

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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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

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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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Love this, awesome playing with folk

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Thu Jun 24 2021
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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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

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

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Awesome stuff.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

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

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Thu Feb 11 2021
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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Wed Feb 17 2021
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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Thu Mar 18 2021
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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Fri Apr 23 2021
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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Wed Mar 17 2021
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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Thu Mar 04 2021
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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Tue May 04 2021
4

I grew up on this album. Still holds up.

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Mon May 10 2021
4

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

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

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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Sat Jul 17 2021
4

Really great.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

absolute quality

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

Yep, it’s good

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

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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Fri May 28 2021
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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Thu May 13 2021
4

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

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Bra skiva!

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

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

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