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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

1969

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Led Zeppelin

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5

What an absolute masterpiece. For a first album to contain so many perfect songs (Good Times Bad Times > Babe I'm going to Leave You may be the best album opening of all time) is INSANE. They blend genre so well in a single song and knock your socks off!

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Is there any greater opening to a first song on a first album by a legendary band? The opening notes of Good Times Bad Times just ROCK. This is a band that kicked ass from their first moment. The Led Zep sound was there from that first album: Plant's stellar vocals, Page's amazing guitar, JPJ rounding out the sound on bass and keys, and Bonham's thunder. It's also interesting to listen to how they changed the songs they covered (often without attribution...this album includes at least two future lawsuits - Jake Holmes suing over Dazed and Confused and Willie Dixon suing over You Shook Me and I Can't Quit You Babe). Babe I'm Gonna Leave You is a great example of how they took an existing song and made it their own. It was written by Anne Bredon and previously performed by Joan Baez (listen to her 1962 live album). It's a completely different song when Baez sings it and a good example of how a cover that significantly reinterprets another song can practically be considered a new song. In contrast, take a listen to the evolution of Dazed and Confused. The original Jake Holmes version (1967) has different lyrics (except the key "dazed and confused" but even that's slightly different) and a mostly different tune except for the key chromatic bass descent. BUT, the tune Led Zep uses is identical to how the Yardbirds covered it in 1968. To be fair, that was with Jimmy Page...in fact, Led Zep was originally supposed to be "The New Yardbirds" so were they really "stealing" it from the Yardbirds? But anyway, the Led Zep version is nearly identical to the Yardbirds' version (right down to Jimmy doing the violin bow thing) but the Yardbirds used Holmes' lyrics. How did the Yardbirds come to start playing it? Holmes opened for them in 1967. According to Wikipedia, Holmes said, "That was the infamous moment of my life when 'Dazed and Confused' fell in to the loving arms and hands of Jimmy Page." It wasn't until 2012 that Holmes got writing credit from Led Zeppelin. So, were Led Zeppelin inveterate music thieves? Well, yeah. But their originals are amazing (standouts on this album: Communication Breakdown, Good Times Bad Times) and the covered songs are almost always taken to the next level - just a shame they didn't give credit where credit was due (until sued). Either way, over 50 years later their sound remains unique while setting the standard for every hard rock band to follow. And they did it right from their first album. 5 stars.

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Led Zeppelin de Led Zeppelin est ce que j'appelle un très bon album. Je n'ai malheureusement pas pu l'écouter dans les meilleurs conditions et vais vous détailler le pourquoi du comment. Ce matin, le restaurant de suhis à volonté que je convoitais depuis plusieurs jours, censé ouvrir à dix heures du matin d'après internet, n'était pas du tout ouvert à l'heure indiquée et n'allait ouvrir qu'à midi. Il me restait donc deux heures à attendre dans la rue le ventre vide. J'en profitai pour lancer Led Zeppelin. Malgré l'évidence de la qualité de ce projet, chaque piste qui le compose soulignait à quel point j'avais besoin de manger des sushis. Good Times Bad Times ? Manque de makis concombre-avocat-fromage. You Shook Me ? Pas assez de sushis saumon-riz. How Many More Times ? Absence totale de beignets à la banane. Une écoute frustrante qui fera certainement date.

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Best Rock Drummer, Top 5 singer, Top 5 Guitar player, Best 6th man in John Paul Jones. Can’t do better than that. I’m always amazed that this album came out in 69’, it ahead of its time. Early metal, with some folk, lots of blues and a little middle eastern. There are some epic compositions, great breakdowns, solos, hooks. Pretty great album. “Good Times Bad Times” best drums? good hook, good solo. Babe I’m Going to Leave you, best riff? Gage me goosebumps. “You Shook me” was a little tough after blues fatigue—but I have to look at this objectively, and objectively it’s dope, with a great drum fill at the end. “Dazed and Confused” best breakdown? “Black Mountain Side” some fun middle eastern vibes. “Communication Breakdown” is a classic who style rock song. “How Many More Times” great groove. I don’t know if it’s because it’s been two of my favorite bands, but wow, two 5 stars in one week.

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Never really clicked with Led Zep but it's been a while so let's see... Well, the music is hard to argue with. Takes rock music back to the blues while also being ambitious and new. They play soft, they play hard - it pretty much all works. However, hearing Robert Plant doing his rockstar screeches "baby baby baby baby", "my woman shook me all night", "baby baby baaaaaaaaby" ruins the whole thing and makes me queasy. I'm starting to realise this is the reason I don't like much mainstream rock. If only instrumental versions of albums were a thing, like they are in hip-hop. As it stands, the vocals start off cheesy but become annoying around the 200th time he squeals "baby". 3/5 for excellent musicianship.

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what is this dude yellin about. lol. wahh wahhh awhhhhhh . Says alotabout booomer mentality

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5

You already know

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5

Oh wow. I've always liked Led Zeppelin but I think I've only actively listened to what has come up on the radio or on a playlist for classic rock. I don't think I've ever listened to a whole album. If I would have listened to this as a teenager it would have absolutely blown my mind. I really like it as an adult who knows I like this type of music.

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5

This is such a great primer for the bands upcoming career. Bonham's drums stand out every time I go back to listen. Favorite songa are: How Many More Times and Babe I'm Gonna Leave You.

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5

You can make a solid argument that Robert Plant might be rock's all-time greatest front man. Just as you could Jimmy Page its greatest guitarist, John Paul Jones the best bass player, and John Bonham rock's greatest drummer. Zeppelin is the ultimate super group. This isn't my favorite Zeppelin album, but it's simply one of the best debut albums ever. "Good Times Bad Times" is as great of a side 1, track 1 you're going to hear. I have Led Zeppelin IV way ahead of this one, but what I keep coming back to is imagining what it must have been like to hear this for the first time in early 1969. I was lucky enough to live through the time when GNR's "Appetite For Destruction" and Nirvana's "Nevermind" seemingly came from out of nowhere to jolt the system. Those albums benefited from MTV exposure. It took a few months before this album cracked the Top 15. They didn't need MTV, and I'm quite certain they wouldn't have bothered with music videos anyway. But movies? That's another ball game.

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5

On a second pass 3-4 years after I first listened to it, this pass illuminated this as a bit more of a standout for me. A lot of very cool tracks and particularly strong musical choices for a debut.

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“Zeppelin Rules!” - Otto Mann

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If Led Zeppelin is so good, why haven't they made a Led Zeppelin V?

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Honestly a little disappointing to me, knowing some of Led Zeppelin's other songs. Most of it sounded more like a band just noodling around in a jam session rather than well-developed songs. Also the bluesy songs got annoying.

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5

A massive album. Best debut of all time? Best track: Dazed and Confused

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5

My favourite Zeppelin album - a masterclass in rock 'n roll, and a cautionary tale why you need to rehearse before you go into the studio. This legendary album was recorded AND mixed in 36 hours! It's also one of, if not THE, best debut of all time. Coming out the gate with heavy artillery with the scorching "Good Times Bad Times," which tell you in its first couple minutes why Zeppelin are such a fucking badass band - John Paul Jones' earthshaking bass breaks; Jimmy Pages' pyrotechnic soloes; John Bonham's depth-charge beats and Robert Plant's divine vocals. It also raises some the issue of the dark side of rock music, too, most importantly white musicians ripping off black musicians for profit and without giving credit. I'm not the world's biggest Zeppelin scholar, but I feel like they could've done a better job giving credit where it's due. How many people realize "When The Levee Breaks" is an old blues tune from the 20s? That's sort of the definition of cultural appropriation. Still giving this album 5 stars, though.

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I like that you can still here the blues and other roots in this

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sweet

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5

One of my favorite albums ever!

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Just an amazing debut album!!

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Favorites: You Shook Me, Your Time is Gonna Come, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You Good Times Bad Times: needs more cowbell! - 1 Babe I’m Gonna Leave You: acoustic finger-picking is sweet - 1 You Shook Me: Very Bluesy - 1 Dazed and Confused: Really picks up in the second half - 1 Your Time is Gonna Come: wow. The piano/Oregon riff here is really awesome. - 1.25 Black Mountain Side: nice folksy instrumental, almost like a palet cleanser going into the rest of the album - 1 Communication Breakdown: not the most unique, but still totally rocks - 0.75 I Can’t Quit You Baby: more blues - 0.75 How Many More Times: Guitars in this song are pretty beastly - 0.75 Total: 8.5/9

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5

Classic. Many good songs on it! Baby I'm Gonna Leave You, Dazed and Confused, Communication Breakdown. Heavy!

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5

I'm a Zeppelin fanboy. Great album.

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5

Get the Led On!

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5

Ooo

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5

I love the raw sound of this album. One of my favorites of theirs.

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5

I mean, top 10 greatest albums of all time.

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5

I can see what makes them interesting, I liked it

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5

What can be said! Banging

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5

No es el disco que tiene mis favoritas de Led Zeppelin, pero igual es un discazo que no tiene un segundo de desperdicio. Me encanta como pasa por todo tipo de sonidos, desde un 12-bar blues con su tradicional armónica hasta la locura que es Communication Breakdown con cosas folk y hasta un órgano de iglesia de por medio.

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5

Pure gold.

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5

no cos all the songs were great. ooh that harmonica. dazed and confused just gets better everytime I listen to it !!

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5

As classic today as it was when it was made. Communication Breakdown, Black Mountain Side, Good Times Bad Times, Babe Im gonna leave you. Hit after Hit after hit. These guys just. Don't. Miss.

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5

What more is there to say that hasn't already been said about this album. I think it's the most influential rock album of all time. Solid 5/5.

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5

Unreal album. Need there be more to say?

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5

Duh

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5

Have it, love it.

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5

What more is there to say. I did notice the blues influence much more on this listen.

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Legendary

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5

Amazing, just the right amount of jam and super fucking cool.

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5

This album is so good. I’m too far behind to write as much as I want on it. 9.8

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5

Classic, blues influence

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Bängeri Classic Rock. Kan inte gå fel

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5

I want this album to put its dick in me.

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5

AMAZING. Loved "I Can't Quit You Baby".

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5

What else can be said? Stunning debut. I enjoyed going back and remembering how much fun this album is.

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5

There are no bad songs on this album. It goes from strength to strength

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5

One of my favs!!

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excellent

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5

Es perfecto antes de empezar por cosas más trabajadas que llegarán en su discografía.

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5

Rules

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5

Always Led Zeppelin!!!

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5

This album is just such a thundering monster in the best way. Good Times Bad Times hooks hard. Dazed and Confused is a muddy, spooky masterpiece. Communication Breakdown sets the stage for an explosion in music.

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5

If you don't 4 star or higher this I'm putting our friendship on probation.

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Hijole, es que a pesar de que empecé a escuhar con prejuicio y, al parecer, con olvido de que el primero de led sí me gustó, pues termino por decir que sí me prendio. muy energético, sí lo volvería a escuchar y eso que la voz del hard rock de esa época me da cáncer, qué digo cáncer, me da Covid variante delta con chingos de carga viral, pero igual muy bien, Favs: Babe i'm gonna leave you y how many more times. Mood: te vo a dejar, bebé.

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Classic

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No question one of the greatest debuts ever

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Listened many times. Genre defining.

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5

The Mayonnaise really achieved peak emulsion this week. First Jimi, now Zeppelin. Banger of an album, tracks a ton of different influences, definitely ahead of its time. Here's hoping we continue this hot streak.

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Classic

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5

Already loved this album. Absolute classic

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5

Rock clásico. Tiene todo lo que será Led Zeppelin, trallazos de 2 minutos y canciones con largos desarrollos. Vocalmente espectacular.

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5

Where to even begin. Subsequent albums were more varied, sprawling, more grandiose but this was the album that changed rock music forever. John Bonham and John Paul Jones combine to create the greatest rhythm section of all time and are the driving force behind Guitar virtuoso Jimi Page and the Inimitable Robert Plant. This is never more evident than on tracks like ‘Babe I’m gonna leave you’ and of course the spectacular, iconic Dazed and Confused. A song that is as much a part of hard rock culture as anything that came before it or has came since thanks to its foreboding baseline giving way to Bonham’s crashing drumming and Page’s shredding guitar work. But there are too many other great tracks on this album to list them all. From the psychedelic and pretty ‘your time is gonna come’ the folk sounds of ‘Black mountain side’, the bluesy chorus driven ‘good times bad times’ and the straight up rock and roll of ‘Communication breakdown’ the band show their diversity and technicality in spades here. The album closes with ‘how many more times’. This song is often overlooked by Zeppelin fans but for me it captures everything that early Led Zeppelin we’re about. John Paul Jones’ wonderful bass line sweeps you along before Bonham’s drumming and the gorgeous overdrive tones of Page’s Les Paul arriving soon after. The breakdown let’s you catch your breath briefly before the band collectively take you to a crescendo where Bonham’s spectacular drumming, playing with such power and precision - yet still managing to swing a little - steals the show once more. All That’s left of for Plant to show us why he was the most iconic rock frontman of his generation, perhaps of all time, and he surly obliges. A sensational album.

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5

Classic.

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5

Top album. Almost all are great songs. Enjoyed greatly. What more can I say?

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Iconic

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5

gud.

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5

the band is mindblowing. the type of music you listen to enjoy, not to sing to nor to dance to, but to feel it, it makes you want to play the drums in a pub

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5

Truly a 4.5 because Lez Zeppelin II exists but it didn't feel right to give it a 4.

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5

Imagine you are in 1969 and you turn this album for the first time. Your mind would be absolutely blown. Bonzo's drumming still blows my mind 50 years later. Also, sex noises by Robert Plant. Flawless album, and as always, was a genuine joy to listen to again.

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5

Classic from beginning to end

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5

Yeah gimmie that Zep Dirty solos and blues from the English boys

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5

My first 5 star, had never listened to this and loved every song

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5

Amazing album!

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5

All-Time.

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5

Absolute classic

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5

My favorite LZ album, the best debut album, an absolutely perfect album.

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5

One of the most underrated bands ever. And this isn't even my favorite album.

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5

What an amazing debut album. There aren't many bands that made a first impression like this. Not a bad track in the bunch and difficult to pick a favorite. John Paul Jones' organ intro on "You're time is gonna come" that opens side two just showcases how underrated he was as well, overshadowed by the other 3 members.

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5

It almost seems unfair or obvious to give this album 5 stars. How would you not rate one of the top 3 rock bands of all time as a 5? But some bands grow into their best stuff. Led Zeppelin was amazing from the get go. Some straight ahead pounding and feet-stomping tunes (Good times bad times and Communication breakdown), some soaring ballads (Babe I'm gonna leave you), some trippy complex arrangements (is there any better example than Dazed and Confused?), and everything in between. Probably not even my favorite Led Zeppelin album and I'm not a super fan or anything. But you've got to respect their talent.

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5

Leave it to the college prof to have gobs of time to spend writing a BOOK about each album. Just kidding ayron ;-) This one's a classic for sure. Not my favorite Zeppelin album, but an incredible debut.

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5

Classics!

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5

This is is the album that started it all. All of the other Zeppelin songs and albums came from this.

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5

What can anyone say about Led Zep that hasn’t already been said? Thanks Ayron for trying! But seriously, an amazing debut that set the bar high, and then they kept topping it. I never get tired of listening to or playing Led Zep.

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5

The best of the best

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5

5/5. Led Zeppelin is one of the greatest bands ever. All songs are amazing.

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5

One of the greatest debut albums of all time from one of the great rock bands of all time. Enough said.

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5

Classic

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5

Great album.

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5

More Zep than ever before! Exciting to hear where it all began. A much bluesier Zeppelin that I'm familiar with. I can understand why this became a classic.

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5

I feel there's a lot of promise to this band, and I'm looking forward to seeing what's next for this young lot. More seriously, this is probably the best debut album ever; musicians do not come more accomplished than this to begin with. Hard to believe this is only Zep's 4th best album (by my reckoning, which is widely regarded as the absolute truth by no one).

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5

One of the greatest greatest. As any fule no.

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5

Absolute classic! Not much more to be said.

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5

A rock masterpiece. Hard to believe they hit the ground running like this. What a timeless (and perfectly executed) batch of songs. All 4 monster musicians making musical alchemy. Phenomenal.

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5

How this album could be a 60's/70's album and sounds so modern and fresh? For me, it's a definition of atemporal.

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5

Classic, even if they did steal all the songs on it

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5

Perhaps the best first album of all time. Each one is a classic in its on right. I’ve listened to this album so much without realizing it was the first bc it’s so well thought out and just a perfect reflection of LZ

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5

Great album from start to finish.

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5

Absolutely bangin

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5

5/5. Absolute Classic.

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5

Probably the best debut album ever. It's so clean, so well written, so well performed. Absolutely brilliant.

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5

As awesome as the first time I heard it.

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5

When I listen to albums so carefully, while reading the lyrics, I have the tendency to find faults that I never knew were there. But won't matter this time, what a great debut album!

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5

good album, from top to end !!!

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5

Absolute classic

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5

Just a great album.

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5

Plant was 21 and Page was 25 when this album was released. Insane. Even if you don’t like this kind of music, how can you deny this kind of talent?

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5

I mean. It's Zeppelin 1. It's pretty good.

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5

I forgot how good this was.

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5

Glorious.

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5

great loved since ive been loving you and need to finish the album tn!

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5

Goddamn... this album. I wish I'd been around when it first dropped - how did people cope?! Fav new track: N/A (but Babe I'm Gonna Leave You for the music/vox interplay and emotion, Dazed & Confused for the bassline, How Many More Times for the breakdown...)

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5

I wish i could grade it and move on, love this album, 5 stars for sure!

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Love

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5

Just such an excellent album. Imagine this being your bands debut album, nuts. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You is one of my favourite Led Zeppelin songs. This album is chock crammed full of the bangerzest of the bangerz.

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5

An incredible debut, can't believe I've never listened to this as an album or really got into Led Zeppelin - classic rock didn't know what I was missing! Lacking in parent influence and didn't find them for myself somehow? Loved this, so much variety in sound, so much feeling, so much unique musical ingenuity!

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5

Awesome!

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5

One of the best debut albums of all time. Favorite Track: Communication Breakdown Relisten: Yes

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5

Perfection, from the first note to the last. Pretty much every song is a timeless classic, with some all-time greats mixed in as well. Absolutely loved it; would give it 6 🌟 if I could!

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Oh the humanity! || Five stars, huge for Rock and Roll and metal. So clear seeing British musicians take American Blues and twist/build off it. The blues had a baby and the baby is incredible stuff like this.

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Era defining rock n blues album from some of the best musicians assembled in the late 20th century. Jimmy Page is the man for assembling the group and the tunes. This was the band we all overplayed in college. Still love it today. Five easy stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

So bluesy, loved it.

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5.0

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This is a foundational album having a major influence on modern music genres across a wide spectrum.

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12/17/2021 Today's Album: "Led Zeppelin" by The Led Zeppelin - Alright this first song is blowing me away so I want to go song by song. Good Times Bad Times kicks offthis album with an extremely solid start. The drums are doing this crazy thing with the pedals and the guitar is going nuts. I could have done without that weird fadeout at the end but still and amazing song. Babe I'm Gonna Leave you immediately slows things down for a slow ballad. There is a lone guitar in the beginning playing these really nice arpeggios until the bass comes in. The vocals on this song are really the focus and for good reason as they are incredible. The guitars and drums really do take it away in the second half, though. There are some feelings that this song is going on too long, but it sounds so warm those doubts are getting quickly dismissed. The sentiment of needing to lead a relationship despite the love attached is very emotional and lends well to the whole band just giving it their most sappy performance possible. You Shook Me is even slower, with the beat and distorted guitar sounding like a shovel being dragged through the mud it's so behind the beat. The blues progression gives this really cool contrast between the lamenting vocals and the absolutely gross effects on all of the instruments. The organ soloing, like in any 70s rock album (even though this one is '69), is fucking phenomenal. That paired with the harmonica, whose solo is fucking masterful, actually feels really revolutionary for the genre. Immediately after maybe one of the best guitar solos I have heard out of the entire decade it's from holy Christ it's actually so good. I also like this back and forth between the vocals and guitar before the ending and the singer actually goes fucking sicko mode. That immediately transitions into Dazed and Confused and the transition is actually really random and sudden, adding to the title. This song is hypnotizing, with insane drum breaks in between the moments of rocking grooves. Half way through the song picks up and the drums lay on the symbols. It's really disorienting but in the best way. My mans on guitar is just shredding. Your Time Is Gonna Come has a bunch of organs playing chords with one soloing on top of them. They drop out and the following song is a swaying soft rock groove with a country twang and a hard edge with the drums. Absolutely great tune and it works really well as a single (presuming it is one). There's a super cool drum break with these weird muted tones in the right channel and I love it. Smash cut to Black Mountain Side. It's this really cool guitar Jam with some amazing playing joined with a bunch of eastern percussion. It also cuts off right into Communication Breakdown, which feels more like a straightforward Zeppelin track, with a chugging bass and crazy high vocals. I am not as much of a fan of this style of theirs, but nonetheless the production on all of it is amazing and the playing is top notch as always. It is also a great way to keep the album flowing so I think it still is excellent, especially if you consider it's killer guitar solo. I Can't Quit You Baby is a slow grooving track that reminds me a lot of Voodoo Chile by Jimmy Hendrix, which came out a year before. However, the track does go in a different direction with it and focuses much more on the bass, which is turned up to 11. The solos are great and I have to say, I love how up front in the mix the drums are throughout this entire album. How Many More TImes is the 8.5 minute closer on this album and it is pretty crazy, with extremely loud guitar and symbol crescendos and some insane riffs to kick off the vocals. Every instrument is playing off of one another and bringing each other up and it is just amazing to take everything in. I now understand why people say Led Zeppelin is their favorite band. This is some of the cleanest and well performed rock I have ever heard. I want to listen to this album more and I absolutely regret not listening to it sooner. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen. Score: 10/10 The. 1970s. Rock. Template. **Perfection** Highlights: The entire thing. **Please listen to this album**

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Led Zeppelin is one of those bands I have always thought I should be listening to but never have. I could name a few of their songs, but looking at the track listing of this album am not sure if I had heard any of this or not. I am glad their first album came up on this first. Turns out I think I have heard at least some of this, probably played at friends’ houses over the years, as parts of this album seemed familiar. As I suspected, I should have been listening to this. This is a great album and I liked all of the music on it. Among my favorite tracks are “Good Times Bad Times” (I know this one from before) and “How Many More Times” (great rhythm in that one!). “Your Time Is Gonna Come” (love that organ intro and background!), “Black Mountain Side” and “Communication Breakdown” is a perfect trilogy at the start of side two! The songs go perfectly together and it was my favorite part of the album. Glad to finally get a full Led Zeppelin initiation after putting it off for nearly a half-century!

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There may be other bands with them at the top but no one is on a higher shelf of my Mental Library of Favorite Bands than Led Zeppelin. They make me feel all of the good stuff. There is a lot to appreciate in this album. At the start of almost every song, I catch my breath a bit and think, "Oooh this one's my favorite." And at the start of the next, "Oh, no wait. It's this one. This one's my favorite." On some of the tracks, I'm often glad when Robert Plant's vocals start back up again after a long spoodly middle but any given song is back to being my favorite by the end. Love them all.

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Led Zeppelin!! I was not a fan until I hit college, maybe even grad school, but I am now. I loved the album, although I had never listened to it previous to today...mostly I have compilations. The bluesy-rock can really hit the spot and the seductive vocals of Robert Plant just embraced me and made me feel at home.

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It's daunting to stand before a Very Important Album and pass my own humble judgment. As a youth, I was not a huge fan of Led Zeppelin, or Album Oriented Rock for that matter. Not that I was unaware of the reverence and veneration that they elicited among the rock connoisseur. I just didn't get it. It was cool to listen today and really feel that I get it. There are amazing things here. This is the history of rock and roll.

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5

OMG did I love this album and still do. Dazed is low on the list of my favorite songs. How Many More Times... c'mon

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5

Hup de beuk erin. Lomp en hysterisch.

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So good

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5

HEAVY AF. Can't go wrong with Zeppelin.

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5

Holy zeppelin. Absolute classic; one of the greatest debuts ever; not quite peak zep but not that far off

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5

Legendary band with a legendary debut album!

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5

Awesome

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5

So many different musical styles in one album. What's not to like!

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5

This is just a brilliant album. To make an entrance like 'Good times, Bad times' is just unreal. However, I do feel like this album is really kept alive by Jimmy Page and his mind-blowingly good guitar skills. He is really what makes this album special. So many classics set a foundation for their style for many years afterwards.

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5

Class. Everything a classic album should be. Cover art: 5/5

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5/5. One of the easiest 5/5 scores I've given. Every song is classic.

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Classic. Loaded with energy.

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Classic!

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5

One of the best debut albums. Love it.

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5

A classic among classics. Sure, it doesn't get the love that II or IV get, but I think it even surpasses them at times.

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5

Solid heavy rock debut from one of the all-time greats. Blues and folk influences abound and it's delivered in such an assured and accomplished manner. Every musician here is at the peak of their talents.

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Masterpiece

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5

One of the greatest debut albums of all time

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5

Absolute classic.

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5

Lots of good songs on here. Love Zeppelin.

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5

Hmmm, I liked this a whole lot more than III. It's one hell of a debut, alright. I guess it has more of the stolen blues draped all over it, so seems fresher, whereas III became the template for a whole swathe of hard rock, and thus now sounds generic, as it spawned a genre? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Fave track - "Dazed and Confused" that's a monster of a track!

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5

<3 Led Zeppelin

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classic ldldl

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5

Oh here we go. I've been waiting for this moment for a while. The OG Led Zeppelin album, the one that started it all. Talk about a debut album! It's got a handful of blues covers that just rip, and the original songs have mostly become classic rock staples. This is just a foundational album, a must-listen for anyone who cares about rock music. I wonder if they knew when they made this the kind of legacy it would have? Did they know they were making one of the greatest rock albums of all time? Well, they did. Favorite tracks: Every single song except for How Many More Times. Album art: Iconic, the zeppelin. Just a tried and true classic. It's honestly not that special or impressive, but when you tie it to an album like this it's unforgettable. 5/5

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It is always a good day when we can drop a five star. Led Zepplin is one of my favorite rock bands and their debut album starts to explain why. From Plant's wailing and crooning to Paige's shredding of the guitar (something few were doing at the time) to Bonham's expert drum work, this album has it all. And it isn't even my favorite album of theirs! Every song oozes both the 60's and coming right at the tail, a promise of exciting things during the next decade and beyond.

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5

I've grown to really love Zeppelin, much more than in the 70s, 80s

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5

This is a game-changing masterpiece.

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5

What a fucking insane debut album. Just drops trou and shits on all the 60s pop rock of the day. So bluesy. Rocks so hard. Amazing.

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5

An absolute classic

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Bluesy zeppelin, the Spotify after this album is incredible

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5

Everything a classic rock album should be – loud and proud, impassioned and (okay, sure) a little bombastic. They steal the blues template blatantly and shamelessly, of course, but somehow they expand, amplify and make the blues their own (e.g., “How Many More Times”) much more effectively than other bands that took the same starting point. Awesome opening moments on both “sides” – the drum-spliced riff on “Good Times, Bad Times” and the organ on “Your Time Is Gonna Come.” Plant is surely the best of this generation of vocalists – selling “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” like an actor dying on stage, with such rollicking drama in the arrangement in the playing. Page is just a genius, unleashing massive, outlandish solos and jagged riffs, and then applying the subtlest of touches (e.g., the slide echos on “Your Time” and the pastoral bits on “Black Mountain Side”). And has there ever been a more authentically druggy song than “D & C”? Bonzo and JPJ lay down an appropriately bottom-heavy beat – like immovably leaden. One of the best debuts in rock and roll history, surely. My 16-year-old self is delighted that this record still sounds as good as it does.

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5

What more needs to be said? One of the greatest debut albums ever. I think the songwriting is better in later releases but the performances are impeccable.

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wonderful

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Perfection

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5

An easy fiver. What an absolutely ridiculous year 1969 was for music. This is just one of like 10-20 masterpieces released that year.

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5

Great album from start to finish.

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5

Just WOW!!

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5

This is so good. Although I prefer the later, more mature Led Zeppelin, there's no denying the raw power they displayed right from the start. I'm trying to imagine hearing this for the first time right when it was released in 1969. They just blew away Cream, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and every other band on the heavier side of rock. John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant were all standouts individually (sorry John Paul Jones, I'm sure you were really good too, your part just doesn't stand out as much), and combined they were so strong. As I listened today, I paid special attention to the drumming - just amazing. 5 stars.

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5

No todas son buenas canciones, pero las canciones buenas son excelentes! 5 estrellas porque está mi bajo favorito de Zepellin Good Times Bad Times

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5

I wish I could give it 10 stars.

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5

Okay I grew up with this one. It’s still an A+ album, rocks hard, and placed in 1969 it’s no wonder it changed rock music like it did. I still love it, especially Good Times Bad Times, but I have to finally acknowledge that Robert Plant’s orgasmic moaning and groaning and his lyrically complicated relationships with women are annoying but fortunately it doesn’t hurt the album overall. Bonham’s drums are fucking fantastic, Page and Jones are fantastic, and Led Zeppelin 1 stands the test of time.

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5

This album has a couple of my favorite of all time Zeppelin songs, but I believe they become a more focused, better band on later albums than this one. Still a very good and deserving spot to be on the list. Highlights: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9.

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I liked this one a lot, surprisingly. It felt gritty and powerful. Generally I'm not a fan of this kind of sound, but they pulled it off very well. That being said, there were some songs on here that didn't fit the feel of the rest of the album. Even then though, they still sounded great. Favorite track: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

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Love

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Top album, loves learning to play Babe I’m Gunna Leave You on guitar. Dazed and Confused is like slipping after taking a deep zen pill.

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Love led Zeppelin

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Yes

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Good Times Bad Times: El inicio del álbum me llenó de una nostalgia increíble, recuerdo tener esta canción como una de mis favoritas por el 2018-2019. Un ritmo anímico, muy buen inicio. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You: Una canción que empieza melancólica, pero pronto toma un giro potente (BABY BABY BABY). You Shook Me: Un sonido de Blues puro, estoy seguro que AC/DC ha tomado este sonido para inspiración de algunas de sus canciones(OUOUOU se alocó con los gritos XD). Dazed and Confused: El mismo inicio seguido de la anterior canción, ni se sintió el cambio, muy bien logrado. (Hasta ahora el álbum está para escucharlo mientras das un viaje astral, muy agradable al oído). Your Time is Gonna Come: Inicio con un ¿órgano?, parecido al de un funeral. Bonito empleo de la guitarra acústica. Me recuerda a una canción de iglesia. Black Mountain Side: Continuación del sonido acústico de la anterior canción, sin voces, muy chill. Communication Breakdown: Y volvemos al sonido anímico que me gusta, un sonido que caracteriza a este álbum que me está agradando bastante por el momento. I Can´t Quit You Baby: Sonido coqueto de guitarra, lento y provocador, me gusta. Sin duda, el vocalista lo mejor hasta ahora (Robert Plant que bueno que eras), mejor dicho toda la banda es excelente. How Many More Times: UFFF que buen riff al inicio. Bajó la intensidad por la mitad y parece otra cancion (Dura 8 minutos :0), y acabó como empezó con los ánimos por las nubes. Reseña: Un álbum que no suena de 1969, tiene un sonido tan innovador, que parece un disco de fines de los 70s, un gran trabajo de Led Zeppelin.

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5

Discazo incomparable de uno de los grupos más grandes del mundo del rock. Excelentes melodías, acordes y conjunción.

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5

That was good.

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5

My ears were pleased with this selection of delightful sounds

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5

How can any other band compete?

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5

do i even have to say 5 stars?

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Babe babe babe [...] babe babe babe babe I'm gonna leave you

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ein god klassiker

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5

Great album, full of swagger and bluesy tinged rock riffs

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5

p174, 1969. 5 stars. 60's tail end classic. White man blues meets heavy rock with a garnish of folk, and world domination ensues. I'm still not a fan of Robert Plant's voice, but here it hasn't evolved into the hysterical shriek of later years. Bonham and Jones are on top form, and Jimmy Page seems quite a good guitarist.

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5

It's Led Zeppelin. What isn't to like?

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5

Masterpiece!

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4

i like it

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4

Great production, though without listening to other versions of the LP I can't say how much is a good remaster and how much is due to particular recording techniques. Feels tight somehow despite half the songs being longer than five minutes. Feels like a pretty high point of the blues rock style which tends to underwhelm me. And I understand there are three more similar projects.

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I got a great selection this week

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didn't know I liked their instrumental stuff

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Immer noch gut

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Good Times Bad Times is one of the greatest album openers ever written. What a record. The fact I like at least 2 other Zeppelin records more than this one means I can only give it a 4. It’s a victim of the grading scale.

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Very Blues-y. A lot of heart and soul went into this album.

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Oh fuck yeah bud!

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4

Not quite sure how, but this is the first time listening to this album from start to finish. I still struggle with Plant's voice, but the musicianship and the tunes are top notch.

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4

Classic- Loved it

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4

zeppeliiiiiiiiin

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4

Started out great, got a little iffy towards the middle. I'd listen to it again.

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4

Recognised a few tunes and really enjoyed the album

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I think Ameen's hatred of Led Zeppelin's poisoned me. Even then It's still a good album, you can see how so many other bands were inspired by them. The instrumentals are super impressive and super catchy.

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4

not as good as I'd heard

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The song theft has to knock it down some, but it's hard to top Good Times Bad Times as your first album opener.

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did like

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Nice sound!

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Classic

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i don’t know how to rate these anymore. i like

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one of their best

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A classic I've never actually listened to till now. A lot of influence into the music I listen to now. Hot take: the black keys donut better with less instruments.jack white is the best parts of this distilled. THAT FAT ASS BASS LINE AT THE START OF DAZED AND CONFUSED.

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While I appreciate the importance of this album, it isn't Zep's best. I mean it doesn't even have Ramble On! Blue's covers only go so far

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Classic Zeppelin. First album - best song is you shook me

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I was a big Zeppelin fan in high school, not as much as I used to be but I still like them a lot. A noble debut, with 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' and 'Communication Breakdown' standing out. Listening to this you really see how they influenced 70s rock music.

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Muy rock, del rock clásico que casi no escucho, pero me llega a maravillar a ratos. Voy a decir luego de acabar con este ejercicio que Led Zeppelin sí me gusta, aunque no lo ponga con frecuencia. Mis favoritas acá: "You Shook Me" y "Dazed and Confused". 8.5/10

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4

Really solid, quite enjoyed this classic.

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Zeppelin is always good.

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Listened to while masquerading as Jordan

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*4.1

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Nice

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Thoroughly enjoyed the album, perfect genre choice, etc.

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Good

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Rock suave.

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Classic classic rock

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classic rock

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It’s Led Zeppelin

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4

Not their best, but can’t argue with this for a debut album.

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This is the first band I ever fell in live with. I remember being on family vacation, listening to it on a disc-man, laying in the grass, eyes closed, mind blown. I didn’t know about sex or Robert Johnson yet, but as time went by my appreciation for this album matured. It has a place in my still adolescent heart.

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Bands like this are a main reason for doing this. One of the most influential bands ever but I’ve barely listened to them. First time I listened to it I wasn’t sure, but over the weekend I got stuck more into it.

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4

A great album by a great band. Would've been great to see them live, despite Sabba's tale!

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Rock n roll baby, on top form here, not a bad song on it, what a band.

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4

Not an album or a band I would listen to on the regs but clearly hugely influential on a lot of the music I do listen to. They are the Beatles of harder rock music genres. Jimmy Page's production techniques also highly innovative. 8.5/10

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Reminds me of buying up all the LZ albums from the CD store by the theater near Pembroke at the beginning of high school. I'm also now realizing my dad tried to connect with me on music, but dang, we just have different tastes. Not much else to say about this though; I suspect this will be one of the more previously listened to albums on this generator.

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4

Bloody good actually. Enjoyed more than I thought. Def influenced White Stripes

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4

A Classic and amazing debut album from these legends. Blues rock

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4/5 very good album, <3

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4/5, fun album, but not quite as awesome as I remebered. Maybe its their influence on the genre, but it felt like so many other blues/rock bands that Ive heard before. Still, every song is solid and theres a lot of fun parts (dueling vocals and guitars etc). Obviously classics like Dazed and Confused

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4

4.5 woo baby! Prety good album

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Heavy.

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ye

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Loved this, beautiful, melodic and blues-drenched. Still prefer Physical Graffiti, but this is a great album.

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4

A stellar debut for a band that helped redefine the genre. With several iconic singles and showing the glimpses at future mastery makes this album stand out.

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classic album, other than a few songs being unoriginal or stolen from other artists

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The classic sound of Led Zeppelin starts to rear its head during the short run time of their debut. Guitar work that was later perfected just the same year.

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Blimp

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v good

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heard before listened again

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The original Led Zepplin album. Can't say I ever consciously listened to it, so this might be interesting. First song immediately has that very 60s "texture" you often hear in the Beatles as well. I can't quite put my finger on what it is. Lots of widdly widdly.

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4

Enjoyed listening. Not sure if it's right for work though.

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An exciting blend of Rock, Blues, and Folk Music. Each song stands alone as a solitary work of art on it's own but each contributes to the overall emotion and flow of the album. Still not my go to for music but won't deny it's place and influential nature and I very much appreciate and respect Led Zeppelin.

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4

An absolute classic

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Solid album. Transported right to the era.

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Zep's first album is kind of an oddity in their discography - it's a blues album with rock elements, rather than the other way around. "Good Times Bad Times" and "Communication Breakdown" are classics, but the pacing is kinda off - the first side drags a bit with lengthy downtempo songs, especially when "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" really feels its length. It's refreshing when "Dazed and Confused" finally picks up the pace, and the second side in general is more consistent. Still a crazy good debut, but they have a half-dozen better LPs.

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4

Lots of classic songs on this album. It is a very solid first album from Led Zeppelin. I am not sure I had heard this full album from start to finish previously, but it is a great album.

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4

Outstanding vocals and guitar. Love the bluesy jams. A couple less memorable cuts on the latter half.

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Tycker redan om Led Zeppelin och det är ett väldigt bra album. Blir alltid överraskad över hur tidigt det släpptes.

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4.6/5 great music

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Very conflicted on this. Thought I would enjoy it more than I did, gets a 4 mostly for being more musically/technically impressive than a lot of albums.

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Not my favourite Zep, but possibly second - a classic debut

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Вокальный стиль Планта вкупе с мощнейшим инструменталом создает по истине прекрасные композиции. Продолжительность некоторых песен местами портят композиции, хоть и гитарные и ударные партии написаны отлично, через продолжительные повторы начинают надоедать. Однако это все таки прекрасный альбом.

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glassic

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Not much for me to say about this album that hasn't already been said honestly. It's Zepplin man. Good times bad times is a fantastic opener into an album that really does cover situations that show that in action. From I can't quit you baby to babe I'm on gonna leave you. It's a good album and one I think is absolutely working taking the time out of your day to listen to.

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4

Some absolute classics, but also some songs that I didn't overly care for. Still a great album, though.

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Blues rock

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Un album hautement superieur au deuxieme volet de la saga Led Zeppelin. Les realisateurs n'auraient jamais dû laisser Katniss Everdeen tirer sur le toit des Hunger Games avec une flèche electrique. A qui le dis-tu elpanez, a qui le dis-tu...

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Don't love the voice. Drums and bass are amazing though.

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zep was kinda overplayed by the time i came to hear them on my own. by the time i was working in kitchens, i was getting tired of them...and by the time i was done working in kitchens, i was pretty much done with them. (and aerosmith, for that matter, but that's another review.) that said...man, as a debut - as your first time hearing of these new kids from engerland, the opening seconds of the opening track of their first album (which was also their first single) really set the stage. there's that hard attack of page's guitar, jones' intertwining bassline, plant's vocals, whose style really never wavered, and of course bonham's stumbling over the kick drum's pedals that make you think you must've heard wrong...only you haven't, and that's really how he can play those things, and who IS this guy? i'm sure i've mentioned elsewhere i don't love them - overplayed, as i say, and the fan club by the late 80s was made up of...well, let's just say we were mutually exclusive. but this album, while i still don't love it, really says a lot about where they were going later on. plus, you know, bonham. jeezus, that guy.

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This shit rocks!

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They are a band that i ddint think i would enjoy, but this was a well balanced album that i imagine was a bit ahead of its time.

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241021 11:50 3.5

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Excellent album, a few songs that I love, a couple not as much.

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Loved this

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Pretty good

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More bluesy than I thought, pretty good.

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Let’s go track by track: 5-4-3-4-5-4-4-3-5 4.111 Bonham for MVP on ‘Good Times Bad Times’

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heavy, blusey, psychedelic, with a pinch of kitsch. a darker, more interesting Cream.

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I've never really gotten into Led Zeppelin although I do appreciate their fusion of blues, hard rock and psychedelia. They made a sound that was not so much of their own but far better than their contemporaries. There are some epic songs on here which far out weighs the selections on here that are purely masturbatory

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4

Loved it! Another banger from Led Zep. So many fun and epic tunes. Features my favourite LZ some "Babe I Gonna Leave you"

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I don't know if I've ever heard an album that's all bangers and no hits before this one. I loved every track but none of them were legit hits. The album was soaked in that sick vibe that you know and love from Zepp but not a single track had any of the monster hooks that you associate with the band. Still a super enjoyable listen, though.

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4

The start of something very special.

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All Zep had to do was fucking give credit where credit was fucking due! Some folk singer named Anne Bredon whom no one has ever heard of getting partial songwriting credit for the second track wouldn't have detracted from Page's arrangement, his playing, or Plant's wailing. Must've been an ego thing, which doesn't make sense, considering how excellent the band is. Adaptation is its own form of artistry, ya cunts!

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Re-listening for the generator: good stuff here. May have overrated Zep’s beginning in the past or it may be my headphones, but it’s still a 4/5 for the purposes of the 1001 ratings. Good times, good times. 8/10

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So this is where it started then? Fabulous, unique. However, I still have a preference for the bluesy slide of tracks like 'I can't quit you baby' - but judging by the Spotify Plays - i'm in a minority!

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I do really like some Led Zeppelin. This one isn't my favourite album of theirs but it still has a lot of classic tracks on it, strong 4

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Damn! Zeppelin was always fire uh?!

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Ukratko. Album me dosta iznenadio jer inače nisam neki fan Led Zeppelina, međutim ovaj album je stvarno dobar. Prvi puta kad sam ga preslušao mi je sjeo na glavu, drugi puta na volej!

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4

Great album, but just doesn’t reach the highs of led zeppelin II and IV.

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An undisputed classic. Nostalgia for me, but it still holds up after all these years.

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this is what i imagined this whole project would be: not much songwriting, lots of guitar. unfortunately, it's also pretty good.

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Pretty awesome record. Pretty much every song on here is beautiful in some way, and Plant’s vocals have a lot of passion which makes it all even batter. 7/10

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Pretty good

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Blijft een fantastische band! Ken al veel nummers van dit album maar ook de onbekendere nummers zijn erg goed.

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Well, it ain't my favorite Zeppelin album but it was honestly a little refreshing to listen to the band and NOT hear a song off of Zep IV, so there's something to be said for that. And while not every song here shakes the foundations... Jesus Christ, boys: I cannot for the life of me imagine what hearing "Dazed and Confused" in 1969 must have been like. For real, can you imagine hearing that on the radio when a mere decade earlier something like that song was just completely unthinkable? Bobby Darin was in the top 5 in 1959. *Bobby Darin*... I can't do nothin' but 4 stars, and that's only because I know they best it later.

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These guys certainly knew how to filch from the best, I'll give them that!

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I bought Led Zeppelin IV first (of course) because I was already sort of familiar with several songs, especially the big one. Then I bought Led Zeppelin II and I remember being surprised at how much I liked the whole thing. It seemed unlikely at the time that I would like two albums, front to back, of the same band. Then I remember buying this one and thinking 'No one ever talks about this one, I don't know any of the songs. This is probably going to be terrible.' And then 'Good Times, Bad Times' started up and I loved it again. I figured the blues-hippie-Tolkien -ock thing would burn off at some point, right? But it seems like these guys just had endless riffs and melodies to mine. I still think this is a great album.

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Loved this album….classic Led Z

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Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath are 2 big exceptions to my "fuck off late 60s" vibe on this project. This album doesn't fly as high as their later stuff, they hadn't really let the cat fully out of the bag yet, but they don't have a bad album anyway. Everything is at least "pretty damn good". 4/5.

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A good album not perfect some good songs but enough great songs for it to be 5 stars for me

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Greatness!

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Zep is still refining its sound and covering songs here. However, an album that includes a song like “Baby I’m Gonna Leave You” could not be considered as bad. “Good Times, Bad Times” is one of the most rocking songs in history.

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yes nice

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A classic, but I'm going to round it down to 4 stars. Excellent considering it's their first album and there are some familiar hits. However, the songs that weren't released as singles don't particularly stand out to me and it's more bluesy that their later albums with a lot of "oooh baby baby baby".

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I know a bunch of Led Zeppelin popular songs, but hadn't listened to the albums. Enjoyed this one, really dig the classic rock vibe.

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Great stuff

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Quality

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Good shit.

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Did people straight up die when this came out?! The drums are so loud, the bass is on some other shit, and the guitar sounds like how lightning looks!

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Very raw sounding, almost has a live quality to it. Production quality is low, but not in a bad way. You Shook Me has a lot of blues influences to it, clearly. More organ that I was expecting.

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One of Led Zep’s great albums, with some outstanding classic tunes.

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Splendid!

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IM A ROLLIN THUNDA

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3.5

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Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby etc...

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Not as good as I would think

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It's not their best. It's got some good Willie Dixon covers, though.

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Typical Led Zepelin... good but not great. I am just not a huge fan of their sound.

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Quelques chansons monumentales d'autres passables

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I had never heard this album before. Was nice to listen to. The sound that I expected from Led Zeppelin.

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3.5| Personalmente no creo que sea 'LA' banda mas grande del rock pero cada que escucho algo nuevo y mas un disco completo de ellos me hacen dudar de mi mismo. Aunque están experimentando con muchos ritmos creo que ya sabían a donde se dirigían.

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Por la fecha en la que salió, podría apostar a que fue un estilo de rock innovador. Me agradó la fusión de blues con rock y los efectos que le dan a la música, haciendo que las canciones tengan mucha dimensión y profundidad. Si no conociera más de ellos probablemente le pondría 4, pero estoy seguro de que deben haber al menos un álbum más de ellos aquí.

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Really nice album

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more bluesy than what they're known for and still good

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This is more my speed, though I have never really sought out Zeppelin much. I did notice that I put it on that then worked and it is so much in my wheelhouse that I hardly noticed it and then it was over. I started it up again and paid more attention. Like I said, never really sought them out, so not my favorite, but I did like the strings they integrate into a lot of their songs.

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3.5 | Me siento raro porque siento que estoy a punto de elogiar algo demasiado y hacer que el número parezca que no tiene sentido, pero en mi cabeza lo tiene. Creo había escuchado este disco completo quizá hace más de 20 años y es bastante curioso volverlo a escuchar ahora. Escuchándolo se nota más lo que venía que lo que era el grupo en ese momento. Se siente mucha calidad y bastante innovación, y a pesar de que aquí se siente que se está creando la plantilla de cómo va a sonar el Rock (creo es aquí donde no queda duda que se pierde el "And Roll") me da algo de gracia ver cómo cada canción suena MUY distinta, como si estuvieran aun experimentando y decidiendo realmente a qué rayos suena esta banda. Hay rock pesado, hay blues, hay psicodelia, hay una canción que si no la conoces suena tal cual a una canción que podría estar en el primer disco de Black Sabbath. Tienes la voz extravagante de Plant, el bajo de Jone, los solos de dios de guitarra fuertemente distorsionados de Page. Por último, tienes la increíble batería de Bonham, en la que demuestra que es el mejor baterista que jamás haya tocado haciendo con un solo bombo lo que la mayoría de los bateristas no pueden hacer con dos. Toma todo esto y júntalo en una producción clara que permita escuchar cada instrumento y terminas con algo que viene a cambiar todo el juego. Tambien tienes la plantilla para la power ballad en "Babe I’m Gonna Leave You". Tienes guitarras acústicas y eléctricas. Tienes canciones sobre chicas y perder a esas chicas. Es en resumen un disco que inició muchísimas cosas. A mi gusto, sin embargo, es como el intro, la exploración y el prólogo de lo que vendría. Quizá se aplica demasiado eso de que en retrospectiva todo se ve 20/20 pero comparado con lo que hicieron después no es lo mejor de ellos, a pesar de lo impactante que seguramente debió de haber sido cuando salió por primera vez.

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Det er Zeppelin detta. Ikke de største låtene på dette albumet (imo), men grei skuring dette også.

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The guitar intro gives you a good idea how this album is going to go. This is why Page is a god.

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Not bad. A little too slow for me. I prefer later LZ

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Until now I never realized how much Robert Plant wishes his voice was an electric guitar. The Page/Plant call and response is on full display here. Everything they do here they do better in future albums, whether it’s softer and folky (III), riff heavy (Physical Graphitti), propulsive (II), or extended (Presence?). I don’t care if they “stole” songs from American bluesmen. B

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Good Times Bad Times, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Your Time Is Gonna Come Cutting Edge: Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times Overall Notes: I preferred the more acoustic LZ III, but this was still pretty good. I didn't like the blues covers very much, so I'm glad they focused on their own material as they grew as a band.

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A tad disappointed, but a lot of these sounded pretty similar without a ton of direction. I think he says "baby" about a thousand times. The influences are all there, and you get a look into what they're gonna become, but this one might be a bit overhyped Liked: Good Times Bad Times

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Great listen, even if it wasn't my kind of sound. Never knew they had blues-y songs.

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Was never a chore but was never blown away either - enjoyable

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First I was excited because I've wanted to give LZ another chance for a while. But most of the songs really just don't excite me. They're not bad, but they feel very meandering without going anywhere and end up being pleasant but mostly forgettable.

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I liked the songs, they weren't super unique from one another. However they weren't all the same, which is great. The singer has a very distinct(NOT BAD) voice. The songs don't seem to be anything super special, but I enjoyed them.

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Hmmm. Some great, some not so great. Amazing this was around at same time as Beatles - feels very accomplished and new for a debut album.

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Didn't get the hype, alright rock album

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Good stuff

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Rock'n Roll 🤟

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It’s not really my thing, but I understand the appeal. Tracks are too long.

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I understand why people like Zeppelin, but it’s not my thing.

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Hm, not sure exactly how to rate this one. Based on just the music alone, I really like it. The classic blues/rock riffs hit just right, and I honestly didn’t realized how much this album influenced the shape of rock until I listened to it. Great for running. But I have difficulty rating it very high because of how many of the songs were ripped off from black blues artists without credit. Music is all about influence and borrowing and reacting to your surroundings, but this album is a notorious example of completely ripping off. I guess it gets a 3/5 weighing quality vs context.

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Good times, bad times: short and rockin' Babe I'm Gonna Leave You : more blues-y, the quiet bit is a bit silly sounding nowadays. You Shook Me: blues shuffle thing with some screaming. Doesn't do a lot for me. Dazed and Confused: I like this much better - maybe a bit more modern rock. Your Time Is Gonna Come - far out organ, Man. Recognise it when guitar stuff kicks in. This one is good. Black Mountain Side - pointless banjo Communication Breakdown - this is. a bit more like it! rocking. I Can't Quit You Baby. - very blues How Many More Times - quite fun. I think I like this. Sounds good blues-y but a bit harder

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// Favs: – Score: Light 3

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Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut is a staple in the hard-rock and blues-rock genres, and deservedly so. It's greatest strength lies in it succesfully combining searing guitar riffs and speedy drums with slower time-signatures that make for an intruiging and engaging acoustic sound... for the majority of the tracks on here. The main critique on this record is that the instrumentally focused parts on Dazed and Confused slightly overstay their welcome, that Black Mountain Side does not fit at all with the rest of the record, as it is quite a boring listen. 3/5.

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Kinda classic and influential rock record, but toooooo boring imho

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Can see why it was a game changer Jean genie bass line appears

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Classic sounds that still sound amazing today. Really impressed that these were the sounds from 1969.

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Is a rock album

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I could do without a few of the blues covers, and i could definitely do without Robert Plant screaming like a giant baby on most of the songs.

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Peaks at the very beginning with the first 2 tracks. Then it's mostly downhill from that. Still very good as far as debuts go but Led Zeppelin made much better albums than their first one.

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Maybe I expected too much from the first album, but it wasn't anything special.

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Czyzby Zeppeliny beda kolejnymi beatlesami listy, bo jesli nawet debiutancka plyta z 69 pojawila sie w zestawieniu, to bede zawiedzony jesli reszta dyskografii rowniez nie znajdzie sie na liscie, bo przez 10 lat wspolpracy wyplula tle dobrego materialu, wiec jesli chodzi o debiut to najwazniejsze w nim jest to, ze taka banda w ogole sie zawiazala i nie rozleciala po stworzeniu mocno sredniego pierwszego krazka, bo 45 minutowy album zdecydowanie nie pokazuje na co stac zespol, jedynie 5 z 9 trakow to autorskie kompozycje, reszta natomiast to covery klasycznych bluesowych i folkowych utworow, wiec znajdzie sie tam i cant quit you baby czy you shook me, ktorym zeppelini nadali o wiele ostrzejszy charakter, bo jednak ostre i surowe brzmienie jest dobrym okresleniem na muzyke zeppelinow z tamego okresu, ale nadal jest to szukanie wlasnej tozsamosci muzycznej, nawet pan Plant nie brzmi zbyt charyzmatycznie poza kilkoma momentami, do ktorych mozna zaliczyc singlowe kawalki plyty, wiec otwierajacy good times bad times i communication breakdown z naciskiem na ten pierwszy, ktory swietnie dziala jako otwieracz, jest to takze debiut pana Page jako producenta, a jak wiadomo nie od razu pitrkow trybunalski zbudowano, wiec brzmienie tego albumu miejscami skrzypi niedociagnieniami ze strony produkcji, ale tak to jest wlasnie jak sie eksperymentuje, bo chyba byl on jednym z pierwszych producentow, ktory uzywal nagrywania w roznych odleglosciach od zrodla dzwieku, a taka wypadkowa miedzy dwoma nagraniami dawala ambientowy dzwiek nagrania, ale jakich cudow jeszcze on przeciez nie probowal, jak to odwrocone echo z wspomnianego juz you shook me, wiec nie tylko pod wzgledem muzycznym jest to mocno eksperymentalny material, ale takze technicznym, takie swobody moglo zapewnic tylko samofundowanie plyty, bo przed wydaniem nie byli zwiazani z zadnym lejbelem i sami musieli pokryc koszty nagran, ale to juz miejsce na calkiem inne opowiadanie o el generalisimo bandy czyli panu Grantowi, na plejke leca kawalki singowe albumiku, mam nadzieje, ze reszta dyskografii rowniez pojawi sie na liscie, bo to dopiero 2/9

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This one is just kind of okay

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6/10

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Not for me. A classic tho

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cool

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Was ok but not really my taste.

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Po sjećanju

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A okej mi je ovaj album i okej su mi oni. Pitchfork molim posao

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4 original songs, 36 hours of recording, not bad debut.

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Deze lang niet in zijn geheel geluisterd. Klinkt toch wel wat gedateerd, maar nog steeds wel erg goed.

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Kind of a disappointment. Some absolute bangers (the opening 2 tracks) with some overly long, stodgy, and outright plagiarism.

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I really struggle to enjoy Led Zeppelin. They're obviously superb musicians but I don't really like Robert Plant's vocals and I find some of the slow blues numbers are a little bit boring. I like their folky side more; 'Black Mountainside is an enjoyable acoustic raga track but it's a short side trip rather than a main event. Thankfully this element is more prominent on later albums. The quality of the band playing together is undeniable but my 3/5 rating is probably more out of respect than enjoyment factor.

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When Led Zeppelin rock hard it is genuinely thrilling to hear such high octane, guitar and drums driven blues rock, originating so much we take for granted today - quiet verse, heavy chorus, thrashing guitar chords and cymbal heavy percussion. It’s quite brilliant hearing Good Times, Bad Times, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You and Your Time Is Gonna Come. Where Led Zepp come unstuck is their attempt to sing the blues which really comes off as a bad tribute to blues pioneers. There’s only so much one can stand from Robert Plant talking about all his Babys and Babies before it becomes ridiculous. How Many More Times is especially grim with his school girl fetish; I Can’t Quit You Babe is a pale imitation of twelve bar blues; and the Plant call / guitar response on You Shook Me is cringeworthy. Pioneering and influential for sure but it may be sacrilegious to say there’s a better band somewhere in there…

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This is definitely a rating about my own personal enjoyment of this record. There's no doubt it needs to be here. However, I personally find this album a bit bloated and indulgent. It's got hits, but leaves a lot more to be desired for me. Favorite tracks: "Baby I'm Gonna Leave You", "How Many More Times"

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First time listening to any Led Zeplin albums and the opening tracks were more British blues rock than I was expecting. Dazed and Confused, and Communication Breakdown were on the heavier end and better for it. Interesting first album, with some great vocals and guitar, but not the revolution I thought it might be. Looking forward to their later albums

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Not their best but still classic.

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2.5, I guess. Probably their worst album out of the ones I've heard so far.

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Whole album is endless instrumental solos

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I know Led Zeppelin is supposed to be one of the iconic rock bands of their time, but they're not exactly my cup of tea. Sorry Zeppelin fans.

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Production: 12/20 Songwriting: 8/20 Innovation: 9/20 Bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 5/20 =39 Overblown pompous white man sings the blues. Quite liked the opening track though.

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ahh led zeppelin. one of those bands i don't listen to but i don't live in under a rock so i've heard a lot of their songs. we'll see how many i know on this album... i dont love them, i dont hate them. pretty indifferent.

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Can't stand early Zeppelin and Plant's constant caterwauling.

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BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY. You simply have to conclude that Robert Plant fucks babies.

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Guitar noodling and bluesy rock. Not my bag.

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i went through a zeppelin phase, i can't even remember where this album sits in the hierachy of led zep albums but its probably in the middle thanks to communication breakdown and good times bad times. it was a decent album to have on while i put fascia panels on the garage. every now and again when i could hear it i'd hear a snippet of a good tune and think, oh yeah zeppelin maaan, and the other times i'd hear something unremarkable and i'd just carry on hammering.

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Another hmmm. Some good songs, some quite annoying. Probably 2.5

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Eh, it didn't stand out and just wasn't very unique

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The elements are all there but not fully connected.

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They havent quite hit full stride in stealing riffs and song ideas

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I’m surprised at how little I enjoyed this; moments of really great guitar frequently ruined by launching into pompous widdly bits, and the wailing vocal proved difficult to tolerate by the end. At its best when things are kept punchy (Communication Breakdown).

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Álbum de blues rock correcte, llarga i exageradament sobrevalorat

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Safe to say, I'm not a fan.

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I wasn't especially fond of this album when I first got into Zeppelin, and I'm actually less fond of it now. I never really liked blues rock all that much, though there are certainly outliers. This album is way too blues heavy that it feels plodding and much less exciting than the band they would become in a very short time. I can understand why this album is held in high regard, but its just not for me. There are several better albums by the band, this one can be largely ignored I my opinion.

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An ok album, but quite boring in places. Well constructed, but in the end more background noise than truly interesting.

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Couldn't get past the non-stop creepy dirtbag lyrics. Including such gems as "'Cause I got a little schoolgirl, and she's all mine", "Said you messed up my happy home/Made me mistreat my only child", and "Lots of people talk, and few of them know/Soul of a woman was created below, yeah". I've had enough Robert Plant beleaguering his girlfriend for a lifetime.

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Was alright I want to like them more than I do. They have some cracking songs but not on this album.

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Over rated.

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Not great

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Easily the most overrated band of all time. I like Communication Breakdown but everything else is just the same blues rock dribble.

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By default I should despise this type of music. Middle class white men whingeing. My prejudices haven't changed much after listening to it. I didn't know the Glyn Johns connection. This still doesn't rescue it. You need some Roll with your Rock. This album lacks any rhythm. I felt like I was listening to the soundcheck for a ropey pub covers band.

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This album keeps the misery of the blues without any of the accompanying spark. Everything is over-played, probably to hide the lack of much else. The riffs seem endless, and not in a good way. Just because you CAN play it doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Turgid.

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Awesome album cover . Didn’t care for the music. They were like a combo- blues ,rock, acid rock, mixture of stuff

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Led Zeppelin is the biggest group of thieves in music history. 6 of the 9 songs on this album are ripped off or stolen. Look it up. I literally makes me want to throw up when I hear them.

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Rock and Roll all time classic album

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