What is the greatest Led Zeppelin Album Of All Time?

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Re: Led Zeppelin - Discography
« on: February 24, 2012, 06:19:38 pm »
Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II) 1969

Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Led Zeppelin II
at #75

I don't know what it is, but lately I've had a love/hate relationship with LZ II and I can't figure out why that is. Maybe because I have played this one, one too many times? Maybe because after listening to LZ I it "pales" in comparison? Some songs that I've always loved, suddenly feel foreign to me. Whatever the case may be, it's very rare that I would trash a 5 Star album. Crazy, huh?

I guess if I have to call a song out on this, it would have to be Moby Dick. I love Bonham's drumming, but I've just never been a fan of a "drum solo" type of songs. For me this can be both a blessing and a curse. And because this is an album, songs like this, even though it showcases the mighty drumming of Bonham, has a tendency to call attention to itself and mess with the overall vibe of an album. Like I said, there are times when I love something like this and other times I don't. Tonight.....I don't.

Led Zep is a strange beast, especially when it comes to selecting a Greatest Zep Album of All Time. On any given day, I could pick LZ II as the best and on other days, it wouldn't even make my Top 3. Go figure.

Stand out songs on LZ II of course would be Whole Lotta Love with Page's infectious riff, Living Loving Maid has a groove that is unstoppable and just as good as Whole Lotta Love. Heartbreaker is another example of what you can do with a monster riff and take the song to another level. As great as these songs are, I gotta say that Thank You is probably my fave Zep song here. The arrangement is great with the mood it sets. Page's chord progression here is the basis for what a lot of players use when writing songs like this. You can definitely hear the influences in bands like Tesla if you needed to pin point a current contemporary band. Ramble On is probably their strongest song on LZ II and was very close to taking the Top spot here.

Fave Songs: Whole Lotta Love, Thank You, Hearbreaker, Living Loving Maid, Ramble On and Bring It On Home.

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