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What is the greatest Led Zeppelin Album Of All Time?

Led Zeppelin I
1 (50%)
Led Zeppelin II
0 (0%)
Led Zeppelin III
0 (0%)
Led Zeppelin IV
0 (0%)
Houses of the Holy
0 (0%)
Physical Graffiti
1 (50%)
Presence
0 (0%)
In Through the Out Door
0 (0%)
Coda
0 (0%)
Other
0 (0%)

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Re: Led Zeppelin - Discography
« on: February 27, 2012, 09:29:54 am »
Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV) 1971




Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV
at #66


I think opening the album with Black Dog and Rock and Roll is one of the best one-two combinations in rock history. It throws down the gauntlet of what the album is and what's to come. It can't be topped.

Listening to Four Sticks, I can't help but hear the influence on early KISS. For a prime example of this, just listen to the percussion patterns for Four Sticks and you will hear it's DNA all over KISS' 100,000 Years. It's just so hair raising good for both these songs. What's odd about the two songs is that Peter Criss doesn't come from a Led Zeppelin/John Bonham background, so you know that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley both had a lot to say in crafting their song from Top to Bottom using Four Sticks as it's blueprint.

All of Led Zeppelin IV is nothing BUT a blueprint that every single band that has come after has used at one time or another. LZ IV can be viewed as a Greatest Hits Album if you want, which is how I come at it. So many amazing songs from Black Dog to Rock and Roll to The Battle Of Evermore to Stairway To Heaven to Misty Mountain Hop to Four Sticks to Going To California to the closure of When The Levee Breaks. I think why I hold IV in such high regard is the major leap forward in their playing and song writing from the first three albums to this one.

Has there ever been a more consistent and more cohesive album to date? I'd be hard pressed to name one that could surpass this one. Just an amazing achievement that a band only 2 years old has already produced 3 masterpieces and what's even more amazing is the best is yet to come. Wow. This is another album in which I disagree with where Rolling Stone place it in their Top 500 Greatest Albums list. This is top shelf material here and I have it in the Top 20 of all time.

Fave Songs: Every last one of them! There is no filler or clunker to be found anywhere on the album. Simply one of the greatest of all time.

As great as this ablum is, the Cover for me has always been one of the weakest in their entire career. Never liked it. Never will.
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