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HOUSES OF THE HOLY

Led Zeppelin

 

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Ounamahl
4 stars One of my favourites, though has not passed the test of time so well. There is this one problem every Zep -fan has to face: They did outstanding songs, but they didn't to unremarkable albums.

In any case, this is a must have. Starting with "The Song Remains The Same", a classic rock tune with awesome vocals and guitars. The beauty of the "Rain Song" is hard to describe, it's stunning. I suggest you all watch the youtube version where Page & Plant does the song with orchestra. "Over The Hills And Far Away" has always been one of my favourites. A classic ballad with beautiful vocals and harmonies.

"The Crunge" and "Dancing Days", yes they are weaker. I suppose these two are just recorded for fun, never really got them... But the last 3 songs are outstanding. From "the happiness of 'D'yer Ma'ker'" through the haunting "No Quarter" and ending to the awesome "Ocean"

Yes this album is a must have, but not a masterpiece. When I was thirteen I could have given this one 2112 stars but now... Well a fine album.

Ounamahl | 4/5 |

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