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LED ZEPPELIN IV

Led Zeppelin

 

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xenuwantsyou
3 stars For some reason certain albums get all the glory while the truly great ones are regulated to hushed discussions amongst tight circles. While Led Zeppelin's untitled is not a bad album by any stretch of the imagination, it in no way has shown me why it is considered one of the all-time greats.

1. Black Dog 7/10- A straight ahead rocker with an interesting time signature and great guitar work. This is one of the better songs on the album.

2. Rock 'n Roll 7/10- Another good track that also features some great instrumentation.

3. Battle of Evermore 9/10- One of the highlights for me. This song features great mandolin work and interesting lyrics. This is Zeppelin at its creative best.

4. Stairway to Heaven 7/10- A good song but I can't help thinking that the studio version is dry every time I hear a live recording.

5. Misty Mountain Hop 5/10- This is where the album starts to falter. Plant's vocals are plain annoying and I just find the main melody sub par.

6. Four Sticks 2/10- One of THE WORST Zep songs ever. Plaint's singing is terrible, no unbearable. It's hard to believe that this is the same voice that sang SIBLY and BIGLY. The eastern melody does a little to ease the pain but won't make you come back for more.

7. Going to California 8.5/10- That's more like it. A nice folky tune with great guitar work and a more soothing tone from plant.

8. When the Levee Breaks 8/10- A highlight on the album. This song screams epic with an absolutely monstrous beat from Bonham. The lyrics are perfect to capture the apacolyptic nature of the song. Also features some great harmonica work.

xenuwantsyou | 3/5 |

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