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Led Zeppelin


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4 stars This classic album is without question, the most explosive debut in history (except for maybe VanHalen) No other album sounded at all like Led Zeppelin when Led Zeppelin came out, and this was them playing some standard blues songs too. No other bands every made the blues so their own and original.

The CD starts out on a high note with Good Times Bad Times. Everybody in the band wastes no time in showcasing the talent that they bring to the table, and do it all in a short little catchy song. 10/10

Babe I'm Gonna Leave you is a great song. The dynamics rise and fall incredibly, often with Robert Plant belting it out when the band is quiet, which is a great effect. But it does drag on a little...9/10

You Shook Me is the first real bluesy-sounding song on the CD. The idea of the bridge with the vocal and guitar call and response is good, but it was executed poorly with Plant not quite hitting some of the notes. 7/10

Dazed And Confused is probably the best song on the CD. It is one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard. And you never know where the song is going in the bridge if you see or hear them live. It's their jam out time. Classic. 10/10

Your Time is Gonna Come is the lowpoint of the album. An attempt at a catchy pop song just comes off as annoyingly repetitive. It's ok, but it doesn't really live up to the rest of the album. 7/10

Black Mountain Side is a nice little instrumental that is very ethnic sounding, as a lot of Zeppelin would be during the III and IV albums. Very enjoyable song. 9/10

Communication Breakdown is once again a poppy sounding song, but it doesn't quite fit in with the blues on steroids theme of the disc. 7/10

I Can't Quit You Baby brings us full circle, back to the blues again. And does it bring us back in fashion! This song is extremely powerful. 9/10

Probably the most progressive song on the CD, How Many More Times is quite a trip to listen to. I can't even describe it, but it's a highlight for sure! 9/10

This is a very good album, and is an album everyone should own.

proghairfunk | 4/5 |


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