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Led Zeppelin


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3.94 | 932 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars This album evolves the band's style towards more innovative sounds, still though remaining on quite commercial levels. The songs are tied together and form nice continuums, like the opening's heavy "Immigrant Song" morphing as more oriental sounding acoustic "Friends". The latter mentioned was later covered also by the American ethnic prog group Azigza, among several others paying homage for this commercially successful hard-rock group. "Celebration Day" returns to more basic uplifting hard rock paths, and "Since I've Been Loving You" is the long wrist cut wailing blues after a lady, getting a better musical treatment on their 1976 live double album. The rest of the tracks are also quite ok rock tunes, but they contain some features affecting my appreciation along with all of the classic material from this band: A lack of being able to touch my inner feelings. A totally subjective vantage point but important for me, and it cannot be a question of overall style appreciation, as I liked their obvious innovators and the heavy rock groups of their time sharing many stylistic similarities. These albums were nice background records to play when boozing together with friends as a teenager, but they didn't stand the test of time for me. Just my personal problem though. If you like slightly artistic 1970's classic hard rock, you probably won't be disappointed with this album.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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