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Led Zeppelin


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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars On this classic album the band's singer starts to reach the spheres of irritation so high, that I can't bear it anymore. The dynamic opener tracks "The Song Remains The Same" and "The Rain Song" are very fine rock compositions, but they get much better treatment on their 1976 double live album. Here the stuff sounds somewhat sterile to my ears, and the way of screaming vocals ruin my own personal listening experience. In addition to the songs mentioned, the real gem here is "No Quarter" which evolves slowly and interestingly, also the Robert's voices have been treated with some effects which I do not consider as a bad thing. In addition to these songs there are too much "air-head" material on this album, down ranking it from artistic music to pure basic rock'n'roll. If you want such classic stuff from the 1970's, this isn't maybe the worst pick. The classic album gatefold covers are surely fine.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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