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LED ZEPPELIN II

Led Zeppelin

 

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The Jester
5 stars After the release of their debut album, the band started touring without a break, in order to promote it. But at the same time, they were recording new material for the next album at any place they could find, between the concerts. Finally, Led Zeppelin II came out on the 22nd of October 1969, just a few months after Led Zeppelin I. The album's promotion was based on the slogan: 'Led Zeppelin - The Only Way to Fly'. In this album the band seems to leave aside the Blues influences that were obvious in the previous album, trying to make a turn to a heavier, guitar-driven sound. (Led Zeppelin II it has often been described as the band's heavier album). Led Zeppelin II was the band's first album that reached at No.1in both USA and UK, remaining on the charts for a long time. With this album, Led Zeppelin established themselves as a very big name in Rock music, and their fame will continue to grow with the release of the next 2 albums. As for the album's legacy, Led Zeppelin II has been acknowledged by many critics and music writers as one of the most influential albums of Rock music, and has earned several accolades from music publications, frequently placed at - or near - the top of "Best Album" lists. The sound of Led Zeppelin in this album is considered as one of the 'cornerstones' of what was later named as Hard Rock and/or Heavy Metal. Speaking for myself, LZII was one of the very first albums I ever bought on vinyl when I was 13 years old, on the day my parents bought me my first lame Hi-Fi system. Since then, I have listen to it hundreds ? if not thousands ? of times, and I leterally grew up with it. (Together with many other classic albums of Rock music). I really don't know if it really deserves 5 stars, but I can't put any other rating to it. So, 5 stars from me!

The Jester | 5/5 |

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