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5 stars I know this album isn't too highly regarded on this site, but I have to give it five stars because it is my absolute favorite Zeppelin album. The only song that took a little time to grow on me was Dancing Days, but I really do like it now. This album was simply their most experimental to date. You've got a great funk song in The Crunge, a great reggae song in D'yer Mak'er, a classic Zeppelin blues riff-rock song in The Ocean, the beautiful Rain Song, the majestic Song Remains the Same, the eerie, but beautiful No Quarter, and the folksy Over the Hills and Far Away. Zeppelin proved with this album that they could be stylistically versatile like The Beatles, and do a better job at it, in my opinion. The guitar work in the album is the most complex that Page had ever done, and it's all genius. No Quarter is one of my favorite Zeppelin songs. The live version that is on The Song Remains the Same DVD is even better than the already stellar version on this album. In short, this album contains everything that defined Zeppelin in their first four albums and shows the group harnessing that talent to produce an intelligent and diverse album that completely defied convention as far as Led Zeppelin was concerned. This has always been and will always be my favorite album in the Zeppelin catalog.
evantate09 | 5/5 |


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