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5 stars Lots of them talking, few of them know, soul of a woman was created below.

I've always been a big fan of Led Zeppelins music, but before 2009 i had never really gotten myself into their music. I had, of course, heard the mainstream ones, Stairway, Whole Lotta Love, Kasmir and Black Dog etc. But i always wanted to get into the feel of Zeps music, and after a half of a year of listening to them regulary, i thought it might be time to review their debut.

And what a debut it is. I think there is something really mystic about the sound in this album. I always get the blusey feel of smoke and scotch when i listen to this magnificent album. There is tons of good stuff here. The first track is a nice opener, a cool rocker, not really anything great but nothing bad either. Then there is 3 absolutley fantastic tracks, which to me will probably go down on the list of the best Zep tracks ever. Then of course, there is Communication Breakdown and Your Time is Gonna Come, which are also great. The only real filler is Blackmountain Side, because i also enjoy the 2 last tracks very much actually.

The fact is, that the more tracks you have on a album, the more fillers or bad tracks there will be. Prog bands noticed this, and limited their albums to a very limited number of tracks, so that the quality would be as high as possible. The thing with Led Zep is that(i think!) they couldn't care less, they just wanted to rock out. When reviewing an album i shouldn't give points for good live performances, but i really think that many of these tracks were made to be played live, so that they could be improvised for a more "show purpose"(bluesy tunes are made to be improvised). Dazed and Confused is a good example.

To me, this album represents everything i love in music. Absolutley mindblowing vocals and screams by Robert Plant, fantastic axe work by Jimmy Page, great bass playing by John Paul Jones and mad drumming by Bonham. 5 Stars, one of my favourites.

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