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LED ZEPPELIN II

Led Zeppelin

 

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The Crow
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4 stars After the very blues based "Led Zeppelin I", the and managed ro release an almost pefect album, full with songs that are now true rock classics!

This is an album that can be heard from beginning to end without losing a simple inch of interest... So good it is! From the hard rocking start with Whole Lotta Love (with one of the first authentic hard rock riffs in the musical history) from the catchy What Is and What Should Never Be, the funky The Lemon Song, the beautiful Thank You with its wonderful solo... Every song in this album is just great!

The band was in top form, with very clear ideas in mind, and every member has the perfect dosis of protagonism... John Bonham gives a lesson in Moby Dick, John Paul Jones leads The Lemon Song (offering one of the first examples of mixing between hard rock and funky), Robert Plant experiments with samplers of his voice in Whole Lotta Love... And Jimmy Page is just a master! His variated guitar style and his hard riffs were varly imitated through the 70's after songs like Heartbreaker!

Best tracks: I consider every song of the album a classic.

Conclusion: this second Led Zeppelin's effort is less blues oriented than their debut, and it explores more deeply in the young hard rock style, wich Led Zeppelin really helped to give form with their first two albums... But of course, the experimental side of the band is still here, and although this album is more accesible and friendly than most of their other works, it can also be really interesting to the 60's psychedelic and the 70's prog lovers. So make yourself a favour... Give "Led Zeppeling II" another spin!

My rating: ****1/2

The Crow | 4/5 |

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