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Led Zeppelin


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5 stars To be a rock and not to roll.

But it rolled hard for Zeppelin, HARD. This is, in my opinion, one of the greatest rock albums ever made. And it has its prog moments too. The album starts with the bluesy "Black Dog" which i absolutley love, Plants vocals are on their peak here. Then there's "Rock N Roll". This tune ROCKS. Hit the play button, turn the volume up to maximum, jump on the gas and live your life. That's what Zeppelin is.

Then there's Battle of Evermore, one of the most haunting and mellow sounds Zeppelin ever created. And when you think you have almost heard it all, the fourth track starts playing. Needles to say that it's one of the greatest tracks in the history of the universe. Yes, it's got much radio attention, but guess why? There's a reason someone wants to listen to this piece over and over again. I've probably heard the stairs a thousands of times, i still get goose bumps when Pages solo starts. Am Am G G F F F F G! Then Plant comes in with a face melding vocal line that have made peoples heads explode on instant the first time they heard it.

"Misty Mountain Hop" is just what this album needed after that pinnacle. A groovey bass line and a nice jam beat. "Four Sticks" is a maybe the weakest link here, but by no means a weak track by itself. Then there's the two absolutley fantastic tracks in the end. The chilly "Going to California" and the haunting "When the Levee Breaks".

You probably own this record already, if not, oh well. 5 stars, absolute masterpiece of rock and prog related music.

paragraph7 | 5/5 |


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