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Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door CD (album) cover


Led Zeppelin


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2.93 | 526 ratings

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2 stars I suspected this album to be poor because I knew it came out in 1979. And I was right. Just like the most of the other Progressive/Hard Rock bands from the same era, they were struggling and stumbling in the dark in the period 1977-80.

I remember listening to it thinking"is this Led Zepp??" "What were they thinking??" There are NO really great tracks on this album. The only ones that I can stand listening to i "In the evening" and maybe "Carouselambra" and "I'm gonna crawl", the latter being a little more blues based a la "Since I've been loving you" and "Tea for one", but of course NOT as good as those two songs. "Carouselambra" COULD have been a good track if the keyboard sounds were better, and the vocal wasn't drowned by the keyboards in the production.

Disatrous Keyboard sounds, boring guitar, uninspired vocals, but there are some great drumming though, especially on "Fool in the rain", though the track itself is boring. I guess it was a hard time for Plant loosing his son 2 years prior to the recording of this album, resulting in Plant's voice sounding hoarse, dark & tormented. I guess Page struggling with drug adiction did not help things much either.

A sad Swan song from a GREAT band.

Moonstone | 2/5 |


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