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LED ZEPPELIN IV

Led Zeppelin

 

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voliveira
5 stars 9.5/10

A brilliant masterpiece that deservedly sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide and will be remembered for all time.

After the reception is not as warm to the Led Zeppelin III the band returned to the studio to create a disc that could reaffirm their superiority in the realm of hard-rock seventies. I must say that succeeded? The untitled fourth album was quickly a critical and commercial success, and been so far. Although not their most progressive album (Houses of the Holy is, and is also my favorite of the four I've heard of the band) is the most well-quoted source in any media, including the PA.

Now, if you think that Led Zeppelin IV comes down to immortal masterpiece Stairway to Heaven, let me say one thing: there are things even better here (but Stairway to Heaven will always be Stairway to Heaven and that is not discussed). The Battle of Evermore could well be the best music of disc , the mandolin of Page creating that folk feeling while the voices of Plant and Sandy Dennis evokes a certain mysticism. The vocal harmonies are Hats off! Another highlight is the ending When The Levee Breaks with that wonderful harmonica, the acoustic Going To California, the strange Four Sticks (with synthesizers and a great chorus)and the opener Black Dog. ok, ok, almost everything here is perfect, but I do not have feelings for Rock and Roll and Misty Mountain Hop.

In short, this album may not be the best of Led Zeppelin in my opinion (his successor does it for me), but he takes his rightful place in the history of the genre. And yes, it is worthy of five stars and recommend it to anyone who wants to know this fantastic band or diving into the realm of rock.

voliveira | 5/5 |

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