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Founded in London, UK in 1968 - Disbanded in 1980 - One-off reunions in 1985, 1988, 1995 and 2007

Led Zeppelin formed in 1968 as a residue of The Yardbirds. Jimmy PAGE was the last remaining member and had to fulfill some concert obligations in Scandinavia. Page teamed up with John Paul JONES, with whom he worked with on previous session engagements, and they decided to form a band together, after contributing to Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man album , they started searching for a singer and a drummer to complete the band. Page went to see Robert PLANT on recommendation by Terry Reid (Terry didn't want to do the vocals, he also turned down DEEP PURPLE for that matter), and immediately loved his voice and stage appearance, Robert PLANT on his turn recommended John BONHAM for drums with whom he played before in his Birmingham based band "Band Of Joy". The band members hit it off immediately and together they went on the Scandinavian tour as 'The New yardbirds". Considering their intend of forming a rock band they needed a proper name. Keith Moon once commented on the New Yardbirds show "This band will go down like a lead balloon" and derived from that came the new name of the soon to be legendary band Led Zeppelin.

Over the years Led Zeppelin came in many guises, from the heavy blues rock that dominated their first two albums, to the folk and acoustics that made up half of their 3rd and 4th album, and the more funky, even slightly progressive Houses of the Holy, and the bombastically baroque Physical Graffiti to the classic rock that prevailed in their last two albums. Led Zeppelin can be categorized as a heavier continuation of what Cream set in motion, with blues drenched, folk inflected and guitar dominated rock, using all the different styles rock could be played in, from blues, to folk, funk, pop, classical elements, Rock and Roll and metal, with side-steps that even included country and reggae, as well as psychedelic and large portions of what can be considered progressive rock. Aside from being a great rock band, their influence was felt throughout the heavy rock spectrum.

Typical elements in Led Zeppelin sounds are the funky electric guitar drives, delicate and technical acoustic guitar pieces, sophisticated multi-layered arrangements, a fabulous rhythm section with heavy drumming from John ...
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4.04 | 987 ratings
Led Zeppelin
1969
3.97 | 930 ratings
Led Zeppelin II
1969
3.93 | 894 ratings
Led Zeppelin III
1970
4.40 | 1198 ratings
Led Zeppelin IV
1971
3.91 | 862 ratings
Houses Of The Holy
1973
4.05 | 899 ratings
Physical Graffiti
1975
3.37 | 631 ratings
Presence
1976
2.93 | 587 ratings
In Through the Out Door
1979

LED ZEPPELIN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.81 | 316 ratings
The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same
1976
4.27 | 172 ratings
BBC Sessions
1997
4.38 | 220 ratings
How The West Was Won
2003
4.56 | 150 ratings
Celebration Day
2012

LED ZEPPELIN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.99 | 157 ratings
The Song Remains The Same (Film)
1990
4.45 | 170 ratings
Led Zeppelin
2003
2.86 | 9 ratings
Rock Milestones Led Zeppelin's IV
2005
3.67 | 6 ratings
The Led Zeppelin In Concert (extract from 'The Song Remains The Same')
2005
4.17 | 6 ratings
Complete Rock Case Studies
2009

LED ZEPPELIN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.14 | 10 ratings
2 Originals Of Led Zeppelin
1974
2.46 | 291 ratings
Coda
1982
2.24 | 9 ratings
The 10 Legendary Singles
1989
3.95 | 53 ratings
Led Zeppelin (Box set)
1990
4.14 | 89 ratings
Remasters
1992
3.97 | 27 ratings
The Complete Studio Recordings
1993
3.92 | 25 ratings
Boxed Set II
1993
3.55 | 40 ratings
Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One
1999
2.90 | 38 ratings
Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two
2000
3.73 | 76 ratings
Mothership
2007

LED ZEPPELIN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.42 | 25 ratings
Good Times Bad Times
1969
3.88 | 33 ratings
Whole Lotta Love
1969
4.12 | 26 ratings
Immigrant Song / Hey, Hey, What Can I Do
1970
3.00 | 2 ratings
Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
1970
4.00 | 2 ratings
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
1970
4.50 | 2 ratings
El Emigrante
1970
3.67 | 15 ratings
Black Dog/Misty Mountain Hop
1971
4.75 | 42 ratings
Stairway To Heaven
1971
4.14 | 21 ratings
Rock And Roll / Four Sticks
1972
4.00 | 1 ratings
Acoustically
1972
4.00 | 2 ratings
This Is Led Zeppelin
1973
4.67 | 3 ratings
Over the Hills and Far Away
1973
3.80 | 26 ratings
D'yer Maker
1973
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Ocean
1973
4.09 | 23 ratings
Trampled Underfoot
1975
5.00 | 2 ratings
Fool in the Rain
1979
3.62 | 18 ratings
Wearing And Tearing
1982
3.75 | 13 ratings
The Girl I Love
1997
4.15 | 20 ratings
Whole Lotta Love
1997

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 In Through the Out Door by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1979
2.93 | 587 ratings

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In Through the Out Door
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Review by progtime1234567

4 stars The final album by the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin is considered to be their weakest by a lot of fans, although I enjoyed the album. In all honesty, this was the first Led Zeppelin album I listened to. If this album is really considered their weakest album, then I expect to be blown away with their earlier and "better" albums.

Being my first Led Zeppelin album, I could be a little biased about it when I listen to their other albums. In Through the Out Door is the final album that the band ever put out and I can imagine the album being a disappointment to fans who heard their earlier albums. The album is pretty straightforward for the first couple tracks, then we get to the song Carouselambra, which is a ten minute long track that shifts through a few different musical styles throughout. The other songs are basically regular old Led Zeppelin. Another song I thought was interesting was Hot Dog, which is a short rockabilly-like song that is fun to listen to.

If people are saying that this is Led Zeppelin's weakest album, then I expect a lot from them on their other albums. Not a bad album, but I know In Through the Out Door isn't on the same level as Physical Graffiti or Led Zeppelin II and the like; everyone should know that, even if they don't listen to Led Zeppelin a lot, myself included.

 Houses Of The Holy by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.91 | 862 ratings

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Review by Dellinger

3 stars After the great fourth album, this one is indeed a disappointment. I find most of the songs rather annoying and in a totally different style... but not in a good way. They went with some sort of caribbean, almost danceable sound or something, instead of their hard rock / blues sound that we had gotten used to. I would be tempted to give it 2 stars if it were not for the two great songs that it does have, the soft and beautiful "The Rain Song" and the proggy "No Quarter", which is among my very favourite songs from the band.
 Led Zeppelin IV by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.40 | 1198 ratings

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Led Zeppelin IV
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Review by Dellinger

5 stars Now, after a powerful debut and reaching a greater album with the third one, here come THE masterpiece from Zep. Really one of the best and most loved albums on rock, with one of the best songs ever (Stairway to Heaven, of course). If I could consider the Black Sabbath debut to be for hard rock what In the Court of the Crimson King is for prog, then this album would be to hard rock what Close to the Edge is for prog. Every song is wonderful and powerful and they are all different and have their own identity, not repeating themselves anywhere. Really an album fit for one of the greatest rock bands ever.
 Led Zeppelin III by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.93 | 894 ratings

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Review by Dellinger

4 stars For me, their best album so far. Starting up with an instant hard rock classic in Immigrant Song, the album soon comes to a more folky mood for most of the album, most of which are really nice ones (though some that appear on the later Unledded album I think work even better with that treatment), and it's got one of my very favourite Zep songs, as well as my favourite blues song ever (not that I know all that much about that genre, anyway). Unfortunatley, it's still got a few noisier songs that are not really my cup of tea.
 Led Zeppelin II by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.97 | 930 ratings

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Review by Dellinger

3 stars For me, this album was a step down from their great debut. Yes, it's got a fan favourite in the riff heavy hard rocker Whole Lotta Love, and Thank You is a very beautiful ballad. Moby Dick may come close too, with a very catchy riff too, but being mostly the vehicle for a drumm solo, as great as Bonham may be, well, there's a reason in concert release reviews they are often refered to as the "dreaded drum solo". But even these ones are not among my very favourite songs, and besides them I don't find much to compete with their greatest songs. Yet, there is nothing bad at all, they are all good and well written songs, only they are not stellar as I would expect from such a band.
 Led Zeppelin by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1969
4.04 | 987 ratings

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Review by Dellinger

4 stars What a great solid debut for a band, no wonder they became one of the greatest bands so fast. Even though not all of it's songs are among my favourites from the band, there's no denying they are all strong ones. Going from blues, to folk, to hard rock, even to sort of psyquedelic, it is varied and enjoyable. My absolute favourite here is "Babe, I'm gonna leave you", a very hard rocking one even if it is full of acoustic passages. "Dazed and Confused" is another great hard rocker, and "Your time is gonna come" and "Black Mountain Side" are a pair of nice folkier songs. All in all, I can hardly think of many more bands that started their discography with such a strong release.
 In Through the Out Door by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1979
2.93 | 587 ratings

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Review by patrickq
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2 stars Years ago I bought In Through the Out Door for one song, "Carouselambra." I'd heard it on the radio and was surprised to find that it was a Led Zeppelin song. I wasn't much of a Zeppelin fan then - - a situation which hasn't changed much. I never touched that dial when "Stairway to Heaven" was playing, and I enjoyed many of their hits, from "Ramble On" and "Immigrant Song" through "Dancing Days" and "Kashmir." But overall the aimless virtuosity of guitarist Jimmy Page and the histrionics of lead moaner and pleader Robert Plant tended to be a bit much for me.

Nonetheless, since I owned In Through the Out Door, I was going to try to like it. Two of the tracks were familiar and still receiving airplay in the 2010s: "Fool in the Rain" and "All of My Love." Each is surprisingly keyboard-based for the stereotypical hard-rocking Zeppelin, and each is catchy enough to have been marketed as pop-rock. But structurally, these are six-minute Led Zeppelin songs, which reduces their pop-rock appeal. They're both good songs, but not "Stairway to Heaven" good. In particular, "All of My Love" is also interesting as an indication of Plant's direction as a solo artist.

And then there's "Carouselambra," a lengthy synthesizer extravaganza (some would say extravagance). I acknowledge the criticisms of many fans: the repetition and the de-emphasis of both Page and Plant. "Carouselambra" falls short of the quality of "Kashmir," but it's worth the effort - - like making it halfway up Mt. Everest would be worth it. I wonder whether "Carouselambra" could have been a classic if Page were more involved in the creation of In Through the Out Door

But I digress. The rest of In Through the Out Door varies from standard Led Zeppelin fare ("In the Evening") to embarrassing forays into cartoonish western music ("Hot Dog"). Taken as a whole, In Through the Out Door isn't terrible. The most inane songs (that would be "Hot Dog" and "South Bound Saurez") are the briefest. I originally interpreted the strident insistence of fans that Coda was not to be considered the group's final studio album as meaning that In Through the Out Door must have been a more suitable swan song. Now I'm not so sure!

 Presence by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.37 | 631 ratings

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Review by Menswear
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2 stars (Lack of) Presence

Okay, I'm a super-late Led Zep listener, staying away on purpose of being disappointed, scared of being left with headphones staring into nothing and whispering ''that's it?!''.

*major sigh*

Really? That's it? Apart from the adventurous Achilles Last Something this is boring, flat, uninspired. Dang am I that jaded that I can't appreciate the good ol' days? Nope, I fancy myself some Cream or early Rush anytime. And people swore by this band? I frankly think that Purple, Cream or Tull brought more to the table.

It's basically your ''I'm so hot for you mama'' blues-rock over and over again with ''Oooh, do you wanna?'' ad nauseum. Who can be that horny, really?

It's bad, like Greta Van Fleet bad.

 Coda by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1982
2.46 | 291 ratings

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Review by TCat
Special Collaborator Eclectic / Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

3 stars Even though the record label wanted to consider "Coda" a regular studio album (for contractual obligation purposes) it is actually a collection of rare outtakes and recordings that were scraped together in order to squeeze out another album after John Bonham's untimely death. The band had actually considered on continuing on and also considered many drummers to take Bonham's place, but then ultimately decided to disband. So, this album was born.

It's really not a bad album, it just doesn't have the flow and cohesiveness of past LZ albums. Some of the tracks are great, while others just sound unfinished and imperfect. It is still worth it to the general public to purchase this album if they like the band, but just know that it is not a typical album.

"We're Gonna Groove" is one of the rougher tracks and it opens the album. The album notes claim this was recorded in studio at Morgan Studios in 1969, but in reality, it came from a concert at Royal Albert Hall in January of 1970. Guitar parts were overdubbed while the original guitar part was taken out. It was originally going to be included on "Led Zeppelin II". Next is the much better song "Poor Tom" which is an outtake from the "Led Zeppelin III" sessions. This is followed by the strong bluesy track "I Can't Quit You Baby" which was recorded live at the same concert as "We're Gonna Groove". This recording on the album is said to be from the sound rehearsal. However, it was edited from the original live performance so that the crowd noises were taken out. "Walter's Walk" ends the first side, and is a decent track. It is a "Houses of the Holy" outtake with overdubs added later.

Side two starts with the upbeat "Ozone Baby" and was recorded during the "In Through the Out Door" sessions. "Darlene", a more rock n roll style song was also recorded at the same sessions and has a heavier sound than a lot of the tracks on that album. "Bonzo's Montreaux" is an amazing and catchy (mostly) drum solo by Bonham with effects added in by Page. It was originally recorded in 1976 in Switzerland. This is one of my favorite drum solos ever. "Wearing and Tearing" ends the original vinyl version of the album with another song from the "In Through the Out Door" sessions and was recorded to prove that LZ could compete with new punk bands.

The CD edition from 1993 added 4 more tracks that help round things off but these tracks were already released on the Led Zeppelin Box Sets 1 and 2, so at the point of the release of the CD edition, these tracks weren't necessarily rare. The tracks are "Travelling Riverside Blues", "White Summer/Black Mountain Side", "Hey Hey What Can I Do" (from the non album b-side to "Immigrant Song") and "Baby Come On Home" (which was previously unreleased before the box set became available).

The album still has some gems on it even if it is a bit inconsistent in sound quality and not very cohesive. Yes many people groan that it was too bad that the band had to end things with this album, but keep in mind it is a collection of rare tracks and as such, it has the drawbacks of being such. If it hadn't been released, all of these tracks would have suffered from less exposure and of course we would have a lot of terrible bootleg sounding versions of them. So we should just feel lucky that we have this collection. 3 stars.

 Physical Graffiti by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.05 | 899 ratings

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Review by mariorockprog

4 stars Physical Graffiti is a double disc album, booth disc have more rock and blues elements than anything, Led zeppelin decided well to go back to their original style. The quality of the first disc is almost perfect, very good songs are present here and Kashmir being the only one with prog elements, I always liked this song, but I always thinked it was overrated. Beginning the second disc with In the Light, it opens with a very prog sound, after comes a good acoustic song with a very well structured rhythm, in the next songs they come back to their blues and rock style, however the following are not equally as good as the ones in the first disc. In fact, from here on the quality of the album is not as good as the previous one. In conclusion, there is too much content here, not every song is as equally good, especially in the second side where only In the light and Bron Yr aur stand out. I think this would be a masterpiece but some inconsistencies mainly in the second disc stopped to be it, but at the end is a very good album, all the song are nice to hear. A 4.5 start album.
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