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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 "Bonzo" Bonham and great groovy bass lines and keyboards from multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones, and ...
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LED ZEPPELIN discography


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LED ZEPPELIN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.02 | 808 ratings
Led Zeppelin
1969
3.94 | 770 ratings
Led Zeppelin II
1969
3.91 | 749 ratings
Led Zeppelin III
1970
4.38 | 987 ratings
Led Zeppelin IV
1971
3.89 | 719 ratings
Houses Of The Holy
1973
4.05 | 743 ratings
Physical Graffiti
1975
3.39 | 524 ratings
Presence
1976
2.92 | 489 ratings
In Through The Out Door
1979

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

3.77 | 267 ratings
The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same
1976
4.27 | 149 ratings
BBC Sessions
1997
4.38 | 191 ratings
How The West Was Won
2003
4.55 | 121 ratings
Celebration Day
2012

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

3.97 | 142 ratings
The Song Remains The Same (Film)
1990
4.44 | 152 ratings
Led Zeppelin
2003
2.83 | 8 ratings
Rock Milestones Led Zeppelin's IV
2005
3.75 | 4 ratings
The Led Zeppelin In Concert (extract from 'The Song Remains The Same')
2005
3.75 | 4 ratings
Complete Rock Case Studies
2009

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

3.16 | 6 ratings
2 Originals Of Led Zeppelin
1974
2.41 | 240 ratings
Coda
1982
2.22 | 8 ratings
The 10 Legendary Singles
1989
3.92 | 43 ratings
Led Zeppelin (Box set)
1990
4.12 | 79 ratings
Remasters
1992
3.88 | 24 ratings
The Complete Studio Recordings
1993
3.90 | 22 ratings
Boxed Set II
1993
3.55 | 38 ratings
Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One
1999
2.89 | 36 ratings
Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two
2000
3.71 | 59 ratings
Mothership
2007

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

3.34 | 22 ratings
Good Times Bad Times
1969
3.84 | 29 ratings
Whole Lotta Love
1969
4.09 | 22 ratings
Immigrant Song / Hey, Hey, What Can I Do
1970
4.73 | 35 ratings
Stairway To Heaven
1971
3.52 | 12 ratings
Black Dog/Misty Mountain Hop
1971
4.06 | 18 ratings
Rock And Roll / Four Sticks
1972
3.80 | 23 ratings
D'yer Maker
1973
4.10 | 21 ratings
Trampled Underfoot
1975
0.00 | 0 ratings
Fool in the Rain
1979
3.74 | 15 ratings
Wearing And Tearing
1982
3.84 | 12 ratings
The Girl I Love
1997
4.06 | 18 ratings
Whole Lotta Love
1997

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 Led Zeppelin IV by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.38 | 987 ratings

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Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
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4 stars One of the foremost albums in rock, along with "Machine Head", "Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Boston", this is one of those albums that you will see on the shelves of just about every single person you know and their parents and aunts and uncles and former college roommates' dogs' owners' third cousins', too. And there's good reason for it; Led Zeppelin's fourth release, whatever you want to call it, is a really solid album.

Normally I'm not a fan of Led Zeppelin, whether it's because I can't stand Robert Plant's voice (OooooOOOH MaaMaa Mamaghg) or because I find Jimmy Page's playing sloppy or his tone tinny, but those unfortunate elements are nowhere to be found on this album. Instead we find a collection of 8 coherent, well-written songs performed in a collected but exciting manner. The album strikes a good balance between hard rock and folk sensibilities. I don't care for the folk songs, such as "The Battle Of Evermore" and "Going to California" as much, but the folk work on "Stairway To Heaven" is sublime, regardless of whether or not you believe to be plagiarized from Spirit's "Taurus". The hard rock numbers really are the winners here, though, with "Black Dog", "Rock And Roll" and the blues rock "When The Levee Breaks" standing on par with, or above, proto-metal contemporaries Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep.

The album isn't quite tight or innovative enough for me to call it a masterpiece, but it is still a great album for rock fans to have. If you haven't heard this album yet, go listen to it right away.

 Led Zeppelin III by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.91 | 749 ratings

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Review by Prog Leviathan
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2 stars Like all Led Zeppelin albums, Led Zeppelin III is enshrined in the hard rock temple. It shows the original gods of rock kicking ass, churning out smokey blues, and even experimenting with folksy acoustics. However, there's a reason that none of these Zep songs ever get played on the radio: they just aren't that good. LZ III isn't a terrible album, in fact, the fact that the band tries a few new sounds is commendable, but Page and company feel like they're in transition from the raw hard blues of LZ II and the more nuanced and complete sound of LZ IV.

"Immigrant Song" is the de facto killer cut from this record. It smashes in the door and your face with aggressive chugging and banshee wails, but when all is said and done, it's over practically as soon as it starts, and it doesn't give us anything to remember except that one big riff. Very over rated when it comes to the list of top Zep songs. "Friends" shows off a more complex arrangement, using a bouncing acoustic riff with odd rhythms and string backing, probably one of the better songs, but unfortunately it doesn't have any "wow" moments to stick with the listener. The other big cut from this album, "Since I've Been Loving You," is another keeper, but still a mixed bag. Page rocks his guitar solos but Plant's vocals are unexpectedly weak and bland. He sounds like he's trying improv or be soulful, but he's really just exposing how much the band is ripping off American blues.

"Out on the Tiles" is noteworthy only for the up front bass work of Jones, while the largely acoustic songs that follow just don't resonate with me. Again, not exactly bad, just sort of strumming for time. The band sounds good, but it almost feels like they don't really know what to do with these songs. A good example is "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp," a folksy dance song that is basically a pastiche of New Orleans-style jazz. Zeppelin sometimes gets criticized for basically ripping off black blues musicians and I think that this commentary applies strongly to a lot of Led Zeppelin III. Robert Plants' vocals in the finale, "Hats Off To Roy Harper" are actually pretty offensive, despite any actual affection to the band's inspiration. It just doesn't work.

So while LZ III is a nice album to come on occasionally during a classic rock party mix, it's much less fun than the band's other, heavier and more exciting albums.

Songwriting: 2 - Instrumental Performances: 3 - Lyrics/Vocals: 2 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

 In Through The Out Door by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1979
2.92 | 489 ratings

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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

3 stars Yes, it's the weakest Led Zeppelin album. But they don't make the 2 stars spectrum, even at their weakest.

One could say that ITTOD is a toned-down Presence. The structure follows the same mindset, but if you put each song next to it's "equal", the Presence songs win every time; Achilles Last Stand > Carouselambra, Four Your Life > All My Love etc.

I choose to stand on All My Love though, for a number of reasons.

First of all, it's the last great song that Led Zeppelin created, simplistic but brilliant, with a fantastic keyboard solo by the almighty Jon Paul Jones.

Second, I'm Greek and I know a story: Christos Dantis (Χρήστος Δάντης in Greek) is a musician that claims classic rock roots; you have to believe him, since he has created a couple of very good rock albums in his hey days. How is he related to All My Love? Well, he ripped that great keyboard solo and he played it as an acoustic guitar solo in his song "Kommatia" (Κομμάτια), keeping it 90% the same. He never gave credits or at least referred "inspiration" by JPJ...

Third and last, this was one of the very first Led Zep songs I listened to as a child through the radio, as it's their most "mainstream" song and it was played even by non-rock stations. I realized it was actually a song by them only when I bought my first Led Zep record, the "Early Days/Later Days" compilation, to my absolute amusement. Thus, I'll always love it.

John Bonham, we'll never forget you

 Presence by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.39 | 524 ratings

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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

3 stars What an underrated album! VERY close to 4 stars without a question, an equally good album as Led Zeppelin III and Houses Of The Holy.

Achilles Last Stand might very well be the song that Iron Maiden built their signature long, "epic" songs on. For Your Life has not one but two of the best riffs Jimmy Page ever played. Nobody's Fault But Mine is one of the most "naughty" songs Robert Plant ever sang. Tea For One displays once more the incredible ability this band has to play sensual blues like no other.

Should I continue? I don't think so. Own it, listen to it, respect it.

One of the very top albums in my 3 stars spectrum.

 Physical Graffiti by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.05 | 743 ratings

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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

4 stars The most overrated Led Zeppelin album of them all.

Think of it: It's a double album, one of the best double albums out there; but that's because it's ultra hard to create a really great double album. Is it so majestic as IV? No. Is it so unbelievably tight as their debut? No.

It's definitely a truly great, challenging album with some monumental songs (Kashmir, Ten Years Gone, The Rover, In My Time Of Dying to name a few) that any music lover should own. The production is fantastic too, and the artwork is brilliant.

I strongly believe, though, that it should be classified along Led Zeppelin II in the four stars spectrum, and just half a step behind it.

To sum it up, Physical Graffiti this is the fourth best Led Zep album behind I, IV and II.

P.S. Custard Pie is one of the most overrated Led Zep songs too. OK, it's "catchy", but how many better songs in that style have they wrote? Plenty!

 Houses Of The Holy by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.89 | 719 ratings

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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

3 stars A 3 stars album the exact same way that Led Zeppelin III is a 3 stars album: due to the VERY tight classification of the five stars system.

Like Led Zeppelin III it contains three fantastic songs: D'yer Mak'er, The Rain Song, and the majestic No Quarter, on of the greatest songs ever IMO.

The remaining songs have the unique Led Zep sound and all, but the are not included in their Best Of list in any way.

Some would say that it drove them to create another masterpiece the way it happened with III and IV, only my opinion is a bit different... But that's another story, for another album.

3,5 stars for this one, but what a HYMN No Quarter is.

 Led Zeppelin IV by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.38 | 987 ratings

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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

5 stars The most intelligent album Led Zeppelin ever released.

Every song, sublime (e.g. Stairway To Heaven) or not (e.g. Four Sticks), has something unique to offer, something beyond the ordinary, something that creates an album which stamps the listener forever.

It's not my favorite album (that's their debut), but it contains my favorite song (Black Dog), the voted as best song of all Time (Stairway To Heaven) and a perfect example of the brilliance they bare as musicians, composers and producers (When The Levee Breaks; read the story about Bonham's drums effect). Also, the song which I like to close my DJ set's with (Rock and Roll).

The music and the genius artwork which is still discussed to this very day coexist in what we call a Rock Monument. Absolutely timeless.

P.S.: Some people say it's overrated. I'll have to agree with them, but not a big deal: It's a colossal album that has been amplified to titanic by the Led Zeppelin aura. That's life, guys: Wishbone Ash's Argus is underrated, Pink Floyd's Animals is overrated and the list goes on and on and on...

 Led Zeppelin III by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.91 | 749 ratings

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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

3 stars I wouldn't expect that, but due to the very tight ranking system this album has to go with 3 stars. VERY difficult decision, but a necessary one.

Led Zeppelin II was very close to the debut, but this one is a clear step behind. Immigrant Song and Since I've Been Loving you are timeless, while the wonderful Tangerine is one of my favorite rock love songs.

While the rest of the album is definitely good (this is Led Zep we 're talking about for cryin' out loud!) it's not as significant as one would expect or demand from a band like this to compose.

3,5 stars, and the motivation they needed to create the juggernaut that was released a year after...

 Led Zeppelin II by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1969
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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

4 stars The torture of the 5 stars rating: This is not as good as their debut, but how can an album that good be given 4 stars?

It's definitely one of those cases that a 4,5 stars rating is the one you really wanna give, but ultimately the decision has to be made: the selected few gigantic albums have to be 5 stars, and the really great ones have to go with 4.

So, here we have an album with two of the greatest songs in the History of Rock, Whole Lotta Love and Heartbreaker. Thank You, Moby Dick, Rumble On, Lemon Song and Bring It On Home are truly great too, while Living Loving Maid and What Is... are "just" very good.

A must-have album for every true rock lover.

 Led Zeppelin by LED ZEPPELIN album cover Studio Album, 1969
4.02 | 808 ratings

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Review by BigDaddyAEL1964

5 stars One of the greatest albums ever recorded, and a holy grail of the Rock 'n' Roll History.

There is nothing to say about it that hasn't been said, but I'll say this: imagine if this was a Best Of compilation. We would talk about a fantastic group, that wrote sublime songs throughout their career. But this is "just" a debut LP.

No other Led Zep album produced so many classics as this one; not even Physical Graffiti, which is a double one.

Good Times Bad Times, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, Dazed And Confused, Communication Breakdown and I Cant Quit You Babe make an INSANE 6-out-of-8 all time classics, with Your Time Is Gonna Come and Black Mountain Side only a step behind.

Elusive quality.

Thanks to Tuxon for the artist addition.

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