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    Posted: April 07 2015 at 12:09
An initial vote goes to Queen II Smile

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I like Queen II, but my vote goes to my favorite Zep album. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 12:55
Queen II is utterly magical.

Physical Graffiti has many great moments, but there's some filler in there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sublime220 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 13:16
The best LZ album vs. the second best Queen album. Physical Graffiti wins this one
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 13:24
Queen II of course. LZ IV or Houses of the Holy could be a better comparison, but anyway I'd vote for QII against any LZ.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 13:27
I love Queen II

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Zep all the way for me
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PG. Queen were still building their sound while Led Zep was in full flight. My fave LZ album by far.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 14:47
No contest. Queen II would have to throw the towel in pretty early on. Good album but no comparison to PG.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 15:47
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

PG. Queen were still building their sound while Led Zep was in full flight. My fave LZ album by far.

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The only Queen I like. 
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Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

PG. Queen were still building their sound while Led Zep was in full flight. My fave LZ album by far.

PLUS ONE.Smile
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 18:38
Two of my favorite albums from both these bands, but I have to join the pack and pay allegiance to the mighty Led Zeppelin.
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Queen II. Is there any album more over-rated than Physical Graffiti? Especially of late. It's basically a collection of outtakes, songs that were rejected for previous albums. Nor do these songs sit comfortably side-by-side with each other. The best is the new material recorded for that album, especially Custard Pie, The Wanton Song, Trampled Under Foot, and of course the great Kashmir. Those tracks are undeniably great, up there with anything Led Zep ever recorded. Furthermore, those tracks push Led Zep in a new direction. Too bad then that it's surrounded by rejects. There's probably a great single disc lurking in there, if you cut out all the filler and inferior songs that should've been B-sides. How anyone can think it approaches IV, II, I, III or even Houses of the Holy, I've never understood...
 
"Led Zeppelin IV" outtakes and rejects: Down by the Seaside, Night Flight, Boogie with Stu
--- verdict: not one of these songs can hold a candle to any single song on IV
 
"Led Zeppelin III"  outtakes and rejects: Bron-Yr-Aur
--- verdict: a nice short acoustic instrumental
 
"Houses of the Holy" outtakes and rejects: The Rover, Black Country Woman, Houses of the Holy
--- verdict: only the track Houses of the Holy is up to the usual Led Zep standards
 
That's 7 old songs, only one of which is up to par, paired with 8 new songs (including the dreadful In My Time of Dying, which further bogs down the album).
 


Edited by jude111 - April 07 2015 at 22:19
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Please…. Graffitti By a Musical Mile

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How lopsided for Zep does it have to get before this farce is completed?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 08 2015 at 01:43
Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Queen II. Is there any album more over-rated than Physical Graffiti? Especially of late. It's basically a collection of outtakes, songs that were rejected for previous albums. Nor do these songs sit comfortably side-by-side with each other. The best is the new material recorded for that album, especially Custard Pie, The Wanton Song, Trampled Under Foot, and of course the great Kashmir. Those tracks are undeniably great, up there with anything Led Zep ever recorded. Furthermore, those tracks push Led Zep in a new direction. Too bad then that it's surrounded by rejects. There's probably a great single disc lurking in there, if you cut out all the filler and inferior songs that should've been B-sides. How anyone can think it approaches IV, II, I, III or even Houses of the Holy, I've never understood...
 
"Led Zeppelin IV" outtakes and rejects: Down by the Seaside, Night Flight, Boogie with Stu
--- verdict: not one of these songs can hold a candle to any single song on IV
 
"Led Zeppelin III"  outtakes and rejects: Bron-Yr-Aur
--- verdict: a nice short acoustic instrumental
 
"Houses of the Holy" outtakes and rejects: The Rover, Black Country Woman, Houses of the Holy
--- verdict: only the track Houses of the Holy is up to the usual Led Zep standards
 
That's 7 old songs, only one of which is up to par, paired with 8 new songs (including the dreadful In My Time of Dying, which further bogs down the album).
 
 
Interesting dissemination
 
I've never been a great Led Zep fan ( in truth not a great hard rock fan) but this is the only album I really care about from them apart from In Through The Out Door
 
Doubles are always problematic to me and they always have 'filler' ( inc Lamb) so its really the high points that matter for me and Led Zep best moments are on PG imo.
 
Queen II ? I've just ordered the deluxe edition as it seems the Queen album to have . I do like The Flash Gordon soundtrack ( keyboards!) but that is not a proper album.
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Black side of the Queen II is absolutely fantastic written by Mercury but vote goes to LZ!

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Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Queen II. Is there any album more over-rated than Physical Graffiti? Especially of late. It's basically a collection of outtakes, songs that were rejected for previous albums. Nor do these songs sit comfortably side-by-side with each other. The best is the new material recorded for that album, especially Custard Pie, The Wanton Song, Trampled Under Foot, and of course the great Kashmir. Those tracks are undeniably great, up there with anything Led Zep ever recorded. Furthermore, those tracks push Led Zep in a new direction. Too bad then that it's surrounded by rejects. There's probably a great single disc lurking in there, if you cut out all the filler and inferior songs that should've been B-sides. How anyone can think it approaches IV, II, I, III or even Houses of the Holy, I've never understood...
 
"Led Zeppelin IV" outtakes and rejects: Down by the Seaside, Night Flight, Boogie with Stu
--- verdict: not one of these songs can hold a candle to any single song on IV
 
"Led Zeppelin III"  outtakes and rejects: Bron-Yr-Aur
--- verdict: a nice short acoustic instrumental
 
"Houses of the Holy" outtakes and rejects: The Rover, Black Country Woman, Houses of the Holy
--- verdict: only the track Houses of the Holy is up to the usual Led Zep standards
 
That's 7 old songs, only one of which is up to par, paired with 8 new songs (including the dreadful In My Time of Dying, which further bogs down the album).
 

I could not agree more.

Sheer Heart attack is my favourite Queen album by a hair over Queen II, but both show the band at their hard rock best.

Physical Graffiti cannot hold a candle to LZ III or IV. For me, only Custard Pie and the amazing Kashmir are truly great; it would have been better with all the filler and reject material stripped out and released as a single album.
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Both great albums, but Queen II is quite more progressive than PG, even though it has great music.
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