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Led Zeppelin


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The Crow
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4 stars Great Led Zeppelin's debut... And one of their best releases!

Although Led Zeppelin is not strictly progressive, their influence in the genre is obvious... And some arrangements of part of their songs are in the prog style, even in the symphonic or psychedelic area. Their variated and influential style is a good reason for having this marvellous band in ProgArchives... And even I think I will not give 5 stars to none of their album, I will be glad to comment every Zeppelin's album I get in my hands.

This Led Zeppelin's debut is still too bluesy, and not so rock oriented like their second opus, and not so experimental like later releases anyway... But the rock and hard rock sound they helped to create was here yet, with Good Times Bad Times and Communication Breakdown. The rest of the album moves between the blues and psychedelia, giving us a rich, variated and deep experience... The Jimmy Page's solos, along with the Plant's vocal experiments are the keynote of the album. I swear this album was a real experience back in '69!

Best songs: all the songs are good here... Not every song is a classic, but the level of the album is really high. Maybe the last two songs are a little reiterative, and if you are not in the blues sound, maybe you'll be a bit tired. But I consider this album can be heared at once perfectly.

Conclusion: very good Led Zeppelin's debut, surpased by later Zeppelin's album, but with an outstanding level of quality, experimentation and innovation... Maybe a bit too bluesy, and not relly in the Led Zeppelin's true style, but if you don't mind hearing blues (You Shook Me) mixed with psychedelia (Dazed and Confused), rock (Communication Breakdown) and some folk (Your Time is Gonna Come) elements... You will love this classic album!

The Crow | 4/5 |


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