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Led Zeppelin


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2 stars After unleashing a strong debut and a shaky follow-up it was now time for Led Zeppelin to really show what they were all about by breaking another important frontier in the Hard Rock genre.

This of course didn't happen on Led Zeppelin III since the band pretty much stopped doing the thing that made them original and went for a generic blues album. Well actually it was only Page and Plant, cause as soon as the rest of the band joins in we get some really enjoyable moments. Immigrant Song is an amazing album opener that creates high hopes on everything that was to follow. Unfortunately this is as close the band would get to excellence.

I really can't help it, the blues is dragging this album down for me and although I know that most people consider Since I've Been Loving You the pinnacle of this release I just don't see the appeal. But I guess that the saying "to each his own" fits quite well here. Eventually Led Zeppelin would rethink their strategy with the release of the next album that would revolutionize the way most people would look at the rock genre. It's really a pity that such a thing didn't happen here.

***** star songs: Immigrant Song (2:25)

**** star songs: Friends (3:54) Celebration Day (3:29) Gallows Pole (4:56) Tangerine (3:10) Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (4:16)

*** star songs: Out On The Tiles (4:07) That's the Way (5:37) Hats Off To (Roy) Harper (3:42)

** star songs: Since I've Been Loving You (7:23)

Total Rating: 3,45

Rune2000 | 2/5 |


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