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Led Zeppelin


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5 stars Every time I give an album a 5 Start rating a little piece of me dies inside. I think it is because that little disclaimer that says "You are wearing rose coloured glasses, and that by giving the album you are reviewing a 5 Star rating you are utterly ruining the nice little system we have going here you see." Then I go, "The text box is right I am self centred naif, but I can't help it I have to push the button."

Subjectivity bites.

I apologize for waxing poetic. Let's face it, if you are reading my non-collaborator review you are probably patient, bored, masochistic or a moderator making sure no one called anyone something unbecoming. You don't have to be told by some pissant about Led Zeppelin IV.

If you haven't heard it, you live under a rock. If you don't love it you are either lying to yourself or didn't have a childhood or something truly awful like that. I mean that in the kindest possible sense as I am sure you already deal with countless people who say "How can you not like four!? Who didn't have that "Led Zeppelin Phase?" This album and this band have a way of connecting with people. For an album that some 10, 20, 30, 40 plus million have bought and paid for over four decades and many millions more have listened to it is uncanny in it's ability be "YOUR" album. A private indulgence, like Robby and Jimmy wrote it just for you. Every 14 year old can tell you that Led Zeppelin IV "rocks," in the truest sense of the word.

Led Zeppelin IV should be a part of any music collection, not just a progressive rock one. Listening to it is a timeless experience.

The final word: I'm no writer, I can't tell if anyone can get in my head and catch the whole intended meaning of my words. You may have found that I spent more time on tangents than on Led Zeppelin IV, and you might think that I should get a goddamn diary if I wanna spill my guts every time I hear something that tickles my fancy. The way I interpret it though is as a testament to the personal quality of Led Zeppelin as a band and the power of IV which is their finest hour.

R-A-N-M-A | 5/5 |


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