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Led Zeppelin


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4.04 | 937 ratings

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4 stars It's 1969 and I'm at the local department store's record section and I'm there to purchase (with a sad and heavy heart) Cream's "Goodbye" album. I'm wondering how I will fill the void that they will leave in my musical universe. However, another LP catches my eye (one just can't miss this incredible cover) and I quickly notice that none other than the legendary Jimmy Page is one of the members of this new group called Led Zeppelin. Being a fan of the Yardbirds and knowing of his ground-shaking contributions to their later recordings, I figure it's not much of a stretch to think that this music might be pretty good. Without ever hearing a note I put it on my turntable and it probably didn't go back into the sleeve for years. Everyone knows every song on this album so I'll skip the obligatory detailed review and just tell you that the stars and planets were lined up perfectly for this band and this collection of tunes. It took over FM radio like an invading army and I knew that the coming 70s decade would be in safe hands as long as these guys kept putting out progressive, bluesy rock and roll like what is contained on this album. Every song sounded the way I wanted my music to sound like at that time of my life and I shared that sentiment with about a billion other young men around the globe. It has to be considered one of the most pivotal and trend-setting recordings of the modern era. A perfect example of exactly the right music at exactly the right time.
Chicapah | 4/5 |


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