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Release date: 8 November 1971
Style: Progressive hard rock, Heavy metal

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01. Black Dog
02. Rock And Roll
03. The Battle Of Evermore
04. Stairway To Heaven
05. Misty Mountain Hop
06. Four Sticks
07. Going To California
08. When The Levee Breaks

Top 20 albums of 1971: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 9

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Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
10
It's an actual challenge to review an album like this one, a classic album made by one of those unforgettable bands, so I swear I'll do my best.

Led Zeppelin released this jewel in 1971 (November 8th to be precise). It's a marvelous album, every song featured here is just incredible, we have the memorable "Black Dog," the classic "Rock & Roll" (we can even hear this song in the Super Bowl specials), the aggressive "Misty Mountain Hop," the mystic "When The Levee Breaks," the catchy "Four Sticks" and well…"Stairway To Heaven."

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published 31.12.2005 | Comments (48)

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Karllstein - 10.03.2011 at 11:47  
Rating: 10 When Jimmy Page's guitar finally brings "Stairway to Heaven" to a climax, my heart still bursts. Great "Rainy Day" album. "Battle of Evermore" maybe one of the most underrated songs ever recorded. Just press "Play."
Death_95 - 24.06.2011 at 00:45  
  Best album of all time.
Vod52 - 02.03.2012 at 18:23  
Rating: 10 A masterpiece of course but not the best of Led zepp. Certainly the most poetic and approachable of the band.
Cüca Beludo - 22.07.2012 at 19:07  
  I liked it a lot.
Angry Chair - 14.09.2012 at 02:30  
Rating: 9 Masterpiece of beauty.
megadeath13 - 08.12.2012 at 21:42  
  Timeless Hard rock classic and its Led Zeppelins best album. It deserves the well paid attention
Nick Krzemienski - 27.08.2013 at 17:48  
Rating: 8 Its a very good album, but its quite overrated. There are better hard rock albums released in the 70´s.
Lião - 21.10.2013 at 19:13  
Rating: 6 Not a quite overrated, immensely overrated. I do respect this band mainly because of their influence on many forms of music today, but whatever. The Beatles are the most successful band in the history, but still they're boring.

Your guys can kill me, but I'd rather some Glam Metal/Pop Hard Rock than Zeppelin...
Ace Frawley - 21.10.2013 at 23:11  
Rating: 8
Written by Lião on 21.10.2013 at 19:13

Not a quite overrated, immensely overrated. I do respect this band mainly because of their influence on many forms of music today, but whatever. The Beatles are the most successful band in the history, but still they're boring.

Your guys can kill me, but I'd rather some Glam Metal/Pop Hard Rock than Zeppelin...


Never heard The Beatles described as boring before but hey, everyone is entitled to their personal opinion. I personally think The Beatles were one of the most interesting bands in the history of popular music. Their sound changed incredibly during their short career. An amazing band. And as for this Led Zep album, I don't think it's overrated at all. It's a brilliant album with so many good tracks.
Lião - 22.10.2013 at 17:22  
Rating: 6
Written by Ace Frawley on 21.10.2013 at 23:11

Never heard The Beatles described as boring before but hey, everyone is entitled to their personal opinion. I personally think The Beatles were one of the most interesting bands in the history of popular music. Their sound changed incredibly during their short career. An amazing band. And as for this Led Zep album, I don't think it's overrated at all. It's a brilliant album with so many good tracks.


Maybe I got a little harsh here (talking about The Beatles), but for a band titled as 'the worlds greatest band ever', they kinda of sound too 'meh'. I'd like some Beatles tunes like Helter Skelter or With a Little Help from my Friends, but I'd preffer The Rolling Stones (from their same time) or Elvis presley.

Also I'm surprised you gave this album an 8, and not a 10 Perhaps I should listen to 'Physical Graffiti' later to see if the band turned into something more enjoyable for my own ears
Ace Frawley - 22.10.2013 at 23:06  
Rating: 8
Written by Lião on 22.10.2013 at 17:22

Maybe I got a little harsh here (talking about The Beatles), but for a band titled as 'the worlds greatest band ever', they kinda of sound too 'meh'. I'd like some Beatles tunes like Helter Skelter or With a Little Help from my Friends, but I'd preffer The Rolling Stones (from their same time) or Elvis presley.

Also I'm surprised you gave this album an 8, and not a 10 Perhaps I should listen to 'Physical Graffiti' later to see if the band turned into something more enjoyable for my own ears


I don't give out 10s very often. I would definitely recommend you listen to Physical Graffiti as it contains more wonderful music by Led Zeppelin.
Lião - 22.10.2013 at 23:48  
Rating: 6
Written by Ace Frawley on 22.10.2013 at 23:06

Written by Lião on 22.10.2013 at 17:22

Maybe I got a little harsh here (talking about The Beatles), but for a band titled as 'the worlds greatest band ever', they kinda of sound too 'meh'. I'd like some Beatles tunes like Helter Skelter or With a Little Help from my Friends, but I'd preffer The Rolling Stones (from their same time) or Elvis presley.

Also I'm surprised you gave this album an 8, and not a 10 Perhaps I should listen to 'Physical Graffiti' later to see if the band turned into something more enjoyable for my own ears


I don't give out 10s very often. I would definitely recommend you listen to Physical Graffiti as it contains more wonderful music by Led Zeppelin.


That one will wait a bit, I'll try Motörhead newest effor. I'm sure it will be boring as well
TrialByFire - 05.11.2013 at 19:47  
  What is this doing on Metal Storm? A great album, but definitely NOT a metal album, or one of the greatest metal albums of all time.
Ace Frawley - 05.11.2013 at 23:34  
Rating: 8
Written by TrialByFire on 05.11.2013 at 19:47

What is this doing on Metal Storm? A great album, but definitely NOT a metal album, or one of the greatest metal albums of all time.


Well obviously others beg to differ. This is currently rated as number 10 on the site. Anyway, I'm comfortable with it being here.
TrialByFire - 09.11.2013 at 18:57  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 05.11.2013 at 23:34

Written by TrialByFire on 05.11.2013 at 19:47

What is this doing on Metal Storm? A great album, but definitely NOT a metal album, or one of the greatest metal albums of all time.


Well obviously others beg to differ. This is currently rated as number 10 on the site. Anyway, I'm comfortable with it being here.

I think MA are a bit more sensible then MS, as they have classified Zep as being 'classic rock'. I don't see how this is a better metal album than Powerslave, Paranoid, Holy Diver, In The Nightside Eclipse, Abigail or Crimson. I mean, even included on MS is Uriah Heep (a great band) which is stated as being 'hard rock' and nothing else- not even a metal band according to MS. Zeppelin are blues-based, which is a factor than metal doesn't have, and one of the main things that differentiates hard rock from metal.

I don't really want to get into an argument, so I'll just leave it there.
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.11.2013 at 19:28  
Rating: 8
Written by TrialByFire on 09.11.2013 at 18:57

Zeppelin are blues-based, which is a factor than metal doesn't have,


most metal is heavily blues based as well, just take Judas Priest and Black Sabbath as two early examples. If it's not blues based according to you then what is it based?
TrialByFire - 11.11.2013 at 18:03  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.11.2013 at 19:28

Written by TrialByFire on 09.11.2013 at 18:57

Zeppelin are blues-based, which is a factor than metal doesn't have,


most metal is heavily blues based as well, just take Judas Priest and Black Sabbath as two early examples. If it's not blues based according to you then what is it based?

On hard rock music, but with most of the blues chord progressions etc. removed.
LeKiwi - 13.12.2013 at 17:45  
 
Written by TrialByFire on 11.11.2013 at 18:03
On hard rock music, but with most of the blues chord progressions etc. removed.
Numerous metal bands use the pentatonic scale of which the blues scale is a derivative.

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