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Best Led Zeppelin Album?

Discussion in 'Album Reviews' started by ntw16, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff The Kevin Owens Show Staff Member

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    lol Don't be sorry. Your opinion is as valid about it as ours.
    My least favourite on the album for me personally is Kashmir.
     
  2. Lynch

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    Speaking of album covers, I can honestly say that I don't really like ANY of their album covers. LZ1 was cool, 2-4 are all lame, Houses was goofy as hell. PG was ok, Presence was lame, ITTHD was a cool concept if you even know what that concept is. Coda is lame. The live albums are lame. The 1990 Box set cover was kind of cool. Overall, for a band that was as big and epic as they were, they really had some really lame album covers.
     
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    Slim Slow Slider +2,727 posts as TheSound!

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    I’d agree with that, it’s always been baffling why so many bands - who spend millions and take months recording an album - they then seem to put so little thought into how they actually package it, and how they present it to the public. Maybe the era of the CD and MP3 downloads has signaled the death of great rock album cover art? I actually really liked the album cover of ‘Presence’ with its intriguing post-nuclear family all gathered around the obelisk, and which was designed by Hipgnosis, to me it was reminiscent of the great cover they also did for Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. Hipgnosis produced some great album art, but none of the other Zeppelin covers amounted to very much, ‘In through the Out Door’ was okay, but ‘Physical Graffiti’ was just plain annoying with all those little windows which eventually just got frayed and torn after about 100 plays of the record. Roger Dean for me still reigns supreme as an album art designer, he’s never been equalled, as a spotty teenage Yes/Uriah Heep/Asia/Budgie fan ( just 4 of the bands he worked with) I even used to buy huge posters of the stuff Roger Dean did, and hang them on my bedroom wall, you could buy them in art shops and record stores back then, and I’d spend ages staring at them and just disappearing into Roger Dean's vast and extraordinary outer-space and fantasy/sci-fi dreamscapes, while simultaneously being plugged into listening to Yes’s ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’ or Heep’s ‘Demons and Wizards’ or whatever, good stuff.
     
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    First and second are the best for me :) Dunno why, but always first album is the best. I thing its that, because on first album averybody is TRUE :)
     
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    Totally agree with the sentiments on Boogie with Stu - to an extent. I don't think it's the worst thing they've ever done or even the worst thing on that album but it doesn't belong alongside of giants like In The Light, Kashmir, The Wanton Song, etc etc etc.

    As for In Through the Out Door, if I ever find a song on there that truly sounds like a real Zep tune I'll let you know. They completely fell off the wagon with that one and were spewing mud (which by their standards meant making alright but unremarkable songs). Sad to see.
     
  6. Riff Raff

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    ITTOD is one of my top 5 favourite LZ albums. I love every song on it.
     
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    IV for me.

    Over the years, I, III & Physical Graffiti have been my favorites for brief periods. But for the most part IV has ruled.
     
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    Zepfan ...since January 1969...

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    Led Zeppelin I
     

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    Nirvanadude Vinyl Collector

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    Physical Graffiti followed closely by III
     

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