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ARTIST – Led Zeppelin

YEAR – 1971

Don’t feel like writing.  Anything I put down might jeopardise this pitch-perfect recording.  Seriously.

All I can do is link some reviews and perhaps allow the music to do the talking.  This band is my favourite band of all time.  Undisputed champion, nothing comes close to my love for Zeppelin.  They’re the reason I listen to music, why I took up drums (and dropped 6 years of clarinet), and just thought I was badass.  I was about 13 when I first listened to Zeppelin.  It’s a landmark; there’s before I listened to Zeppelin and everything after that.  I have a romantic attachment to this.  Many will say Zeppelin sucks and bla, bla, bla.  Right.  Make an album this good, then, fuckers!!!  That’s it.

Here’s a brilliant excerpt from Pitchfork’s Chris Dahlen:”Because when the riff from “Black Dog” hits you for the first time, you come face to face with God. Nothing is bigger than Led Zeppelin IV . It tears your skin and grinds away your doubt and self-hatred, freeing the rage and lust and anger of cockblocked adolescence. Listening to this album is like fucking the Grand Canyon.”  I could not have put it any other way…

Some reviews:  Rolling Stone, BBC.

I cannot be more emphatic about this group of people.  I love John Bonham.  He’s the best drummer ever.  Rush fans can kiss my white ass!!!  Bonham RULES!!!  Jimmy Page?  Need I say anything about this man’s ability to domesticate a guitar???!!!  Plant’s high and shrieky vocals???!!! “Hey, hey mamma, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove.”  Yeah, right, Zeppelin’s no good.  Ok!!!  Go out and purchase this album, buy all their albums, you will not be disappointed.  I can’t get enough.  I have everything they put out, even the DVDs.  It’s crazy how good they are.

I’m gonna skip the song selection, for the sole purpose that all of their songs are brilliant.  No single track is better than the next.  Like I said, I have a very passionate affair with Zeppelin.  Very, very biased.


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