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Simply the Best,
This review is from: Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) (Audio CD)
I would like to start this review by stating that this is, arguably, the greatest rock album ever recorded. I don't see how it has an overall 4.5 star rating and it's all of the idiotic 1-star reviews that bring it down. I'm not calling it the best rock album of all time because I'm giving in to the hype about it, because I'm not. I own it and have listened through it over a hundred times so I am more than familiar with it, along with the rest of Zeppelin's music. This is simply the most complete, diverse and distinctive album ever. Not only are Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham gods of their instruments but they are likewise with song writing. The songs range from funky rock and roll (Black Dog, Rock and Roll) to groovy melodies (Misty Mountain Hop) to the more melodic ballads (Battle of Evermore, Going to California) to the epic heavy hitters on the album, Stairway and When the Levee Breaks. These four guys have mastered blues-inspired rock and roll and play it like no other. Jimmy Page is equally masterful and brilliant with the electric and acoustic guitars and his melodies are some of the most unconventional, odd time-signatured yet captivating ever. This is the quintissential hard rock album and it seems like all other albums should be measured up against this one.
I give every single song on this album a 10/10 with the exception of Four Sticks, which I would give a 9.5. Albums can't really rate much higher.
These are the gods of rock and this is their masterpiece. No person who claims to listen to rock should be without it. Don't pay any attention to the 1-star reviews, or the 2- and 3- star reviews, for that matter. They are ridiculous and written solely out of rebellion. Let them listen to their Fallout Boys and Nirvanas and Panic at the Discos. This is real music.
I am someone who usually does not give in to fads and trends just for the sake of doing it, but Led Zeppelin IV is a trend that I can't help but follow. It's simply the best..
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Initial post: Jun 12, 2007 3:36:22 AM PDT
Avid Reader says:
I don't see how you can complain about the 1 star reviews as extremism and then say that every song here is 10/10. Even some saner Led Zeppelin fans don't think that Misty Moutain Hop and Four Sticks are great, and many people, who aren't necessarily "anti-Zeppelin", think that Misty Mountain Hop is outright terrible. (I think it is too) This band was composed of people, not gods.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2007 1:34:44 PM PDT
Lol, of course they were people and not gods, but they were ROCK GODS. Rock didn't get much better than these guys. They were the most consistent rock band in my opinion. They are the ONLY band who did not put out a single bad album. All 9 including Coda were fantastic. Not even legendary bands like Pink Floyd or Black Sabbath or ACDC can make such claims. I'm not saying that these guys are anything supernatural, (as a matter of fact they were quite troubled in life, Page being a heroin-addict, Bonham being an alcoholic)but as far as strictly music goes they were the absolute best and this album was the pinnacle of hard rock. Cheers
Posted on Oct 29, 2009 6:14:22 PM PDT
J. Finta says:
i agree that this is an excellent album but how are you gonna put nirvana with crap like fallout boy. nirvana was a good band man.
Posted on Nov 6, 2009 6:07:36 PM PST
Bill R. Moore says:
Say what you want about Nirvana, but Zeppelin was one of their biggest influences. Some of the first stuff they did was Zeppelin covers, as their box set With the Lights Out shows; I believe "Heartbreaker" is the first song on it, done in 1987, way before they were famous. Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is famously one of the world's biggest Zeppelin fans. He was at the O2 show and was even rumored to be considered for the replacement drummer instead of Jason Bonham. He at any rate seems to be friends with Page and Jones, as they joined his band the Foo Fighters to do two Zeppelin songs not long afterward. I'm not that big on Nirvana, either, and they are certainly far, far below Zeppelin, but they are certainly miles above the other bands you name. Why not name someone like Styx?
Posted on Nov 23, 2010 10:42:14 AM PST
Dequan Waters says:
You need to write more reviews like this one.
Posted on Oct 31, 2011 10:44:08 AM PDT
Good review. This was one of the best albums by the finest rock band that ever stepped on a stage. No band in the history of rock music have released a continuous unbroken string of game changing stellar albums to remotely match Zeppelin's first six revolutionary discs!! Think about it....1969-LED ZEPPELIN-I (8-million sold), 1969-LED ZEPPELIN-II (12-million sold), 1970-LED ZEPPELIN-III (6-million sold), 1971-LED ZEPPELIN-IV (23-million sold), 1973-HOUSES OF THE HOLY (11-million sold), 1975-PHYSICAL GRAFFITI (16-million sold) This remains an unequaled staggering streak.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 3:59:16 AM PST
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Amazon Customer says:
j finta:have to disagree bout nirvana-they were an enema for glam hair metal but they werent a great band.kurt cobain is so overrated its pathetic.alice in chains,soundgarden,& STP were all superior to nirvana.however your points about mr grohl are correct-he was the zepp fan and Foo FIghters are a absolutely outstanding band.the untitled 4th zeppelin album is their second best album imo and was the 2nd cd i ever bought.i personally think Physical Graffiti is better but whatever.anyone who doesnt give this album a 5 star rating has no taste imo.
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 8:18:22 AM PDT
Greg C says:
I totally agree with you except for the Nirvana part. I believe even Nirvana fans would give this a 4 star rating. It's the Beiber and One Direction kiddies that have skewn the ratings. As I write this my 2 year old grand daughter is dancing to Rock and Roll. She 'll be ok, grandpa will make sure she knows.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2014 5:10:16 AM PST
Michael Burns says:
Misty Mountain - one of my favorites!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2015 10:47:27 AM PST
Maybe Its Just Me says:
Mine, too. Why all the slams on this song? It's great!