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Led Zeppelin III

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  • Sure it’s supposed to be an “acoustic” album and “soft” but it actually is a super, well rounded affair. You get rockin’ tunes (“Immigrant Song”, “Out On The Tiles”, “Celebration Day”), funky folk (“Bron Yr Aur Stomp”, “Gallows Pole”), some kickin’ blues or blues influenced tracks (“Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “Hats Off To (Roy) Harper” which is “Shake ‘Em On Down”), and a super ballad in “Tangerine”. I & II are great but I think there’s an earthiness and subtlety here that are missing from their first two efforts. IV/ZOSO is overrated because of 3 songs, and the later albums are by and large pretty damn good. But I’d say this is the most diverse album, and apart from metal heads’ perspectives, their most accessible. I love Spinal Tap but sometimes you don’t need to go to 11 to totally rock out… Led Zeppelin III proves it. Enjoy!

    Posted on February 9, 2010