Best Led Zeppelin Albums

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Led Zeppelin IV
Just about better than Physical Graffiti. Top 4 songs: I. Stairway, II. Black Dog, III. When the levee breaks, IV. Four Sticks
Is Led Zeppelin at it's best. From Black Dog to When the Levee Breaks it rocks. Has classic songs that first time listeners recognize, but didn't know it was their song. For instance, Going to California.
Top led zeppelin songs in my opinion:stairway to heaven, kashmir, whole lotta love, since I have been loving you, when the levee breaks, immigrant song, baby I'm gonna leave you, over the hills and far away, dyer maker

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2Led Zeppelin II
Oh no! It couldn't really happened! IV as the first? On fourth album are only Stairway, Black Dog, When the Levee and Rock and Roll, the rest of it is just songs, nothing special. Second album is real winner because of a number of great songs. For 9 songs 6 are really genius and the rest are on good level. You've got here: Whole Lotta Love, What is and What Should Never Be, Heartbreaker, Ramble On, Moby Dick, Bring It On Home. If I had to choose from this list my four favourite one, I couldn't do it. But on IV album that would be easy... Because there are no other good songs but Stairway, Black Dog, Levee and Rock'n'Roll. That's why I think Led Zeppelin II album is their greatest!
In my opinion this is by far their best album ever! There's not one bad song on it. Plant's voice sound the best on it, Page's riffs are better than ever, JPJ's bass lines are beautifully melodic, and Bonham is at the top of his game in my opinion.
I've been listening to LD about six months and got to admit I'm LD maniac, I know every song, I've seen piles of videos and read a book. Fist months I liked the most IV but nowadays I like more II. II is more raw, pure rock and roll, great riffs! I voted fro II but it's likely I will change my mind one day and I'm curious which album will my the most favourite :)
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3Physical Graffiti
In My opinion tied with Led Zeppelin IV.
Top Three Songs:
DISC 1: Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, The Rover
DISC 2: Ten Years Gone, In The Light, Sick again

Zeppelin at the height of their powers. Who can resist a double album. Classics like Kashmir, Ten Years Gone, In the Light...
I have heard to this album and have become a great fan of this.. I have heard led zeppelin 4.. But I feel this is more superior to that... Led zeppelin was kinda more comercial... But this is real led zeppelin guys..
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4Led Zeppelin I
In my opinion this is the one of the only led zeppelin albums where every single song was absolutely brilliant, I mean don't get me wrong their my favorite band of all time but this album just seemed the freshest and I love the way its bluesy rock, also I think John Paul Jones' bass playing was probably at its best on this one and his organ solo on 'Your time is gonna come was absolutely epic, favorite songs on it are: Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused and actually what am I saying their all winners, awesome!
I still listen to this album. To me it stands the test of time better than the rest do. For me this is the album's music is what drew me to Led Zep in the first place!
Top Three songs: Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused, Communication Breakdown.

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5Houses of the Holy
Come on, the only Led Zeppelin better than this one is Led Zeppelin IV and by just a little bit. Over the Hills and Far Away, D'yer Maker, No Quarter, The Rain Song, The Ocean... This album is epic!

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At their most creative. I love this album a lot. No Quater and Over The Hills kick as and so do all the others.
Zeppelin at their most creative. The only reason I put this above Zeppelin II is because of the diversity. Each song sounds like they're from different genres, but they all have that undeniable Zeppelin sound. Hard to choose favorites on this album, but my top 6 would be: 1. ) Over The Hills & Far Away,2. ) The Ocean, 3. ) D'yer Maker, 4. ) No Quarter, 5. ) The Song Remains The Same, 6. ) The Rain Song.
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6Led Zeppelin III
This album was important for Led Zeppelin, this album showed that they could play other music. That Jimmy Page played an acoustic just as good as an electric. This album showed the world that they weren't just some rock band, it showed that they were capable of other types of music. It shows the maturation of Led Zeppelin's music.
I think this album is a underrated, it is clearly one of the greatest rock albums of all time. Since I've been loving you is the most beautiful song of all time.
Since I've Been Loving You I'm about to lose my worried mind. Timeless!

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7Presence
ACHILLES LAST STAN, is one of led zepps best songs. Then you have the riff fessest that is For my life, the downwright funky Royal Orleans and he plain awesome Nobodys fault but mine. To top it off, we have one of zeps most emotionally charged songs in the epicicly moving Tea for one. I never understood how this could be so underrated.
My favourite as well. Play it now and you will have to agree it has lasted better than some of the more acclaimed albums?
Most underrated albums. Definitely deserves top spot for Achilles Last Stand, Nobodys Fault But Mine, and Tea For One.
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8In Through The Out Door
Every song is a gem, and Carouselambra and Fool In The Rain are two of my favorite Zeppelin songs. This last album shows that they were at the height of their powers and would have continued to amaze everyone.
My favorite album of ALL time. Fool In The Rain, Carouselambra and All Of My Love are Led Zeppelin at their best. Even has Zepp's most underrated song, I'm Gonna Crawl...
you could listen this all night long... songs like In the evening, Hot Dog, All my love : all great

9Coda
Poor tom, We're gonna groove, I can't quit you baby, all awesome

10BBC Sessions
Listen and hear the same song played numerous ways, a testament to their live versatility

The Contenders

11Mothership

12Led Zeppelin: The Early Days
A collection of their best songs from their first four albums.

13How the West Was Won [live]

14The Song Remains the Same
I voted for thins because its so unsung. Its the best live album ever. Its definitely better than coda in through the out door and presence combined. Its not my favourite but its f in amazing shame on those who didn't vote for it. I have to say graffiti is a little over rated though it kicks ass. This album rocks its the best live album ever and everybody should watch this before you ascend the stairway to heaven. I never got stairway to I saw it visualised in the dvd plus the starts really triply. I have got many friends hooked on zep with this album alone. Apart from this the winners should be houses 1 2 and 4 though you can't really fault zep at all
Awesome album, I own one and love!
Zeppelin Rocks!

15Celebration Day
Contains the definitive versions of Kashmir and For Your Live.

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