Best Led Zeppelin Albums


August 4, 2015 - No compliation or live albums, just the 9 studio albums. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Led Zeppelin IV
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.
My favorite album of all time by any artist. People say the only reason it's famous is because of Stairway to Heaven, but they neglect to realize that it also has the heaviness of Rock and Roll and Black Dog, the folk rock elements in The Battle of Evermore, the mystification of Misty Mountain Hop and When The Levee Breaks, the superb lyrics and vocals in Four Sticks, and last but not least the folk-sounding mellowness of Going to California.
Just about better than Physical Graffiti. Top 4 songs: I. Stairway, II. Black Dog, III. When the levee breaks, IV. Four Sticks
[Newest]All 9 songs are at least good and varied.

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.
Top to bottom, this is hands down the best Zep album of all time. Bring it on Home and The Lemon Song are two of the most criminally underrated songs ever recorded, and JPJ’s bass work in The Lemon Song is about as good as you will ever hear.
[Newest]Their most heavy, wild and sexy album. It has too many great songs and of course Moby Dick.

3Led 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!
Just imagine placing the record in the record player without knowing what you're gonna get into. All you hear from the very first track is a very strong E5 chord and already you're blown away. The explosiveness of that album is unparalleled; Zeppelin 1 is raw, sexy and their greatest album.
Top Three songs: Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused, Communication Breakdown.

[Newest]I listen to this album as it should be heard: 1-8 without interruption.

4Physical 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...
Whoever said this, don't be sorry that you always skip Stairway. I got tired of hearing it after listening to this album. It's just Zeppelin at their perfect and most diverse form.
[Newest]Lot songs, every excellent, first after second superbly ordered and lot of musical styles.

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!


This is the most accessible of Zeppelin's Albums. Their Fourth Album and Physical Graffiti may have more appeal to some people due to their many hits. But Houses of The Holy has the most widespread usage of many genres such as funk, phychedelic, reggae, and even pre-cursors to grunge. The album flows very smoothly despite some miniscule rough patches. Basically Led Zeppelin at their finest.
Song Remains the Same. THREE GUITAR SOLOS. One of the most beautiful songs. A happy summertime tune, followed by the beautiful Rain Song and Over the Hills and Far Away. Then it gets diverse. The Crunge brings in funk, Dancing Days sounds just... different, then the reggae stylings of D'yer Mak'er. No Quarter is one of the most relaxing and at the same time spooky. Then finishing off with The Ocean, a happy song that sounds like it should be on Led Zeppelin II that is complete with an outro section, just like Stairway to Heaven or Out on the Tiles. Absolutely brilliant.
[Newest]I don't see a reason for another album to be better than this most loved album.

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!


[Newest]That's the one of their albums that is the most "sunny" and so natural, on the other hand being so powerful and mind-blowing... I love their every album with all my heart, but to this one I can listen the most often.

Most underrated albums. Definitely deserves top spot for Achilles Last Stand, Nobodys Fault But Mine, and Tea For One.
Remember buying it when it first came out. Never heard anything like it before or since. The sheer power, precision, dynamics and speed of the four musicians as never been matched.
My favourite as well. Play it now and you will have to agree it has lasted better than some of the more acclaimed albums?
[Newest]Achilles, Tea for One, and For Your Life are all some of their best.

8In Through The Out Door
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
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.

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

10The Song Remains the Same
I voted for thins because it's so unsung. It's 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 it's 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!
It's true that it's forgotten but it is kind of a cheat because it's a compilation.

The Contenders

11BBC Sessions
Listen and hear the same song played numerous ways, a testament to their live versatility

Why is this so low. This is an album with their best songs.
I think some people didn't read the list discription.


13How the West Was Won [live]

14Celebration Day
Contains the definitive versions of Kashmir and For Your Live.

15The Dancing Avocado

16Led Zeppelin: The Early Days
A collection of their best songs from their first four albums.

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