Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
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Based on 6 reviews
1969 Ratings: #15 / 103
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Based on 735 ratings
1969 Ratings: #10
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Listening to this for the first time since I was one of the "born in the wrong generation rock is the only good genre" kids.
After that phase, I started thinking that Led Zeppelin is overrated. And my judgement still stands.

Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker, Ramble On and Moby Dick are good, catchy rock songs. But, the Led Zeppelin aesthetics have not aged well. I get tired by half of the record.
This is another case of me knowing this is supposed to be good but I can't really see it. ... read more
Led Zeppelin II sees the band push what they could do musically by expanding what they did on the first album with bold experimentation and a focus on soft melodies, groovier basslines and more jazz inspired percussion, I'd say this album contains some of John Paul Jones best bass work and I'll be damned if I didn't say that John Bonham didn't steal the show on this album. I used to have LZ2 as my favourite album from them and I rated it at a 10 but I feel like it's not perfect, the first half ... read more
this is nice when Robert Plant isnt singing about his balls
Hardest rock record of the 60s? Probably. Man, I can only imagine how hard this must've went back in the day. I mean, heck, it still goes incredibly hard today. Especially if you are lucky enough to find the Robert Ludwig Mix on vinyl. The grooves are deeper, and the mix is much heavier. I am, unfortunately, one of those who have not been fortunate enough to hear this beauty on vinyl. My copy is too scratched smh.

Strong 8/10
1969 was an amazing year for Led Zeppelin. Not only did they release their critically acclaimed and beloved debut record, but they followed it up only a few months later with what is arguably an even better album than that. I can give Led Zeppelin II all of the same positives as I did their first album, plus some more. All of the songs are absolute classics, all of which being incredibly fun, catchy, and even more memorable than their amazing first album. Whole Lotta Love is easily one of the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Whole Lotta Love
  2. What Is And What Should Never Be
  3. The Lemon Song
  4. Thank You
  5. Heartbreaker
  6. Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
  7. Ramble On
  8. Moby Dick
  9. Bring It On Home
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Added on: November 19, 2012