Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
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1969 Ratings: #16 / 105
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1969 Ratings: #9
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"Led Zeppelin II" by Led Zeppelin (1969) {Hard Rock/Blues Rock}

I may be in the minority here, but I truly believe that "Led Zeppelin II" is not only the best album in the band's outstanding catalog, but also the most important album in the formation of 'hard-rock' as a genre moving into the 70s. While their first self-titled effort was mainly a blues oriented cover album with lots of style and personality, "LZ II" improved upon every aspect ... read more
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
Many months later in the year of 1969 after their big breakout debut “Led Zeppelin”, the band had dropped their 2nd record “Led Zeppelin 2”. This had Led Zeppelin have much more success and bigger hits that are still remembered today. It is also known as a great achievement for the band making it top tier for people in their discography.

For me though, I think this is their most overrated album and I’d definitely choose its predecessor over this by a bit, but ... 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


Fav tracks: Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker, Living Loving Maid, Ramble On, Bring It on Home
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Added on: November 19, 2012