Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
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Based on 5 reviews
1969 Ratings: #10 / 94
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Based on 540 ratings
1969 Ratings: #8
October 22, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
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MusicSucks
55
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
TreyLikesBands
78
Good

On their second LP, Led Zeppelin build on their blues roots with bold experimentation and brash instrumentation, while still maintaining that catchy rock and roll feel.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: Thank You, Whole Lotta Love, What Is and What Should Never Be, Heartbreaker
LEAST FAV: Moby Dick
JustSomeGuy
91
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
Crimson00
85
Fuck 1969 was a amazing year for music. This album is one of the highlights.

Growing up I heard the songs from this album a lot on the radio and going back to the album Im just amazed by this album. Robert Plant and John Bonham really just carry this album. With Plants very violin like singing and John Bonham subtle but catchy performance on drums.

I think my issue with this album is some of the songs I just skip like What Is And What Should Never Be and Moby Dick. And those are songs that ... read more
thevillageidiot
100
It's rare that any artistic effort reaches the heights of an album such as Led Zeppelin II. This is a legendary artist in their prime, with each musician at their most elite, firing on all cylinders and collaborating seamlessly. Interpolating their own compositions with those of blues legends Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf makes for an unflinching rock sound that's yet to be equaled, as raw as it is pure.

Grade: A+
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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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