Houses of the Holy

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I fucking love every song on this album. Except the Crunge. That shit is terrible.


One of my favourite elements of Led Zeppelin is the historical context that radiates from their music. The four albums that were released prior to "Houses of the Holy" exhibits vibes from Medieval, Renaissance and First World War time periods, and it's incredibly evocative. However, much of this record carries a more surreal and other-worldly atmosphere that I'm unsure how to properly describe. For instance, the subtle distortions and peculiar lead guitar on "Dancing Days" ... read more


Houses of the Holy is Led Zeppelin’s follow-up to their legendary Quadrilogy and although it doesn’t live up to the greatness of those albums, it certainly provides some of the bands dodgiest and most experimental tracks ever.

Houses of the Holy starts off with “Song Remains The Same” of which is a great opener with the signature wild spirit that Zeppelin is known for with fantastic performances all around.

As the record goes on, the tracks seem to become a lot more ... read more


Led Zeppelin #1:
Love the random reggae song thrown in here. That’s sarcasm I don’t like that one. The crunge is iffy


Fav track: No Quarter


This album is quite different than the previous Led Zeppelin record, and not in a bad way. It seems calmer and is an enjoyable listen. However, The Crunge is absolutely horrible.

Best Track: The Rain Song

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Added on: November 19, 2012