Houses of the Holy

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
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Based on 5 reviews
1973 Ratings: #8 / 111
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1973 Ratings: #13
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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
I fucking love every song on this album. Except the Crunge. That shit is terrible.
Worthy of a roman numeral
After four amazing and highly successful self-titled albums, Led Zeppelin finally release their first album with an actual title. As the follow-up to the great quadrilogy, it does a fantastic job. This is up there with LZIII with their most experimental record up to this point. While the hard rock sound is still there on songs like Over The Hills And Far Away and The Crunge, just like their third effort they switch up with more subdued songs. The Rain Song is an excellent example of this. ... read more
Really interesting change of pace after their Self titled series. Love all the tracks here and it was dope to see them experiment a little more.
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Added on: November 19, 2012