Originally Posted by Electrophonic Tonic
It's hard to count Coda as a legit album, considering it's mostly a collection of throwaway tracks to appease Led Zeppelin fans after Bonham's death.
For me, personally, its LZII. Yeah, there are some good/great songs on there, but it extremely boring compared to all their other albums. I can't count Presence since 'Achilles Last Stand' is easily one of my favorite songs by any artist and In Through The Out Door has some nice moments even if some of the songs are sub-par.
If Coda was off the table, then yeah I'd probably go with ITTOD, although I really like I'm Gonna Crawl. In the Evening is pretty solid too. I think the band would choose this album as well. Plant wasn't fully recovered from the horrific tragedy of losing his son, and it kind of shows on the record. Much tamer LZ than anyone had ever seen before.