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View Poll Results: What do you think is the best Led Zeppelin album?
Led Zeppelin 8 8.89%
Led Zeppelin II 9 10.00%
Led Zeppelin III 17 18.89%
Led Zeppelin IV 21 23.33%
Houses of the Holy 12 13.33%
Physical Graffiti 16 17.78%
Presence 4 4.44%
In Through the Out Door 2 2.22%
Coda 1 1.11%
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:20 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Sabotage is boss but Led Zeppelin makes terrible albums.
Ja, Achille's Last Stand is their best song but their album arrangement shortcomings are very obvious on Presence. Weird how they can have a coherent flow to their songs when they perform while their studio albums are arranged like AI-generated compilations.
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Ja, Achille's Last Stand is their best song but their album arrangement shortcomings are very obvious on Presence. Weird how they can have a coherent flow to their songs when they perform while their studio albums are arranged like AI-generated compilations.
I suppose there's truth to this. Other bands do cohesion and flow within track sequencing much better than Zeppelin often did. I wouldn't go so far as to say the sequencing is so bad that the albums are 'terrible' or liken the sequencing to 'AI-generation', but I see your point. Most of their albums, sequencing aside, are collections of great songs (except for ITTOD).
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More like half their songs are terrible cause they don't have realistic understandings of what they're good at. Like Robert Plant is a god tier rock singer with a lot of personality but can't emote to save his life and yet they still give him songs that rely on him expressing emotion and not belting out a rock anthem.
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More like half their songs are terrible cause they don't have realistic understandings of what they're good at. Like Robert Plant is a god tier rock singer with a lot of personality but can't emote to save his life and yet they still give him songs that rely on him expressing emotion and not belting out a rock anthem.
When I read the words it told me, it made me sad sad sad

I guess I've never thought about Zeppelin's abilities or inabilities at producing songs that convey emotion. As a whole, their music did most of the emoting to my ears so Plant's voice didn't really have to carry it those extra yards. That said, Daltrey/Morrison/Lennon, etc. were much better at emoting through voice, I'll agree there.
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When I read the words it told me, it made me sad sad sad

I guess I've never thought about Zeppelin's abilities or inabilities at producing songs that convey emotion. As a whole, their music did most of the emoting to my ears so Plant's voice didn't really have to carry it those extra yards. That said, Daltrey/Morrison/Lennon, etc. were much better at emoting through voice, I'll agree there.
Yeah, Morrison and Lennon were better in that sense, but not Daltrey imo
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