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Crunge worthy in its best sense!

Advantages: Quality Zep pre-graffiti
Disadvantages: None.

A strange choice maybe for my favourite Led Zeppelin but 'Houses Of The Holy' their fifth studio album has always held a special place in my heart when considering personal musical highlights. The raw power and quality of the first two albums is replac ...

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Review of Houses of the Holy (Digitally Remastered) - Led Zeppelin

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Houses Of The Shmoly

Advantages: quite an accessible introduction to the music of LED ZEPPELIN with a wide variety of styles
Disadvantages: too middle of the road in its approach, the double CD "Remasters" is a far better introduction

It's 1973: The heavy airship goes psychedelic. But can it pass the acid test? The album opener 'The Song Remains The Same' is a pretty straightforward rock song, indebted to the blues, and adorned with a touch of hardrock sensibility. Robert Plant's voc ...

knight_of_the_soundtable 07.08.2011 · Read full review
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1973 never felt so good

Advantages: The peak of their careers
Disadvantages: D'Yer Maker? Well did ya?

After the blitzkreig of LZI and II, and the failed acoustic of III, Zep delivered the goods with the Runes album. Now what? This. A range of styles and experimentation that still never strays far from the heavy rock that made their name. We still ge ...

pinkmatchstick 06.11.2004 · Read full review
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Houses - Zep's unusual masterpiece

Advantages: ground breaking experimentation, 6/8 superb tracks
Disadvantages: The Crunge

Led Zeppelin's 5th studio album "Houses of the Holy" commences with the high octane, sex-driven "The Song Remains The Same". This, however, is not the precident for an album which contains amazing musical variety. With the final strum of the opener s ...

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And I Present To You, The Piano Man!

Advantages: Some Nice Tracks That Show The Beginnings Of A Great Artist
Disadvantages: Not Quite A Classic

Piano Man is the first album Joel released after his time in piano bars and playing in clubs, which lends itself to the title. This period occurred after the poor showing of his first album, Cold Spring Harbour, an album that was originally released at th ...

Robin_Hod12 01.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Piano Man - Billy Joel

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