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The bitch is back! (Spike: Expanded Edition - Elvis Costello)

Advantages: Smooth,more chilled than his other albums with a much slower pace.
Disadvantages: It took so long getting to us!

Spike (1989) was well worth the wait, as there was nearly a two year gap between this album and Blood & Chocolate. But when I first put this album in my tape player (showing my age now), and I heard the first song ''This Town'' with lyrics like 'everybody ...

SpookyMoon 29.05.2009 · Read full review
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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 ...

RPB1968 11.03.2010 · Read full review
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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 ...

joshholmes 07.10.2004 · Read full review
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