Sound — 10
Recorded in the studio during there first u.s.tours. Zeppelin 2 provided a blueprint that most all rock acts followed. The overall sound of the album is heavy and hard, brutal and direct. Due to the lack of studio time, most that became known as zeppelin 2 was reworked blues and rock standards that the band played live at the time. Even with the lack of studio time that resulted in lack of orginal material, it created a sound more direct "whole lotta love", The Lemon song", and "bring it on home" are based upon classic blues numbers-only the riffs are louder and each has sections for extended solos. The album produced two heavenly beautiful acoustic gems "ramble on" and "thank you". Zeppelin 2 did lack the eclectism of zeppelin 1, but it's arguably a more influential and commerical record. Nearly all the ever growin' list of imitators zeppelin have spawned they all draw back to this album, but lack in countless dynamics and its pummeling riffs.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics all came together here crafting something very unique and special. Robert Plant using his trademark banshee wails to almost whispering moans. Crafted the perfect way to sing this lyrics to craftin' wonderful little gems here and there.
Overall Impression — 10
This is definitely among Zeppelin's best albums and among rock's greatest albums. I find it a highly impressive album with sheerly golden gems like: "Whole lotta love", "What is and what should never be", "thank you", "heartbreaker", "living lovin' maid (she's just a woman)", and "ramble on" all stand in my mind as the songs that made this album what is and what it always will be. Truthfully what is there to dislike about this album. If I lost it or it got stolen, I'd most definitely buy it, again. This album is very much worth buying, burn something else, buy this album you'd much appreiate buying this album.