Sound — 10
I honestly think that this is Led Zeppelin's best album. The tracks are vibrant and full of good sound. There are tracks like "No Quarter" and "The Song Remains The Same" which have a more electronic sound, with more keyboards. Then there is "The Ocean" whcih brings us back to the searing Zeppelin guitar we all love. "Over The Hills And Far Away" starts acuistic, then turns electric halfway through, this one is probably the best example of the sound for this album.
Lyrics — 10
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are and always have been decent lyric writers. Enough said there. Plant has the usual vocal stylings on this album, only he has a strangly female sounding voice on "The Same Remains The Same."
Overall Impression — 10
As I said before, this is Zeppelin's best. All the songs are incredibly good for me accept "The Crunge" which is a little too Rocky III for me. None of the other albums have this kind of sound diversity. And yes, of course I would go out and buy another if mine were misplaced.