Led Zeppelin IV review by Led Zeppelin

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  • Released: Nov 8, 1971
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.7 (204 votes)
Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV

Sound — 10
The quality of sound is fine on all songs, very clear and plenty sharp enough. It should obviously be taken as read that the songs are all flawlessly executed. I love the different stlyes that are all introduced with complete success, and the little refferences to LOTR are just a beautiful touch in my opinion. My God I just love this albumn (you should be aware that I'm listening to Stairway To Heaven while writing this just to remind myself how amazing it is).

Lyrics — 10
Lyrics range from stariway to heaven which are just amazing. I can (hand have done more than once) just sit and listen to it or just read the lyrics for hours letting my mind wander, it's like a drug, just puts me out of reality completely. Robert Plant, amazing singer.

Overall Impression — 10
I'm not sure if its their best albumn ever, because that would be implying that it is better than their others which I don't think is possible. Going To California is amazingly layed back, Black Dog is amzingly cool, When The Levee Breaks is amazingly heavy, Battle Of Evermore is amazingly strange (in a good way, it's still amazing), Stairway To Heaven is just gonna get its own paragraph! Wow what can I say that I haven't already, the start is so beautifully mournful, the harmonies are so pretty, the solo is so amazingly good (it's the first solo I ever learned, so I know it that well but it's still amazingly cool every time I listen to it) and the end is so heavy and hard its hard to belive it's the same song that started so gently 6 minutes 44 seconds previously. The lyrics remain hugely deep throughout however. If someone stole it, I would buy another copy from each and every music store within a days driving distance of my house. And as we walk on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls.

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