Sound — 10
First off, I have to say that zeppelin is the greatest. The sound ranges from crushing blues-metal to soft and mysterious. The greatest track on the album is, of course, stairway to heaven. it's tempo ranges from slow and mystical to a full on rocker. Jimmy's solo is one of the best ever. Another masterpiece is Black Dog. Any body who hears this song will have that opening "hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove" stuck in their head for a while. Rock and Roll is a classic with a magnificient guitar riff. When the Levee breaks is possibly the best blues-rock song ever, and if you are looking for Bonham's greatest work on drums, look no furthter, because hear it is. Easily the least known song on the album is Four Sticks, which has a simple, but pretty cool guitar riff. Misty Mountain Hop is a pop-ish song with a simple riff and a feel-good atmosphere to it. Going to California and Battle of Evermore are both very mystical and haunting songs that showcase acoustics and mandolins. All in all, this album has a little of everything.
Lyrics — 10
Robert Plant is the greatest of all time. That's pretty simple. The album, like I said before, has a bit of everything. The lyrics go from straightford hard rock stuff like on Black Dog to mystical and haunting things such as on Stairway To Heaven. Jimmy Page is probably just as good a lyricist as he is a guitarist, if that puts things into perspective. Robert Plant is often criticized about his voice, but at the same time, no one else could do these songs nearly as well as he, so stop and thing before you start to talk.
Overall Impression — 10
This is the greatest album ever, and if you need proof, check out Stairway. But what makes this such a great album is that it has a little blues, a little rock, and a little folk, all Led Zeppelin. If I ever lost this, I'd buy it back in a heartbeat, and if you don't have this yet, buy it now!