Led Zeppelin Discography
For many, the Led Zeppelin discography is like the Bible of hard rock. However, if you only see this English quartet as hard rock or heavy metal, you haven't really listened to all their albums all the way through. There's a whole lot of folk and blues in there, too.
- "Led Zeppelin" This album introduced Led Zeppelin to the world. Songs like "Dazed and Confused," alone with "Communication Breakdown" showed that the quartet was ready for the world with its heavy sound.
- "Led Zeppelin II" With a little help from Willie Dixon's blues, this album's "Whole Lotta Love" was the centerpiece to a great album. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)," however, didn't win many points with the women's liberation movement.
- "Led Zeppelin III" This album, with tracks like "Gallows Pole," started to reveal Led Zep's more mystical side. "Immigrant Song" shows they were still kings of the (rock) hill, however.
- "Led Zeppelin IV" Number four is a big favorite for many reasons. In addition to the classic, "Stairway to Heaven," there were more gentle tunes like "Going to California." The fine rockers, which included "Black Dog" and "Rock and Roll," were really fine.
- "Houses of the Holy" Its cover, with naked kid rock climbing, was kind of strange. Songs like "Dancing Days" really advanced the band's more Eastern sounding growth. It may not have rocked as hard as number four, but it was still pretty cool.
- "Physical Graffiti" Oh, a dreaded double-album! No worries, though, the epic "Kashmir" saved the day. A lot of great music or just a lot of music, depending on how you want to look at it.
- "Presence" The band's version of Blind Willie Johnson's "Nobody's Fault But Mine" is the perfect blend of hard rock and old blues. It's the best thing on a relatively weak album.
- "In Through The Out Door" The highlight of this album is the pretty "All My Love." The fun "Fool in the Rain" is also a hoot.
- "Coda" This album came out after the band had broken up. Yes, it's cool to hear them cover "I Can't Quit You Baby," but this is little more than a post-band release.