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Rank the Zeppelin albums - favorite to least favorite.

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1) Led Zeppelin IV

2) Physical Graffiti

3) Led Zeppelin III

4) Houses Of The Holy

5) Presence

6) Led Zeppelin I 

7) Led Zeppelin II

8) Coda

9) In through Thew Out Door

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1. Led Zeppelin I

2. Led Zeppelin IV

3. Physical Graffiti

4. Houses of the Holy

5. Led Zeppelin II

6. Presence

7. Led Zeppelin III

8. In Through the Out Door

9. Coda. But since Bonzo wasn't there it barely counts

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I

Iv

physical graffiti

II

Presence

III

in through the out door

houses of the holy

coda

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Impossible to rank in order, as I will listen to a particular album dependant on my mood. Every album has a different feel. One day  Presence  will by favourite, but next day it will be II, so impossible to put in order.

I still believe you get the best feel of each by playing them on vinyl. Their is nothing like pulling the record out & putting it on the turntable whilst holding and reading the album sleeve whilst it is playing. Beats the CD version hands down.

 

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I have hardly any vinyl now. But no Led Zepp. All mine is on cd. Due to moving houses. My Mrs bought a cheap record player. So we have been buying what we like from the charity shops. I just hope i spot the odd Led Zepp one in there. There is no way i can afford to start again. They are way expensive. I do agree, They do sound better.

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Posted (edited)

Rank ordering Led Zeppelin's studio albums?

 

Its a very hard choice to rank order the studio albums of one of the greatest bands ever.  The top 5 invites heavy debate and clearly they are ranked very closely.  And admittedly if I am forced to answer this question in a couple of weeks I could give a different answer.  I rank Led Zeppelin IV at #1 even though I haven't played it much in a good while.  Physical Grafitti gets to #2 on the strength of containing some of their greatest songs, despite some filler.  Houses Of The Holy... cannot go wrong and every track is an absolute classic, same with Led Zeppelin II.  When we look at 6, 7, and 8 is where we see some real distinctions in overall quality, I think.

 

For me it's

 

1. Led Zeppelin IV

2. Physical Graffitti

3. Houses Of The Holy

4. Led Zeppelin II

5. Presence 

6. Led Zeppelin I

7. Led Zeppelin III

8. In Through The Out Door

9. CODA

Edited by irondirigible
spelling error

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In the order of "how often I listen to them", rather than critics' choice....

 

1. Led Zep 2

2. Physical Graffiti

3. Presence

4. Led Zep 3

5. Led Zep 1

6. Led Zep 4

7. Houses of the Holy

8. Coda

9. In thru The Out Door

 

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Wow!  Some real differences here.  Well, the great thing here is that this is art (and high art at that!) so none of us is right and none wrong.

There are many days that I would make the case that Houses Of The Holy is their finest.  I feel no other Zeppelin album can match its perfection and the strength and brilliance of every track.  Even IV cannot do this.  Yet IV, while overplayed does contain moments where the band took rock n roll to another level and that's why its #1 for me.

But like i said, no list here is wrong

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1. IV

2. III

3. Physical Graffiti 

4. Houses of the Holy

5. II

6. In Through The Out Door 

7. Led Zeppelin 

8. Presence 

9. Coda

 

 

Edited by Mr. Mountain Hop

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