My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Led Zeppelin III was recorded during the first half of 1970 and was released in October of the same year. Many of the songs have an acoustic or semi-acoustic vibe as they were written in a remote cottage that had no electricity.
What I think: What a pile of crap this album is. Instead of Robert Plant doing his awful wail over heavy metal songs, you get him yelling over acoustic guitars. And that just makes those awful shrieks stand out more. Because of this, the seven plus minutes of”Since I’ve been Loving You” were some of the most difficult minutes I’ve experienced in almost 200 albums.
I will admit begrudgingly though that his choruses in “Immigrant Song” are pretty awesome. Other than that the only good thing on this album is the music to “Out on the Tiles” with it’s cool bass sound.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I guess I just have to face the fact that I’m going to have to listen to every Zeppelin album. I get that people really like them, but do we have to have everything they ever released?
Rating (Out of 5): .5
Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (152/196)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%
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