Album of the day (#2832): Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin

Goto page 1, 2  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
albummaster
Janitor


Gender: Male
Location: Spain
Site Admin

  • #1
  • Posted: 09/15/2018 20:00
  • Post subject: Album of the day (#2832): Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
  • Reply with quote
Today's album of the day

Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin (View album | Buy this album)

Year: 1969.
Country:
Overall rank: 37
Average rating: 87/100 (from 2091 votes).



Tracks:
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is And What Should Never Be
3. The Lemon Song
4. Thank You
5. Heartbreaker
6. Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
7. Ramble On
8. Moby Dick
9. Bring It On Home

About album of the day: The BestEverAlbums.com album of the day is the album appearing most prominently in member charts in the previous 24 hours. If an album, or artist, has previously been selected within a x day period, the next highest album is picked instead (and so on) to ensure a bit of variety. A full history of album of the day can be viewed here.
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
Gowi
The Most Trusted Name in News


Gender: Female
Age: 34
Location: Detroit
Poland

  • #2
  • Posted: 09/15/2018 20:27
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
no
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
RoundTheBend
I miss the comfort in being sad



Location: Ground Control
United States

  • #3
  • Posted: 09/15/2018 22:07
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
What Is And What Should Never Be is probably their second favorite of mine after Going to California.

Also, Yes, sometimes.
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
Antonio-Pedro
Subspace Highway Traveler


Gender: Male
Age: 23
Location: Rain forest Kingdom
Brazil

  • #4
  • Posted: 09/15/2018 22:48
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
Gowi wrote:
no

YES

as much as I dislike LZ now, this is their best and most rocky
_________________
Top 100 Hits you must hear before the u... of beauty
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
HazeyTwilight
boyfriend in your wet dreams


Gender: Male
Age: 25
Location: Elmo Knows Where You Live
Ireland

  • #5
  • Posted: 09/16/2018 00:43
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
I like Led Zeppelin best when they were writing 2nd rate Tolkien lyrics and being more dynamic with their songwriting (LZ III, Houses of the Holy) instead of being these sleazy creeps who played generic blues rock, fornicated girls with sharks and took credit for other artists work (even present on the albums I do like a lot), further cementing that they were spoilt white boys that didn't have any real problems (except for JPJ who is pure and we must protecc). This album falls into the latter camp; although it does have "What is and What Should Never Be" and "Ramble On" and there are some unintentionally hilarious moments (dat awkward "Moby Dick" drum solo aged so poorly it's funny) that makes it the superior '69 album (which was probably what those frisky bastards were doing after every gig).

wrote most of that to get a reaction, let's see if it does
_________________
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
Gowi
The Most Trusted Name in News


Gender: Female
Age: 34
Location: Detroit
Poland

  • #6
  • Posted: 09/16/2018 01:16
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
Antonio-Pedro wrote:
YES

as much as I dislike LZ now, this is their best and most rocky

its sloppy early hard rock with bad production and worse ideas, still doesnt have their worst song, but its literal dogshit

don't @ me
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
carpents




United States

  • #7
  • Posted: 09/16/2018 15:25
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
HazeyTwilight wrote:
...they were spoilt white boys...


Racist, by the way.

I don't like Robert Plant at all, but the rest of the band overshadow him for me. I could do without Living Loving Maid but the rest of this album is really good.
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
  • Visit poster's website
AAL2014




United States

  • #8
  • Posted: 09/16/2018 16:17
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
Used to love this album. I still appreciate Zeppelin for what they are and what they meant to me growing up, especially with John Bonham being such an influence on the drums. But they might be the ultimate burn out band for me. Listened to them so much and almost can't stand hearing them anymore.

I wouldn't call this album literal dogshit but I do agree the production isn't fantastic by any means and seems a little undercooked in the performance department. I've always been baffled that they left Page's Heartbreaker solo take in there. Sounds drunk as all fuck.

At the end of the day though, this is an important record for a lot of people, myself included and there are some great songs here but I'm pretty okay with acknowledging the burn out that I have with Zeppelin. GVF probably has a lot to do with it.
_________________
Attention all planets of the solar federation: We have assumed control.
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
CharlieBarley



Gender: Male
Age: 47
Location: Mount Olympus
United Kingdom

  • #9
  • Posted: 09/17/2018 00:03
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
I like Zep, their music for sure. But this is my least favourite of their first four albums.

For me it's: lll then lV then l then ll.

But it's not a bad album IMO, sure it has its faults but there are a lot of good moments.

Sometimes I prefer their live albums. But on How the West Was Won with the 19-minute Moby Dick, I skip that track, and I took it off my iPod. Its pretentious and self-indulgent.

I read recently that controversial veteran rock critic Dave Marsh hated Led Zep, particularly Bonham's drumming. He refused to put any of their songs in his famous list of 1,001 Greatest Singles. Although LZ didn't release many singles. Did they even release any in the UK? I know they did in the U.S.
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
RockyRaccoon
Is it solipsistic in here or is it just me?


Gender: Male
Age: 32
Location: Maryland
United States
Moderator

  • #10
  • Posted: 09/19/2018 17:23
  • Post subject:
  • Reply with quote
carpents wrote:
Racist, by the way.


Is it though?
_________________
2022 Chart

Early Psychedelic Rock

Electronic Chart
Back to top
  • Visit poster's website
  • View user's profile
  • Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.
All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2


 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum
Sticky: Album Listening Club Gowi Music
Album of the day (#1805): Led Zeppeli... albummaster Music
Album of the day (#2242): Led Zeppeli... albummaster Music
Album of the day (#2779): Led Zeppeli... albummaster Music
Album of the day (#1682): Led Zeppeli... albummaster Music

 
Back to Top