Led Zeppelin II (album) by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 44th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,386 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1969 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1960s (13th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (44th)

Led Zeppelin bestography

Led Zeppelin II is ranked 2nd best out of 22 albums by Led Zeppelin on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Led Zeppelin is Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) which is ranked number 12 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 59,677.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 86.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 87.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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From 06/22/2020 18:00
Average Track Rating = 91.67
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From 05/24/2020 08:39
Great album!
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From 05/09/2020 21:05
One of the best ever follow ups! Amazing Sophomore effort!
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From 02/22/2020 06:10
second best zeppelin album after houses of the holy
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From 02/19/2020 20:38
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From 12/30/2019 14:23
Great rock!
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From 12/18/2019 22:13
Un álbum mítico, empezando por la portada con la foto de la Undecima Division Jasta de la Fuerza Aerea Armada de Alemania con las caras de los integrantes sobrepuestas.

En el momento que pones a girar el vinil entras a un mundo totalmente mágico, donde podemos escuchar un estruendoso riff de Page dando entrada a este maravillos viaje con Whole Lotta Love.

Posteriormente pasamos a un momento más oscuro y llemo de blues, con un riff de bajo exquisito de Jones. Despues llega The Lemon Song con la misma intesidad de Whole Lotta Love pero con una base más blues y las mismas letras "viriles" (como mencióno Plant en su momento), de ahí llegamos a una balada más cercana a lo Pop.

La segunda parte del disco es lo que terminaría de definir el Hard Rock y Heavy Metal, es en este album, exactamente el lado B donde podemos decir que nacen estos géneros.

Heartbreaker con un ímpetu inigualable en la historia de la musica con un solo alucinante de Page, conectandose con Living Loving.

Ramble On (mi favorita personal en este álbum), inspirada en la obras de Tolkien! Es toda una oda a la fantasía, tanto en la letra de Plant como en lo musical, la línea de bajo de Jones con la guitarra acustica de Page y los ritmos perfectos de Bonham hacen de esta canción la cereza en el pastel del disco.

Pero cuando piensas que ya lo habías escuchado todo, llega Moby Dick con su feroz y alucinante solo de batería de Bonham, que bueno, en los conciertos podía llegar a durar hasta 30 minutos.

Al final cerramos con Bring It on Home, que empieza en un estilo blues pero despues retoma la misma energía de Whole Lotta Love y Heartbreaker, todo un cierre perfecto para el álbum.

Después que escuchas este álbum,sientes como si un tren te hubiera pasado encima, pero creeme jamás volveras a escuchar algo así.

Este álbum fue grabado por partes en diferentes estudios de diferentes calidades y diferentes partes del mundo,esto debido a que se encontraban en la gira de su primer disco, por eso igual cuenta con una energia tan viva que hasta el presente sigue fascinando a nuevas generaciones.

En lo personal es mi album favorito de Zeppelin, sabemos que el debate del II vs IV siempre será eterno y nunca habrá un legitimo #1, pero eso si, hay una banda legítima #1 en la historia y es Zeppelin.
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From 11/13/2019 04:33
There's a moment in Thank You where Robert Plant sounds EXACTLY like Steve Marriott, and that whole song could have been a Small Faces track. That's not a dig, I like the track, and it's the only moment on the album, and probably the last moment in their career, when they sounded at all like anyone else.

It's amazing that their songwriting was as good as their playing, and the sequencing and pacing of their albums was always so well done. Precise craftsmanship plus super heaviness plus inspired originality plus deep soul...incredible.
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From 11/04/2019 19:29
Led Zeppelin has so many high quality albums so it's difficult to pick your favorite but this album comes pretty close.
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At some point we all discuss of what is the best Zeppelin album and i think is arguably the toughest discussion a rock fan can have, for me this is the 2nd best Zeppelin album after IV, this deserves top 10 1960s at least
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Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
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16. The Stooges by The Stooges
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