Physical Graffiti (studio album) by Led Zeppelin

Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 103rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,906 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1975 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (27th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (103rd)

Led Zeppelin bestography

Physical Graffiti is ranked 5th 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 11 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 53,371.

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Physical Graffiti track list

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.5/100, a mean average of 83.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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95/100
From 05/02/2022 05:55
Album of the year. 1975
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From 04/05/2022 21:10
This album is very near to perfection Led Zeppelin achieved on their fourth album and this one is deginitely their most ambitious one. Custard Pie is very strong opener which transitions into even better The Rover - one of the most memorable songs. In My Time Of Dying is a giant beautiful song, Houses Of The Holy great too, but what they did on Trampled Under Foot and Kashmir is unbelievable. In The Light and Bron-Yr-Aur is a nice break and then comes Down By The Seaside with extremely beach vibe to its melody. Ten Years Gone is just gorgeous and the rest of the album is OK to me. The only song I dislike is Black Sountry Woman and maybe the album is too long and hard to digest to fully appreciate it at the first listen.
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100/100
From 03/24/2022 14:26
I like to think of this as the "fans' album," because it's a very personal album. There are hardly any radio-friendly tracks, (unlike Zoso), which I love. The first three sides are just so brilliant. I don't even mind side 4, because it works in the context with the rest of the album. It's the most unique of the Zeppelin albums. If you're looking for something besides huge radio hits, this is worth listening to.
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From 02/22/2022 21:27
fave tracks - Kashmir, Trampled Under Foot, Houses of the Holy
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55/100
From 01/25/2022 16:02
A little bit too long, could do with cutting 5 of the weakest songs out and I would rate it higher. But there's some great stuff on here - my highlights are Kashmir (obviously), The Rover (my personal favourite) and Down By The Seaside.
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90/100
From 12/13/2021 17:19
This is a great album and the amount of songs is overwhelming to grab in one sitting. But it is clearly a frontloaded album with the best songs on LP sides 1-3. The last five are sound very much songs that were left over, In Zep rating, they are not so good, but for many other bands, they would have been great songs.
I can't help noticing that a couple of songs have riffs that are very close to each other: Custard Pie vs Wanton Song/Trampled under.. Sonically they are pretty damn close to HOH songs. But that is not surprising.
Zeppelin copies his own songs :)
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80/100
From 11/03/2021 12:33
This is LZ's strangest album from a structure standpoint. They clearly knew what the hits would be, and stacked them together in the belly of the record. On the other hand, the ending just gets a piece weaker with every track. Totally worth the listen for the gems.
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From 11/02/2021 21:58
Physical Grafffiti has amazing highs. Kashmir, In My Time of Dying, Trampled Under Foot and Custard Pie are among my favorite Zeppelin tracks. Unfortunately the album's weakest tracks tend to be all thrown in at the end. Side D of the double album doesn't rival the other 3. Some people will argue this is one of their best, and it is really good, but to me it isn't at the ridiculously high level the first 5 records were on. That said I'll continue to listen, its still a rock solid album.
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From 10/03/2021 14:19
Muy buen disco de los Zeppelin con clásicos como Kashmir, Ten years gone o The Rover.
Quizá demasiado largo. En mi opinión le sobran las cinco últimas canciones.
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75/100
From 08/03/2021 12:35
so much music here its overwhelming in a way double album rock
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Mothership Connection by Parliament
10. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
11. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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