Led Zeppelin III (studio album) by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 171st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,792 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1970 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (42nd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (171st)

Led Zeppelin bestography

Led Zeppelin III is ranked 6th 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 57,457.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,792 votes)
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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 83.9/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.5.

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75/100
From 03/18/2021 16:09
less hard rock. That's the Way a favorite
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85/100
From 03/02/2021 17:40
Immigrant Song pour commencer, ça met dans l'ambiance :-). Pochette vinyl étonnant qui ressemble plus à un album pop avec ce disque coloré qui tourne pour changer l'aspect de la pochette.
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From 01/12/2021 04:45
this album has one low point, "hats off to harper". the rest of the album is incredible, and in my opinion is comparable to IV and II
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95/100
From 12/06/2020 06:29
A bit of a preview of what was to come as the album contains pretty much all the genres the band would include on later releases. There's heavy rock- Immigrant Song eastern mysticism- Friends pop- Celebration Day and some beautiful ballads especially That's the Way with Page's sublime dobro accompaniment. Page's guitar is all over brilliant here but in particular on the extended electric blues of Since I've been Loving You and the off the charts acoustic slide of the terrifying Hats off to Harper. Their 3rd best album.
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85/100
From 12/04/2020 21:15
The first Led Zeppelin Album i heard and i was totally fascinated by Out On The Tiles and Tangerine wonderful
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From 09/12/2020 23:30
Hard to pick a favorite Zep album, but this one has always held a spot at the top for me. It's the most different from all the others being pretty much there 'folk' album. Love it and it's never grown old
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From 08/31/2020 20:06
Another fantastic album by the greatest Rock n' Roll band of our time. Rating (87.00)
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90/100
From 07/16/2020 17:37
Led Zeppelin III continues a run of 6 outstanding albums, if you think it is any less than I or II, then you haven't listened to it enough. There's no filler on this album, every track delivers, although it is easy to dismiss side 2 at first, it grows in stature with repeated listening, (just like side 2 of Kate Bush's Hounds Of Love).
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90/100
From 07/07/2020 21:08
Immigrant Song and Since I've Been Loving You are two of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs but I also love the more folkish, acoustic songs on the album. There's a great variety.
I have realized that this might be the album that influenced my own guitar playing the most, especially on the acoustic.
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From 06/09/2020 10:15
The production on this thing is nuts. Which is saying something, since I and II were amazing sounding albums too. But damn I love this album. My third favourite Zeppelin album.
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
16. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
19. Abraxas by Santana
20. Morrison Hotel by The Doors
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