Led Zeppelin III (studio album) by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 168th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,860 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 (168th)

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 52,053.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,860 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 83.7/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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From 02/22/2022 21:30
fave tracks - Immigrant Song, Since I've Been Loving You, Bron Y Aur Stomp
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From 01/17/2022 10:00
Near perfect Led Zeppelin album, diversed and quite consistent only the last track is bad in my opinion.
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60/100
From 01/09/2022 20:35
My second favourite Led Zep album. Probably their most consistent. The last 2 tracks are the weakest by far and drag the rating down a bit for me. If it was just 8 tracks I'd probably put it above Led Zeppelin IV. My highlights are Out On The Tiles, That's the Way and Immigrant Song.
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From 12/16/2021 18:53
Otra obra maestra de los Zeppelin.
Inmigrant song, Since I've been loving you,... Sencillamente impresionante
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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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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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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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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
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11. Let It Be by The Beatles
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18. Abraxas by Santana
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