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Led Zeppelin III (album) by Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin (1970)
Overall rank: 141st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,614 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1970 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (141st)

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Led Zeppelin bestography

Led Zeppelin III is ranked 6th best out of 23 albums by Led Zeppelin on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Led Zeppelin is Led Zeppelin IV which is ranked number 8 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 106,216.

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60/100
From xhitmanx
This album is a tale of 2 halves. The first half is very good, with Immigrant Song, Celebration Day, and Since I've Been Loving You being the standouts. The second half that is softer, I particularly do not care for it, and drags the album to "merely" good.
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80/100
One of my favorite Zep albums, just behind IV! I feel like this album showcases Jimmy Page's guitar-work more than any other album of theirs, and it shows just why he's considered one of the greatest of his time.
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From leMonk
I enjoy this album more than other Led Zeppelin output because of its variety although all tracks still fit together as a whole. Zep moved away from what audiences and critics expected they would deliver with their third release. I love Hard Rock, but never questioned or disliked III because the change in direction. Zep takes on a more acoustic based approach and pulls it off brilliantly. “Friends” is by far the best track on a great, consistent and surprising album but I also adore "That's the Way". While reading reviews, I always wonder why this Led Zeppelin III gem is rarely mentioned or appreciated. The atmosphere generated by that genuine sadness and fatalism is really overwhelming. The music may be light and the melody simple, but the lyrics are really touching. They are shrouded in a kind of dark and brooding nostalgia. Brilliant.
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90/100
From Kurtco
In 1969 Led Zeppelin saw things in big way. They released two albums: one at the beginning of the year and one at the end of the year. So, of course, the band will not stop there. But those who will wait for a new opus of the Zep for early 1970 will be disappointed: the third album, if expected, will be released on October 5, almost a year after the second. Led Zep is the best hard rock band. I was not born at the time but I think that the songs of the band really have not aged. "Led Zeppelin III" is very successful. All the songs are great apart from one. This piece missed; it's "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper". Lack of luck, this song finished the album. Personally, I prefer this third album at the very first. (I still find "Led Zeppelin II" better) Say that the result will be even more beautiful, even stronger, since Led Zep will release "Led Zeppelin IV", their absolute masterpiece.

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Best track: "Immigrant Song"
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Severely underrated in the Zeppelin canon. This was the record that got me into Zep. Before this album I kind of thought of Zeppelin as super Bluesy and old-time rock and roll. Always liked them but was never very impressed. Until I heard Tangerine. One of the most beautiful songs ever recorded. It blew me away and soon I started to really get into this album. I got the Zeppelin bug and now they're one of my favorite artists. It all started with this awesome
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A banda se consolidava como a mais influente de sua década! Temas místicos surgem!
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From Fischman
More diverse than the rest of Zep's catalog, this one is seriously underrated. In addition to the excellent acoustic cuts, Out on the Tiles is easily their best deep cut ever and better than most of their hits.
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Reminds me a lot of Presence. Has a really great opening track followed by songs that, while not bad, don't exactly capture the magic of Led Zeppelin.
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From caseygow
The band indulges their present Joni Mitchell fixation here but that's not a bad thing by any stretch. This album is where LZ prove they are much more than just a really great blues based "thunder and lightening" outfit. Fave tracks:


Tangerine
Immigrant Song
Friends
Gallows Pole
That's the Way
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Folksy, bluesy, lovely. I love the ballads "Tangerine" and "That's the Way" to me they are the high point on this album aside with "Since I've Been Loving You". The fact that an album this good feels lesser than their other classics really tells something about this band.
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