Presence (album) by Led Zeppelin

Presence
Presence by Led Zeppelin
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 1,737th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 676 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1976 (29th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (342nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,737th)

Led Zeppelin bestography

Presence is ranked 7th best out of 23 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 59,173.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 676 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 03/26/2020 22:29
Very good album, I like every song. Still, I agree, it is their 7th best album (that shows you how good they were). I think it is overlooked because of the weird album cover.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 02/22/2020 06:12
its fine just not as good as the other zeppelin albums
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60/100
From 07/09/2019 22:13
Starts of strong, goes downhill fast.
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85/100
From 12/09/2018 02:19
After III, this is Zep's most unfairly underappreciated album. While it is a bit uneven, the highs (Achilles Last Stand, Nobody's Fault but Mine) are still exceedingly high, and even the throwaway Candy Store Rock is a lot of fun.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 10/22/2018 09:00
I could approach this in two ways, compare this album with the likes of 2, 4, Physical Graffiti, Houses of the Holy, or, rate it as an isolated album, almost as if I had never heard this band before. I will opt for the latter.

The album opens with a stunning driving blues rock workout and is followed up by a slower but still punchy blues rock offering, both tracks are very guitar driven with no noted keyboards present so far. 'Royal Orleans' is again very bluesy with some great guitar soloing. 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' continues with the harder driving blues theme introducing harmonica which really works. 'Candy Store Rock' is less memorable than what has come before but still ok. Some great guitar work on the fun 'Hots On For Nowhere'. 'Tea For One' is a slower laid back blues workout with some great Jimmy Page fretwork caressing. If you are a guitarist you will appreciate how good this last track actually is.

In summary, I really like the album. There are no keyboards that I can discern but that doesn't matter as the overall sound and production is superb, particularly the way the drums are recorded and how they sit in the mix.

The Hipgnosis sleeve design is thought provoking. So what is the object, just an abstract table ornament? Should the clever listener be linking the abstract object with what is quite an abstract album or am I over thinking it?
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Rating:  
90/100
From 10/04/2018 13:05
A weird album for me to rate. Even as a lackluster Zeppelin album, it's still a good album. I think it's a bit unfair that Achilles Last Stand is the opener because it sets the bar very high.
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65/100
From 08/19/2018 16:13
An unspired piece, signal of the future of led Zeppelin.
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75/100
From 07/20/2018 19:23
Achilles Last Stand Is a Masterpiece, and For Your Life, and Nobodys Fault But Mine Are Also Fairly good, Though The album starts to drag on by Tea For One, and I didn't care for Candy Store Rock or Hots On For Nowhere.
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80/100
From 05/11/2018 11:38
Tepid by comparison but still a good album
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75/100
From 04/14/2018 04:22
Album doesn't deserve the vitriol is gets from hardcore Zep fans. It's a good album. Their most heavy rocking album. "Achilles Last Stand" is in the Top 10 best Led Zep songs ever recorded.
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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
8. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
9. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
10. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
11. Rising by Rainbow
12. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
13. Rocks by Aerosmith
14. A Day At The Races by Queen
15. Zombie by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
16. Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre
17. The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
18. Moonmadness by Camel
19. Destroyer by Kiss
20. Arrival by ABBA
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