8 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1971’s IV, Led Zeppelin had mastered thumping blues, gentle acoustical folk, hard rock, and even pop. Producer/guitarist Jimmy Page had a real ear for sonic textures (like the soaring orchestral crescendo here on “When the Levee Breaks") that changed forever how hard rock would be heard and recorded. Loose-limbed anthems like “Rock ’n’ Roll” dovetail with lilting epics like “Stairway to Heaven," revealing a band at the height of their musical and rock-mystical powers.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1971’s IV, Led Zeppelin had mastered thumping blues, gentle acoustical folk, hard rock, and even pop. Producer/guitarist Jimmy Page had a real ear for sonic textures (like the soaring orchestral crescendo here on “When the Levee Breaks") that changed forever how hard rock would be heard and recorded. Loose-limbed anthems like “Rock ’n’ Roll” dovetail with lilting epics like “Stairway to Heaven," revealing a band at the height of their musical and rock-mystical powers.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
583 Ratings
583 Ratings
Mike Trent ,

Led Zeppelin IV

This has got to be one of the top ten rock albums of all time. If you could only own one Zeppelin album, this would be it.

L3D.Z3P ,

Blindess and Vision

This is THE definitive rock album. Only Led Zeppelin could create an album in which the soft ballad, "Going to California," would precede the rock epic, "When the Levee Breaks." This sort of contrast between light and dark shows that Led Zeppelin could do it all and were truly rock gods. Jimmy Page, I worship you. That is all.

Bdoob3 ,

This IS music!

This album should be taught in history classes around the world.

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