Top 250 rock albums : Number 2 – Led Zeppelin IV


Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin

2.  Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin

I’m sure not many of you will argue (actually, you probably will) that Led Zep IV is their best album to date, yes?  Well it is.  End of.  The album is pure genius.

It is probably one of the most talked about albums also.  Not only because of the music, but the name of the album!  Is it called IV, the fourth album, four symbols or the Four Symbols logo ?  With Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and Jon-Paul Jones all coming up with a symbol of their own.

IV is the 3rd best-selling album in the US ever, and has sold over 32 million worldwide.  Wow!  Every single rock album chart will have IV near the top of the pile, and I am no different.

Black Dog kicks off the album in ferocious style, with the speed not letting up with the enigmatic Rock and Roll (one of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written).  Fellow classics When the Levee Breaks, The Battle of Evermore and of course Stairway to Heaven confirms Led Zep IV as one of the greatest, just missing out on the top spot…..

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