Friday, August 03, 2007

330. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)

Track Listing

Disc: 1

1. Custard Pie
2. The Rover
3. In My Time Of Dying
4. Houses Of The Holy
5. Trampled Underfoot
6. Kashmir

Disc: 2

1. In The Light
2. Bron-Yr-Aur
3. Down By The Seaside
4. Ten Years Gone
5. Night Flight
6. Wanton Song
7. Boogie With Stu
8. Black Country Woman
9. Sick Again


Led Zeppelin have gotten us used to some pretty good albums of hard-rock and this is no exception, although Zeppelin do attempt to do something more experimental here, and it is also a much longer Led album than any other one before it , making you get a longer bang for your buck.

Still the longer length is also the album's downfall, some of the tracks, particularly in the second half of the album do seem like filler at times, but it is never bad filler Led Zeppelin's filler is better than most other hard-rock band's singles.

The album has actually become quite influenced, and if you listen to Trampled Under Foot you can spot Franz Ferdinand and in Black Country Woman you have White Stripes or for P. Diddy you have Kashmir (what a shit version). So it is strongly recommended.

Track Highlights

1. Kashmir
2. Black Country Woman
3. Trampled Under Foot
4. Bron-Yr-Aur

Final Grade



A review in Rolling Stone magazine referred to Physical Graffiti as Led Zeppelin's "bid for artistic respectability", adding that the only competition the band had for the title of 'World's Best Rock Band' were The Rolling Stones and The Who. The album was a massive commercial and critical success, reaching #1 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart, and has proven to be one of the most popular releases by the group, selling 16 million copies in the United States alone. Physical Graffiti was the first album to go gold on advance orders alone. Shortly after the release of Physical Graffiti, all previous Led Zeppelin albums simultaneously re-entered the top-200 album chart. In 1998 Q magazine readers voted Physical Graffiti the 28th greatest album of all time; in 2000 Q placed it at number 32 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever; and in 2001 the same magazine named it as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums Of All Time. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 71st greatest album ever. Rolling Stone ranked it #70 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


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