Sonic Grade: F
Ridiculously bright and harsh, nothing like the good pressings we sell.
We are proud to say this was one of the Classic Zep releases that we never carried on the site (along with II and Houses, both of which stink).
You will find very few critics of the Classic Zep LPs outside of those who write for this very website, and even we used to recommend three of the Zep titles on Classic: Led Zeppelin I, IV and Presence.
Wrong on all counts. Live and Learn, right?
Since then we’ve made it a point to create debunking commentaries for some of the Classic Zeps, a public service of Better Records. We don’t actually like any of them now, although the first album is by far the best of the bunch.