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Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy

16 08 2010

Listened: Monday August 2

Up until about age 25, I was intimidated by Led Zeppelin. The intense male sexuality of their music and style was just too much for me. Also, I felt like liking them was too cliche. Eventually I discovered that they are amazingly good. Now I really enjoy the testosterone blast of their music and the heavy sound that tells you immediately that you are hearing Zeppelin.

Houses of the Holy is one of the albums I came to later, as I usually insist upon proceeding through a band’s catalog in order. They are really hitting their stride here – the album is a steady ride on a wave all the way through, fittingly ending at The Ocean. This is an album that makes me feel like actually headbanging, and while I deeply love and groove to many albums, not many make me want to risk head and neck damage like this one does.

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15 09 2010
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] beginning. I haven’t found any of their albums to be as powerful to me as this one, though Houses of the Holy is a close […]

22 12 2010
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] I’ve noted that previous Led Zeppelin
albums are air-punching or head-banging, this once is foot-stomping
for me. Clearly, Led Zeppelin are a very physically oriented band,
[…]

13 09 2011
Pulp – This Is Hardcore « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] to Led Zeppelin, when This Is Hardcore was first released, I don’t think I was grown up and relaxed enough to […]

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