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This review is from: Led Zeppelin IV (Audio CD)
Led Zeppelin are the group who have seeped into your consciousness even if you're not aware of having actively listened to any of their music: virtually every rock group since has lifted mannerisms, riffs, attitudes from them, and when you see the variety on II you can understand what a broad inspiration they provided. From the defining, thrilling intro to Rock'n'Roll, through the power of Black Dog, to a gentle tenderness in Going to California - you wouldn't think to associate tenderness with the great cliche of Led Zeppelin and Robert Plant's religion-revealing jeans - this album wraps you up completely. Even if you think you're sick of Stairway to Heaven, hearing it again in the setting of this album freshens it up into a whole new experience. Since discovering Led Zeppelin, I just find most modern music such a let-down, it's almost painful. After a period of total unfashionability, the passion and skill of all four musicians is like a bright light next to today's two-dimensional product.