A must have
B. Collins | Fort Collins, CO | 02/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the last Zeppelin album I didn't have. I think it is one of their best although it doesn't get the same fanfare that some of their other albums do. A must have for any Zeppelin fan!"
Not the way to go out, but...
Joker | Michigan | 08/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bonham died, so this is how the recording career of Led Zeppelin ended. I think this album was the most un-Zeppelin like of all their albums, even more so than Led Zeppelin III (which I like). This album was kind of transitional in the sense that it was hard rock, yet new areas were being explored at the same time that pointed toward the mellow, poppish side.
The album starts out well, with In The Evening. I like John Paul Jones' work on this song, especially the very beginning of the song. Then we get poppish with South Bound Saurez, then Fool In The Rain. We get even more experimental with Hot Dog. Wow. Then another experimental song follows, the ten-minute-plus Carouselambra. This is a great song that has a unique and fast carousel sound to it and the middle section is cool with the heavy guitar work of Jimmy Page. We get even more poppish (and mellow) with All My Love. The seventh and final track is the slow-moving, yet hard I'm Gonna Crawl. Robert Plant's vocals are great on this song.
My two favorite songs are In The Evening and the ten-minute Carouselambra.
Overall, a solid album but certainly not Zep's best and not vintage Led Zeppelin."