Physical Graffiti

by Led Zeppelin

(1975) Swan Song

Personnel Robert Plant: Harmonica, Vocals; Jimmy Page: Guitar; John Paul Jones: Bass, Keyboards, Mellotron; John Bonham: Drums; Ian Stewart: Piano
Description 2 record set when it first appeared. A catalog of classic riffs. Perhaps the magnum opus for the band and maybe the best rock album of the mid 70s
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Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 1/19/2008, Michael Laurance (4040) posted:
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I still think think this is their deepest and best album. Yes, the first 4 are classics and all, but they explored so much sonic ground on this double album. Can never get tired of it.
On 7/10/2003, Scott Kulik (229) posted:
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This has to be one of the best rock albums of all time. Definitely one of Zeppelin's finest moments. This cd has everything, from the stunning heaving riffs in 'Custard Pie' and 'In the Light' to the soothing acoustic guitar in 'Bron'Yr'Aur' and melodies in 'Down By the Seaside.'
On 7/31/2002, Tom Callagy (1865) posted:
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Over rated compared to the previous albums.
On 2/19/2001, Pedro Lima (2133) posted:
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This is a tough one to review, as it's simply so immense. If one looks for a record which encompasses what LZ was all about, this has to be it. Just check it out, will ya?
On 12/31/2000, Nathan Koenigsknecht (10) posted:
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Perhaps the greatest Zep album. Kashmir is simply a hard rock masterpeice. Trampled Underfoot and Houses of The Holy are two great songs and probably the most well known off this album. However, the two songs that make this album for me are The Rover and Ten Years Gone. Simply phenomenal. The last half of Ten Years Gone gives me chills every time I hear it. This is a legendary disc.
On 12/3/2000, Carl Anderson (2230) posted:
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This is a really good CD. Jimmy Page and co shine as always. The songs are really good. Led Zepplin's bluesy approach is great listening.
On 9/11/2000, Derek Tyler posted:
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Despite containing a couple songs that might have been better off not included, PG also contained some of Zep's best work ever. "The Rover" is maybe the most under-rated song in history, "In The Light" is a mind-twisting classic, "Trampled Underfoot" and "Custard Pie" are both classic rock tracks. Not to mention "Kashmir", one of the best songs ever, by anyone. Though I've often thought a few of the tracks were filler, this is one of the best albums I have ever heard and displays Led Zeppelin at their most powerful. Everyone should have this!
On 7/27/2000, Jake Quarrell (634) posted:
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The first disc of this two disc set is far better than the second. It's much closer sounding to the early Led Zeppelin, heavier, and slower, smoother, mellower guitar. Many of the songs are lenghty. Much more "rock" than the second disc, which includes more acoustic sets, and less screaming from Robert Plant. On the first disc, tracks include a fast paced, "Custard Pie," the bluesy, slide guitar, "In My Time of Dying," and the well known "Kashmir," which some may recognize as the background music to 1998's "Come with Me" by Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page. The second disc includes such songs as "Bron-Yr-Aur," "The Wanton Song," and "Down by the Seaside."
On 12/29/1999, Ben Krokower (66) posted:
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My favorite album of all time. Period
On 12/18/1999, Gaurav Chintamani (6) posted:
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This album, in my opinion,is the yardstick by which everything else should be measured. and taking in mind the previous zep albums...this showed off the immense depth that zep can cover. though the double album thing is an obvious my opinion it has zep's best song also, "Kashmir".
On 12/15/1999, Maciek Sakrejda (8047) posted:
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    Mmmmm... Nice. Doesn't quite come together like "One" or "Three" (or even "Presence"), but it does have the widest stylitic range, along with a couple of throwaways that almost steal the show ("Boogie With Stu" has a simple but wonderful groove to it, along with a great ending). Full of great songs, including the eleven-minute-plus "In My Time Of Dying" (which my former roommate (on vocals) and I (on slide gutiar) parodied on our answering machine for a while: "In your time of calling / we're out selling crack / but if you leaaaave a message / we'll call you right... back"), Zeppelin's longest released studio cut; "Down By The Seaside (oh my! Zeppelin going country!); and "Ten Years Gone", about the kind of girl you don't get over.

    Overall, very nice. Sags a bit in places, but the highlights are well worth it.
On 12/14/1999, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
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This has always been my favorite Zep album. Why? More songs than any other! More songs means more great riffs -- you can't argue with Trampled Under Foot or Kashmir. Finally, the best reason why this is the pinnacle of Zeppelin -- Boogie With Stu!
On 12/14/1999, Inactive Member posted:
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In my opinion, no make that my authoritative perspective, PG was the highpoint of not only Zep's recording career but maybe 70s rock overall. There are so many good riffs on this recording to just make you sick with envy. How did Page and Co. come up will all those groovy ideas?