Houses Of The Holy

by Led Zeppelin


Personnel Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones
Description Another classic Zep album.
Posted By Jason Levandofsky (506)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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Overall Rating: 4.6 (of 5)
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On 8/16/2001, Ian Allen (821) posted:
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Their first album with a title. Thsi record has great songs on it like The Song Remains the Same, The Crunge, and D'yer Mak'er (sopposedly pronounced "Jamaica".) A great album. If you can, try to pick it up on vinyl.
On 3/2/2001, Maciek Sakrejda (8047) posted:
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I don't really like this album. Actually, I guess I like most of it. But it has a couple of problems: "The Rain Song", "The Crunge", and "Dancing Days". "The Rain Song" is not bad (I used to really like it), but sappy and slightly reminiscent of future solo Plant, which I more or less can't stand. "The Crunge" is an awful, awful piece of music. I think I read a review somewhere calling it their attempt at funk, and I guess that fits. But it doesn't work. Although the part about the bridge is really funny... "Dancing Days" is a complete throwaway to me. It's enjoyable enough, but very far from memorable.

That said, I have to point out that I am a Led Zeppelin fan (two posters on my walls, four albums in my collection, and a t-shirt in my closet), and there are definitely songs on here that make up for the album's deficiencies. "The Song Remains The Same" is a nice strong opener, "Over The Hills and Far Away" has that set of wonderful acoustic riffs at the beginning, "D'yer Mak'er" is as good as pop can get, "No Quarter" is nice and creepy, evoking a great atmosphere, and "The Ocean" is one of Zep's best rockers. Overall, I would recommend the album, but not as an intro to the band (go for Zep III).
On 1/25/2001, Jason Levandofsky (506) posted:
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Not much needs to be said about this album because I'm sure you all know these song on this record as well as I do. But I will suffice to say that it rocks!.