Led Zeppelin II Songs Ranked

Led Zeppelin II is the second studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 22 October 1969 in the United States and on 31 October 1969 in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at several locations in both the United Kingdom and North America from January to August 1969. The album’s production was credited to the band’s lead guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page, and it was also Led Zeppelin’s first album on which Eddie Kramer served as engineer. Led Zeppelin II was a commercial success and was the band’s first album to reach number one on charts in the UK and the US. The album’s cover designer David Juniper was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package in 1970. On 15 November 1999, the album was certified 12× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales passing 12 million copies. Since its release, various writers and music critics have regularly cited Led Zeppelin II as one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time Here are all of Led Zeppelin II songs ranked.

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9. Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)

“This song has strange interludes that sound like a man sneazing in a Arizona sandstorm, and then the bass and the guitars do some more pyschedlic shit, and then they get back to performing the goods again. The snears of the guitars or famous, and the vocals or famous. It would still get a lot better from this point where when they were a whole lot better then most.”

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8. Thank You

“Thank You”, a tender love song that suffers slightly both from being sung by a man whose voice positively oozes insincerity and from the context of, you know, being surrounded by songs about dick.”

7. Moby Dick

“As a drummer, I have a soft spot for songs with great drumming. This is some of the best drumming ever recorded. The riff is yet another uncredited blues rip-off and I think Cream’s Toad, Zappa’s The Black Page and the Who’s Cobwebs and Strange are better drum solo based songs.

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6. The Lemon Song

“The Lemon Song”, meanwhile, is the kind of song you might get if you asked a 9 year boy to write about sex, and is one of the main reasons you should laugh directly into the stupid face of any rock fan who ever complains that pop or rap is vapid because it’s all about sex.”

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5. Bring It on Home

“Bring It on Home” begins as a straight up blues cover almost, with some cool harmonica from Plant, but it soon becomes hard rock goodness, with another awesome riff. These are just a couple of the reasons why to get Led Zeppelin II, among others.”

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4. What is and What Should Never Be

“What Is and What Should Never Be” takes the listener on a bit of a trip early but then manages to make a smooth transition to a powerful chorus that fades out with a beautiful vocal melody to put the listener back into the relaxed vibe of the verses.”

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3. Ramble On

“The seventh track is “Ramble On”. It seems that Led Zeppelin songs are needed exclusively for summer car rides on the free highway at high speed or for horse racing. I sincerely do not understand how people find in this music something extremely deep and, God forgive me, spiritual.”

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2. Heartbreaker

“He sounds a little like Ozzy Osbourne on here I think, but the thing to love is the riff it is so freaking good. The only thing about this song is that they had even better one’s. These were career epiphonies for other groups.”

1. Whole Lotta Love

“Manages to rip off Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and the Small Faces in one full swoop and not (on original pre-lawsuit pressings of the album) credit any of them. Amazing. Also I hate the overcrowded middle section with Robert doing his fake orgasm shtick. This spawned a whole lotta bad 80’s hair metal.”