thedoorsdk;1985151 said:Paranoid.Though it's worth pointing out that none of those are the greatest hard rock albums, nor do they represent the best work of their respective artists.In my opinion.
classicrockdude;1985165 said:but, they were the most Influential albums by them.
classicrockdude;1985120 said:Black Sabbath's Paranoid, Led Zeppelin IV, and Deep Purple's Machine Head are considered the three best hard rock albums of all time. Which one is your favorite? I would say Led Zeppelin IV, Because it rocks(the other two rock to)
Soror_YZBL;1989244 said:By Whom? People who have only listened to those 3 records?
WingsOfSteel;2006148 said:Zeppelin IV is barely a Hard Rock album, let alone a great Hard Rock album. Battle of Evermore, Going to California, and Stairway to Heaven aren't really Hard Rock, and of the remaining songs, Four Sticks and Misty Mountain Hop aren't very good. When the Levee Breaks is good, but too slow to be a great Hard Rock song.Rock & Roll and Black Dog are really the only great Hard Rock songs on the album. Led Zeppelin II is a much better example of the Hard Rock sound.
Fizzeler;1989883 said:Deep Purple >>>> Led Zeppelin > Black Sabbath
Insane3;2010361 said:Black Sabbath is not THAT bad.
classicrockdude;2010403 said:i don't think Fizzeler means Sabbath is bad
WingsOfSteel;2012217 said:I mean, when I hear the song, I don't think "Hard Rock" I think "Blues-y and shuffly" It doesn't mean it's a BAD song, it's actually one of the best on IV, but since we're talking about LZIV being a great Hard Rock album, I didn't feel it was part of that.LZI & LZII are both a lot closer to the Hard Rock sound.