Zeppelin III is mind boggingly the most underrated Zeppelin album. It was even considered a failure at the time of its release. It signaled the band’s movement towards greater emphasis on folk and acoustic sounds, which apparently fans weren’t ready to accept yet in the ‘70s.
It opens with the classic and somewhat jarring screeches of “Immigrant Song,” but quickly evolves into a primarily acoustic and thoughtful album. I can listen to “Friends,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Tangerine,” and “That’s The Way” over and over again all day. As you wake up, let the album transport you to the back of a VW van in 1970.