After a nearly two-year rest in the world of music in 1975, Led Zeppelin comeback was the double-album Physical Graffiti, their most extensive and formidable work. Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy defined their music and their influences on each other, but on Physical Graffiti their redefined their sounds and integrated each of their styles on each song.
The very highlight of the album is when they stretched out their influences into a new sound and leading to create intense music such as Eastern-influenced “Kashmir.” “Trampled Underfoot,” with John Paul Jones’ galloping keyboard and incredible basslines, you knew that there was something new with Led Zeppelin like they went to the gym after their nearly two-year hiatus doing an extensive workout for their skills.
Physical Graffiti album is the sound of achieving everything, and they set it out looking to enjoy their commercial breakthrough. Every song they put out on the album were indeed first-rate music, and they showcased everything they could do behind the instruments. It was a sound of musicians who love what they do, love playing for each and with each other, and their audiences were just bonuses who happens to be in the room with them.
Physical Graffiti surely heightened up Led Zeppelin’s uniqueness and mystique – and it will always be the album that every listen you’ll find something new.