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Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin ranked # 70 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.
Physical Graffiti is a double album by the English hard rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released on February 24, 1975 (see 1975 in music) and was the band's first release on their own Swan Song Records label.
The album has proven to be one of the most popular released by the group, having sold 16 million copies in the U.S. alone. It is extremely well-paced, the songs placed on the album in such a way that they build up, each song acting like an introduction to the next (an example of the great studio experience of Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones). Page's contributions are especially prominent, as the guitarist's style is evident in almost every song; at the same time, each member of the band is at the top of his form and the album draws strength from the sheer variety of musical influences and styles. Physical Graffiti is frequently cited as one of the greatest hard rock albums ever, with many standout tracks.
The original album jacket for the LP included die-cut windows on the building shown on the cover; as the inner sleeves for the discs were inserted in different orientations, various objects and people would appear in the windows. The two buildings photographed for the album cover are located at 96 and 98 St. Mark's Place in New York City.
The album reached #1 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. In 1998 Q magazine readers voted Physical Graffiti the 28th greatest album of all time; in 2000 Q placed it at number 32 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever; and in 2001 the same magazine named it as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums Of All Time. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 71st greatest album ever. Rolling Stone ranked it #70 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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