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10 Best Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of All Time

#5 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV - Atlantic Records - 1971

Possibly the most iconic and universally acclaimed album on the list, Led Zeppelin's fourth studio album spawned such hits as 'Black Dog', 'Rock and Roll', 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Going to California' which helped them sell over 37 million copies worldwide.

Still, it was one of the most difficult picks, mostly due to the fact that a few of the other songs were, by comparison, significantly weaker. Also, a strong case could be made for four or five other legendary Led Zeppelin albums to have been included here instead. But on the whole, IV is undoubtably one of the best of all time.