#23. ‘Houses of the Holy’ by Led Zeppelin

- Best Ever Albums score: 15,151

- Rank all-time: #99

- Rank in 1973: #2

Led Zeppelin recorded “Houses of the Holy” at Mick Jagger’s estate, Stargroves. The album is known for being lighter and more playful than their previous albums, experimenting with genres previously untapped by the band. While some critics dismissed it, with one Rolling Stone critic nicknaming the band “Limp Blimp,” the album was a commercial success.

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