4. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” (Led Zeppelin III, 1970)
Though they had a true love for the form, Zeppelin’s exercises in the blues, though thrilling, were always undercut by the band’s innate grandiosity and bluster. Not so on this most-convincing of slow blues where Percy shows a new sense of subtly before going for the high notes and rock nirvana.
3. “Gallow’s Pole” (Page and Plant No Quarter, 1994)
Led Zeppelin’s leading lights reunited in the ‘90s under the Page and Plant moniker to deliver a world music spin on classic from their catalog.