Album of the Day
In Through the Out Door
IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR would be Led Zeppelin's final studio album before the group disbanded in the wake of drummer John Bonham's death (on this day in 1980). The collection shows the legendary band adding Latin and country touches to their powerful blues-based rock, and John Paul Jones' synthesizers are as prominent here as Jimmy Page's riffing guitars. While the group members were exploring new directions, they never abandoned their core strengths – the set brims with classic rock radio anthems including “In The Evening,” “All My Love” and “Fool in the Rain.” If one can't help but to wonder where Led Zeppelin would have gone next, IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR is nonetheless a highly satisfying swan song for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.