Driving in my car the other day, listening to a Led Zeppelin mix, and I had to turn it off. Robert Plant’s voice was too shrill for me and his lyrics meaningless and bordering on nonsensical. I still think of Zeppelin as being one of the greatest riff based rock groups of all time but my enjoyment of their music has declined. Part of that is due to Plant’s abilities as a lyricist and part due to his voice which suited some of their music well but was never really a great voice. I know Pete Townshend was criticized for his scathing critique of their music. Many called him jealous. However, Townshend doesn’t have to apologize to anyone. He was both a great composer and lyricist. His artistry is simply amazing. I can see why Townshend made his comments. I am willing to bet he is not alone. Of course, Keith Richard also trashed Zeppelin but, then again, he trashes everyone. I will obviously continue to listen to Zeppelin but their playlist will be pared down. There are too many classic songs that I really love like "Since I've been Loving You", "Ten years Gone" and a slew of real rockers. FWIW, I am in my sixties and my first recollection of Zeppelin is “Whole Lotta Love” and “Living Loving Maid”. Funny how your tastes change as you grow older.