2. Led Zeppelin, 'Led Zeppelin'
Led Zeppelin had a lot of hype to live up to with their 1969 debut album. They were collectively known as the best session players in England, and Atlantic Records relentlessly promoted the album in the press. This was the era of the supergroup, and many were skeptical about whether or not Led Zeppelin was the real deal. All doubts were erased once fans heard the actual music. "Dazed and Confused," "Good Times Bad Times" and "Communication Breakdown" were unlike anything else on the charts at the time. The Jeff Beck Group were good, but Led Zeppelin were operating on a higher level. Many critics hated this album, and others claimed they used traditional songs without proper credit, but that's an argument for another time and place.