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Ranked #32 on Blender magazine's roundup The 40 Greatest Rock & Roll Books: "The most intellectually inspired and flat-out fun of Continuum's ongoing 33 1/3 series of pocketbook album appreciations, critic Davis's adventurous treatise decodes every magikal property embedded within rock's most geeked-out masterpiece."
"Erik Davis's bedazzling new book-length take on the Zep's epic fourth album is the literary equivalent of sparking the owl, crafting a sigil, cranking up a backmasked copy of "Stairway to Heaven," and settling in for a deep chat with the collective satanic majesties of visionary rock." Richard Gehr (Village Voice, Blender)
"A tour-de-force of inspired overreading, Erik Davis's Led Zeppelin IV managed to convince me that the album that launched a billion bongloads is the '70s answer to The Mabinogion. Davis beckons us toward a hermenuetic wormhole, into a parallel universe where Zep's legendary fourth album is infinitely dense with significance. What can we do but follow?" Mark Dery, author of The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink