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The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 79 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 24,466.

Black Sabbath is ranked number 44 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 51,701.

Members who like this artist also like: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Queen.

Black Sabbath official website: http://www.black-sabbath.com

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Black Sabbath best albums

The following albums by Black Sabbath are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:24,456
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,154 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:6,735
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  83/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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3.

Master Of RealityUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1971Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1971:16Rank Score:6,410
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  83/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1973:16Rank Score:3,711
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  79/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,862
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:698
Average Rating:  76/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

SabotageUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1975Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1975:14Rank Score:2,286
Rank in 1970s205Overall Rank:859
Average Rating:  77/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Vol 4United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1972Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1972:22Rank Score:2,114
Rank in 1970s212Overall Rank:922
Average Rating:  80/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Mob RulesUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1981Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1981:40Rank Score:675
Rank in 1980s384Overall Rank:2,380
Average Rating:  73/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Never Say Die!United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1978Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1978:71Rank Score:409
Rank in 1970s686Overall Rank:3,546
Average Rating:  65/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Technical EcstasyUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1976Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1976:62Rank Score:395
Rank in 1970s699Overall Rank:3,631
Average Rating:  65/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Overall band rank: 44

This may not be a complete discography for Black Sabbath. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Black Sabbath best tracks

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1.War Pigs
(from the album Paranoid)
 90/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.Paranoid
(from the album Paranoid)
 90/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.Iron Man
(from the album Paranoid)
 90/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.Children Of The Grave
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 88/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Iron Man
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 88/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.N.I.B.
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 88/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Sweet Leaf
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 87/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath
(from the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath)
 87/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Black Sabbath
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 86/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.Black Sabbath
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 86/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.The Wizard
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 86/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
(from the album Vol 4)
 85/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.After Forever
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 85/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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14.Symptom Of The Universe
(from the album Sabotage)
 85/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Into The Void
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 85/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.War Pigs
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 85/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Electric Funeral
(from the album Paranoid)
 85/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.Fairies Wear Boots
(from the album Paranoid)
 85/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.Lord Of This World
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 84/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Paranoid
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 84/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Black Sabbath ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 182 votes)
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From leMonk 01/20/2016 13:47
What can I say? The soundtrack from my growing up, and beyond.
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From zags7000 08/14/2015 08:15
Paranoid is great but their debut may be my personal favorite. Their first 6 albums are all classic and that is a string of greatness very few can say. It wasn't Sabbath after Ozzy left but RJD had his moments. Heaven & Hell is pretty great album that belongs alongside the earlier albums as a classic. It probably would be more highly regarded had he not been replacing Ozzie and instead gone under a new name (which they did later), something Zack Wylde alluding to.
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From frizzlefry420 07/07/2015 17:19
Sabbath>Zeppelin. One of the most original bands of all time. Zeppelin is good, but not very original. Tony Iommi invented a whole new guitar style that changed rock music forever.
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From F1Aaron 05/25/2015 20:28
The Godfathers of Heavy Metal according to many people. I fully agree with them, they had a distinctive sound not many bands had when they first came around. If someone was to start listening and getting into to Heavy Metal for the first time and they don't know what band to pick, this is where they start first.
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Rating:  
80/100
From gon2bed 01/19/2015 02:47
Love every song on their first two albums, have their 3rd not into it that much. Seen them live in 2013 and it was great, especially Tony Iommi playing the guitar! Top quality guitarist in his genre.
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 16:35
Unremittingly very loud and very heavy, Black Sabbath are arguably the originators of the prototype ‘heavy metal’ sound and image. Their uncompromising sound, lyrics and image was full of dark foreboding and references to the black arts and the occult. This format has been copied by countless other bands but Black Sabbath were the originals. The Sabbath were never really taken seriously by the critics and it is true to say that the music is somewhat primitive with Tommy Iommi’s slow riff laden guitar sound and Osbourne’s trademark vocal wail often ridiculed. Having said that the band were incredibly successful, achieving consistent UK and US chart success throughout the early 1970’s and few groups have such a loyal fan base that is still as passionate about Ozzy and the boys as they ever were.
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From cannychub1 10/07/2013 14:49
One of the true greats, loved the tuned down sound although changed after the 'Ozzmeister' left. Only let down was Forbidden, a truly awful album. Their new album shows they've still got it, Ozzy can barely string two words together, but oh boy can he can sing.
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Rating:  
60/100
From FieryGunHand 03/24/2013 00:31
Great band - possibly the most important heavy metal band ever. Don't agree with the ordering on this one - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is their classic album - more riffs than most bands in a lifetime
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From Jasonconfused 11/16/2012 23:14
This band is immortal in my book. They have such a solid discography of metal it's unbelievable, plus they did it first... or at least the best that the early bands did it. My favorite album is Sabotage (I know, I'm probably the only one). Stuff was great with Ozzy and with Dio. Iommi is a metal god.
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From jimt 10/14/2012 00:44
Best album Master Of Reality
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