Master Of Reality (album) by Black Sabbath

Master Of Reality
Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 328th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 814 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (15th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (86th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (328th)
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Black Sabbath - Master of Reality (CD, Jun-1990, Warner Bros.) 2562-2
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Black Sabbath bestography

Master Of Reality is ranked 3rd best out of 38 albums by Black Sabbath on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 67 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,281.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 814 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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90/100
From 05/31/2020 09:28
It's a stoner rock album, it's a psychedelic rock album, it's a progressive rock album, it's a heavy metal album, and it's an effing trippy album. All the performers are playing their instruments to the highest point anyone can play them. There is not a single flaw all across the 35 minutes of intense music they provided.
Just board the bass line and close your eyes and let the graphics flow in. It will take you to one of the most intense and beautiful trips you'll ever go!
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From 07/16/2019 18:35
Nice to hear, good songs especially Children of the Grave and Into the Void.
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80/100
From 05/24/2019 17:06
Black Sabbath really took heavy rock to another level with this album, setting the standard for all future rockers to come! A really enjoyable album.
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90/100
From 01/12/2019 15:40
O início do Sabbath é cultuado até hoje com razão, incrível!
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From 11/05/2018 05:10
This album has 5 actual tracks, 2 instrumentals, and 1 trippy thing that I usually like to forget. The 5 genuine tracks are absolutely amazing, the 2 instrumentals serve their purpose well and provide nice contrast that still fits with the album, and that 1 trippy song (Solitude) is still pretty good, but not nearly as good as Planet Caravan. Iommi took his deep, heavy sound and somehow made it deeper/heavier. This album provides such a distinguishable mood and atmosphere that I can't help but give it a 10 even though I don't consider it entirely perfect.
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85/100
From 10/29/2018 21:47
its pretty good
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From 07/22/2018 16:09
Probably one of my favorite Sabbath records as a collective album
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80/100
From 06/30/2018 23:33
It really feels more of the same from Black Sabbath, but It is rather more consistent than their previous albums.
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95/100
From 03/14/2018 22:11
Amazing stuff. Much ahead of its time, the heaviest and doomiest thing of the 70s. Not only that, there isn't a single "not great" track here and the album as a whole sounds coherent. A serious contender for the best Sabbath album.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
18. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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