Master Of Reality (studio album) by Black Sabbath

Master Of Reality
Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 310th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 883 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (81st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (310th)
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Master of Reality by Black Sabbath (CD, Jun-1990, Warner Bros.)
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Time left: 29m 18s
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BLACK SABBATH Master Of Reality LP Warner Bros BS-2562, orig 1971 EXC
Condition: Used
Time left: 1h 45m 1s
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BLACK SABBATH MASTER OF REALITY Vinyl LP BS-2562 Embossed Cover 1971 Ozzy EX+VG
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Time left: 1h 56m 18s
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Black Sabbath bestography

Master Of Reality is ranked 3rd best out of 40 albums by Black Sabbath on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 64 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,221.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 883 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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100/100
From 01/23/2021 04:34
Sabbath basically created multiple metal subgenres with one album.
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75/100
From 12/13/2020 14:50
There are definitely some great songs, just not enough of them to put this in the top tier as an album.
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75/100
From 12/06/2020 14:04
Extremely heavy. Definitely in their top 3, when I am in the mood, this can even surpass "Black Sabbath" as my favorite album by them.
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From 09/05/2020 03:16
Love this. One of my favorite Sabbath albums. The heaviness is sublime. The instrumentals show a sensitive (?) side to the music as does the song 'Solitude'. Great mix is what makes it work for me. Standout track - the under rated 'After Forever'
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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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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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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. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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