Headless Cross (studio album) by Black Sabbath

Headless Cross by Black Sabbath
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 6,592nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
68/100 (from 85 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1989 (102nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,006th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,592nd)
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BLACK SABBATH - Headless Cross CD  (1989) 
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Black Sabbath bestography

Headless Cross is ranked 12th best out of 43 albums by Black Sabbath on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 59 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,249.

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Headless Cross track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 70 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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68/100 (from 85 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 68.2/100, a mean average of 67.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 67.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.3.

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90/100
From 05/27/2019 06:15
Not classic Sabbath, but the album is a dark, heavy masterpiece. Great production, sublime performances and very strong songs. Devil & Daughter, Headless Cross, Nighwing and When Death Calls are my faves.
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From 12/15/2016 16:54
A decent album but hardly Sabbath. Without Geezer Butler in the lineup, it's hard to hear the heart of Sabbath and it shows here. For me, this one is worth having, but I certainly wouldn't call it essential.
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From 11/22/2014 19:56
'Headless Cross' is the best track. Songs focus on evil and mostly what you would expect Black Sabbath to sing about after hearing 8 other albums by them. While a fairly forgotten album by them it is strong rock music and if turning up the amps is your joy this will be a good album for you. Nothing wrong with the singer even if they are different from Black Sabbaths best albums. Very good vocals and album!
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