Sabotage (album) by Black Sabbath

Sabotage
Sabotage by Black Sabbath
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 942nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 363 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (209th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (942nd)
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Black Sabbath: Sabotage Vinyl LP (Us-Pressung)
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Black Sabbath Sabotage - EX vinyl LP album record UK 9119001 NEMS 1975
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Black Sabbath bestography

Sabotage is ranked 7th 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 22,273.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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85/100
From 10/05/2019 07:21
Most probably the heaviest Sabbath album out there, serving up a plethora of quality tracks. 'Hole In The Sky', 'Megalomania', 'Sympton Of The Universe' and 'Am I Going Insane' being top of the tree in both riffery and vocal delivery. Sadly, I think the cover art is crap and I really wish they had come up with something more sinnister which linked to the album title. As a vinyl collector the cover art is an equally important part of the whole experience. I can't get my head around why a member of one of the heaviest rock bands in the world at the time would want to be seen on the front cover of an album wearing red Long Johns, or am I missing something?
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From 11/05/2018 05:18
Angry, soaring, and epic from start to finish. Probably my favorite Sabbath album
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95/100
From 10/12/2018 15:47
For me this is Sabbath's best album, but only just, there are so many contenders. Number 11 in my 100 greatest albums from my top group.
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From 09/08/2018 10:19
Really underrated album. Not many angry albums like this out there. Megalomania is unbelievable.
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80/100
From 08/03/2018 14:17
Best Ozzy vocals and some of the most overlooked great songs: Symptom of the Universe (thrash metal in 1975) and Megalomania
Deserves more attention, definitely
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From 07/15/2018 03:29
Really solid album from Black Sabbath here musically. In my opinion, this album is where Ozzy shines most. The riffs are still killer but Ozzy takes the spotlight on this record and gives arguably his best vocal performance of any previous album. This is in my opinion the last truly great album in Sabbath's discography ending a near perfect 5 album streak.

Best tracks: Symptom of the Universe, Hole In The Sky, The Writ, The Thrill Of It, Megalomania

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From 07/09/2018 02:16
I love albums that catch the energy of the session. At the time Sabbath was in heated litagation against their previous management. The rage and fury is all over this record. Particularly on "Megalomania" and my favorite track "The Writ" Definitely my favorite release by Black Sabbath.
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From 04/15/2018 10:13
My favorite Sabbath album, and definitely their most underrated. Ozzy sounds better on this album than any other, so raw and angry. Some of their best tracks are on here: Hole in the Sky, Symptom of the Universe, Megalomania, The Thrill of it All, and The Writ (my favorite Sabbath song).
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From 03/06/2018 18:14
I don't think this is Sabbath's strongest, however there are some great moments just like any of the first 6 or 7 Ozzy-led Sabbath records.

There are some good leads, both acoustic and electric from Iommi, and really some of Ozzy's strongest lead vocals ever.
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From 07/03/2017 19:07
The sixth stop on my journey through Black Sabbath's discography and I have to say so far they just can't make a bad album! This one was probably the weakest by their standards for me, but still so so good obviously. The opening Hole in the Sky is my favorite and set a great tone for the record. Awesome.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
14. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
15. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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