Black Sabbath (studio album) by Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 292nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,112 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (73rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (292nd)
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Black Sabbath bestography

Black Sabbath is ranked 2nd best out of 45 albums by Black Sabbath on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 56 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,611.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,112 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 83.3/100, a mean average of 82.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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From 07/21/2023 19:37
There are very few albums which have “blown me away” on first listen, this was the first to do so. I was 13 in 1971 when I heard this round at a mate house on what would now be described as a very crappy “stereo”. Two sides of vinyl which changed my musical direction for years to come. The bedrock of a whole genre of music. Amazing stuff
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From 02/22/2023 11:41
One of the most influential and important albums in metal music. It might lack the consistency and heights they reached on later releases but it is still a solid debut with some phenomenal playing on here. It still sounds just as heavy today with the guitars on N.I.B. being a testament to that. This really does feel like the birth of something exciting and I get that feeling every time I listen to this record. Overall, great performances, great songs and a unique style leads to a thoroughly enjoyable album that is full of potential.
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From 01/22/2023 22:15
Genial começo! A atmosfera pesada do Heavy Metal nascendo.
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From 09/06/2022 17:07
Classic. One of the first metal albums
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From 01/14/2022 06:04
Almost perfect first album from one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time if not the greatest.
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From 03/18/2021 16:02
innovative. an absence of malice or hate. some good stuff
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From 02/03/2021 01:01
god what a cool band name, album kicks butt
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From 01/23/2021 04:33
The birth of metal. Absolutely phenomenal album
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From 01/10/2021 14:04
Even if you can't take all the Tolkien and Lovecraft seriously, it's really good rock music. These guys could play.
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From 12/05/2020 16:40
My favorite album by Black Sabbath. Its influence is beyond words.
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Moondance by Van Morrison
8. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
9. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
10. Fun House by The Stooges
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
13. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
17. Abraxas by Santana
18. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
19. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
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