Black Sabbath (album) by Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath (1970)
Overall rank: 303rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (81st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (303rd)

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Black Sabbath bestography

Black Sabbath is ranked 2nd best out of 37 albums by Black Sabbath on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 71 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 32,750.

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Members who like this album also like: Paranoid by Black Sabbath, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin.

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From Killerviolin 05/08/2019 00:57
I didn't care for it too much initially, but it has since become one of my most listened albums of the past few months.
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From Goliath 01/28/2019 17:26
For me this album is up there with Sgt. Pepper, Led Zep IV and Dark Side (well nearly).
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From Chungus77 10/29/2018 21:39
great album
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From JimagineL 06/27/2018 00:57
The birth of metal with those opening chords is something divine to witness.
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70/100
From Junomoogmello 02/18/2018 08:55
What a debut album. The frightening cover sets the scene for the first track, with the heavy rain, thunder and tolling Church bell. My only slight irritation with the whole album is the fact that Ozzy used the word 'me' at the end of the same verse twice in the opening vocal lines of track one i.e 'what is this I see before me' and 'figure looking at me'. He could have been a bit more creative here. Apart from that minor irritation it is a solid metal album which i enjoy listening to occasionally. There is a 'haunting feel' to the recording which is complimented by the harmonica. Some great guitar soloing thrown in to boot.
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From Garyf1972 08/15/2017 20:22
'Black Sabbath' title track has that horrific metal sound you associate with the band the other in 'N.I.B', a lot of the other tracks are standard rock to me like Led Zepp and Purple,the track 'Warning'sounds like a little element of the Doors in there to me also.
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From BowieGhostsBub 06/21/2017 16:31
All I have to say... The title track is at least 500 haunted.. Amazing Sabbath album. My favorite. Not a single bad track or second on this one.
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From LedZep 05/29/2017 13:57
In a more objective and/or metal friendly environment this would have 88/89 rating easily. True classic, the first metal album ever! Created a whole genre.
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From Ben4 03/20/2017 16:32
Great debut from a great band. A lot bluesier than most of Sabbath's other stuff, but still super heavy. Favorite track is The Wizard
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From VADERBREWING 02/23/2017 00:09
Got it on the red vinyl. Its kinda Halloweeny. Band is great.
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
5. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
6. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
7. Moondance by Van Morrison
8. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
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10. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
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13. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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