Black Sabbath (studio album) by Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 281st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 960 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (71st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (281st)
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Nativity In Black A Tribute To Black Sabbath Cassette Tape (Columbia 1994)
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Black Sabbath Paranoid CD / ORIGINAL PRESS Warner 3104-2 Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Man
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Technical Ecstasy by Black Sabbath [Digipak] (CD, Aug-2016, Warner Bros.) *NEW*
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Black Sabbath bestography

Black Sabbath is ranked 2nd 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 22,042.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 960 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 83.2/100, a mean average of 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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95/100
From 09/05/2020 02:56
The album that is the true birth of heavy metal. A fantastic debut album on any level. Still defining the sound which was to immortalize them. There cover is 'Evil Woman' is great. As is the mainly instrumental Sleeping Village/Warning. One of there better albums.
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From 06/22/2020 18:35
Average Track Rating = 81.43
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From 06/19/2020 19:36
Yes, the true birth of Heavy Metal!
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From 06/06/2020 08:51
Excellent album. Love Ozzy's vocals.
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From 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 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 10/29/2018 21:39
great album
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From 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 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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60/100
From 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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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. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
11. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
12. Let It Be by The Beatles
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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17. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
18. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
19. Abraxas by Santana
20. Morrison Hotel by The Doors
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