Black Sabbath (studio album) by Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 285th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,011 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (72nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (285th)
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BLACK SABBATH - We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll -CD - 1988 - CANADA
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MOTORHEAD/BLACK SABBATH HEAVY METAL HOLOCAUST MEMORABILIA Original music press a
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Black Sabbath bestography

Black Sabbath is ranked 2nd best out of 40 albums by Black Sabbath on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 62 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,803.

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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 1,011 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 82.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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70/100
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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95/100
From 11/20/2020 00:04
And Wicked World is a decent track too... great album.
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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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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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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. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Fun House by The Stooges
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
16. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
19. Abraxas by Santana
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
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