Paranoid (studio album) by Black Sabbath

Paranoid
Paranoid by Black Sabbath
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 64th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,816 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1970 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (64th)
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Paranoid is ranked as the best album by Black Sabbath.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,816 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 86.0/100, a mean average of 84.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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80/100
From 03/18/2021 16:07
pretty great "heavy metal". Just great songs from start to finish
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From 01/25/2021 19:40
Voilà un album que je redécouvre. Je n'ai pas accroché du tout à la première écoute, mais alors pas du tout. Je suis retombé sur le vinyle il y a peut et, vraiment, je prends beaucoup de plaisir à l'écouter. Peut-être que mon oreilles n'était pas prête il y a quelques années.
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From 01/23/2021 04:32
The bible of heavy metal
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From 12/26/2020 04:43
Великий альбом, мировая группа, 10 из 10.
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From 12/21/2020 15:47
Can't fault it. Essential.
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From 12/09/2020 16:34
Amazing album, filled with so many great tracks.
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From 12/06/2020 17:43
This album changed the game
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70/100
From 12/05/2020 16:06
Not much to say, just a genre-defining album.
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From 11/24/2020 05:57
Far from a perfect album, but the A side is astounding.
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From 09/03/2020 01:22
Great album but I've never understood why it's always rated as Sabbath's best. There's 3 or 4 that could come before it. Mostly great heavy songs, couple of fillers but overall a metal classic.
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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. 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. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
18. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
19. Abraxas by Santana
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
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