Paranoid (studio album) by Black Sabbath

Paranoid by Black Sabbath
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 59th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,893 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Best album of 1970 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (59th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
BLACK SABBATH-PARANOID NEW VINYL
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
Paranoid - Audio CD By Black Sabbath - VERY GOOD
Condition: Very Good


eBay
eBay
Original 1971 Black Sabbath "Paranoid" LP - Warner Bros. [Pitman Pressing] EX
Condition: Used


  My favourite store:  

Black Sabbath bestography

Paranoid is ranked as the best album by Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath album bestography « Higher ranked This album (59th) Lower ranked (278th) »
-ParanoidBlack Sabbath

Upcoming concerts

May
21
Sat
19:30
North America's Black Sabbath and Jump Van Halen Experience
The Eclectic Room, Angola, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
May
21
Sat
19:30
The Iron Maidens, Burning Witches, Sabbatha (Black Sabbath, Ozzy, and Dio Tribute)
The Forge, Joliet, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
May
28
Sat
18:00
Iron Maiden | Queensryche | Dokken | Deep Purple | Black Sabbath tribute - Memorial Metal Fest
Royal Vista, Walnut, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Paranoid on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Paranoid track list

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

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Track pick
Rating: 92 (616 votes)Comments: 10
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Track pick
Rating: 91 (641 votes)Comments: 6
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Rating: 85 (430 votes)Comments: 6
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Track pick
Rating: 90 (590 votes)Comments: 7
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 85 (377 votes)Comments: 6
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 79 (353 votes)Comments: 5
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Paranoid rankings

Paranoid collection

Paranoid ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,893 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,893 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
10/100
 Report rating
5 days ago Igtonumama  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9564/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
05/10/2022 15:44 BobbyDC  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10178/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
05/09/2022 23:44 Aethus  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6977/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
05/09/2022 06:35 youtoom  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 16100/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
05/04/2022 01:36 DanRoma47  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 46382/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

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 86.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Paranoid comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 126 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
95/100
From 05/02/2022 05:51
Album of the year. 1970.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
45/100
From 04/14/2022 16:37
Not a great fan of BS but the first 4 tracks on this album are very good. It closes well too apart from the lyrics.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 01/27/2022 04:09
Cla Cla Cla.
Mama do ski
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 01/19/2022 17:25
Surely the best album of 1970 and nothing comes close, this is probably the best heavy album ever as well. War Pigs is the best track but I also love Paranoid, Iron Man, Electric Funeral and Fairies Wear Boots, and the rest is great too. Not one bad track on here, perfect album 10/10.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 11/03/2021 01:19
What a tour de force in the rock world! This album seemingly came out of nowhere and dominated 1970.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 10/23/2021 13:23
Metal not my go to place - but hats off to this album - opening 4 tracks are just superb
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 09/11/2021 09:02
Obra maestra. Los inicios del heavy metal están aquí y vaya como suenan... Canciones Hard Rock, psicodelia,... Y los riffs de Iommi, perfectos.
Iron Man, War pigs (vaya arranque de disco), Paranoid, Fairies wear boots,... No hay canción mala.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 06/09/2021 16:32
One of the defining albums of early heavy metal. There are no songs on here that I would list as all-time personal favorite tracks, but the whole thing is consistently strong from start to finish. Essential for any metal/hard rock fan, and recommended for any listener.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 03/18/2021 16:07
pretty great "heavy metal". Just great songs from start to finish
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Paranoid

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
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. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Abraxas by Santana
19. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
Back to Top