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Paranoid (album) by Black Sabbath 

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Paranoid
Paranoid by Black Sabbath (1970)
Overall rank: 75th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,531 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1970 (1st)
Top 20 albums of the 1970s (20th)
Top 100 albums of all time (75th)

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Black Sabbath Paranoid 8 Track Tape Cartridge Vintage 1971 Untested As Is
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Black Sabbath, Paranoid HOLLAND Import NEMS Vinyl 1976 Used NEL 6003 Record
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BLACK SABBATH PARANOID SMALL VERTIGO SWIRL LP W/ LAMINATED SLEEVE + SWIRL INNER
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Black Sabbath bestography

Paranoid is ranked as the best album by Black Sabbath.

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,531 votes)
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Rating:  
80/100
I liked it, but besides War Pigs and Iron Man I didn't find it too special,
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From Killerviolin 11/05/2018 05:07
They took the sound on their first album and wrote MUCH better songs with it! The result is something truly astounding, and I'm talking about the whole album, not just the spectacular opener.
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60/100
From Pretender 11/01/2018 08:29
Pretty sleepy album in my ears. Like a monotone hazy dust of afterdrugs and nothing to do and nowere to be. Ok, but nothing special. I guess it gained interest since it at the time introduced something new? What is the lasting unique quality? Or maybe simply not exactly my dish...
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From Junomoogmello 10/31/2018 20:05
The opening dark riff and chilling siren, warning of impending doom, sets the scene for the album. 'Paranoid' is a classic metal track that somehow never sounds dated, well not to me anyway! The track 'Planet Caravan' is a favourite for me. Personally I prefer later albums over this as a whole but that is not to say this isn't a classic album in its own right.
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90/100
From Chungus77 10/29/2018 21:36
best metal album
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From Strangel 09/03/2018 01:32
A gritty masterpiece exploring the depths of the darker aspects of the soul like no other album or band before them. I absolutely love the psychedelic lyrics of Ozzy on this album and I'm not a massive Osbourne fan. But it's Tommy Iommi and his unique wizardy with the riff that demands a moshing wall of worship with signs of the horn raised before him.
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100/100
From Ronocoolo 08/07/2018 04:25
A few years back I decided tiki expand my music knowledge and listen to some of the albums in my parents' collection, this was the first album I listened to. Before this album I only listened to what my brother and sister listened to. This album means a lot to me not to mention that it's a fantastic album without the importance it has to me.
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From JimagineL 06/25/2018 22:21
"War Pigs" may be the best metal song ever written, and "Paranoid" a seminal rock anthem, but this album in general is so inconsistent, apart from his three big hits the other songs are just ok or below it.
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From 9999 06/19/2018 20:26
I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest metalhead, but quality transcends genre, and this album has quality to spare.
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95/100
From emptysquares 06/01/2018 11:17
The black country fairies strap on their DM's and sing some modern day madrigals...…
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1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
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