Vol 4 (album) by Black Sabbath
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The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 70 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 32,857.
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I prefer several other albums in front of this one, however there are some excellent tracks to be found here like Snowblind and Wheels of Confusion. It appears that there is a fault in the recording to vinyl of Changes on the recently released vinyl re-issue. I took the first copy back because I thought it might just have been that lp but the replacement is the same. I also have the CD and that track is clear on the CD. It almost sounds like the recording levels were peaking as the track was cut. Disappointing as I had looked forward to getting this on vinyl.
Fantastic. Black Sabbath has a truly indelible sound that has always been one of my favorites, and this is another in their run of amazing albums. I find this works very well as an album, with the exception of Changes, which isn't a bad song, but really kills the momentum/mood (Laguna Sunrise has a similar issue but not as bad in my opinion).
The album starts and ends with extended songs that end in lengthy guitar solos. Wheels of Confusion is quite possibly my favorite on the album (although damn it's hard to choose), and Under the Sun is only a small step down. The centerpieces of the album are Supernaut and Snowblind, and of course they're awesome (Supernaut is an absolute banger). In positions 2 and 9 are songs with poppier bits, Tomorrow's Dream, an overall very catchy and very rocking song, and St Vitus Dance, which has a bit of a Byrds feel before descending into a crushing riff. FX is a nothing track really, can't even hear much happening in it. Cornucopia is also great.
While it's not perfect, I nonetheless feel that the seven rock songs on this album probably capture my favorite Sabbath sound. The riffs were flowing out of Iommi and I can instantly remember the riff for each of those seven tracks. If you only know Sabbath through Paranoid or Iron Man and you liked what you heard, I wholeheartedly recommend you listen to this album, along with all six original Sabbath albums. Classic moments on every one.
Já não eram mais pioneiros, conheciam o seu som e atingiram o seu melhor.
I give a lot of 10s for albums I love even if I consider them to be imperfect. This is a great example - track by track, this album isn't perfect, but damn if I don't love listening to it all the way through...
This album is significantly less deep than Master of Reality, yet more melodic and interesting. It still kicks ass, though, don't get me wrong.
I especially like "Chances" as one of the best ballads they had done.
I think it was Rolling Stone that described this album as 'Slabs of liquid metal', and I agree. Indispensable heavy metal.
Definitely a Heavy Metal classic.
I have this one much higher up my list of fav Sabbath albums. It doesn’t have their most popular songs but it’s consistently great and I think Changes is an amazing change of pace after the blistering Wheels of Confusion... and Tomorrow’s Dream. FX is a instrumental detour and then it cranks up again with Supernaut, Snowblind and Cornucopia. Laguna Sunrise follows with a pleasant acoustic solo. St Vitus Dance is another rocker and so is Under The Sun....
Best Tracks: Supernaut, Snowblind, St. Vitus Dance
Easily my fave Sabbath album. And I really love Sabbath. This is the best.
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