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The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 76 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 25,680.

Black Sabbath is ranked number 45 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 54,037.

Members who like this artist also like: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Who.

Black Sabbath official website: http://www.black-sabbath.com

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Black Sabbath best albums

The following albums by Black Sabbath are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:922 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:25,680
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,215 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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2.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:7,297
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  83/100 (639 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

Master Of RealityUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1971Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1971:16Rank Score:6,604
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  83/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:3,827
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  80/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:3,090
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:678
Average Rating:  76/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

SabotageUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1975Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1975:14Rank Score:2,307
Rank in 1970s208Overall Rank:884
Average Rating:  77/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Vol 4United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1972Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1972:23Rank Score:2,054
Rank in 1970s223Overall Rank:980
Average Rating:  80/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Mob RulesUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1981Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1981:41Rank Score:696
Rank in 1980s390Overall Rank:2,423
Average Rating:  74/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Never Say Die!United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1978Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1978:70Rank Score:419
Rank in 1970s679Overall Rank:3,573
Average Rating:  64/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Technical EcstasyUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1976Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1976:61Rank Score:407
Rank in 1970s693Overall Rank:3,657
Average Rating:  64/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Overall band rank: 45

This may not be a complete discography for Black Sabbath. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Black Sabbath best tracks

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1.War Pigs
(from the album Paranoid)
 91/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.Paranoid
(from the album Paranoid)
 90/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.Iron Man
(from the album Paranoid)
 89/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.Children Of The Grave
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 89/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Iron Man
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 88/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.N.I.B.
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 88/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath
(from the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath)
 87/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Sweet Leaf
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 87/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Black Sabbath
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 87/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.Black Sabbath
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 87/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.The Wizard
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 86/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.War Pigs
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 86/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Symptom Of The Universe
(from the album Sabotage)
 86/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.After Forever
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 85/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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15.Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
(from the album Vol 4)
 85/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Into The Void
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 85/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Paranoid
(from the album Greatest Hits 1970–1978)
 85/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.Electric Funeral
(from the album Paranoid)
 85/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.Fairies Wear Boots
(from the album Paranoid)
 85/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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20.Lord Of This World
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 85/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Black Sabbath ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 187 votes)
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From Fischman 12/15/2016 16:22
Godfathers of Metal, Lords of Doom, the musical importance of Sabbath can not be overstated. Over the years, they were able to handle a number of changes in vocalist with a wide variety in styles and delivery, and still consistently produce top-shelf metal albums. All great musicians, guitarist Tony Iommi in particular is cited by almost every hard rock/metal guitarist since as a major influence, and Geezer Butler is one of the top 5 rock bassists of all time.
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From leMonk 01/20/2016 13:47
What can I say? The soundtrack from my growing up, and beyond.
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From zags7000 08/14/2015 08:15
Paranoid is great but their debut may be my personal favorite. Their first 6 albums are all classic and that is a string of greatness very few can say. It wasn't Sabbath after Ozzy left but RJD had his moments. Heaven & Hell is pretty great album that belongs alongside the earlier albums as a classic. It probably would be more highly regarded had he not been replacing Ozzie and instead gone under a new name (which they did later), something Zack Wylde alluding to.
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From frizzlefry420 07/07/2015 17:19
Sabbath>Zeppelin. One of the most original bands of all time. Zeppelin is good, but not very original. Tony Iommi invented a whole new guitar style that changed rock music forever.
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From F1Aaron 05/25/2015 20:28
The Godfathers of Heavy Metal according to many people. I fully agree with them, they had a distinctive sound not many bands had when they first came around. If someone was to start listening and getting into to Heavy Metal for the first time and they don't know what band to pick, this is where they start first.
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80/100
From gon2bed 01/19/2015 02:47
Love every song on their first two albums, have their 3rd not into it that much. Seen them live in 2013 and it was great, especially Tony Iommi playing the guitar! Top quality guitarist in his genre.
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 16:35
Unremittingly very loud and very heavy, Black Sabbath are arguably the originators of the prototype ‘heavy metal’ sound and image. Their uncompromising sound, lyrics and image was full of dark foreboding and references to the black arts and the occult. This format has been copied by countless other bands but Black Sabbath were the originals. The Sabbath were never really taken seriously by the critics and it is true to say that the music is somewhat primitive with Tommy Iommi’s slow riff laden guitar sound and Osbourne’s trademark vocal wail often ridiculed. Having said that the band were incredibly successful, achieving consistent UK and US chart success throughout the early 1970’s and few groups have such a loyal fan base that is still as passionate about Ozzy and the boys as they ever were.
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From cannychub1 10/07/2013 14:49
One of the true greats, loved the tuned down sound although changed after the 'Ozzmeister' left. Only let down was Forbidden, a truly awful album. Their new album shows they've still got it, Ozzy can barely string two words together, but oh boy can he can sing.
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From FieryGunHand 03/24/2013 00:31
Great band - possibly the most important heavy metal band ever. Don't agree with the ordering on this one - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is their classic album - more riffs than most bands in a lifetime
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From Jasonconfused 11/16/2012 23:14
This band is immortal in my book. They have such a solid discography of metal it's unbelievable, plus they did it first... or at least the best that the early bands did it. My favorite album is Sabotage (I know, I'm probably the only one). Stuff was great with Ozzy and with Dio. Iommi is a metal god.
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