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The best album by Black Sabbath is Paranoid which is ranked number 74 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,168.

Black Sabbath is ranked number 43 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 66,066.

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Black Sabbath best albums

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

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,198 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:31,168
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,565 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:522 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:9,243
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  83/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Master Of RealityUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1971Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1971:17Rank Score:8,053
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  83/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:4,409
Rank in 1970s141Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  81/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,758
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:679
Average Rating:  77/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Vol 4United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1972Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1972:22Rank Score:2,946
Rank in 1970s205Overall Rank:851
Average Rating:  81/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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SabotageUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1975Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1975:15Rank Score:2,796
Rank in 1970s211Overall Rank:877
Average Rating:  78/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Mob RulesUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1981Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1981:46Rank Score:767
Rank in 1980s422Overall Rank:2,626
Average Rating:  74/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Technical EcstasyUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1976Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1976:60Rank Score:558
Rank in 1970s631Overall Rank:3,354
Average Rating:  65/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Never Say Die!United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1978Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1978:78Rank Score:440
Rank in 1970s747Overall Rank:4,034
Average Rating:  64/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Overall band rank: 43

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Black Sabbath best tracks

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1.War Pigs
(from the album Paranoid)
 92/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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2.Paranoid
(from the album Paranoid)
 91/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.Iron Man
(from the album Paranoid)
 90/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.N.I.B.
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 89/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.Children Of The Grave
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 89/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath
(from the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath)
 88/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Sweet Leaf
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 88/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.Black Sabbath
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 88/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.Symptom Of The Universe
(from the album Sabotage)
 88/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.The Wizard
(from the album Black Sabbath)
 87/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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11.Hole In The Sky
(from the album Sabotage)
 87/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
(from the album Vol 4)
 86/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Into The Void
(from the album Master Of Reality)
 86/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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14.Snowblind
(from the album Vol 4)
 86/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Supernaut
(from the album Vol 4)
 86/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.A National Acrobat
(from the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath)
 86/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Heaven And Hell
(from the album Heaven And Hell)
 86/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.Fairies Wear Boots
(from the album Paranoid)
 85/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.Electric Funeral
(from the album Paranoid)
 85/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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20.Killing Yourself To Live
(from the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath)
 85/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Black Sabbath ratings

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85/100 (from 231 votes)
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From Deckiller 02/09/2019 18:13
Their influence cannot be understated. King Crimson did it better, but it was with Jazz sensibilities as opposed to Blues, and in fleeting instances at that (e.g. 21st Century Schizoid Man, which was Iron Man before Iron Man; and Larks Tongues in Aspic Part II). Black Sabbath, on the other hand, was consistently heavy and dark. This was Blues Rock taken to its darkest pit - on the gates of a new genre called Heavy Metal. The vanguard for artists like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Metallica.
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From Madrocker 01/26/2019 16:02
First three albums were great, classics of the genre. After that, I'm afraid to say, tedious. The band could have done so much more than they did. Still, huge credit for basically inventing metal.
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From Nowhereman1965 09/24/2018 16:13
Not many Bands actually invented a genre of music...but Black Sabbath did. There was no Heavy Metal before Sabbath. Their early albums are all superb hard rock classics.
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From Grouse 08/03/2018 13:24
The creator of so many genres of metal. They manage to be super heavy but still not feel too much. They also manage to throw in some prog and psychedelic elements in their song. A fantastic band!
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From LedZep 07/08/2018 22:55
I've just realised that their first three albums are at least 10-15 years ahead of its time. The debut well, basically debuted heavy metal as a genre, and has some strong doom metal and horror elements as well. Paranoid is typical hard rock/heavy metal with a bit of doom metal thrown in. Master of Reality invented stoner metal, started the down tuning and heavy stoner riffs trend, which so many bands have used after Black Sabbath. These three albums were released in 1970/71. IN TWO F-ING YEARS THEY'VE CREATED A GENRE AND SEVERAL SUBGENRES. And after all that they still managed to make Vol 4, Sabotage and later Heaven & Hell, three albums which are maybe not as groundbreaking, but are just as great. Oh and also Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Mob Rules. Goddamn.
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From Goliath 01/21/2018 16:29
One of the 'big three' for me together with Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
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From tmbarnes8 12/21/2017 01:20
I feel like Black Sabbath has aged better than Led Zeppelin, the riffs and general sound is more timeless and will always sound really goddamn heavy, not just 'heavy for its time'.
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From PaperVinnie 12/19/2017 15:15
Heavy Metal at its best.
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From SamNassiri98 08/26/2017 16:34
If I have to explain why Black Sabbath is so awesome, you probably don't get it.
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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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