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Rank the Ozzy-era Sabbath albums.


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1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

2. Paranoid

3. Sabotage

4. Vol. 4

5. Black Sabbath

6. Master of Reality

7. Technical Ecstasy (beats NSD thanks to the brilliant "You Won't Change Me")

8. Never Say Die!

 

If the title of the thread had been changed ever so slightly, my 1. and 2. would have been Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules respectively :notworthy:

I'm a big fan of You Won't Change Me, it kind of sounds like something that would fit in on Diary of a Madman. That whole album is full of good tracks even though I've ranked it 8th in my list it's pretty much a classic.

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Paranoid

Master of Reality

Black Sabbath

Vol 4

SBS

Sabotage

Never Say Die

Technical Ecstasy

 

 

Sabbath is not Sabbath w/o Ozzy. :finbar:

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http://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/albums/915.jpg http://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/albums/67.jpg

 

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/albums/620.jpg http://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/albums/1249.jpg

 

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/albums/1866.jpg sabotage.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/9nroDs0.jpg http://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/0/3/503.jpg?0214

 

I'll post my rankings a little later...

 

Pat you kill me.

 

I think the order these albums came out is perfect.

 

So it is what it is.

 

Chronological bliss.

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Ironically the Dio Sabbath blows all of these albums away.

 

Dunno. It's kinda like a completely different band. See Van Hagar for comparison.

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Ozzy's solo albums blow all of these away.

 

Randy, Jake and Zakk blow Iommi away and I know you love him.

 

"That's Life"

 

Signed,

 

Old Blue Eyes

 

nite

 

They did bring metal into the "modern age". Rhoads and Wylde are more technical and Iommi is better at blues based. One is not better than the other. It's just a generation break.

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Still haven't heard TE or NSD

 

1. Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath

2. Master Of Reality

3. Paranoid

4. Sabotage

5. Black Sabbath

6. Vol. 4

 

Those top three are basically perfect, the three below are just really good, though messy.

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Tough one, but I'll go with

 

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Vol 4

Debut

Paranoid

Master of Reality

Never Say Die

Technical Ecstasy

13

 

My album buying was a bit odd back then, with the first "Sabbath" album i heard being Talk Of The Devil, and the first Sabbath album I bought was Heaven and Hell, and always have a preference for the Dio era, but as has been said, different band really

 

 

Just as an aside, I read yesterday that Rainbow's Difficult To Cure cover design had originally been offered to Sabbath for Never Say Die, but was rejected.

Interesting trivia if true.

Of course, apologies if everyone reading this is sort of "doh, did you not know that ?........

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Shameful, I've only got Vol 4, Paranoid and Sabotage although I did listen to Technical Ecstasy from the local library on tape many years ago.

I know that Masters, SBS and the debut are worth acquiring so I must rectify that.

Have heard all the big songs on live albums though.

 

I love Vol 4 and Paranoid with Sabotage being pretty good as well (another old tape - will Spoty fly it again...).

 

So tentatively:

 

Joint 1st :-

Vol 4

Paranoid

2nd

Sabotage

Heard they're good so all at 3:-

SBS

Masters of Reality

Debut

4

Technical Ecstasy

 

Not heard at all:-

Never Say Die

13

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Just out of curiosity, not just applying for TRF, but why does Technical Ecstasy get shat on?

To me it's a good album. My guess is the 6 before it were so incredible that it pales a bit in comparison. Had it been some other bands debut I think it would've gone over better.

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I've been going on a Sabbath voyage lately. Here's my list right now:

 

1. Sabotage ("Megalomania", "Am I Going Insane", "Symptom Of The Universe" - some of my favorite Sabbath tracks right now)

2. Vol. 4 ("Tomorrow's Dream" and "Cornucopia" are some of the heaviest songs they have written IMO)

3. Paranoid (B-Side is better though)

4. Master Of Reality (I'd argue that "Solitude" is better than "Planet Caravan")

5. Black Sabbath (one of the best debuts)

6. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (don't come back to this one as much as the other earlier albums, but still a 10/10)

7. Technical Ecstasy (worth listening to "You Won't Change Me" and "Dirty Women" alone)

8. 13 (excellent way to departure as a group)

9. Never Say Die! (listened to this one the least, but side A is pretty kickass)

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