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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Black Sabbath, 'Black Sabbath'


Black Sabbath, 'Black Sabbath'
243/500

Warner Bros., 1970

Recorded in a single 12-hour blurt by a hippie-leaning former blues band, this lumbering debut conjured up a new, sludgy sound: the birth pains of heavy metal. The slide guitar on "The Wizard" and the grungy boogie of "Wicked World" would influence not only future metal spawn but even the sound of Nirvana.


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