500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Black Sabbath, 'Master of Reality'

300. Black Sabbath, 'Master of Reality'

Warner Bros., 1971

The greatest sludge-metal band of them all in its prime. Paranoid may have bigger hits, but Master of Reality, released a mere six months later, is heavier. The highlight is "Sweet Leaf," a droning love song to marijuana. But the vibe is perfectly summed up by the final track, "Into the Void."

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