500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Black Sabbath, 'Paranoid'
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131. Black Sabbath, 'Paranoid'

Warner Bros., 1970

Sabbath ruled for bummed-out Seventies kids, and nearly every metal and extreme rock band of the past four decades owes a debt to Tony Iommi's granite-fuzz guitar, the Visigoth rhythm machine of Bill Ward and Geezer Butler, and Ozzy Osbourne's agonized bray in "Paranoid," "Iron Man" and "War Pigs."

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