Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Black Sabbath Album?

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July 26, 2013 3:00 PM ET

Black Sabbath kicked off the American leg of their 13 world tour this week in Woodlands, Texas. They stay in the States through early September before heading down to South America and then to Europe in the fall. Sadly, original drummer Bill Ward isn't on the tour due to a business dispute. Ozzy Osbourne's solo drummer, Tommy Clufetos, is behind the kit in his place.

100 Greatest Artists: Black Sabbath

Now we have a question for you: What is Black Sabbath's single greatest album? Don't feel confined to the Ozzy era. The Ronnie James Dio period obviously counts, as does their work with singers Glenn Hughes, Tony Martin and Deep Purple's Ian Gillan. It doesn't matter if Tony Iommi was the only original member on the album as long as the cover says "Black Sabbath."  

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