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The Best Black Sabbath Albums List, Ranked Discography

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List RulesBlack Sabbath studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release. No solo works.

Black Sabbath is not only one of the greatest metal bands of all time, but also boasts one of the greatest singers and best guitarists as well. That makes listing the best Black Sabbath albums of all time quite hard. This Black Sabbath discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Black Sabbath albums can be found at the top of the list.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Black Sabbath singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. Also, you won't find any solo work from Ozzy, Tony, or Geezer on this list,  If you think the greatest Black Sabbath album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Black Sabbath album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you're a fan of Black Sabbath, you'll also want to check out the best albums of Slayer as well.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Black Sabbath album of all time?" or "What are the top Black Sabbath albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing has a variety of albums, like Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell, in it.
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    • Artist: Black Sabbath
    • Release Date: 1970
    • Tracks: Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me, N.I.B.
    • Length (mins): 00:38:16
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock
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    • Artist: Black Sabbath
    • Release Date: 1971
    • Producer: Rodger Bain
    • Tracks: Embryo, After Forever, Orchid
    • Length (mins): 00:34:31
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Doom metal, Stoner rock
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    • Artist: Black Sabbath
    • Release Date: 1970
    • Tracks: Paranoid, Iron Man, Rat Salad
    • Label: Warner Bros. Records
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Doom metal
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  • Black Sabbath Vol. 4
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    • Artist: Black Sabbath
    • Release Date: 1972
    • Tracks: Wheels of Confusion, Under the Sun / Every Day Comes and Goes, Cornucopia
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Sludge metal, Doom metal
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