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Album: Paranoid
# Song Title   Time
1)    War Pigs [Cerdos Guerreros]
2)    Paranoid [Paranoico]
3)    Planet Caravan [Caravana de Planetas]
4)    Iron Man [Hombre De Hierro]
5)    Electric Funeral [Funeral El‚ctrico]
6)    Hand of Doom [La Mano del Destino]
7)    Rat Salad [Ensalada De Rata]
8)    Fairies Wear Boots [Las Hadas Llevan Botas]
 

Album: Paranoid
# Song Title   Time
1)    War Pigs [Cerdos Guerreros]
2)    Paranoid [Paranoico]
3)    Planet Caravan [Caravana de Planetas]
4)    Iron Man [Hombre De Hierro]
5)    Electric Funeral [Funeral El‚ctrico]
6)    Hand of Doom [La Mano del Destino]
7)    Rat Salad [Ensalada De Rata]
8)    Fairies Wear Boots [Las Hadas Llevan Botas]
 
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  • Personnel: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals); Tony Iommi (guitar); Geezer Butler (bass guitar); Bill Ward (drums).
  • Audio Remasterer: Andy Pearce.
  • Liner Note Author: David Wells .
  • PARANOID proved to be Black Sabbath's most focused, consistent, and successful record. Leaving behind the amorphous, extended jams of their debut for focused songs and a more structured sound, Black Sabbath virtually wrote the book on heavy metal with the ominous, unforgettable riffs, thunderous rhythms, and dark themes on this release. There are some up-tempo rockers, the famous title track for one, but for the most part PARANOID oozes along like a bad dream, as on the slinky, creepy opener, "War Pigs," or the lumbering thud of "Iron Man" (which boasts one of the most indelible electric guitar riffs in rock history).
  • The album's title is apt: PARANOID is filled with an edgy aggression and lyrics about war, insanity, death, and destruction. Ozzy Osbourne's flat, affectless voice merges perfectly with Tony Iommi's fuzzed-out, sledgehammer power chords and the bruising bass and drum lines to create an intense, freaky, horror-show universe. There are elements of blues-rock and psychedelia (the floating "Planet Caravan," in particular), but Black Sabbath basically invents here what would become one of the most popular genres of music in the latter 20th century and beyond. Even after the millions of heavy metal albums that have followed in its wake, PARANOID stands as an all-time classic.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #130 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"

Spin (p.89) - "Ozzy saw heavy rock as a way to emulate the horrors of a fallen world..."

Q (12/99, p.170) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Gothic Albums Of All Time - "...[They] stamped their bombastic and doom-laden imprint on British rock forever..."

Vibe (12/99, p.162) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[With] classic after classic, the strange, lost, almost sobbing vocals of a young Ozzy Osbourne floating over a skulking rhythm section and grim, lurching riffs."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "With sharper edges and nastier riffs than Sabbath's much bigger contemporaries Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, the album made it clear to any doubters that heavy metal didn't just have to be about hobbits and sports cars."
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