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PARANOID

Black Sabbath

 

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4.25 | 657 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpää
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3 stars I felt this classic record being a real letdown after the magnificent first album, which I consider as a masterpiece of rock music. Many of the songs here lack the imagination and feeling present in that album, and songs like "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" are in my humble opinion really dull rants when compared to the adventures in heavy bluesy rock scales the band is capable. There are some structural ambitions in songs like "War Pigs" and "Hand of Doom", but I don't like them as compositions so much. The freshness seems to be lacking, and the compositions appear like been written to slightly duller listening audiences. The only really great song here for me is the ethereal "Planet Caravan", which holds an interesting and beautiful psychedelic feeling in it. Hopefully my humble opinion about the record is not a problem to anybody. Many seem to enjoy it, and that is of course just great.
Eetu Pellonpää | 3/5 |

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