Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time


For nearly two months in 2012 I dove into Black Sabbath’s complete discography a few albums at a time, and wrote about the head-banging, brain-melting experience in a 7-part series. … Continue reading

April 20, 2019 · 22 Comments

Thirty Year Thursday – …AND THE REST (PART 2)

[Welcome to Thirty Year Thursday, the weekly series on my favorite albums of 1986] Here are four more excellent albums that reached the thirty year milestone in 2016 Artist: BODEANS … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 24 Comments

BLACK SABBATH Part 7 – The End Of The Story So Far / In Conclusion

The first couple of times I listened to Forbidden (1995), the final Black Sabbath album with vocalist Tony Martin, I didn’t think much of it. Martin’s once impressive vocal range … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

BLACK SABBATH Part 6 – Musical Chairs And Diminishing Returns In The ‘90s

After some pleasant surprises on the last few Black Sabbath albums I revisited (as discussed in my previous post), I was looking forward to finding out whether or not they … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

BLACK SABBATH Part 5 – Resurrected In The Second Half Of The ‘80s

After 1983’s relative misstep, Born Again, with Ian Gillan on lead vocals, Black Sabbath essentially disbanded until a one-off reunion with Ozzy Osbourne for the 1985 Live Aid concerts. The … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 7 Comments

BLACK SABBATH Part 4 – Dio And Gillan Step Up To The Mic

When Black Sabbath parted ways with Ozzy Osbourne after 1978’s Never Say Die!, they wasted no time in replacing him with Ronnie James Dio, former lead singer of Ritchie Blackmore’s … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 20 Comments

BLACK SABBATH Part 3 – The Ozzman Go-eth

The final three studio albums Black Sabbath released with Ozzy Osbourne are not highly rated by fans & critics, especially the last two, and none of them have made much … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 13 Comments

BLACK SABBATH Part 2 – A Cornucopia Of Hard Rock Riffs

Tony Iommi continued to produce a barrage of powerful guitar riffs on Master Of Reality (1971), Black Sabbath’s follow-up to the heavy metal classic, Paranoid. Although they continued to be … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · 21 Comments

BLACK SABBATH Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / Heavy Metal Ground Zero

I only owned two Black Sabbath albums when I was a teenager: Paranoid and Master Of Reality. I enjoyed both but didn’t listen to them as often as my favorites, … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 11 Comments

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