Black Sabbath Vol. 4

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
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Based on 2 reviews
1972 Ratings: #65 / 81
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
1972 Ratings: #28
September 25, 1972 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Vol. 4 is a less cohesive effort than its two immediate predecessors, but is all the more fascinating for it. Die-hard fans sick of the standards come here next, and some end up counting this as their favorite Sabbath record for its eccentricities and for its embodiment of the band's excesses.

30
Sputnikmusic

Despite the reverence shown towards the record, Vol. 4 can be described as nothing more than a stale, meek offering from a tired, worn out band.

balleralan
60
it's alright
dingdongdope420
79
A very good albeit slightly disjointed album. During the recording of the album, the band was under the influence of cocaine which is rather apparent throughout (the track “Snowblind” is straight-up about this). There’s very good (even great) songs on this album, with the standouts being the aforementioned “Snowblind”, “Supernaut” and “Wheels of Confusion”. However, there’s weak tracks scattered throughout such as the pretty weak piano ... read more
gas_souza
86
Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener - 90
Tomorrow's Dream - 90
Changes - 90
FX - NR
Supernaut - 90
Snowblind - 95
Cornucopia - 75
Laguna Sunrise - 85
St. Vitus Dance - 75
Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes - 80

Destaques: Changes, Snowblind, Tomorrow's Dream e Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener
SoundAura
82
With more filler tracks than any of the Sabbath albums up until this point, Vol. 4 feels lackluster in comparison to the previous three records. However, the tracks that do shine on this LP really do shine bright. Those tracks such as: “Wheels of Confusion”, “Under the Sun”, and “Snowblind” showcase some of Sabbath’s most intricate work while other tracks like “Changes” and “Laguna Sunrise” show Sabbath’s softer side. The ... read more
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MISC LISTS

#14/Rolling Stone (Metal)

Track List

  1. Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener
  2. Tomorrow's Dream
  3. Changes
  4. FX
  5. Supernaut
  6. Snowblind
  7. Cornucopia
  8. Laguna Sunrise
  9. St. Vitus Dance
  10. Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes 
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