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Top 10 Ozzy Osbourne Albums Ranked
10. Ordinary Man (2020)
"Today I woke up and I hate myself
Death doesn’t answer when I cry for help
No high could save me from the depths of hell
I’ll drown my mind until I’m someone else
Don’t take care of me, be scared of me
My misery owns me
I don’t wanna be my enemy
My misery owns me now"
The album debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. This is Osbourne’s eighth top ten album on the chart as a solo artist.
Stand Out Tracks: 'Under The Graveyard' and the Title Track.
9. Black Rain (2007)
"All my life I’ve been over the top
I don’t know what I’m doing
All I know is I don’t wanna stop
All fired up, I’m gonna go till I drop
You’re either in or in the way
Don’t make me, I don’t wanna stop"
It is Osbourne’s last album to date to feature guitar player Zakk Wylde and drummer Mike Bordin, and the first to feature bassist Rob Nicholson.
Stand Out Tracks: 'I Don't Wanna Stop' and the Title Track
8. Scream (2010)
"I’ll pull you up and push you right
Back in your place!
I’ll take you down and wipe that smile
Right off your face!
I’ll watch you break,
Your mine to take,
Don’t blink; you just might miss it!
It’s all or nothing,
Nowhere left to run!"
It is Osbourne’s only album to feature guitarist Gus G, who replaced long-term guitarist Zakk Wylde.
Stand Out Tracks: 'Let Me Hear You Scream' and 'Crucify'
7. No Rest For The Wicked (1988)
"Nobody hears the things I say
I guess nobody cares
My head’s so full of things
I’ll set my mind free of them
I’m breaking the rules
Breaking all the rules
Can’t you see they’re nothing without you
Empty heads full of fool
Now you see I’m breakin’ all the rules
Breakin’ all the rules"
It peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200. It was the first album to feature guitarist Zakk Wylde, keyboardist John Sinclair and the first to feature bassist Bob Daisley since Bark at the Moon.
Stand Out Tracks: 'Miracle Man' and 'Breakin' All The Rules'
6. No More Tears (1991)
"I was looking back on my life
And all the things I’ve done to me
I’m still looking for the answers
I’m still searching for the key
The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won’t leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?
The road to nowhere leads to me"
It was Osbourne’s final album to feature drummer Randy Castillo and longtime bassist and songwriter Bob Daisley.
Stand Out Tracks: 'Road To Nowhere' and 'Hellraiser'
5. The Ultimate Sin (1986)
"Out on the street, I’m stalking the night
I can hear my heavy breathing
Paid for the kill but it doesn’t seem right
Something there I can believe in
Voices are calling from inside my head
I can hear them, I can hear them
Vanishing memories of things that were said
They can’t try to hurt me now
But a shot in the dark, one step away from you
A shot in the dark, always creeping up on you"
It was his first to feature drummer Randy Castillo and bassist Phil Soussan, who co-wrote the album’s hit single “Shot in the Dark”.
Stand Out Tracks: 'Shot In The Dark' and the Title Track
4. Ozzmosis (1995)
"I don’t mind
Single file down the runway
And I’ll see you my friend
Over and over again
Who can we get on the case?
We need Perry Mason
Someone to put you in place
Calling Perry Mason again"
The album reached number 22 on the UK Albums Chart and number 4 on the US Billboard 200.
Stand Out Tracks: 'Old L.A Tonight' and 'Perry Mason'
3. Bark At The Moon (1983)
"Screams break the silence
Waking from the dead of night
Vengence is boiling
He’s returned to kill the light
Then when he’s found who he’s looking for
Listen in awe and you’ll hear him
Bark at the moon"
This is Osbourne’s first album to feature guitarist Jake E. Lee and only studio album to feature drummer Tommy Aldridge.
Stand Out Tracks: 'Centre of Eternity' and the Title Track
2. Diary of a Madman (1981)
"How many times can they fill me with lies and I listen again?
Twisting the truth and they’re playin’ around with my head ok
The things they will do and the things they will say
But they don’t really understand
Tears fill my eyes when I hear all the cries for the reason today
And they don’t really know even what they’re talkin’ about
And I can’t imagine what empty heads can achieve
Leave me alone, don’t want your promises no more
‘Cause rock ‘n’ roll is my religion and my love
Won’t ever change, may think it’s strange
You can’t kill rock ‘n’ roll, it’s here to stay"
This is the last Osbourne studio album to feature guitarist Randy Rhoads and drummer Lee Kerslake.
Stand Out Tracks: 'You Can't Kill Rock and Roll' and 'Flying High Again'
- Blizzard of Ozz (1980)
"Crazy, but that’s how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it’s not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate
Mental wounds not healing
Life’s a bitter shame
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train"
In 2017, it was ranked 9th on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time."
Stand Out Tracks: 'Mr. Crowley' and 'Crazy Train'