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Christgau Consumer Guide

Black Sabbath

by Robert Christgau on February 13, 1970

BLACK SABBATH

“Black Sabbath” 

 [Warner Bros., 1970]

The worst of the counterculture on a plastic platter — bullshit necromancy, drug-impaired reaction time, long solos, everything. They claim to oppose war, but if I don’t believe in loving my enemies, I don’t believe in loving my allies, either. And I’ve been worried something like this was going to happen since the first time I saw a numerology column in an underground newspaper

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