Monday, June 17, 2013

Black Sabbath Tops Album Charts With '13'

At Telegraph UK, "Black Sabbath score first number one in 43 years":
They have waited nearly half a century for their big comeback but rock band Black Sabbath have shown musical “craft” can still beat “manufactured” pop.
The band has broken the record for the longest gap between number ones in the UK charts, as their album 13 reached the top this weekend.

It is their first studio album in 35 years, reaching number one an unprecedented 43 years after their last hit.

Ozzy Osbourne, the band’s singer now known for his reality TV show, has hailed the unexpected success and hinted it was an indictment of the industry today.

Saying the band “know our craft”, he condemned modern music as “all manufactured b------“.

“I'm in shock,” he said. “The success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast."
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Also at WaPo, "Black Sabbath to release new album, embark on world tour."

And at Rolling Stone, "Album Review: Black Sabbath, '13'."