Ozzy Osbourne is perhaps the most beloved figure in rock and metal, and between his work as a solo artist and with Black Sabbath, he’s released a ton of records. So, that begs the question for this week’s Loudwire Nights Album of the Week Poll — what’s the best Ozzy Osbourne album?
For the record (ha ha), we aren’t counting Black Sabbath albums, so your options are limited to those that have been released solely by the Prince of Darkness himself. Compilation and live albums don’t count either, but fear not — you still have 12 choices. That’s a lot!
After Osbourne parted ways with Black Sabbath in 1979, his future was uncertain. After being part of one of the biggest bands in the industry, it’s probably intimidating to go off on your own. But he proved to be one of the best examples of an artist who actually became bigger than the band he was a part of once he went solo.
It all started with his debut Blizzard of Ozz, which featured the mega hits “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley.” Between the late Randy Rhoads’ guitar playing and his professional-turned-romantic relationship with Sharon Arden, Osbourne had all the ingredients he needed to launch a successful solo career, and that he did.
Since then, he’s released another 11 albums on his own and one with Sabbath. His most recent effort was 2020’s Ordinary Man, and he has another one underway. In fact, he just confirmed over the weekend that the new record is finished, so it’s only a matter of time before we know all of the details surrounding it.
In the meantime, head below to vote for your favorite Ozzy Osbourne album, and tune into Loudwire Nights next Monday at 7PM ET to find out which record prevailed. During tonight’s show, you’ll get to find out which Nirvana album was voted the best, and hear three songs from the winner.
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