Blizzard of Ozz review by Ozzy Osbourne

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  • Released: Sep 18, 1980
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.9 (36 votes)
Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard of Ozz

Sound — 10
The tracks are very much hard rock. With Randy Rhoads Ozzy made his most legendary tracks. "I Don't Know" and "Crazy Train" are still very populoar live tracks, no wonder: they have good lyrics and they're fast ones.

Lyrics — 10
I Don't Know - The opener is a hard rocking assault that is sure to please any fan of the genre. This LP version has an intro that is cut from the radio version. Crazy Train - Here it is - the song that made Ozzy a household name. Randy Rhoads never played better guitar than he did in this song, period! Goodbye to Romance - Many fans call this one a generic ballad. Obviously, they've never given it a chance. This is a GREAT ballad! If you don't like this one, you're no Ozzy fan. Dee - A short acoustic guitar instrumental by Randy. Unquestionably the weakest track here (if you want a good Randy instrumental guitar sequence, check out the Guitar Solo on Tribute, or Laughing Gas on Quiet Riot - The Randy Rhoads Years.) Suicide Solution - The song that brought Ozzy legal problems is pretty sweet. This one deals with finding ways to overcome a suicidal nature (in this case, drinking your troubles away.) Good song, but the one on Tribute is WAY better. Mr. Crowley - The organ solo that opens this track is priceless - as is the rest of the track. Once again, Randy is in his prime. No Bone Movies - A song about Ozzy's love for porno. It's a surprisingly good song, but it's the second weakest track on the album (Dee is first.) Revelation (mother Earth) - An eerily melodic ballad about damaging the earth with pollution. Is it just me, or this one greatly resemble She's Gone, from Ozzy's Sabbath days? Steal Away (The Night) - An all-out rocker finishes off the album. And it's a damn good one too! Don't overlook this one just because it's short and at the end of the album.

Overall Impression — 10
Blizzard Of Ozz is an excellent debut solo album from Ozzy Osbourne.

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