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Black Sabbath's Paranoid at 50: potent anthems of working-class strife

11 mins | Sep 24, 2020
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The band's signature sound was the unintended result of its need to circumnavigate pain. Written off by critics as horror trash from "unskilled labourers," Sabbath's masterpiece album took beaten-down listeners on a rollercoaster out of their struggles. Joe Sweeney reflects for the Guardian on the meaning of the band's second album, and how the narrative around it has changed 50 years after its release.
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