Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Ordinary Man’ – Album Review

It has been 10 years since Ozzy’s last studio album and yet somehow, the man is still relevant.  How relevant, so relevant in fact that Post Malone had him guest on one of his songs. So there is a whole new generation of people discovering Ozzy.  And better late than never.

Now, it might be 10 years since his last studio album, but the last studio album I bought was 1987’s ‘The Ultimate Sin’ and the last Ozzy album I bought was 1997’s ‘The Ozzman Cometh’ so it has been a lot longer for me.

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With the sad news of Ozzy’s Parkinson diagnosis and hearing that Post Malone song, I thought I would give this album a try as I figured it might be his last (thankfully, it isn’t as he is already working on another).  To my surprise, I was completely blown away by this album.  The album is full of hooks, melodies, great guitar solos and Ozzy hasn’t sounded better.  The album is so accessible and harkens back for me to ‘The Ultimate Sin’ in catchiness and how radio friendly it is.  Some fans might not like that, but I couldn’t be happier.

The guests on this album are immense.  The main rhythm section is Duff McKagan on bass (GNR) and Chad Smith on drums (Red Hot Chili Peppers), but that isn’t all.  You get Slash, Tom Morello, Elton John, Charlie Puth, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Andrew Watt and even daughter Kelly Osbourne on backing vocals.  A mix of old and new with the musicians and it comes across in the music. Continue reading “Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Ordinary Man’ – Album Review”

Friday New Releases – December 9th

As we are getting closer to Christmas, there are not a whole lot of releases I am interested in and this week is one of those weeks where I am not running out to get or listen to any of them.  Maybe there is something for you.  It will give me a chance to start working on the Best of 2016 Lists which will be coming soon.

  • cover170x170-3  Neil Young – Peace Trail – (Reprise Records)
  • 170x170bb-11  Sister Hazel – Unplugged from Daryl’s House Club – (Croakin’ Poet Records)
  • cover170x170-47  Tech N9ne – The Storm (Deluxe) – (Strange Music, Inc.)
  • 170x170bb-16  J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only – (Dreamville)
  • cover170x170-2  Post Malone – Stoney – (Republic Records)
  • 170x170bb-12  Nelson – This Christmas Too – (Stone Canyon Records)