Judas Priest‘s own “Metal God,” singer Rob Halford, has compiled a list of his top 10 favorite albums of all time — and it’s headed by Black Sabbath‘s self-titled debut album from 1970.
Halford created the list for Rolling Stone, as part of its latest tabulation of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Notably, it contains only one album released after 1974 — his tenth and final selection, Pantera‘s Cowboys from Hell from 1990.
Here’s his complete list:
- Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
- Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)
- Queen – Queen II (1974)
- The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
- The Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! (1970)
- Deep Purple – Machine Head (1971)
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love (1967)
- David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)
- Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)
- Pantera – Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Go to RollingStone‘s website for Halford’s comments on his selections.
In other Judas Priest news, bassist Ian Hill says that “a lot of the material” for Priest’s next album “is already [written].” He adds that they also may use a few songs that were written for their last album, Firepower, that didn’t fit in with the rest of the album at the time.