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Ozzy''s first studio album in 10 years co-written by guitarist Andrew Watt. The record features guest appearances by Elton John, Tom Morello, Slash, Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, and Post Malone.

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1 Straight to Hell
2 All My Life
3 Goodbye
4 Ordinary Man - Ozzy Osbourne feat. Elton John
5 Under the Graveyard
6 Eat Me
7 Today Is The End
8 Scary Little Green Men
9 Holy For Tonight
10 It''s A Raid - Ozzy Osbourne feat. Post Malone
11 Take What You Want - Post Malone feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott

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Russell T
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Everybody loves Ozzy.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020
And I love Ozzy,too. If Blizzard & Diary are 5 star albums by Amazon reviews standards,then Ordinary Man is a 2-2.5 star album,tops. And that''s for the actual music & not a cracked f'' n cd case,people! There''re some good songs but too much studio magic to make 71 year... See more
And I love Ozzy,too.
If Blizzard & Diary are 5 star albums by Amazon reviews standards,then Ordinary Man is a 2-2.5 star album,tops. And that''s for the actual music & not a cracked f'' n cd case,people! There''re some good songs but too much studio magic to make 71 year old Ozzy sound good & as a result he doesn''t sound natural but overproccessed & the music''s just too slick. There is some decent guitar playing & solos throughout & the musicians are all obviously great.
Listening to almost all the solo albums it''s obvious that''s been going on for decades but now more so than ever. His voice(as anyone who''s seen him in the last decade knows)is gone. I was 10 when Flying High Again first came on the radio in late ''81 & I became a fan from that moment. For me Diary of a Madman remains the best Ozzy album & Ultimate Sin was his last classic album, which is funny considering it''s his worst selling & the Ozzman (or Sharon) has always hated it & had it deleted from his catalogue. If you look at any photos or videos from that time, it''s pretty easy to see why Ozzy hates it! (I think it''s more about the songwriting issues & Sharon''s greed than anything else) Every album starting with No Rest is about half good but still I''ve bought every one of them including this one. I''ve bought Blizzard & Diary & the original Ozzy era Black Sabbath catalogue more times than I want to admit.
The last time I saw Ozzy was Ozzfest 2008 in TX & he sounded great & I''m glad I got to see him that one last time before he lost his voice. Some of these songs might grow on me more & I did wake up today with Straight to Hell in my head, so...
God bless ya Ozzy, I hope you live another 20 years!
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megatallicadiozzhalen
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Sounds Like Ozzy
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2020
It’s Ozzy’s first album in ten years and I’m beyond psyched. He’s been my favorite artist since I was in middle school and I was not expecting another album ever again so this is a great surprise and yes, it DOES sound exactly like an Ozzy album. I don’t understand some of... See more
It’s Ozzy’s first album in ten years and I’m beyond psyched. He’s been my favorite artist since I was in middle school and I was not expecting another album ever again so this is a great surprise and yes, it DOES sound exactly like an Ozzy album. I don’t understand some of the reviews that say it doesn’t because honestly, outside the two Randy Rhoads albums, every Ozzy album has a different sound. Don’t believe me? Compare Bark at the Moon to Diary that came before it and Ultimate Sin that came after. Compare all the Wylde albums. None sound the same. In other words, this album sounds a bit different from the rest because they ALL do. But that’s Ozzy.
All the songs are great with Under the Graveyard and Goodbye my favorites. If you’re an Ozzy fan and don’t waste your time comparing this to Diary and Blizzard, you’ll love it. LBH...not many albums by any band compare to those two. If this is Ozzy’s last album, which I hope it’s not, he’ll be going out on a high note. Ozzy!!!
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John
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Ordinary man - Ozzy, Vinyl
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2020
I should start this by saying the main reason I bought this was for the Collaboration track between Ozzy and Elton John. Side A: Straight to Hell - 4/5 All My Life - 4/5 Goodbye - 3/5 Ordinary Man - Ozzy Osbourne feat. Elton John - 4/5,... See more
I should start this by saying the main reason I bought this was for the Collaboration track between Ozzy and Elton John.

Side A:
Straight to Hell - 4/5
All My Life - 4/5
Goodbye - 3/5
Ordinary Man - Ozzy Osbourne feat. Elton John - 4/5, expected a bit more out of this, but its exactly what you would expect it to be
Under the Graveyard- best track on album 5/5

Side B:
Eat Me - fun song, and title 4/5
Today Is The End - 3/5
Scary Little Green Men 4/5 - best song on side B
Holy For Tonight 3/5
It''s A Raid - Ozzy Osbourne feat. Post Malone - 0/5 because not even Ozzy can save the prince of mumble! was tempted to remove another star for this song alone.

Would of loved for them to leave a bit more of Ozzy''s actual voice, imperfections would of added some more character and gravity to all the death/end of life themed songs (Thinking along the lines of the difference between NiN - Hurt and Johnny Cash''s Cover).
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Venkatesh Prasad Ranganath
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020
While "Scary little green men" was interesting, none of the songs in the album truly grabbed my attention. This is unlike Ozzy''s previous albums.
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Joel T. Dohrmann
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Just why?
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020
Absolutely brutal release from Ozzy. After how amazing Scream was, I thought that Ozzy was back on track with great music. This is an entire album of depressing, want to shoot yourself in the head music. Even the first single that I heard, "Under the Graveyard" cannot last... See more
Absolutely brutal release from Ozzy. After how amazing Scream was, I thought that Ozzy was back on track with great music. This is an entire album of depressing, want to shoot yourself in the head music. Even the first single that I heard, "Under the Graveyard" cannot last past one listen. Plus the slop featuring Post Malone is some of the most dreadful music I have ever heard. "It''s a Raid" should just be called "An ode to screaming and cursing" and the synthesized voice on "Take What You Want" makes me want to take more Excedrin. I know that Ozzy is in a bad place in his life, but did he not listen to any of this before he released it? I never thought I would say this about an Ozzy Osbourne album, but I wouldn''t even use it as a drink coaster.
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The Steiners -
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OZZY does it again! His vocals are fantastic on the new album.
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020
Enjoying every track on the new Ozzy album. For me, the new songs cover every style of Ozzy from the Black Sabbath days to the new collaboration with Post Malone. There is something for both old and new fans. It also includes a download card for a digital copy. (Which is... See more
Enjoying every track on the new Ozzy album. For me, the new songs cover every style of Ozzy from the Black Sabbath days to the new collaboration with Post Malone. There is something for both old and new fans. It also includes a download card for a digital copy. (Which is awesome). The album is Heavy 140g black vinyl. The inside sleeve has all of the lyrics and some artwork. As always, Amazon delivered it fast, and I was thrilled to receive my vinyl copy the day after it was released. Rock on!
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Rob Goblin
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Ordinary Album
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020
For this stage of Ozzy''s career this is a solid album with some decent hits as well but it''s far from his golden age. When I heard the first tracks I had high hopes but this is more of the same Ozzy as we have heard since 2001 and Down to Earth. While it does have its... See more
For this stage of Ozzy''s career this is a solid album with some decent hits as well but it''s far from his golden age. When I heard the first tracks I had high hopes but this is more of the same Ozzy as we have heard since 2001 and Down to Earth. While it does have its moments in the radio tracks Under the Graveyard and Ordinary Man the rest is bland and uneven. As usual it is well produced with an excellent band performance but it''s just not fair to compare with Blizzard, Tears or even Ozzmosis but I had hoped for more.
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Bassinvol
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Ozzie Needs Hang It Up
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2020
Ozzie is one of the greatest rockers of all time and his stamina has been amazing, but it''s time for him to retire from performing music. He has disappointed me twice in life. This CD is one time as only good song is Ordinary Man. The first time was when my wife and I... See more
Ozzie is one of the greatest rockers of all time and his stamina has been amazing, but it''s time for him to retire from performing music. He has disappointed me twice in life. This CD is one time as only good song is Ordinary Man. The first time was when my wife and I traveled from Missoula, MT and got tickets to see him perform at the Hollywood Bowl in the early 70''s with Black Sabbath. This was a big deal for two college students that grew up in Iowa. So, what happened, about 20 minutes into the show, Ozzie did too much of something and they had to cancel the rest of their performance. Turned out seeing Alice Cooper running around in the audience was more memorable then Ozzie''s performance. Life went on :-)
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Smudgecat77
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Prince Of Darkness is Back 10/10
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne will go down in history for being one of music’s greatest artists. The man done more in one lifetime than most of us could imagine in 100 lifetimes. So now comes the 12 studio album from the prince of darkness. The album hits the mark again and again because...See more
Ozzy Osbourne will go down in history for being one of music’s greatest artists. The man done more in one lifetime than most of us could imagine in 100 lifetimes. So now comes the 12 studio album from the prince of darkness. The album hits the mark again and again because for me this album is up there as one of his best 10/10 all the way.. my personal favourite favourite track as to be Scary Little Green Men. Every song is in your face Ozzy absolutely love it. The quality of the picture disc is pretty good however I bought the picture disc as a collection piece. It’s a well known fact that vinyl sounds better on standard black wax so I will be buying a copy on standard black wax. I love Ozzy so let’s hope he defines the Grim Reaper and continues to raise hell for many years to come. So what you waiting for go buy the album.
Ozzy Osbourne will go down in history for being one of music’s greatest artists. The man done more in one lifetime than most of us could imagine in 100 lifetimes. So now comes the 12 studio album from the prince of darkness. The album hits the mark again and again because for me this album is up there as one of his best 10/10 all the way.. my personal favourite favourite track as to be Scary Little Green Men. Every song is in your face Ozzy absolutely love it. The quality of the picture disc is pretty good however I bought the picture disc as a collection piece. It’s a well known fact that vinyl sounds better on standard black wax so I will be buying a copy on standard black wax. I love Ozzy so let’s hope he defines the Grim Reaper and continues to raise hell for many years to come. So what you waiting for go buy the album.
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Doom Lee
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A brilliant album and Ozzy’s best effort in many years!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 22, 2020
Best Ozzy album since the 90’s. I only received it yesterday so can’t say that everything has fully sunk in yet, but I enjoyed it so much I had to get a review on here in case there are people unsure whether to buy it yet! The Opening few tracks are blistering Ozzy metal, a...See more
Best Ozzy album since the 90’s. I only received it yesterday so can’t say that everything has fully sunk in yet, but I enjoyed it so much I had to get a review on here in case there are people unsure whether to buy it yet! The Opening few tracks are blistering Ozzy metal, a real return to form. Crunching riffs that bring to mind his seminal early (80’s) material, a hint of Ozzmosis, some latter day Sabbath and some good all round Hard Rock. The Ballad with Elton John was a big surprise, their voices work well together and it isn’t a syrupy mess. It’s actually a damn good hard rock tune. The production on most of the tracks is great, not too processed (although, whisper it.....you can tell where his voice has been cut and pasted into place here and there)...some of the tracks sound damn dirty, just enough grit to bring happy memories of his Crazy / Doomy past. The almost punky track featuring Post Malone is another treat, fast and fun, again the voices work well together and it’s good to see Ozzy trying something new. It’s a little throw away though, a comedy aside perhaps to lighten the mood of this quite Doom flavoured album. The final almost hip hop, programmed track is quite dated, like an instrumental you would find on a Limp Bizkit album.......no, don’t runaway.....just skip it and pretend it doesn’t exist. Anyway a really good album and very pleasant surprise. Ozzy has some great musicians on here but Duff McKagan and Chad Smith deserve a special mention, they are fantastic throughout. Miss the fantastic guitar of Zakk though, a real shame he wasn’t involved with this one. Slash features on a couple of tracks but he sounds subdued here. Anyway, if you’re a fan buy it, if you lost track of Ozzy in the 90’s and 00’s give it a chance. TBH it’s a four star Ozzy album but due to the fact it’s better than other rubbish in the charts and that I might encourage someone to have a punt on this I’m giving five stars.
Best Ozzy album since the 90’s. I only received it yesterday so can’t say that everything has fully sunk in yet, but I enjoyed it so much I had to get a review on here in case there are people unsure whether to buy it yet!

The Opening few tracks are blistering Ozzy metal, a real return to form.

Crunching riffs that bring to mind his seminal early (80’s) material, a hint of Ozzmosis, some latter day Sabbath and some good all round Hard Rock.

The Ballad with Elton John was a big surprise, their voices work well together and it isn’t a syrupy mess. It’s actually a damn good hard rock tune.

The production on most of the tracks is great, not too processed (although, whisper it.....you can tell where his voice has been cut and pasted into place here and there)...some of the tracks sound damn dirty, just enough grit to bring happy memories of his Crazy / Doomy past.

The almost punky track featuring Post Malone is another treat, fast and fun, again the voices work well together and it’s good to see Ozzy trying something new. It’s a little throw away though, a comedy aside perhaps to lighten the mood of this quite Doom flavoured album.

The final almost hip hop, programmed track is quite dated, like an instrumental you would find on a Limp Bizkit album.......no, don’t runaway.....just skip it and pretend it doesn’t exist.

Anyway a really good album and very pleasant surprise.

Ozzy has some great musicians on here but Duff McKagan and Chad Smith deserve a special mention, they are fantastic throughout. Miss the fantastic guitar of Zakk though, a real shame he wasn’t involved with this one. Slash features on a couple of tracks but he sounds subdued here.

Anyway, if you’re a fan buy it, if you lost track of Ozzy in the 90’s and 00’s give it a chance.

TBH it’s a four star Ozzy album but due to the fact it’s better than other rubbish in the charts and that I might encourage someone to have a punt on this I’m giving five stars.
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Ein "gewöhnlicher Mann"? Mitnichten ... OZZY war und ist einzigartig und außergewöhnlich!
Reviewed in Germany on February 21, 2020
Zuletzt gab es ja wenig Positives über OZZY OSBOURNE zu hören, seine Parkinson Erkrankung, Klinikaufenthalte und eine abgesagte Tournee lassen nichts Gutes erahnen. Umso erfreulicher ist es, dass er heuer, 10 Jahre nach „Scream“, mit seinem neuesten und vermutlich letzten...See more
Zuletzt gab es ja wenig Positives über OZZY OSBOURNE zu hören, seine Parkinson Erkrankung, Klinikaufenthalte und eine abgesagte Tournee lassen nichts Gutes erahnen. Umso erfreulicher ist es, dass er heuer, 10 Jahre nach „Scream“, mit seinem neuesten und vermutlich letzten Langeisen um die ecke kommt. „Ordinary Man“ heißt sein 11. Studioalbum, was nicht ganz zutreffend ist, denn ein „gewöhnlicher“ Mann war der „Prince of Darkness“ niemals. Trotz aller Probleme die er haben mag, an seinem Gesang sind sie wohl spurlos vorbei gegangen, denn ich finde, dass er sich richtig frisch anhört, kein bisschen kraftlos, wie man vielleicht hätte erwarten können. Im Gegenteil, sogar der grässlich verzerrte Gesang der beiden Vorgängeralben ist passe, das hört sich gut an. Klar, was da technisch gedreht wurde, wissen wir nicht, so ganz ohne technische Hilfe wird das auch nicht gegangen sein, aber es ist eben nicht so „steril“ wie zuletzt. Die Songs selber hören sich irgendwie auch ziemlich unbeschwert an, man hat den Eindruck, dass OZZY alle Zwänge über Bord geworfen hat und nur das gemacht hat, worauf er Bock hatte. Ich persönlich finde die Kompositionen viel besser als auf den letzten Alben, da ist irgendwie mehr „Drive“ drin, die Songs gehen richtig locker und flockig nach vorne. Klassischer Metal wurde wieder sehr viel mehr in den Mittelpunkt gerückt, was mir persönlich sehr entgegenkommt. Die Songs sind sehr viel eingängiger, nicht so sperrig wie auf den Vorgängern, der Titelsong „Ordinary Man“ zum Beispiel, gräbt sich sofort in die Gehörgänge, das ist echt eine ganz feine OZZY-Ballade. Am Piano sitzt bei der Nummer SIR ELTON JOHN, irgendwie spektakulär, denn diese beiden hätte ich jetzt spontan nicht als Partner auf dem Zettel gehabt. Aber Musik verbindet eben ….. Ich mag ja Balladen von OZZY OSBOURNE, für mich ist er so ein verkappter Balladenkönig, aber „Holy for tonight“ ist selbst mir dann ein klein wenig zu seicht, nicht schlecht, aber eben viel zu unspektakulär. Ich muss aber gestehen, dass sie mir nach dem dritten Durchlauf schon besser gefallen hat, wer weiß, vielleicht „wächst“ sie ja noch. Auch „Under the Graveyard“ ist so eine schmissige Nummer, die einem sofort im Gedächtnis bleibt. Die Nummer ist extrem progressive, walzt tonnenschwer vor sich hin, ist schön abwechslungsreich, vor allem zum Ende hin, wenn die Nummer ein bisschen Fahrt aufnimmt –einfach ein klasse Titel Das gilt in gewisser Weise auch für „All my Life“, die Nummer fängt wie eine Ballade an, entwickelt sich dann aber zu einem stampfenden Rocker, diese Tempowechsel machen den Song aus. „Goodbye“ ist ebenfalls eine Nummer in diesem Stil, auch hier wechselt das Tempo ständig, von doomig schleppend, bis zu voller Attacke bietet der Song alles. Aber schon der Einstieg in dieses Album ist hammerhart und voll überzeugend, „Straight to Hell“ war die perfekte Wahl, beginnend mit der OZZY-Phrase „All right now“, rockt sich diese Nummer sofort ins Ohr, der Refrain ist zwar ziemlich einfallslos, aber enorm wirksam. Klar ist nicht alles Gold was glänzt, so kann mich „Eat me“ überhaupt nicht erreichen, die Nummer habe ich mir wieder und wieder angehört, da kommt bei mir nichts an. Zu modern, zu ruppig und unrund – einfach nicht mein Fall. Das gilt auch für „Today ist he End“, die Nummer ist zwar ziemlich rockig und auch melodisch, aber mir gefällt der Gesang hier nicht, auch der Refrain kann bei mir nicht zünden. Ganz im Gegensatz zu „Scary Little Green Man“, da war ich sofort Feuer und Flamme, die Nummer rockt wie der Teufel. Irgendwie erinnert er mich an die „alten Zeiten“, da ist ganz viel Oldschool mit am Start, tolle tempowechsle und OZZY''S auffällige Stimme dominiert den Titel, der Refrain reißt einen direkt mit – eines meiner Highlights! Was sich der „Madman“ bei „It''s a raid“ gedacht hat ….. keine Ahnung! Die Nummer, die er mit POST MALONE singt, ist wirklich gruselig und grottenschlecht, das artet echt in übles Geschrei aus …. ganz schlechter Song, definitiv der Tiefpunkt des Albums. Auch auf „Take what you want“ singt OZZY im Duett mit POST MALONE, der Gesang wurde elektronisch völlig verfremdet, auch die Elektrobeats sind echt schlimm – das ist nicht OZZY OSBOURNE! Der Song ist ebenfalls ziemlich mies, gefällt mir auch nicht. ANDREW WATT hat diesem Album seinen Stempel aufgedrückt, er war Produzent, am Songwriting beteiligt und hat auch noch die Gitarrenparts eingespielt. Außer ihm wirkten noch Bassist DUFF McKAGAN (Guns''n''Roses) und Drummer CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) mit, ZAKK WLDE war total außen vor, angeblich soll er nicht einmal von den Aufnahmen gewusst haben. Die beiden haben den Songs irgendwie gut getan, ich finde, die machen einen guten Job. Anspieltipps sind ganz klar der Titelsong „Ordinary Man, „Scary little Green Man“, „Under the Graveyard“ und der Opener „Straight to Hell“. Das Album weist Licht und Schatten auf, kann nicht immer überzeugen, hat aber Potentiual zum „wachsen“. Mein Fazit: „Ordinary Man“ ist ein überwiegend gelungenes Album, ein paar „Tiefpunkte“ hat es schon, aber die „lichten“ Momente überwiegen dann doch. Ich habe zwischen drei und vier Sternen geschwankt, fände 3,5 eigentlich für angemessen … geht aber nicht! Da ich mir erst neulich wieder „Black Rain“ und „Scream“ angehört habe, denen ich drei Sterne verpasst habe, mir „Ordinary Man“ aber insgesamt besser gefallen hat, würde ich hier tatsächlich vier Sterne vergeben …. war aber echt knapp!
Zuletzt gab es ja wenig Positives über OZZY OSBOURNE zu hören, seine Parkinson Erkrankung, Klinikaufenthalte und eine abgesagte Tournee lassen nichts Gutes erahnen.
Umso erfreulicher ist es, dass er heuer, 10 Jahre nach „Scream“, mit seinem neuesten und vermutlich letzten Langeisen um die ecke kommt.

„Ordinary Man“ heißt sein 11. Studioalbum, was nicht ganz zutreffend ist, denn ein „gewöhnlicher“ Mann war der „Prince of Darkness“ niemals.
Trotz aller Probleme die er haben mag, an seinem Gesang sind sie wohl spurlos vorbei gegangen, denn ich finde, dass er sich richtig frisch anhört, kein bisschen kraftlos, wie man vielleicht hätte erwarten können. Im Gegenteil, sogar der grässlich verzerrte Gesang der beiden Vorgängeralben ist passe, das hört sich gut an. Klar, was da technisch gedreht wurde, wissen wir nicht, so ganz ohne technische Hilfe wird das auch nicht gegangen sein, aber es ist eben nicht so „steril“ wie zuletzt.

Die Songs selber hören sich irgendwie auch ziemlich unbeschwert an, man hat den Eindruck, dass OZZY alle Zwänge über Bord geworfen hat und nur das gemacht hat, worauf er Bock hatte.
Ich persönlich finde die Kompositionen viel besser als auf den letzten Alben, da ist irgendwie mehr „Drive“ drin, die Songs gehen richtig locker und flockig nach vorne. Klassischer Metal wurde wieder sehr viel mehr in den Mittelpunkt gerückt, was mir persönlich sehr entgegenkommt.

Die Songs sind sehr viel eingängiger, nicht so sperrig wie auf den Vorgängern, der Titelsong „Ordinary Man“ zum Beispiel, gräbt sich sofort in die Gehörgänge, das ist echt eine ganz feine OZZY-Ballade. Am Piano sitzt bei der Nummer SIR ELTON JOHN, irgendwie spektakulär, denn diese beiden hätte ich jetzt spontan nicht als Partner auf dem Zettel gehabt. Aber Musik verbindet eben …..

Ich mag ja Balladen von OZZY OSBOURNE, für mich ist er so ein verkappter Balladenkönig, aber „Holy for tonight“ ist selbst mir dann ein klein wenig zu seicht, nicht schlecht, aber eben viel zu unspektakulär. Ich muss aber gestehen, dass sie mir nach dem dritten Durchlauf schon besser gefallen hat, wer weiß, vielleicht „wächst“ sie ja noch.

Auch „Under the Graveyard“ ist so eine schmissige Nummer, die einem sofort im Gedächtnis bleibt. Die Nummer ist extrem progressive, walzt tonnenschwer vor sich hin, ist schön abwechslungsreich, vor allem zum Ende hin, wenn die Nummer ein bisschen Fahrt aufnimmt –einfach ein klasse Titel

Das gilt in gewisser Weise auch für „All my Life“, die Nummer fängt wie eine Ballade an, entwickelt sich dann aber zu einem stampfenden Rocker, diese Tempowechsel machen den Song aus.
„Goodbye“ ist ebenfalls eine Nummer in diesem Stil, auch hier wechselt das Tempo ständig, von doomig schleppend, bis zu voller Attacke bietet der Song alles.

Aber schon der Einstieg in dieses Album ist hammerhart und voll überzeugend, „Straight to Hell“ war die perfekte Wahl, beginnend mit der OZZY-Phrase „All right now“, rockt sich diese Nummer sofort ins Ohr, der Refrain ist zwar ziemlich einfallslos, aber enorm wirksam.

Klar ist nicht alles Gold was glänzt, so kann mich „Eat me“ überhaupt nicht erreichen, die Nummer habe ich mir wieder und wieder angehört, da kommt bei mir nichts an. Zu modern, zu ruppig und unrund – einfach nicht mein Fall.
Das gilt auch für „Today ist he End“, die Nummer ist zwar ziemlich rockig und auch melodisch, aber mir gefällt der Gesang hier nicht, auch der Refrain kann bei mir nicht zünden.

Ganz im Gegensatz zu „Scary Little Green Man“, da war ich sofort Feuer und Flamme, die Nummer rockt wie der Teufel. Irgendwie erinnert er mich an die „alten Zeiten“, da ist ganz viel Oldschool mit am Start, tolle tempowechsle und OZZY''S auffällige Stimme dominiert den Titel, der Refrain reißt einen direkt mit – eines meiner Highlights!

Was sich der „Madman“ bei „It''s a raid“ gedacht hat ….. keine Ahnung! Die Nummer, die er mit POST MALONE singt, ist wirklich gruselig und grottenschlecht, das artet echt in übles Geschrei aus …. ganz schlechter Song, definitiv der Tiefpunkt des Albums.

Auch auf „Take what you want“ singt OZZY im Duett mit POST MALONE, der Gesang wurde elektronisch völlig verfremdet, auch die Elektrobeats sind echt schlimm – das ist nicht OZZY OSBOURNE! Der Song ist ebenfalls ziemlich mies, gefällt mir auch nicht.

ANDREW WATT hat diesem Album seinen Stempel aufgedrückt, er war Produzent, am Songwriting beteiligt und hat auch noch die Gitarrenparts eingespielt.
Außer ihm wirkten noch Bassist DUFF McKAGAN (Guns''n''Roses) und Drummer CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) mit, ZAKK WLDE war total außen vor, angeblich soll er nicht einmal von den Aufnahmen gewusst haben. Die beiden haben den Songs irgendwie gut getan, ich finde, die machen einen guten Job.

Anspieltipps sind ganz klar der Titelsong „Ordinary Man, „Scary little Green Man“, „Under the Graveyard“ und der Opener „Straight to Hell“. Das Album weist Licht und Schatten auf, kann nicht immer überzeugen, hat aber Potentiual zum „wachsen“.

Mein Fazit: „Ordinary Man“ ist ein überwiegend gelungenes Album, ein paar „Tiefpunkte“ hat es schon, aber die „lichten“ Momente überwiegen dann doch. Ich habe zwischen drei und vier Sternen geschwankt, fände 3,5 eigentlich für angemessen … geht aber nicht! Da ich mir erst neulich wieder „Black Rain“ und „Scream“ angehört habe, denen ich drei Sterne verpasst habe, mir „Ordinary Man“ aber insgesamt besser gefallen hat, würde ich hier tatsächlich vier Sterne vergeben …. war aber echt knapp!
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Ozzy puts the ordinary, in extraordinary!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2020
A top quality album, and I expected nothing less from ozzy. This album has many catchy singles which I could listen to on repeat and the songs that accompany them are great too. It is the first album I have purchased of ozzy even though I’ve been a fan for years. I bought...See more
A top quality album, and I expected nothing less from ozzy. This album has many catchy singles which I could listen to on repeat and the songs that accompany them are great too. It is the first album I have purchased of ozzy even though I’ve been a fan for years. I bought this one on vinyl so that I could treasure it as a keepsake. Ozzy hasn’t lost it. I highly recommend this album. The music is great and the songs are varied. What more could you ask?
A top quality album, and I expected nothing less from ozzy. This album has many catchy singles which I could listen to on repeat and the songs that accompany them are great too. It is the first album I have purchased of ozzy even though I’ve been a fan for years. I bought this one on vinyl so that I could treasure it as a keepsake. Ozzy hasn’t lost it. I highly recommend this album. The music is great and the songs are varied. What more could you ask?
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Some good songs spoiled by poor production
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2020
Shame this recording is ruined by loudness war production techniques boosting frequency extremes to the point of distortion. Ozzy is really on form and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of his singing , I my try this on vinyl to see if the transfer is an improvement...See more
Shame this recording is ruined by loudness war production techniques boosting frequency extremes to the point of distortion. Ozzy is really on form and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of his singing , I my try this on vinyl to see if the transfer is an improvement over this CD version.
Shame this recording is ruined by loudness war production techniques boosting frequency extremes to the point of distortion. Ozzy is really on form and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of his singing , I my try this on vinyl to see if the transfer is an improvement over this CD version.
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