So what does everyone think, I just finally picked it up about 3 days ago, I think it's pretty good, way better than the last couple, I think my favorite song so far is Diggin Me Down.
I love it too. It really impressed me big time. Blizzard and Diary are good, but not more so than other albums Ozzy has since released. They each had their points. And each had weaknesses. I love Randy's solo's, who wouldn't? And the touch he put on music. It was stunning, beautiful. But many of Ozzy's other guitarists have been equally outstanding. Each in their own time in their own way. I think deifying RR (or his lyrics writers) puts yourself in a frozen state. I just don't see things the same. Ozzy's music is fluid and beautiful throughout the years. The only album I don't personally find much in is Bark at the Moon, and that is probably due to the depression everyone was in after the plane crash, you know? I got my copy of Scream before it released, as part of getting my Ozzfest ticket. I was into it big time right away. The little clips on the video release just didn't give enough flavor for the CD imho. The album is excellent.
I'll believe it the day Ozzy sings a real love song. ::animatedlaugh