Paranoid makes an appearance too, at number five. Front man Ozzy Osbourne occupies two berths in the top ten with solo records.
High-ranking records also included Iron Maiden's brace of Number Of The Beast and Iron Maiden; Led Zeppelin's fourth album; The Sex Pistol's Never Mind The Bollocks...; London Calling by The Clash; Queen's Sheer Heart Attack; The Holy Bible by the Manic Street Preachers; and Muse's recent effort, Absolution.
Kerrang! bod Ashley Bird remarked: "It's amazing to see so many incredible homegrown albums in one list, and without any of the abysmal fashion bands that currently clog up the music scene."
Ozzy mumbled: "Back then [when they recorded 'Black Sabbath] you'd hear: 'If you go to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair'. We lived in Aston, Birmingham. The only flowers I ever saw were on a gravestone in our local cemetery."
DiS says: "Rock on, rock-pickers..."