Black Sabbath – Never Say Die! (1978)

Never Say Die is the final and somewhat lacklustre album the band did with Ozzy, before 13 came out a few years back. Sabbath (read: Iommi) can be accused of phoning it in at multiple times in their career, but this is the first time the band well and truly jumped the shark. Never Say Die isn’t awful, it just doesn’t really do anything or go anywhere.

Ozzy had already left the band by this point and had rejoined, albeit somewhat briefly, to release this record. It was a state of flux; Ozzy was done, Bill Ward is a shambles and drugs were sweating out of every pore. The result is mediocre at best.