Finally got to listen to Ordinary Man in full. Best he's done in at least 20 years, but depressing as fuck. It's got the typical Ozzy stuff ("Straight To Hell," "Scary Little Green Men") but there's so much heavy introspective, honest stuff that it's hard to listen to. It seems like he's aware of how close the end is and it's a little jarring for me hearing him sound genuinely vulnerable. "Under The Graveyard" is the best thing he's done in god knows how long, and being back to back with "Ordinary Man" is the bleakest Ozzy I've ever heard.
The Post Malone shit is fun but way out of place on this album. Does fit the overall theme, I guess, but it just doesn't flow very well and being the last track is bullshit.
Revisited “Born Again” when I came home from work (by that, I mean after a shower, dinner and playing with the dog) and yeah, its still an underrated album. “Zero the Hero” and (especially) “Disturbing the Priest” are still great and I can’t imagine somebody not enjoying “Trashed” or “Digital Bitch”
Listen to a new version of the 1991 song "Hellraiser" as a duet between Ozzy Osbourne and Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister.
"Clearly, they just ported over Lemmy’s vocal tracks from the Motörhead version of the song — listen to them side-by-side, the delivery is identical — but this is still rad. No longer need we suffer through we awkward edits and amateur attempts to remix music so it doesn’t sound like two completely separate recordings fused together. This is consistently the Ozzy version of the song, only now half the vocals are by Lemmy."
I haven't listened to it yet but that just sounds really lame.