Ozzy Osbourne's former band Black Sabbath's eponymous 1970 album has been named the Best British Rock Album of all time.

Iron Maiden ranked second in the chart compiled by British magazine Kerrang! with their 1982 album NUMBER OF THE BEAST.

The notorious Sex Pistols came third with their era-defining 1977 disc NEVERMIND THE B**LOCKS.

The Top Ten British Rock Albums are:

1. BLACK SABBATH - BLACK SABBATH

2. IRON MAIDEN - NUMBER OF THE BEAST

3. SEX PISTOLS - NEVER MIND THE B**LOCKS

4. LED ZEPPELIN - IV

5. BLACK SABBATH - PARANOID

6. MUSE - ABSOLUTION

7. THE CLASH - LONDON CALLING

8. QUEEN - SHEER HEART ATTACK

9. IRON MAIDEN - IRON MAIDEN

10. MANIC STREET PREACHERS - THE HOLY BIBLE.

16/02/2005 13:52