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1. A heavy metal album released by Spinal Tap in 1984. The original cover art was considered sexist so it was censored into a plain black cover.

2. A self-titled metal album released by Metallica in 1991 and their first mainstream success. See selling out.

3. A rap "music" album released by Jay-Z in 2003. Considered highly inferior to real music.
1. Spinal Tap's Black Album is awesome but I wish they had kept the original cover for "Smell the Glove."

2. Johnny thinks Metallica's best work was the Black Album. Obviously, he's never listened to Ride the Lightning or Master of Puppets.

3. I'm glad that Jay-Z's retiring after releasing the Black Album.
by TheEye5000 January 09, 2005
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The name that many artists and bands have decided to name their album. Some of the artists to have given one of their albums this title are:
Jay-Z
Prince
The Damned
Boyd Rice
Metallica fans also refer to their self entitled album as the Black Album due to its nameless cover and to symbolise the beginning of the end.

Ira Peel hasn't looked at the Music Fan Reaction List. A Metallica fan wouldn't cry because someone insulted their favourite album with such a poor insult.

BTW The Metallica album wasn't called 'The Black Album' so Jay-Z didn't steal it. You're thinking of his beats.

I am using this definition to hurl abuse at everyone else that has posted whether than describe the term. I am just like everyone else on this site. I'm cool for once unlike school!
Punk: Will scream and violently attack everything nearby except people.
Rap: If act tough and attempt to defend their music with crap like 'Yo is just jealous as ya not gangsta lie us nigga'
Metal: Will violently assualt the blastfermor.
Classical: Will state you as being an uncultured yob.
Emo: Will run home and cry about it in their mother's arms.
Goth: Will run home and cut themselves
Hippie: Who cares? It's all cool man.
by Real Gangsta in da House July 13, 2005
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Released in 1991, the most influential album on todays nu-metal.
Hey Deftones and Korn, you wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Black album.
by Winnar September 14, 2003
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An album released by an established band or musician that ends up falling below expectations. The album is still good, but not nearly as good as the previous releases. All further albums continue the downward trend to mediocrity. Originates from Metallica's self titled album which is popularly known as "The Black Album" due to its all black cover.
"The Dungeonmaster's Guide" is Dieselboy's black album.
by Jackson Junglist November 09, 2013
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After Viktor Tsoi died tragically in a car accident near Riga, the Russian rock band Kino released an album without a title, though it is always cited as Chornyy albom (Russian for The Black Album) since it has a wholly black cover.
- My favourite album from Kino is the one without title.
- Which one is that?
- You know, the Black album.
by atmann July 22, 2006
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Released in 2003, one of the greatest although not terrible influential albums of todays hip-hop.
"Hey Nas, you better hurry up a release something, and it better outshine the Black Album!"
by DJ Mere aka Ugly Fat Guy December 02, 2003
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An album recorded by Metallica that none of their fans have ever listened to even one single time. See also: name drop
Glorify the Black Album all you want, but we all know it's because it's the just the oldest Metallica album from the decade you were born in.
by Zalgo the Destroyer October 24, 2010
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