"He should not have taken his name" lol, its literally a short way of saying his own first name. It's two different artists with completely different music. Stop trying to blame artists for Last.fm shortcomings.
This may be a very unpopular opinion but I would consider Strange Highways and Angry Machines as the best of the best when it comes to Dio's discography. The albums are as good as all his work with Black Sabbath and the album The Devil Yo Know.
There is a difference between "popular" and "recently popular (last 7 days)". The most popular albums are - and due to the sheer numbers always will be - "Holy Diver", "The Last in Line", "Dream Evil", and "Lock Up the Wolves".
Dio was really good at his analogies and he was pretty scholarly in his knowledge of fantasy, in the legend of King Arthur when he goes to the lake to retrieve the sword there's imagery usually depicting a rainbow that pops out after the ordeal which is used to symbolize an adventure. The first reference he makes to the legend is on the last Rainbow album he appeared on, Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll. In Lady of the Lake, he sings in the first person, about preparing himself to take the sword and begin his quest. Rainbow was collapsing at the time and Dio found Blackmore increasingly impossible to work with. In this song, he imagined himself ready to strike out on his own and become something more. “I know she waits below, only to rise on command. When she comes for me she’s got my life in her hands.”
Ten years! R.I.P. http://bravewords.com/features/ronnie-james-dio-remembered-10-years-later-singing-is-very-easy-for-me-im-lucky-ive-been-blessed-with-the-talent-and-the-brains-to-know-what-to-do-with-it
Дядька был одарённый и на редкость недурственный хэви делал, уж явно лучше всяких Раннинг Вайлдов, Грейв Диггеров и прочих Айрон Майденов, но не могу простить ему некоторые грешки, в частности, Black Sabbath именно с приходом Дио начали в ускоренном темпе превращаться в серую и неинтересную группу.