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NOTHING STAYS THE SAME! Another best Van Halen album thread (cuz I can’t find the old one)

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Question 1

  1. Van Halen (6 votes [35.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.29%

  2. Van Halen II (1 votes [5.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  3. Women and Children First (2 votes [11.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  4. Fair Warning (7 votes [41.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

  5. Diver Down (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. 1984 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. 5150 (1 votes [5.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  8. OU812 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Balance (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Van Halen III (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. A Different Kind Of Truth (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:50 PM

I listened to Fair Warning today and it was totally wicked! I didn’t pick up on it before! Could be my fav, idk. Anyway, vote for the best! Or your favorite or whatever.

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#2 bathory

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:58 PM

first one

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:54 PM

VH II has three songs in my Top 5 -- Light Up The Sky, DOA and You're No Good --  so I go w/ II

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:55 PM

Unlike some, I'm a big fan of the Hagar stuff. But my vote goes to the debut. How many bands had a debut this strong? They hit you with everything right out of the gate. When I look at the track listing, I always think to myself "this is a debut? Most bands need to get to their third, fourth or fifth release before they're this good".

Still mind blowing 40 years later.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:03 PM

only one that even comes close to the debut is fair warning

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:31 PM

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#7 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:38 PM

Fair Warning is one of the greatest studio albums ever.

VH only has 1 weak and 1 mediocre album.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:39 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 10 October 2018 - 05:55 PM, said:

Unlike some, I'm a big fan of the Hagar stuff. But my vote goes to the debut. How many bands had a debut this strong? They hit you with everything right out of the gate. When I look at the track listing, I always think to myself "this is a debut? Most bands need to get to their third, fourth or fifth release before they're this good".

Still mind blowing 40 years later.

I love the Hagar era albums.  Not as much as the Roth era, but more than almost any other band’s output.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:47 PM

Fair Warning is the best one.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:28 PM

FW

The F word is my favorite of the Hagar era.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:02 PM

Fair Warning

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:13 PM

FW>>>VHII>>>1984>>>VH

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:39 AM

Self-titled debut is the best.
Game-changing album!

Fair Warning is also great, but VH 1 wins anytime.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:36 AM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 10 October 2018 - 07:39 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 10 October 2018 - 05:55 PM, said:

Unlike some, I'm a big fan of the Hagar stuff. But my vote goes to the debut. How many bands had a debut this strong? They hit you with everything right out of the gate. When I look at the track listing, I always think to myself "this is a debut? Most bands need to get to their third, fourth or fifth release before they're this good".

Still mind blowing 40 years later.

I love the Hagar era albums.  Not as much as the Roth era, but more than almost any other band’s output.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:46 AM

I listen to VH mainly for Eddie's rhythm work around his  inventive melodies.  From the debut through Diver Down, there's a building complexity and sophisticatlion in his playing. Lately I've been binging on Diver Down, which could get my vote based on a combination of technical approach, melodic sensibility and diversity of material, but...

...Fair Warning simply kills from start to finish.  So yeah, Fair Warning is the one.







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