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What's your favorite Van Halen album?
Van Halen
42%
 42% [ 10 ]
Van Halen II
13%
 13% [ 3 ]
Women and Children First
4%
 4% [ 1 ]
Fair Warning
25%
 25% [ 6 ]
Diver Down
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
1984
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
5150
13%
 13% [ 3 ]
OU812
3%
 3% [ 1 ]
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Balance
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Van Halen III
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
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XYZ
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PostSubject: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:55 pm

Tough one for me. Picked Van Halen.

In order
1a. Van Halen (One of the Greatest debut albums ever)
1b. 1984 (Perfect mix of pop and metal)
3. Van Halen II (Heavier production leads to a much sorer neck)
4. Women and Children First (Heavier still)
5. Fair Warning (Dark and angry)
6. Diver Down (A little to poppy, but still classic Van Halen)
7. 5150 ("Get Up" and the title track are some of the best Van Hagar songs)
8. Balance (Good heavy riffs, and "Baluchitherium" is one of my all time faves)
9. OU812 (Has slowly grown on me. "Source of Infection" is one of the best showcases of Eddie's skill)
10. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Expect for "Poundcake" and "Right Now," the album is a little weak)
11. Van Halen III (An experiment that didn't work. Don't hate it, but it is my least listened-to disc)
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:03 pm

Crap, I meant to click 1984, but I clicked 5150! angry

Oh well, that's a good one too.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:34 pm

I also went with the debut, I would rank them this way:

1. Van Halen
2. Fair Warning
3. Van Halen II
4. Women And Children First
5. 1984
6. Diver Down

I'll stop before Van Hagar.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:54 pm

Van Halen
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:57 pm

I prefer the Van Hagar era. But couldn't pick a fave,but out of the Roth era I like II the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:02 pm

akeldama wrote:
I prefer the Van Hagar era.

Blasphemy!
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:46 pm

1. Fair Warning
2. Van Halen
3. Van Halen II
4. 1984
5. Women And Children First
6. Diver Down


Never cared much for Van Hagar
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:32 pm

Vanhalen II
Vanhalen
1984
5150
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Balance
Live
Fair Warning
Women And Children First
Diver Down
OU812
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:39 pm

I choose 'Fair Warning' excellent CD, and one of my favorite albums.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:40 am

II of course, although the first 4 are top notch. the rest are hit or miss.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:46 am

I chose "Fair Warning"

II is a close second, barely edging out the debut.

being a teen in the late 70's and growing up in So. Calif, well it was difficult not to dig Van Halen
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:10 am

Fair Warning and 1984 are my favorites but i voted Fair Warning because the riffs are solid and overall it seems a little more heavy.


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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:12 am

"5150". But "Balance" is a close second.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:14 am

SpectreFate wrote:
"5150". But "Balance" is a close second.

I like the Sammy Hagar era, but I donot think it can touch the David Lee Roth years, but other than my wife you are the only other person I know who prefers Hagar in the lead vocal spot in VH.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:04 am

manny wrote:
SpectreFate wrote:
"5150". But "Balance" is a close second.

I like the Sammy Hagar era, but I donot think it can touch the David Lee Roth years, but other than my wife you are the only other person I know who prefers Hagar in the lead vocal spot in VH.

Actually i remember a few people here that liked the Hagar stuff better. While i think Hagar is a great singer the stuff they did with him was on the boring side.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:06 am

The DLR years had some great stuff, but I can't pick out an album I enjoy completely through (except maybe II). The Hagar stuff appeals to my AOR/Melodic Rock yearnings. Not to mention that stuff was a nice piece of the soundtrack of my summers growing up.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:19 am

I went with the debut, but I almost went with 1984 because I think that was the 1st Van Halen album I had, a dubbed tape copy. So nostalgia plays a part of that. But song for song, the s/t debut was the best.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:11 am

I voted for the debut but the first 4 are all great.I enjoy 1984 alot too.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:46 pm

SpectreFate wrote:
"5150". But "Balance" is a close second.

Balance is underrated. The guitar tone is insane, and Eddie's guitar work is top notch. Again, "Baluchitherium" is one of my favorite songs, let alone instrumental. It's a must-listen for any Van Halen fan. 🤘
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:49 pm

1. "Van Halen I"
2. "Fair Warning"
3. "Van Halen II"
4. "Women & Children First"
5. "1984"
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:55 pm

SpectreFate wrote:
"5150". But "Balance" is a close second.

Balance is underrated. The guitar tone is insane, and Eddie's guitar work is top notch. Again, "Baluchitherium" is one of my favorite songs, let alone instrumental. It's a must-listen for any Van Halen fan. 🤘
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:32 am

So tough, but...

Van Halen
1984
Fair Warning
VH II
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Diver Down
5150
Women & Children First
OU812
Balance
VHIII
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:47 am

the 1st one duh...
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:29 pm

That is tough - but I would have to go:

1) VH1
2) Fair Warning
3) Women & Children First
4) VHII
5)1984
6) For Un Law K
7)5150
Cool Balance
9) Diver Down
10) OU812
11) VH3
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Van Halen Album   Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:33 pm

akeldama wrote:
I prefer the Van Hagar era. But couldn't pick a fave,but out of the Roth era I like II the best.

Since this was not limited to just the David Lee Roth era, what is your favorite Van Halen over all?
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