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New Van Halen Album - Pretty good
Posted by: Lutty ()
Date: January 11, 2012 05:36AM

It might be a rehash of mostly old tracks but overall it's far better than I thought it would be. Here's my review

1. Tattoo

Yu've all heard this one - not a bad groove, would have been better later in the album

2. She's The Woman

This should have been the kick off. Old time VH feel, great rocker with DLR on top form

3. You and Your Blues

Surprisingly laid back. Probably the coolest VH track I've heard. killer solo - didnt think Eddy had this sort of thing in him

4. China Town

This seems another oldie - a bit like Running With The Devil, big riff and big vocals. Wolie does a great job on this one.

5. Blood and Fire

I'm On Fire 2. Fast paced rocker with classic VH sound. Solo could have come from any of the first 2 albums

6. Bullethead

Another Full on rocker. Hot For Teacher drum beat. A bit ordinary.

7. As Is

This was a real surprise. Could be Hagar era VH. Melodic, slower, understated in many ways. Best track on the album.

8. sweetiebabydoll

Don't like this. More bubblegum DLR solo than VH. Skip


9. The Trouble With Never

Another 'ballad'. Solid but a bit safe.

10. Outta Space

Outta Love more like. It has that groove to it.

11. Stay Frosty

This is another I think ive heard before. Women and Children first feel to it.

12. Big River

Another huge riff and classic Eddy fast solo. DLR on top form

13. Beats Workin'

Similar feel to She's A Woman. A great ending to a better than anticipated album.

Overall, miles better than I thought it was going to be, a bit safe in places but DLR and Eddy seem back in the right place.

Maybe I will go see them.

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New Van Halen Album - Pretty good1792 Lutty 01/11/2012 05:36AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 882 the game 01/11/2012 05:58AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 775 adolfo 01/11/2012 06:19AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 656 soldierofthenight 01/11/2012 08:23AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 665 Todd S 01/11/2012 08:58AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 641 the ORIGINAL brent 01/11/2012 09:46AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 627 Robby Lane 01/11/2012 10:02AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 612 Lutty 01/11/2012 07:59PM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 426 Terry K. 01/12/2012 06:19AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 418 R.C.I.T 01/12/2012 07:05AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 399 Scott 01/12/2012 08:37AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 321 R.C.I.T 01/13/2012 02:02AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 293 Terry K. 01/13/2012 05:35AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 181 ggoearr 01/17/2012 04:54AM


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