New Van Halen Album - Pretty good
Posted by: Lutty ()
Date: January 11, 2012 12:36AM

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 good1825 Lutty 01/11/2012 12:36AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 900 the game 01/11/2012 12:58AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 796 adolfo 01/11/2012 01:19AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 676 soldierofthenight 01/11/2012 03:23AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 681 Todd S 01/11/2012 03:58AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 662 the ORIGINAL brent 01/11/2012 04:46AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 646 Robby Lane 01/11/2012 05:02AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 634 Lutty 01/11/2012 02:59PM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 445 Terry K. 01/12/2012 01:19AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 434 R.C.I.T 01/12/2012 02:05AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 419 Scott 01/12/2012 03:37AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 333 R.C.I.T 01/12/2012 09:02PM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 312 Terry K. 01/13/2012 12:35AM
Re: New Van Halen Album - Pretty good 196 ggoearr 01/16/2012 11:54PM


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