Re: VH albums ranked (again) :-)
Posted by: Ross S. ()
Date: October 19, 2020 01:41AM

1984 (a perfect mix of what they do, and I think this was Ed's best guitar sound)

Fair Warning (dark, mysterious, and a little bit prog)

Van Halen II (didn't sound quite as good as the debut, but the songs!)

Van Halen (still great after all these years - I do prefer that there are some overdubs on later records - more variety)

Diver Down (A fun listen. Like Alice In Chains' "Jar of Flies," the quickly-done records sometimes have a magic).

Women and Children First (lower on this list but still superb. Simple Rhyme is one of their best)

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (best of the Sammy era and love the weirdness of Pleasuredome)

Balance (a couple of misfires, but I like Sammy best when more serious and in rocking mode. Seventh Seal is that. Amsterdam was terrible).

A Different Kind Of Truth (Didn't like the sound, but the songs were good. The new ones only would have made an excellent EP).

OU812 (Drum sound was worst they ever got, but I liked a lot of the songs).

5150 (Aside from the title track and Dreams . . . just meh. Crosby was right about this one. Understand that some may like some of it, but I have zero trust in the judgement of anyone who puts this up near the top of their VH list. Please don't vote in the upcoming election if you are one of those.)

Van Halen 3 (I admire the ambition, but the execution wasn't there. Songs weren't in the right key for Gary, and he really couldn't come up with many memorable melodies).

- < Listen to Jellyfish & Kevin Gilbert > -



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Re: VH albums ranked (again) :-) 117 Robert 10/15/2020 12:03AM
I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 194 Lutty 10/15/2020 12:40AM
Re: I can’t believe.... 180 Don 10/15/2020 12:51AM
Re: I can’t believe.... 126 Terry K. 10/15/2020 04:04AM
Re: I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 198 rocknut 10/15/2020 01:26AM
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Re: I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 138 Irwin m fletcher 10/15/2020 02:41AM
Re: I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 131 Robert 10/15/2020 02:06AM
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Re: I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 87 Terry K. 10/16/2020 06:55AM
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Re: I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 117 Daredevil 10/15/2020 03:48AM
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Re: I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 98 Daredevil 10/15/2020 04:24PM
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Re: I can’t believe VH II doesn’t rank more highly in lots of the lists. 88 Wardy 10/15/2020 03:42PM
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Re: VH albums ranked (again) :-) 72 Don 10/17/2020 07:45AM
Re: VH albums ranked (again) :-) 68 Rondo (NI) 10/18/2020 12:04AM
Re: VH albums ranked (again) :-)71 Ross S. 10/19/2020 01:41AM
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Re: VH albums ranked (again) :-) 54 Ross S. 10/20/2020 02:34PM


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