Fair Warning (album) by Van Halen
In total, there are 14 music albums by Van Halen which appear in the greatest album charts and Fair Warning is NOT ranked as the best. The best album by Van Halen is Van Halen which is ranked number 219 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,530.
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|VAN HALEN Fair Warning 1981Ger Imp Warner LP WB 56 899 EXC- w/sleeve
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|VAN HALEN FAIR WARNING ORIGINAL CD MINT! 1982
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Fair Warning track list
|1.||Mean Street||82/100 (19 votes)|
|2.||Dirty Movies||78/100 (7 votes)|
|3.||Sinner's Swing!||79/100 (8 votes)|
|4.||Hear About It Later||78/100 (8 votes)|
|5.||Unchained||82/100 (19 votes)|
|6.||Push Comes to Shove||79/100 (8 votes)|
|7.||So This Is Love?||78/100 (8 votes)|
|8.||Sunday Afternoon in the Park||77/100 (8 votes)|
|9.||One Foot out the Door||77/100 (8 votes)|
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"Fair Warning" isn't a party like "Van Halen" and doesn't have something for everyone like "1984." It has a cynical, streetwise, skateboard punk attitude, and funk grooves in almost every song.
It's been only a few months since I got the 12 VH albums from iTunes... When I was growing up in the late '90s, I thought of Van Halen as a hard rockin' Bon Jovi... This is much closer to punk.
Every song's either very good or great.
I heard a lot of people say this is Van Halen's best technical work.. not sure about that but it's definitely in the top 3. Also, Unchained is one of my favorite Van Halen songs.
A musician's album considered by many - generally musicians rather than the album-buying public - to be Van Halen's greatest achievement, "Fair Warning" (1981) gave birth to the sub-genre of funk metal, (later popularized by Jane's Addiction, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others.) Few popular rock albums contain more compelling contradictions: punk attitude igniting (ironically) virtuoso musicianship; a party band's descent into dark cynicism; a weird, borderline inaccessible album recorded during a hugely popular and influential band's Zeppelin-esque streak of six classic, mega-sellers in-a-row. This is the first Van Halen album that a garage, punk, or indie rocker should investigate.
I listened and ... enough :(
Mean Streets and So This Is Love were alright.
Van Halen's masterpiece. Nothing before or after could match this album, including "Van Halen" and "1984".
An intermediate album in the Diamond Dave-era. Everything both before it and after it was vastly better.
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