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The best album by David Lee Roth is Skyscraper which is ranked number 6,281 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 196.

David Lee Roth is ranked number 2,415 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 378.

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David Lee Roth best albums

The following albums by David Lee Roth are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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SkyscraperUnited States David Lee Roth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1988:96Rank Score:196
Rank in 1980s990Overall Rank:6,281
Average Rating:  72/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Eat 'Em And SmileUnited States David Lee Roth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1986:123Rank Score:160
Rank in 1980s1,150Overall Rank:7,346
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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A Little Ain't EnoughUnited States David Lee Roth
Year of Release:1991Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1991:447Rank Score:17
Rank in 1990s5,391Overall Rank:26,471
Average Rating:  71/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Diamond DaveUnited States David Lee Roth
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2003:1,119Rank Score:4
Rank in 2000s11,475Overall Rank:44,275
Average Rating:  72/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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DLR BandUnited States David Lee Roth
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1998:1,035Rank Score:2
Rank in 1990s9,928Overall Rank:52,321
Average Rating:  75/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Your Filthy Little MouthUnited States David Lee Roth
Year of Release:1994
Rank in 1994:None
Rank in 1990sNone
Average Rating:  70/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 2,415

This may not be a complete discography for David Lee Roth. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

David Lee Roth best tracks

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1.Yankee Rose
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 83/100 (4 votes)
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2.Just Like Paradise
(from the album Skyscraper)
 83/100 (5 votes)
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3.Ladies' Nite In Buffalo?
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 82/100 (4 votes)
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4.Goin' Crazy!
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 81/100 (3 votes)
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5.Shy Boy
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 81/100 (3 votes)
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6.Tobacco Road
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 80/100 (3 votes)
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7.Hot Dog And A Shake
(from the album Skyscraper)
 80/100 (4 votes)
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8.Big Trouble
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 80/100 (3 votes)
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9.I'm Easy
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 80/100 (3 votes)
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10.Damn Good
(from the album Skyscraper)
 79/100 (4 votes)
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11.That's Life
(from the album Eat 'Em And Smile)
 79/100 (4 votes)
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12.Hina
(from the album Skyscraper)
 79/100 (3 votes)
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13.The Bottom Line
(from the album Skyscraper)
 79/100 (3 votes)
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14.Perfect Timing
(from the album Skyscraper)
 78/100 (3 votes)
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15.Skyscraper
(from the album Skyscraper)
 78/100 (3 votes)
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16.Knucklebones
(from the album Skyscraper)
 78/100 (4 votes)
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17.A Lil' Ain't Enough
(from the album A Little Ain't Enough)
 78/100 (3 votes)
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18.Sensible Shoes
(from the album A Little Ain't Enough)
 78/100 (4 votes)
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19.Two Fools A Minute
(from the album Skyscraper)
 77/100 (3 votes)
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20.Stand Up
(from the album Skyscraper)
 75/100 (4 votes)
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David Lee Roth ratings

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77/100 (from 8 votes)
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From mostlymor 01/17/2015 00:34
Pity "Crazy From The Heat" isn't eligible to be including on the site, it was, maybe his greatest fifteen minutes as a solo artist. Still, a great entertainer and the best lead singer of Van Halen ever!
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From JuJu83 01/09/2013 03:17
For the two Roth/Vai albums listed here, 100/100. They're both spirited and diverse, and I count only one bad song among them, ("Stand Up," a single from "Skyscraper.")

Roth's band: Steve Vai; Billy Sheehan; and Gregg Bissonette - had incredible potential... Some of it realized.

Of Roth's three post-Vai albums: the first with Jason Becker/Bob Rock (the blooze-y "A Little Ain't Enough";) one with Nile Rodgers (the eclectic "Your Filthy Little Mouth";) and one with John 5 (the down-and-diry "DLR Band") - "DLR Band" with John 5 is my personal favorite.
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From CaitlinK 12/17/2012 23:12
Along with Elvis Presley and Mick Jagger, Van Halen's first frontman David Lee Roth is maybe rock and roll's greatest showman.

Adventurous like a pirate, exuberant, intelligent, and playful, Van Halen's 7 "classic" albums all have the spirit of "Diamond" Dave. His skill with lyrics and as an album artist, you can hear develop way beyond rock if you listen to his solo albums.

Most of Roth's solo work is underrated. I'm too young to know why, but I've heard that Van Halen really tried to make him look like a bad guy, and a fool, for a long time. It's too bad because all of that childish stuff made people miss out on music that's not only a lot better than you think, but among the most creative rock I've heard.

Of Roth's 5 solo LPs (and 1 EP featuring off-beat '60s pop and vaudeville covers,) "Eat 'em and Smile" is essential. It features a young, hungry, all-star band: Steve Vai on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass, and Gregg Bissonette on drums. Great songwriting, great instrumental work, laugh out-loud funny.

I love the punk, comedy, and R&B-influences that made Roth's Van Halen albums so great. "DLR Band," with guitarist John 5. Marilyn Manson - I loved him when I was 12 - heard John 5 play on this album, and then hired him without even auditioning him. Ray Luzier, who many people consider the best drummer in rock right now play drums.

I also LOVE "Skyscraper." It was recorded with the same all-star band as "Eat 'em and Smile" but produced by Steve Vai, so it has a totally different sound - pretty trippy, kind of like you're on psychedelics.

"A Little Ain't Enough" with the genius playing of Jason Becker, who got ALS at age 20 while recording this and had to quit the band, does a dueling blues guitar album with Alice Cooper/Lou Reed guitarist Steve Hunter. It sounds like a Stones album.

"Your Filthy Little Mouth" produced by Nile Rodgers, who also produces Bowie - so, yeah, it's weird. Half of the album has the best songs Roth ever wrote (Sunburn!!) but there are so many different styles that it doesn't hold together as an album. Still worth a listen though.

Very under-rated artist.
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From JuJu83 10/12/2012 22:46
From a standpoint of sheer musical talent, the band that David Lee Roth assembled for his two late ‘80s, post-Van Halen solo albums – the multi-platinum “Eat ‘em And Smile” (1986, US #4,) and “Skyscraper” (1988, US #6) – was unprecedented in its genre-hopping virtuosity.

The musical equivalent of an all-star team, Roth recruited rising virtuosos in various sub-genres: avante-garde fusion, i.e. Steve Vai – former guitarist with Frank Zappa and Johnny Rotten’s Public Image Ltd; heavy metal: Billy Sheehan – a player reputedly as revolutionary on his instrument as Eddie Van Halen was on guitar; and big band jazz: Gregg Bissonette, (former drummer of Maynard Ferguson’s big band; later with Ringo Starr, Elton John, etc.)

Roth’s idiosyncratic foursome made two albums – completely different from each other, but both compelling – and in the process, made stars of Vai, Sheehan, and Bissonette.

“Eat ‘em And Smile” (1986, US #4) is an album that many musicians revere – as much for its irreverence as its musical virtuosity. It contains the hits "Yankee Rose" and "Goin' Crazy," numerous displays of gonzo instrumentalism; funk, jazz, and Roth's "Falstaff of Rock" persona, which first emerged during 1982-1985 with Van Halen.

Musically, "Skyscraper" (1988, #6) is a precursor to Steve Vai's solo work, featuring experimental rock in addition to multi-tracked pop, e.g. hits "Just Like Paradise," (#6 US) and "Damn Good" (#1 US Mainstream Rock.) While "Eat 'em And Smile" is rock bombast personified, "Skyscraper" exemplifies a strange meeting-ground between Zappa's guitar fusion and The Beach Boys.

After releasing the Aerosmith-esque "A Little Ain't Enough" (1991, #18) - with guitar prodigy Jason Becker and former Lou Reed & Alice Cooper guitarist Steve Hunter - interest in David Lee Roth's solo career waned during the 1990s. David Bowie's former producer Nile Rodgers joined Roth on 1994's uber-eclectic "Your Filthy Little Mouth."

In 1996, a brief (highly publicized) reunion with Van Halen produced two tracks for the hit "Best Of Volume One." His 1997 best-selling autobiography ("Crazy From The Heat") and comeback album with guitarist John 5 (of Marilyn Manson) entitled "DLR Band" revived interest in his career.

Roth returned to Van Halen in 2007.

His solo albums are each unique in their sound - however, ultimately, Roth's talent for conveying emotional attitudes (his particular skill, along with crafting R&B style melodies) suffer without an exceptional songwriting partner, e.g. sans Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, John 5, or Jason Becker.
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From hairbandsrule 05/11/2011 11:43
Roth is a great showman. This is probably his second best solo release (I prefer A Little Ain't Enough)
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