Van Halen (album) by Van Halen

Van Halen
Van Halen by Van Halen (1978)
Overall rank: 309th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 5 albums of 1978 (3rd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (82nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (309th)

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From Goliath 08/30/2019 16:28
Serious candidate for best debut of all time.
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From Street21221 07/23/2019 18:40
Favorite Tracks:Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love
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From jellybelly 07/16/2019 16:53
It's a really solid album, especially considering it's Van Halen's debut album. All the songs are really good, although some personal favorites are Feel Your Love Tonight, Atomic Punk and Ice Cream Man. You Really Got Me is an amazing cover, with a memorable solo and it's the song that got me into the band.There are really no bad songs in the album, although it has some weak moments too, like I'm The One. It's undeniable that this band had style right from the beginning, although the lyrics can be pretty awkward sometimes, being too focused on women and sex. The sound of the album is amazing and the decision to have a single guitar track (most of the time) panned on one side really makes the album similar to a live performance, without losing the power of Eddie's playing. The rhythmic section is really strong: the bass is heavy and groovy and the drums really carry the songs at a fast pace.
The guitar playing is obviously amazing and it's the center of the album. Eddie's solos, which are what drew many fans into Van Halen will be remembered forever in Eruption, one of the best guitar songs of all time.
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From leniad 07/09/2019 14:25
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Hard rock was dying but when this album came out it was like BOOM take that, Eddie with his guitar solos and David lee Roth enters the stage as one of the best frontmans at the time

Best van halen album in my opinion
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From xhitmanx 06/21/2019 15:09
Awesome album. I loved Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing here.
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From VictorVale 04/26/2019 14:56
Renovou o hard rock com virtuosismo e atingiu a massa!
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From Killerviolin 11/18/2018 03:39
It's one of those albums that blows your mind. How could these guys write so many standout songs for their first album. For many bands, the first album is an experiment of sorts, one in which they attempt to find exactly what they're going for and what they will eventually stick with. For Van Halen, however, they knew exactly what they wanted, they knew precisely what they wanted to sound like, and they had an incredibly impressive roster of songs to go with it.
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From spoon836 04/15/2018 10:32
Possibly the most incendiary debut ever. This record was a game changer, and EVH is a true legend.
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From kingofstorm 04/12/2018 03:36
Highly influential album. Pretty much every 80s hard rock band considered this the golden standard to live up too. Great effort. Not Van Halen's best, but easily their most influential.
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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
3. Van Halen by Van Halen
4. Parallel Lines by Blondie
5. The Cars by The Cars
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. 3rd by Big Star
9. Hemispheres by Rush
10. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
11. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
12. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
13. All Mod Cons by The Jam
14. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
15. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
16. Chairs Missing by Wire
17. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
18. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
19. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
20. Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon


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