Van Halen (studio album) by Van Halen

Van Halen
Van Halen by Van Halen
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 366th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 744 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1978 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (91st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (366th)
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SCORPIONS skid row ALICE COOPER van halen JANE'S ADDICTION ratt ISRAELI MINT CD
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 744 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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85/100
From 09/28/2020 09:29
One of the best guitar album ever
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From 06/11/2020 00:31
Great.. Great.. Great
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From 06/11/2020 00:20
THIS IS Music
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From 10/24/2019 19:08
Spawned so many copy cats that couldn't come close to topping this album
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From 08/30/2019 16:28
Serious candidate for best debut of all time.
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From 07/23/2019 18:40
Favorite Tracks:Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love
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75/100
From 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 07/09/2019 14:25
100/100

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 06/21/2019 15:09
Awesome album. I loved Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing here.
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80/100
From 04/26/2019 14:56
Renovou o hard rock com virtuosismo e atingiu a massa!
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