1984 (studio album) by Van Halen

1984
1984 by Van Halen
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 854th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 566 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (126th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (854th)
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Van Halen bestography

1984 is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Van Halen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Halen is Van Halen which is ranked number 360 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,521.

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1984 track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 566 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.5/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.2.

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95/100
From 01/16/2021 03:29
The deep cuts on this album are better than the hits
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From 06/24/2020 13:09
Masterpiece!
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85/100
From 12/04/2018 15:15
The VH album with all the hits. Its not my favorite album from the band, but the peak of their mainstream popularity with David Lee Roth.
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90/100
From 11/09/2018 12:48
This was my intro to Van Halen, through obvious favorites like Jump, Panama, and Hot for Teacher. But outside of that, the deeper cuts are enjoyable but forgettable.
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80/100
From 07/23/2018 04:36
1984 is a sometimes inconsistent records with only really the the big 4 songs and girl gone bad really having a purpose with the rest of it being filler. obviously Eddie delivers, alex has his shining moment in Hot For Teacher, Dave is probably at his songwriting peak (Along with Eddie), and Micheal Anthony's bass fits the songs especially well.
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80/100
From 04/14/2018 04:12
Besides the three singles, "House of Pain" and "Girl Gone Bad" are the best songs on this album. Specially the latter. Great album, and pretty much alongside Def Leppard's Pyromania set the template for mid-to-late-80s hard rock/glam metal that was copied by bands like Bon Jovi, Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt and Cinderella and Dokken.
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From 04/12/2018 19:17
Some causal VH fans scroll past this album and subsequent albums for their use of synthesizers and just sounding very "80s". That's what I find charming. This is a classic album that sounds like its time and makes no qualms about it. Jump is one of the definitive classic rock songs of the 80s. Not far behind as some all time best VH songs like I'll Wait, Panama, and Hot for Teacher. A fine album for non-snobs.
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90/100
From 02/21/2018 04:31
Van Halen begins to soften up his sound with some great pop stuff like "Jump" and "I'll Wait". There is also some impressive virtuosity.
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From 01/03/2018 15:19
As a teenager in the early 80's, this was the sort of cassette I'd use my minimum wage paycheck on. What's not to love? VH gave us radio friendly hits to cruise by, and made for MTV videos to watch when we got home. (I wonder if they cringe as much as I do today when they see just how much they mugged for the camera).
Of course, this ended up being David's swan song, but what a way to go out. If someone is looking for quality classic rock, he/she will find it on 1984.
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From 11/22/2017 19:46
Really fun album, keyboards with Van Halen=great.
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