1984 (studio album) by Van Halen

1984 by Van Halen
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 838th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 630 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (130th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (838th)
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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 374 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,804.

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1984 track list

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 630 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 76.0/100, a mean average of 74.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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75/100
From 10/29/2022 10:27
I like Pnama and I'll Wait, the rest of album is mid in my opinion.
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From 10/14/2022 14:29
3 or 4 big songs and then the rest of the album is filler for me. It really does rock when the music is good though with Panama and Jump being amongst some of the best songs ever created. They dominate this album and without them this album would be a shell of what it is. I do think I'll Wait flies under the radar as well as that song is amazing. The music is very easy listening as well and when that is paired with the short run time it makes it an extremely accessible release. However, the filler tracks are just boring and have nothing to hook us into the songs. They are also not complex or experimental so there really isn't anything to do when they are on so I find myself just sat there waiting for them to end. Overall, the big hits are exceptional and everything else is just alright.
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From 01/03/2022 18:19
all the best elements of rock and roll. let it fly
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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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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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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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