Women And Children First (studio album) by Van Halen

Women And Children First
Women And Children First by Van Halen
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 2,384th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 195 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1980 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (375th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,384th)
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Women And Children First is ranked 5th best out of 16 albums by Van Halen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Halen is Van Halen which is ranked number 363 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,415.

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74/100 (from 195 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 25% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.4/100, a mean average of 74.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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80/100
From 09/25/2019 13:22
I'd say the front half is probably a bit stronger than the back half, but there is a bit more variety in Women and Children First than there is in the prior Van Halen albums. Fools is probably my favorite Van Halen deep cut of all time. I'd say the first four songs are the strongest.

Key Tracks: And the Cradle Will Rock, Everybody Wants Some, Fools, Romeo Delight.
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From 04/16/2018 06:02
My favourite Van Halen album. Such a great album.
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From 11/05/2017 18:58
Possibly my favorite VH album. It marks a change in the bands sound from their early party rock days to a more mature form of their music.
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From 06/07/2016 10:54
Van Halen's third album sees the band slightly branching out musically with hints of jazz and folk in their songs. Women and children first, is another rip roaring rock'n'roll record from a band who were untouchable at this time. And the cradle will rock, everybody wants some, and, take your whiskey home, are all great, while, could this be magic, goes for that jazz/rock sound. Another fine Van Halen album.
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From 10/14/2015 08:39
This is such a fun album to listen to haha. Almost like a guilty pleasure.
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From 01/03/2015 21:13
This one's alright. Not a lot of standouts.
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From 02/23/2014 23:36
This is actually a fairly cool album.
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From 12/23/2012 20:16
I read that Van Halen was the other finalist for "Rock N' Roll High School." The Ramones got it.

Both bands sound like they're forever 13, but "Women and Children First" would've made a great soundtrack. "And The Cradle Will Rock" is about teen delinquents, "Everybody Wants Some!" is about sex; "Romeo Delight" is about going to a high school rager; "In A Simple Rhyme" is about first love.

VH's first heavy blues song, "Fools," is great, but "Take Your Whiskey Home" is amazing, and "Could This Be Magic?" is brilliantly cheeky.
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From 10/14/2012 01:04
Van Halen expands its musical palette on "Women and Children First," maturing beyond the party anthems of "Van Halen" and "II," while retaining its lust for life.

The dark undercurrents and tension evident throughout "Women and Children First" are unlike anything heard on Van Halen's two 1970s albums. They're created by Eddie Van Halen's tension-and-release guitar rhythms - and add depth to Van Halen, which heretofore, had been dominated by David Lee Roth's (seemingly indomitable) sense of fun.

These dueling sensibilities - often fighting for attention in the same song, e.g. "Take Your Whiskey Home;" "Everybody Wants Some" - are what make Van Halen the most fascinating hard rock band since Led Zeppelin.
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From 05/12/2010 23:29
A definite step down from the two first albums, but still well worth the while. Suffers a bit from never being able to take off.
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