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The best album credited to Van Halen is Van Halen which is ranked number 359 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,520.

Van Halen is ranked number 195 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,650.

Van Halen official website: http://www.van-halen.com

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Van Halen best albums

The following albums by Van Halen are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1978
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Total albums: 16. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for Van Halen.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Van Halen bestography composition

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1970s 2 0%
1980s 6 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 1 0%
2010s 2 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 14 88%
Yes 2 13%
Live? Albums %
No 14 88%
Yes 2 13%

Van Halen best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 88 (207 votes)Comments: 8
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Rating: 87 (166 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album 1984)
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Rating: 87 (48 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 87 (210 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Van Halen)
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Rating: 86 (146 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album 1984)
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Rating: 85 (189 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Van Halen)
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Rating: 85 (188 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Van Halen)
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Rating: 84 (137 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album 1984)
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Rating: 84 (62 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Fair Warning)
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Rating: 84 (29 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album A Different Kind Of Truth)
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Rating: 84 (165 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Van Halen)
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Rating: 84 (72 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Van Halen II)
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Rating: 84 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Fair Warning)
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Rating: 83 (62 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album 5150)
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Rating: 83 (67 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album 5150)
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Rating: 83 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 82 (20 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album A Different Kind Of Truth)
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Rating: 82 (17 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Balance)
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Rating: 82 (98 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album 1984)
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Van Halen ratings

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74/100 (from 106 votes)
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From 03/10/2021 02:41
I don't like david lee roth, but eddy more than makes up for this. Their music is a bit cheesy, and I can't take myself seriously listening to them, but god damn, they might just have the greatest rock guitarist ever (besides hendrix)
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From 02/27/2020 00:56
Being the grandfathers of the LA hair metal scene doesn’t do the band justice. Sure, they begat the blondish bombastic frontman and the harmonic/semiharmonic-chiming guitar solos, but in their prime of 1978 to 1981, no band rocked harder than VH.

Had arguably the greatest guitarist in rock history whose innovations on the axe provided the blueprint for a thousand lesser players. Eddie’s rhythm guitar work is so vastly underrated that no one discusses in any forum. Rhythm section was stout with Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen and Eddie and Michael provided overlooked harmonies on many great songs.

Early studio work is almost a joke as they spent fewer than two weeks recording each of their first three albums. Women and Children First was recorded in 6 days and includes many humorous “errors” during production easily heard upon a closer listen.

Party atmosphere on first two studio albums gives way to a darker, richer sound on WandCF and especially Fair Warning and on older songs on 1984 (Drop Dead Legs and House of Pain).

Don’t bother with the commercial stylings of recordings with Sammy Hagar.
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From 02/25/2019 03:44
Probably one of the most influential bands in ruining mainstream rock and roll.
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From 01/05/2019 13:11
Some talented musicians often playing sophomoic/juvenile songs. All too often, more flash than substance. Fun on occasion, but hardly sustainable. Personally, I'll take Hagar over Roth any day. That supposed five octave range is only because of his screaming and theres a big gap between what he sings and what he screams, so theres a chunk of that range is missing.
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From 06/10/2018 10:34
The first Roth era is legitimately excellent stuff with consistent albums. Roth has a 5 1/2 octave range, so I don't get why people knock him for his vocal ability. Him and Eddie in their primes were the thunder. 1984, Women and Children First and their debut are great albums. All their songs then were messy and unfocused and sounded like they could collapse at any moment (but in a good way than only Van Halen could do).

Van Hagar had some good songs, but never any consistent good albums.
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From 04/12/2018 17:54
My favorite band at one point, VH will always have a place in my favorites, they had a great run with DLR with a string of classic albums on which they showed their ability to write great songs, reinvent themselves, and maintain consistently great musicianship. With DLR, they only had two bad albums (II, Diver Down)
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From 10/31/2016 20:55
Van Halen with DLRoth = 90
Van Hagar = 25
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From 01/26/2015 01:13
I am a huge fan of the original lineup. I believe their debut is one of the best albums of all time. Van Halen II, And Women and Children First have some great songs but I prefer the Fair Warning and Diver Down. With 1984 they blew up and broke up. They were very much of their time.
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From 05/04/2014 18:25
Van Halen is one of the most influential rock bands of their time. Of course that means without Van Halen there probably wouldn't have been that god awful hair metal scene throughout the 80's. However, I forgive them for that because I enjoy their work with Roth and a number of tracks from the Hagar era. Very talented band with a couple classic albums.
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