Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth
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WhiteNoise
February 7th 2012


3253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Now if they would just come back to Australia like they were supposed to...

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2012


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ooh, don't go there. I'm only just getting over that.

omnipanzer
February 7th 2012


21660 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think the album is a 3 but Eddie seemed really inspired. I'll bump it another .5 just for his crackling guitar work. Definitely not a bad album but still feels a lot like a retread. I hate "Tatoo" but it's the only song that sounds like they were at least moving into the 90's. This may grow on me a bit more but even if it does I think it will just be filling out the rest of it's 3.5 for me.

LegendofPittman
February 7th 2012


2958 Comments


Whoa, this really caught me off guard.

StrizzMatik
February 7th 2012


3229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I'd say quality-wise this falls just behind VHI and II, and about tied for 1984. It kills any of the Hagar albums though. There's just not many "classic" songs although I see Blood And Fire, China Town, and As Is becoming live/band staples.

omnipanzer
February 7th 2012


21660 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Been listening to it all morning and it really is a fun album. Good for them I say!

johnnyblaze
February 7th 2012


2637 Comments


i actually don't mind that tattoo song. good chorus.

KILL
February 7th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

def the worst song here

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2012


21592 Comments


Listening to this now, it rules.

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Imperial
February 7th 2012


1739 Comments


It's not the greatest thing ever but it's definitely surprising for a band that last released Van Halen III. For nostalgia's sake it's a great album. I know my dad(who's favourite band is Van Halen) loves it. "It's better than that piece of shit Van Halen III".

Muse1748
February 7th 2012


160 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

First listen, I quite enjoyed the album. Got a nice laugh from Stay Frosty, it sounds like they had a great time making the song. Tattoo, however, needs to just die. I can't get through that song anymore; just makes me cringe.

omnipanzer
February 7th 2012


21660 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

2-7-2012
Van Halen tearing up the music chat threads.
Whodathunkit.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2012


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Don't necessarily disagree with any of your comments omni. I think when a band is gone for so long, a quality retread is the best way to go anyway.

Strizz, I'm in the "Van Hagar' got too much crap" camp. I thought '5150' was excellent. But this is definitely a worthy addition to their discog.

Imperial, I think we all agree it's better than III. I hope we do anyway.

BTW, I wonder if this will sell well enough (& has been sufficiently promoted) to go straight to #1 on the charts!?

AtavanHalen
February 8th 2012


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this is okay

stay frosty is one of the worst things I have ever heard

but there's some good shit here

Tyrael
February 8th 2012


20971 Comments


yay!

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 8th 2012


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I actually like Stay Frosty. I mean, the beginning's basically an Ice Cream Man retread, but Eddie improved the guitar part a little.

AtavanHalen
February 8th 2012


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

oh man it's seriously so bad

The7thVermicide
February 8th 2012


925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Stay frosty is lame as hell , the first half is so good and catchy

Awesomesauce
February 9th 2012


1084 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well suck me sideways. This is some friday night beer-sinking music if ever I've heard it!

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2012


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Atavan giving a cock-rock album a 3 is like a 5.5 for everyone else. I doubt he'll be sinking beers to it on a Friday night like Sauce will be though.

I think the album could have done without 'Stay Frosty'. It would make for an excellent bonus track on a Deluxe Edition though.



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