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


3268 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


21084 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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

omnipanzer
February 7th 2012


21706 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.

Digging: Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

LegendofPittman
February 7th 2012


2958 Comments


Whoa, this really caught me off guard.

StrizzMatik
February 7th 2012


3238 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


21706 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


2648 Comments


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

KILL
February 7th 2012


72673 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

def the worst song here

Digging: Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2012


22226 Comments


Listening to this now, it rules.

Digging: Jasmine Guffond - Yellow Bell

Imperial
February 7th 2012


1742 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


21706 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

2-7-2012

Van Halen tearing up the music chat threads.

Whodathunkit.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2012


21084 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


20988 Comments


yay!

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 8th 2012


16138 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


21084 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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