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    No one on this board should be immature or foolish enough to misconstrue a dislike of these new songs with a lack of loyalty to the band, or a lack of "fanhood". In other words, respect the fact that Eddie Trunk speaks his mind and has integrity.

    I have followed Van Halen religiously for 32 years, since I was 9. In my opinion (and my opinion only), these 3 songs (based only on snippets of Blood and Fire and Stay Frosty) are simply awful, and it would be disingenuous for anyone not to admit as such. When you compare what has been released to date to, for example, Me Wise Magic, there is no simply comparison.

    Like many of us, I can only hope and pray that the remainder of the album is good.

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    Do yourself a favor and get the full versions of BF and TTWN. The full songs blow the clips out of the water. I felt the same way, and somewhat do about SF, but I'm waiting to reserve judgement until I hear the full thing.

    On a side note, I think we need a fan reviews thread or something, before there are too many of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazari View Post
    In my opinion (and my opinion only), these 3 songs (based only on snippets of Blood and Fire and Stay Frosty) are simply awful, and it would be disingenuous for anyone not to admit as such.
    so it's your opinion we should all say they suck?
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    Now that is pretty funny- Eddie Trunk integrity- i guess you dont watch his show or listen to his radio show either. Now that is disnegenious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazari View Post
    No one on this board should be immature or foolish enough to misconstrue a dislike of these new songs with a lack of loyalty to the band, or a lack of "fanhood". In other words, respect the fact that Eddie Trunk speaks his mind and has integrity.

    I have followed Van Halen religiously for 32 years, since I was 9. In my opinion (and my opinion only), these 3 songs (based only on snippets of Blood and Fire and Stay Frosty) are simply awful, and it would be disingenuous for anyone not to admit as such. When you compare what has been released to date to, for example, Me Wise Magic, there is no simply comparison.

    Like many of us, I can only hope and pray that the remainder of the album is good.
    How the hell can you talk about it being only your opinion and then turning around and saying anyone that says they aren't awful is disingenuous? That's simply idiotic.

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    You're right. My point is that I don't understand how anyone in their right mind can like these songs. People say "you have to listen to them over and over" then you'll like them. A good song is a good song on the first listen.

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    I think Dave's vocals sound a lot better in these new tunes that in Me Wise Magic. He whispered and talked thru half that tune. I don't hear awful at all. I like all of them so far. Tattoo is the commercial, cross-over tune that is catchy, has a great groove, and I like its texture. I like the other clips too, esp. that I'm impressed with only 30 second snippets.

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    For the most part I hated Balance the first time I heard it. After a couple listens I started to like it. So good isnt always good from the jump for some people.

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    please people - enough of the "I need a thread of my own to tell you what I think" threads.

 

 

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