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    Which is the better album?

    My vote is for 5150. The best album from the Sammy era trumps the worst album from the original Dave era.

    Let the games begin ...
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    5150.

    Not even close for this fan.

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    I'll be the only one, but my vote goes to the neglected under appreciated, sonic splendor that is: Diver Down.

    I agree that 5150 is easily mach II's best recording, yet Diver represents the last gasps of
    the loose, raw, spontaneous VH that i loved.

    As Dibs once rightfully said: It's a bit daft, but it's the good kinda daft, innit?

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    It's a laughable comparison.

    5150 decimates Diver Down.

    5150 holds up as being among the very best of Van Halen period. It's completely reasonable to debate 5150 with ANY VH album. I think 5150 is better than VHII as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I'll be the only one, but my vote goes to the neglected under appreciated, sonic splendor that is: Diver Down.

    I agree that 5150 is easily mach II's best recording, yet Diver represents the last gasps of
    the loose, raw, spontaneous VH that i loved.

    As Dibs once rightfully said: It's a bit daft, but it's the good kinda daft, innit?
    Not only were you not the only one to vote for Diver Down in this thread, you weren't even the first one!
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    I think Diver Down is by a mile but I am not a 5150 fan at all.

    That said 5150 is probably the more significant album in terms of historical relevance. It marked such a departure for Van Halen and a new direction. I didn't like it but it is a clear marker in the bands history and deserves its respect as such. Now the cover.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Not only were you not the only one to vote for Diver Down in this thread, you weren't even the first one!
    Hi Jape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherload View Post
    It's a laughable comparison.

    5150 decimates Diver Down.
    I think 5150 is better than VHII as well.
    What an incredibly cruel thing to say, ML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    What an incredibly cruel thing to say, ML.
    ML says things that make Sammy Hagar cringe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    What an incredibly cruel thing to say, ML.
    I am terribly sorry that you had to find out this way.

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    The two are very close for me, I think there are songs on 5150 (BOBW, SN, Dreams, 5150) that are far better than songs on Diver, but to me not better than the 4 originals on Diver
    Good Enough breaks about even

    I hate WCTBL and Inside and Pretty Woman was popular but I didn't find it as anything earth shattering and really kind of lazy

    So for me 5150 has two throw away songs, Diver has 1 (DITS)

    So slight edge to Diver, but honestly this is one I could go back and forth on


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Streets View Post
    The two are very close for me, I think there are songs on 5150 (BOBW, SN, Dreams, 5150) that are far better than songs on Diver, but to me not better than the 4 originals on Diver
    Good Enough breaks about even

    I hate WCTBL and Inside and Pretty Woman was popular but I didn't find it as anything earth shattering and really kind of lazy

    So for me 5150 has two throw away songs, Diver has 1 (DITS)

    So slight edge to Diver, but honestly this is one I could go back and forth on


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    I actually like Dancin' In The Streets way more than I like Pretty Woman.
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