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    I would have definitely put ADKOT over several others, but I do agree with Fair Warning at #2 and VHI at #1.

    Every VH full-length ranked, from Roth to Hagar to Cherone... and back again to Roth.

    It’s been seven years since we’ve been graced with a new Van Halen album, and a rumored tour for this past summer (with Metallica and Foo Fighters, no less!) failed to materialize.

    But come what may - or may not - from Eddie, Alex , Dave and Wolfie (and, who knows, even Sammy and Mike) in the future, one thing we’ll always have is Van Halen’s 12 mostly great, often incredible and, in a few instances, truly monumental studio albums, featuring some of the greatest electric guitar playing of all time.

    It’s a catalog that is largely unrivaled in hard-rock history - not least in part due to the fact that it all features the man Guitar World's online readers named as the greatest guitarist of all time - and thus it’s no easy task to rank the albums in any sort of value order.

    Nevertheless, we asked you, our readers, to do it, and you delivered.

    Here is the link
    https://www.guitarworld.com/news/the...cording-to-you

    12. A Different Kind Of Truth (2012)
    11. Van Halen III (1998)
    10. Diver Down (1982)
    9. Balance (1995)
    8. OU812 (1988)
    7. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991)
    6. Women And Children First (1980)
    5. Van Halen II (1979)
    4. 1984 (1984)
    3. 5150 (1986)
    2. Fair Warning (1981)
    1. Van Halen (1978)

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    It's all subjective, but any VH list that doesn't have VHIII at the bottom, I ain't wasting time reading.
    If I don't respond to you it means I have you on ignore, which means you are a douchenozzle.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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    5150 over 84 and WACF??

    Next.

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    5150 over 1984? Whoa...
    Not for this fan, yet can understand the ranking for some others.

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    Uh, yeah, this thread should go real well.

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    At least they got #1 and #2 correct.

    I have always maintained that 5150 is the best Sammy era album, but there is simply no way it is better than 1984, VH II or WACF. I used to think 5150 was better than Diver Down, but now I'm not so sure. Lastly, ADKOT, for all of its shortcomings, absolutely destroys VH III.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    At least they got #1 and #2 correct.

    I have always maintained that 5150 is the best Sammy era album, but there is simply no way it is better than 1984, VH II or WACF. I used to think 5150 was better than Diver Down, but now I'm not so sure. Lastly, ADKOT, for all of its shortcomings, absolutely destroys VH III.
    The correct answer for #1 will always be WACF.

    And glancing at that article, it looks like this list is actually comprised of votes by Guitar World readers.

    Diver Down is better than 5150 for sure.

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    Depending on my mood, I go back and forth on what I consider the order of Greatness. I am mostly a CVH fan, but over the years, I have discovered some Great gems in the Sammy era stuff. Though, the Sammy era albums as a whole, just don’t stand up with most of the CVH albums flow, vibe, etc.

    Today I would go with this:

    12. Van Halen III
    11. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
    10. OU812
    9. A Different Kind of Truth
    8. Balance
    7. Van Halen II
    6. 5150
    5. Diver Down
    4. Women And Children First
    3. 1984
    2. Fair Warning
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    1. Women And Children First
    2. Fair Warning
    3. Van Halen II
    4. 1984
    5. Van Halen
    6. A Different Kind Of Truth
    7. Diver Down
    8. OU812
    9. 5150
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    11. Balance
    12. Van Halen III

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    It's all subjective, but any VH list that doesn't have VHIII at the bottom, I ain't wasting time reading.
    My thoughts exactly. And 5150 is NOT better than 1984 by any stretch of the imagination. Gimme a friggin' break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    1. Women And Children First
    2. Fair Warning
    3. Van Halen II
    4. 1984
    5. Van Halen
    6. A Different Kind Of Truth
    7. Diver Down
    8. OU812
    9. 5150
    10. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
    11. Balance
    12. Van Halen III
    I could never make that list cause it depends on my mood..some are favorites but haven't listened too in years
    Dealing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Uh, yeah, this thread should go real well.
    Can't that be said for every thread here?
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    As much as I despise these types of lists ...

    (1) Van Halen
    (2) Fair Warning
    (3) Van Halen II
    (4) Women And Children First
    (5) 1984
    (6) Diver Down
    (7) 5150
    (8) OU812
    (9) A Different Kind Of Truth
    (10) For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
    (11) Balance
    (12) Van Halen III
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike529 View Post
    Can't that be said for every thread here?
    Touche

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    Van Halen
    Fair Warning
    Van Halen II
    1984
    WACF
    Diver Down
    FUCK
    ADKOT
    5150
    OU812
    Balance
    VHIII
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