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    my one and only choice

    FUCK- is exc ! best Non dave VH album.. !

    balance has its moments

    but 5150 - apart from title track - sux

    ou812 - is utterly awful..

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    I didn't dislike the SH years, but I can't get past the power ballad crap. It ruins it for me.

    5150 - Dreams, Love Walks In
    0U812 - When It's Love,
    FUCK - ? I guess this one wins for me as well!
    Balance - Can't Stop Loving You

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    Four power ballads in 11 years isn't bad.
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    NO SAM ALBEM CAN COMPETE WITH "DIAMOUND DAVID LEE ROTH" AND DON'T FORGET IT [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]
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    Dan -

    You are right. I always thought there were more power ballads.

    I guess when you compare to the first 6 records which had 0 power ballads, it seems like a lot.

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    fair enough..

    sammy harassement case hagar wins by default...

    but fuck was ok imho espec comapred to the joke that is ou812 - biggest load of shyte in recording history..

    when / why / who cant it love . be .. eh? whatever... [img]graemlins/sleep.gif[/img]

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    Overall sound wise, I think you have to go with 5150 as the Sammy album most comparable to Dave's, but quality wise, I've gotta go with FUCK. It's a shame Balance didn't have more actual tracks on it, but if it were a full album it'd definitely get the nod. I loved the darker than usual edge to it.
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    VH and 1984 are Van Halen's best albums. However the Sammy era albums are at least as good as the other four Dave era albums.
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    In my biased opinion... All but OU812.

    But you already knew I'd say that
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    None of 'em. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    I really liked OU812 Cabo Wabo,AFU,Mine all Mine,Black and Blue,Sucker in a 3 piece were all good songs IMO.And When it's love was very good also so fukk all you mother fukkers.

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    If you ask me Diver Down is the absolute worst record Van Halen ever made,half the pile of shit is someone else's music and the only decent VH song on the album is Little Guitars,which by the way is actually a "power ballad"if ever there was one.And while I'm on the subject of "power ballads"that supposedly werent on the first six records what was little dreamer,in a simple ryhme,push comes to shove,i'll wait?All power ballads for sure and not all bad songs,in fact all but i'll wait were really good songs

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    I gotta go with 5150 or FUCK. My 2 favorite Sammy era Van Halen albums! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    FUCK and Balance especially were both great records. I'd put Balance just a notch below Van Halen's best stuff with Dave, and to be fair, what else really does compare to classic era VH at their best?

    Also, for those who think the band never did a "power ballad" with Dave, I suppose I should remind you of songs like "Secrets", "Push Comes to Shove", "Big Bad Bill", as well as keyboard-driven songs like "Jump" and "I'll Wait". These are all still GREAT songs, but using the Rothophile definition of anything not being balls-to-the-wall wailin' as a "power ballad", these songs all qualify easily, and some others could come awfully close.

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