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    Yeah, I know this has been done before. So had March Madness and April Anarchy. This will be over by the evening of May 4th and on May 5th I will unveil a new tournament that I'm pretty sure has never been done on here.

    Here are the round one match ups:

    Van Halen II vs. Van Halen III
    5150 vs. Balance
    Diver Down vs. A Different Kind Of Truth
    OU812 vs For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

    *Van Halen, Women And Children First, Fair Warning and 1984 have first round byes.

    **Voting for this round will end tonight at approximately 8:00 pm PST.
    "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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    Van Halen II vs. Van Halen III
    5150 vs. Balance
    Diver Down vs. A Different Kind Of Truth
    OU812 vs For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

    5150 vs. Balance was the toughest matchup of this bunch. Balance has great production and a lot of really fun guitar work, while 5150 has weaker production but stronger songs overall.

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    Van Halen III
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    VHII
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    VHII
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    III
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    Van Halen II
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    Van Halen II
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    "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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    I see a couple people are choosing III over II. Never thought I'd see that.

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    Van Halen II (VH 2 is my least fave of the 6 pack and I like 3 more than most but c'mon)
    5150
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I see a couple people are choosing III over II. Never thought I'd see that.
    Maybe they're confused by Roman numerals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I see a couple people are choosing III over II. Never thought I'd see that.
    It's not my choice, but I get it. There's some great guitar work on that album that is outside of Ed's normal operating mode. A few of the tunes are decent as is (Without You, One I Want), and others would've killed with Dave or Sammy on vocals (Fire In The Hole, Ballot or the Bullet). I can even appreciate tunes like Year to the Day, Once, or From Afar even though they don't quite hit the marks they were aiming for.

    But Lighting Up The Sky alone blows all of III out of the water, so VHII got my vote.

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    Van Halen II vs. Van Halen III
    5150 vs. Balance
    Diver Down vs. A Different Kind Of Truth
    OU812 vs For Unlawful Carnal Knowledg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    It's not my choice, but I get it. There's some great guitar work on that album that is outside of Ed's normal operating mode. A few of the tunes are decent as is (Without You, One I Want), and others would've killed with Dave or Sammy on vocals (Fire In The Hole, Ballot or the Bullet). I can even appreciate tunes like Year to the Day, Once, or From Afar even though they don't quite hit the marks they were aiming for.

    But Lighting Up The Sky alone blows all of III out of the water, so VHII got my vote.
    I agree that III has some songs that aren't bad. But when it's going up against an album with LUTS, as you pointed out, and DOA...III doesn't stand a chance.

    I don't mean to denigrate anyone's opinion, it just seems a little strange that any album from the 6-pack would be voted below III. It is nice to see III getting a little love though.

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