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Finally Big Boys Are Back,
This review is from: A Different Kind Of Truth (Audio CD)
Thanks to Amazon that only last week I learnt about this album from the Recommendation Page. I just could not wait. Grabbed the album this morning and, my oh my, it's been non-stop playing in my iPod in full volume.
Some big dudes of the 70s/80s are returning with crap music. But Eddie, David and Alex are really back and this is no joke. This is serious Van Halen. Michael Anthony is replaced with Eddie's son Wolfgang and he has done a great job in bass playing and backing singing. I don't miss Anthony here because I'm enjoying him in Chickenfoot with Sammy, Joe and Chad.
A Different Kind Of Truth may not give another Eruption, Jump, Panama, Ain't Talking 'Bout Love, Dreams, Why Can't This Be Love and so on but it's as best as the classic albums Van Halen, 1984, 5150, OU812 and Balance which are my favourites. I loved Van Halen from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar time. Here all songs are so powerful and energetic and with nice guitar work that I did not have to jump any tracks from Tattoo to Beats Working. And the bonus disc has 4 unplugged videos which are brilliant and wonderful piece of art.
I always wished they would do another album. That's what this fan's rock 'n' roll dream was made of. With DLR or Sammy I wouldn't mind. And finally they did. I wanna give more than 5 stars. I just can't describe music in words. Do yourself a favour. Get this album. If you can not take it at once, give sometime and the music will grow. If not, then sorry that your musical taste has grown old just like yourself. Ha ha ;-)
Rock 'N' Roll \,,/,
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2012 07:13:49 GMT
Wow your fave Van Halen albums are the same as my own and was I a bit mean in only giving this album 4 stars because I didn't love it as much as those?
I must say that Eddie kicks butt on all of the Van Halen albums and it's wonderful to have them back at long last!
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012 10:52:48 GMT
Hi Dragonlord ! Thank you for post. I agree with you to be honest. It's good to see the heroes come back amidst the dull commercial bands of today. Sorry to say. This album sounds good and grows more the more you listen to. But again those albums were the classic VH albums. Nothing can top. Cheers ;-) \,,/,
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012 15:47:32 GMT
Hi Sangeet Kusu, I do feel this album is a grower and yeah it's way better then all of the dull commercial bands of today. I have a feeling Van Halen can still do a album as fantastic as their best work if we are lucky. If Sammy was on vocals still then I would say 100% they could still reach those great heights from what he has done with Chickenfoot!
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012 16:19:48 GMT
Yup you're absolutely right. People argue Sammy Hagar or DLR? For me, both are equally amazing. I like, actually I love both. Both have their own unique singing style. If David rocked best with Jump, Sammy gave melodic shot with Why Can't This Be Love. If you know what I mean. Sammy's solo albums I Never Said Goodbye or Three Locked Box are equally my favourite as DLR's Skyscraper and Eat 'Em And Smile. But honestly speaking, I never picked up VH3 album again since its release although Gary Cherone is my favourite with Extreme. If Chickenfoot is Supergroup, Van Halen is legend. \,,/,
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2012 07:55:40 BDT
The VH3 album is a weaker album overall but there is still some fantastic songs on that album such as Without You, Year To The Day and Ballot Or The Bullet. The song Fire In The Hole shows Eddie on fire!
I love DLR but I love Sammy Hagar just that little bit more.
DLR's best solo album for me is Skyscraper followed by Dlr Band.
For me Sammy's best solo album is Marching to Mars.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2012 13:08:22 BDT
Oh cool ! I will try VH3 again solely based on your comments. I have not paid that much attention to DLR band and Marching to Mars albums but I will try again. Skyscraper and Eat 'Em And Smile I love just because of Steve Vai's guitar works with Billy Sheehan both of whom I am a big fan. Actually from these albums I discovered them. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2012 23:24:12 BDT
Let me know if you get on any better with the VH3 album.
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