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What Is The Best Van Halen Album during the Sammy Hagar years?

5150 (1986)
1 (50%)
OU812 (1988)
0 (0%)
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991)
1 (50%)
Balance (1995)
0 (0%)
Other
0 (0%)

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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The Sammy Hagar Years)
« on: September 29, 2011, 12:22:04 pm »
Van Halen (Balance) 1995




08.08.11 Review

Well, this is the first time I have listened to Balance in 15 years. So I was hoping that time would give me a new perspective on it and not be as bad as I remembered it to be. The best song of the entire album is The Seventh Seal without question. Honestly I can do away with the first 2 of Eddie's instrumental songs on Balance. There is absolute nothing memorable about either one of them. Baluchitherium on the other hand is what I would expect to get from him if he ever released a full-on instrumental album ala Satch, Vai, etc... And that's a good thing. Not Enough. Ugh. I hated it then and I hate it now. It's just...saturated with so much sugar that I'm getting cavities just listening to it. Take Me Back (Deja Vu) is only slightly better.

Is Balance better than what I remember it to be? Yes. But it's still my least favorite of the Van Hagar era, putting OU812 ahead of it. Overall, Balance is well...unbalanced IMO.

Fave Songs: The Seventh Seal, Can't Stop Loving You, Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do) and Baluchitherium.

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