VAN HALEN — 5150 (review)

VAN HALEN — 5150 album cover Album · 1986 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
jampa17
Well, I know I'm on the minority here but I do love Sammy Haggar's voice well over the not-singing style of David Lee Roth. He was kicked out of Van Halen and suddenly there was a real singer in the band. Yes, happened that Van Halen became soft with time and they try to make a little more cheesy material. that's fine, the result is this great album.

In the first listen you can notice that the ones that shine more are the singles: Why Can't This Be Love, Dreams and Love Walks In. But, after a couple of listening you will discover some hidden material most people tend to ignore from Van Haggar Era. The real noisy rock that these boys tend to show in their previous albums. The Best of Both Worlds, Get Up and Summer Nights are truly great and it deserves the listen. I know many people overlooked this album because of the "new cheesyness" of Van Halen, but there are the usual crazy soloing and armonies from Eddy, the Crazy drumming of Alex, the strong and solid bass lines of Micheal and now a good tamed voice in Sammy Haggar.

I love this album and I think it deserve a better place in the metalheads hearts... 4.5 just because the recording is not that clean but even that was on purpose I guess. Great Album though...
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