VAN HALEN — Best Of Volume 1 (review)

VAN HALEN — Best Of Volume 1 album cover Boxset / Compilation · 1996 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
jampa17
I tend not to like compilations in general, so, this is a surprise when I price it as a total masterpiece but I do have some arguments so lets see...

If you have my age (about 25 or less) it's probable that you started the knowledge of Van Halen with this album, a solid piece of singles and radio hits that shows quite well what Van Halen is all about. Their detractors have to agree as well, right from the start, with the song Eruption this album hit me hard and for long. The impressive technique, the speedness, the crazyness and the fresh style of Eddy is shown right from the beggining.

Then we have a lot of material from their different albums, classics like Running with the Devil, Jump, Panama and others, with all the cool style of Van Halen in the overall. I love to have in one single album such wonderful songs like Right Now, Can't Stop Loving You, Poundcake and Ain't Talking About Love. If those songs do not ring any bell on you... we should need to check on your life man... those are mighty songs so, you should try it.

Nothing to say about the last tracks, which were "new" songs by the time they publish it. Quite average songs, not that good, but enjoyable, so, give it a try, this is a masterpiece of Glam Metal and any lover of the sub genre should have this in their collection. Five stars.
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