Overall I have a positive opinion of Van Halen, but I haven't ended up digging too far into their discography yet. I've got the first album and 1984
- beyond that I mainly know the hits.
All I've heard of the new one is that ridiculous "Tattoo" song, but then nearly every time I see a positive reaction to the album, the same person also notes that they made a poor choice for a lead single, so I guess I can't really judge from that track alone.
Oh yeah, also I just read an old music writing anthology that included an article
with an entertaining take on Van Halen - basically it imagines an alternate history where punk was the most popular form of rock music in the 70's, and as a result Van Halen were a critically beloved band but were ignored by the general public
edited 27th Mar '12 6:07:50 PM by MikeK