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Different Kind of Truth

Van HalenVinyl
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (833 customer reviews)

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With their 1978 eponymous debut, Van Halen simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen redefined what the electric guitar could do, developing a blindingly fast technique with a variety of self-taught two-handed tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and effects that mimicked the sounds of machines and animals. It was wildly inventive and over ... Read more in Amazon's Van Halen Store

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Product Details

  • Vinyl (April 10, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: interscope
  • ASIN: B00784637K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (833 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,713 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Tatoo
2. She's The Woman
3. You And Your Blues
4. China Town
5. Blood and Fire
6. Bullethead
7. As Is
8. Honeybabysweetiedoll
9. The Trouble With Never
10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin'

Editorial Reviews

Double vinyl LP pressing. 2012 album from one of the most popular Hard Rock bands of all time, their first album with vocalist David Lee Roth in 28 years and their first studio album in 14. A Different Kind Of Truth is also the first album to feature Wolfgang Van Halen on bass, who replaces original bassist Michael Anthony. The album finds the band updating their sound but retaining all the Van Halen trademarks that have made them Rock icons.

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516 of 587 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1984 it's not... it's more like 2012! February 7, 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is the album Van Halen has wanted to make for over 10 years, even after all the infighting, the firings, the lead singer switches, David Lee Roth "re-joining" the band for a moment in 2000, and then again for a year or two in 2006, bassist Michael Anthony vanishing from view and replaced by Eddie's son Wolfgang, and meanwhile brother Alex Van Halen just keeps beating away on the drums... you know, it's only So Cal rock and roll, but they like it. And it's a formula that worked for all those years, so why not try it one more time? This is the result.

This is a short (and priced to move) album of "new" songs, so in that spirit I'm going to review this quickly, but if you know me, it never works out that way. Enjoy...

13 songs at just over 50 minutes:

1. Tattoo - from right off the jump, the sonic jet crashes into your ears. The Van Halen of old has landed, and David's somewhat older voice still soars over the destruction of guitars, drums and synths. This song reaches into my heart and grabs it, as it's friggin' Van Halen, man! This rocked so hard, and the ending just quietly silenced itself. Great song either way. It was number one the second it was released, and to be sure it's just a prelude of things to come on the rest of this album.

2. She's The Woman - according to an article by Rolling Stone magazine, this song sounds like an old unreleased song of theirs called "Down In Flames" from 1977. Sure it does, but who cares? It sounds fresh and loud and once again, it rocks! It's like 1983 all over again, and I can see 10,000 Camaros blaring this album - and this short song - out all over America this summer. This is a great rocker for sure!

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196 of 240 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded Expectations February 7, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Van Halen is my favorite band of all time. I'd say my two favorite albums are VH II and Fair Warning. I have been waiting for this for 16 years since they released those 2 new songs off the Greatest Hits package. I remember that day like it was yesterday.

When I heard Tattoo, I was slightly discouraged initially. It wasn't what I was expecting, however I liked the song. But I kept the faith, and refused to bash the band like many others who heard Tattoo and discounted the rest of the 13 songs on the album without even a listen. Man oh man, and does the rest of the album kill! Each and every song following Tattoo are extraordinary songs. Van Halen have returned to form and given us their most aggressive album ever. And to the nay sayers who are complaining about them re-working old unreleased songs, so what? They are THEIR songs that were UNRELEASED for a reason. They were unfinished in the form they were in. I can't understand why a band isn't allowed to use their OWN material that THEY wrote and never released officially. Would you rather other writers come in or Van Halen to sound more modern like Nickelback or have Eminem come in and rap in the middle of a song? Quit complaining and thinking you can tell one of the greatest bands in history how they should sound or make an album. That's why they are Van Halen and you are you sitting in your mother's basement with a negative attitude. If you actually listen to the album, it is, IMO, their best since Fair Warning.

Stand-out tracks for me are: Chinatown, As-Is, She's the Woman, Trouble with Never, Stay Frosty, Outta Space, and Big River. However, each and every song is stellar. Even Tattoo which, when listened with the rest of the album, grows on you like a nice mustache.
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139 of 170 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars High Talent, Low Inspiration February 13, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I'll open this review by saying I realize I'm in the vast minority with my rating. (As of this writing, less than 20% of the reviewers have given the album three or fewer stars.) My hope is that people will understand I'm sharing my open-minded opinion of the music and won't thumbs-down the review just because it doesn't align with their own opinions.

First, the good...

I'm absolutely impressed with how well each individual band member has held up over the years. In terms of technique and chops, I don't think Eddie has flagged one bit; his riffs and solos are just as clean and blazing as ever. Diamond Dave's attitude remains fresh and slightly obnoxious in the way VH fans like myself enjoy, and although he's not screaming and squealing orgasmically as much as he did in the late '70s, he doesn't come across as a watered-down version of himself like so many singers do when they're well past their prime but trying so hard to believe they've still got it. What can I say about Alex? While he's not showing much flash--nor does he need to--he still lays down the bedrock well enough. What really surprised and pleased me is how well Wolfgang slid into Michael Anthony's slot. He's got a smooth vocal upper range and his playing is like a clock, the perfect foil to Eddie's fretboard pyrotechnics. Wolfie even shows off a bit of technical complexity here and there without stepping on anyone's toes. The kid definitely has musician's blood in his veins.

Now the not-so-good...

Like everyone else reading and writing these reviews, I was completely pumped in anticipation of this release. Michael wouldn't be part of the project, which was a bit of a bummer, but we all saw that coming.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Edward Van Halen proves why he's the standard -- possibly his best...
Classic Van Halen. Great songs with contemporary content in VH rock style. Did we just go back in time 35 years? Mr. Read more
Published 5 days ago by g
5.0 out of 5 stars Best VH album since 1984
Best VH album since 1984. May even be better than 1984. I just am listening to this album after a year and man, this album grows on me more and more. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Clifford C. Hritz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
gOOD
Published 22 days ago by GuitarMan
1.0 out of 5 stars one fair song dlr should retire
one fair song dlr should retire forever
Published 1 month ago by Ohiosurfer
4.0 out of 5 stars OK
I've seen them live and wanted to hear what they would sound like with David Lee Roth coming back to the band. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joe42096
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
like it
Published 2 months ago by Dwayne D Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 3 months ago by Carl
5.0 out of 5 stars VAN HALEN IS BACK!!!!
I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!! I listened to "Bottoms Up" today and this album. Did anything they did with Sammy sound like VH II or Women and Children First or Fair Warning or A... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars A Different Kind of TERRIBLE!
WOW! It was a painful experience trying to make it all the way through this cd. But as you know, Most of what you are hearing on this album are old Van Halen demo song's redone to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Decapitated Plaything
3.0 out of 5 stars Van Halen
There is a Van Halen song, that's just great I heard once. Don't know the name of it but it was done by Roth. I thought the song may have been off this album, but no such luck. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kem
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