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Artist: Van Halen

Title: A Different Kind Of Truth

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Van Halen A Different Kind Of Truth Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2012

Label: Interscope Records

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David Lee Roth Vocals
Eddie Van Halen Guitars
Wolfgang Van Halen Bass
Alex Van Halen Drums


1.  Tattoo  
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'  

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From: tentacle Date: February 10, 2012 at 9:47
Energetic, groovy, playful, hard rockin' wonder. I didn't expect this to be so good. After six spins I must say there is no need for skip button. Welcome back guys!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 10, 2012 at 10:39
Solid disc, when most of us were expecting the worst. In fact, I think a lot of people are saying it's so good just from the relief that it ISN'T a complete turd. I like that it's heavy and fast-paced, and gives people pretty much what they want. Michael Anthony's absence is felt in the backing vocals, and Dave's voice is the worse for wear, but overall, this sounds like Van Halen and nobody else. The biggest problem is that \\\e quality of the hooks: a lot of songs sound great while they're playing, but are hard to remember afterward. And "Tattoo" is easily the worst. Favorites so far would be "She's The Woman," "Blood And Fire" 9should be the next single), "Outta Space" and "Big River."

From: masmusic Date: February 11, 2012 at 15:54
Nothing special here, no great riffs, mediocre songs. Will all be forgotten in a couple weeks 6/10

From: Japangea Date: February 12, 2012 at 9:32
Strange cover.

From: edwithmj Date: February 14, 2012 at 10:58
As I expected. It has the early Van Halen vibe but it sounds very dated to me. Roth's voice is as horrid as ever but a few good songs and solos still exist on the disc such as She's The Woman and China Town. The nepotism of Wolfgang Van Halen puts me right off too.

From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 15, 2012 at 8:30
VH releases their first new studio album with DLR in nearly 30 years. Is it worth the wait? If you look at the reviews at there's over 400 dudes creaming their jeans with 4-star bravo reviews, almost to the point of propaganda. VH's, glory days have long been in their review mirror as what we have with the current line up/release is a nostalgia act to milk at least one more pay day with a VH tour before they ride off into the sunset. To prove my point most of this album is nostalgia, rehashed demo's from Eddie's vault. Or to put it another way, songs that weren't good enough to make it on previous VH albums. I have heard the best tracks off this album before with the Warner/Gene Simmons Demos. “Big River”, a re-working of “Big Trouble' and sounds like it could easily have been on 'Fair Warning'. “She’s The Woman” is the only demo to keep its original 76' title. The biggest travesty is no Michael Anthony. That Wall of sound to candy coat(insulate) DLR's limited range on vox.

From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 15, 2012 at 9:04
Eddie living out his father-son quality time on stage is a slap in the face to VH fans with the way he treated Micheal Anthony. First in the 90's cutting his band % cut(revenue) then banishing him for associating with Sammy Hagar. Ed was probably looking for any excuse to give him the boot to get Wolfie in tow. A quote from Sammy's bio 'RED' says it all about Eddie. "Ed was living with a pathologist, who kept taking slices off his tongue, to check for cancer. He told me he cured himself by having pieces of his tongue liquefied and injected into his body. He also told me when he had his hip replacement, he stayed awake through the operation and helped the doctors drill the hole. What a fruitcake." If you where lucky enough to get the deluxe edition like me, it includes a DVD 'The Downtown Sessions' where you can see DLR in his Mr. Bojangles (traveling man) get-up doing an acoustic 'Panama' w/ a hound dog. Imagine Steve Martin in The Jerk, I was born a poor black child. Hyped/average.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2012 at 18:47
A different kind of truth...the only truth is that the diamond is back!!!...yes,the reinstatement of David Lee Roth brings a good nostalgia mood for sure and without dishonoring Sammy's job while he was in the band i think that David has that "special touch" which was and now is the trademark of the band,it has always been...talking abour Eddie and Alex is another issue,about Michael Anthony,well the man is sadly missed so the history's incomplete somehow...about the songs my faves are "Tattoo"(first single and a one),"She's The Woman","China Town"(reminds me of "Hot For Teacher"),"As Is"(rocks!),"Honeybabysweetiedoll" & "Big River"...hope Van Halen comeback to South America like they did(they performed in Venezuela,early 80's)...recommended album...89/100

From: Doug Date: March 2, 2012 at 12:00
This does have a bit of an early VH sound to it, which is cool. It’s nice to see them finally put something out! Dave gives VH a more scattered sound while Sammy was a more professional presence in my opinion. To each his own on that one; I like both. Having said all that, for me it is hard to take VH seriously today. It’s not his fault but having your teenage son/nephew on bass and now in the band creates a completely different vibe. How edgy, dangerous, crazy, fill in the blank _____ can they really be and taken seriously as bad boy rockers, when Wolfie is around? Also, their sound is missing the much underrated background harmony of Michael Anthony.

From: pie75 Date: April 18, 2012 at 5:39
i must admit i was skeptical of roth being back in the band as i thought he was finished as a singer and hearing tatoo i and how silly it is i feared the worst but i must say i was pleasantly surprised roth sounds better(though not great)than i thought i do like she's the woman my favourite on the album though i must admit it's badly missing michael anthony's back up vocals having wolfgang in the band is a joke truth is people hagar should be in the band better singer and still sounding great

From: Metal T Date: April 21, 2012 at 22:33
Man,oh man does EVH play his ass off on this thing.VH go old school w/DLR and get their balls back.Miles better then Chickenf#crap.Solid return-to-form! Well done.

From: Metal T Date: October 10, 2020 at 0:00
The swan song for EVH.Anything that could be done on 6 strings -this guy was Superb! Often Imitated - Never Duplicated--that was EVH......RIP Sir!

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