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Artist: Van Halen

Title: Van Halen II

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Van Halen Van Halen II Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1979

Label: Warner Brothers

Catalog Number: 3312-2


David Lee Roth vocals
Edward Van Halen guitar
Michael Anthony bass guitar
Alex Van Halen drums


1.  You're No Good  
2.  Dance The Night Away  
3.  Somebody Get Me A Doctor  
4.  Bottoms Up!  
5.  Outta Love Again  
6.  Light Up The Sky  
7.  Spanish Fly  
8.  D.O.A.  
9.  Women In Love...  
10.  Beautiful Girls  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Mike G Date: July 25, 2001 at 13:49
In my opinion, this is the best Van Halen album ever!! The songs are GREAT!! A great follow-up to a great album!!AWESOME!!!!!!

From: Kim Date: September 7, 2001 at 15:52
Eventhough this is a great album, its not as good as the first one.

From: Harvey Date: November 16, 2001 at 8:00
Roth at his peek. It showcases Diamond Dave at his jaw droppingly, over-the-top, head-rattling, king of the hill, best ...Eddie Van Halen was OK too.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 1, 2002 at 9:16
D.O.A, Bottoms Up,and so much more, Eddie Van Halen Kicks so much ass with his awesome guitar playing,that some of his techniques he utilized will make your jaw drop. Some of his best licks ever are on this album. This is how rock N'roll should be, loud, intense, and pure kick ass. Rock on guys!!

From: Desslar Date: June 1, 2002 at 17:48
This falls well short of the fantastic first album, but it's still full of great tracks. Lots of fun, especially songs 2 and 10.

From: MT Thunder Date: April 15, 2003 at 17:17
Any Van Halen album pre-Sammy Haggar rocks (well...excluding Diver Down...Down with the Diver). Having said that, this album is a more polished version of the first sacrificing hardness (but just a little). Eddies guitar licks are clear,concise and innovative.

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: June 3, 2003 at 23:09
Decent, but nowhere near as good as VH I.

From: K.K. Date: October 7, 2003 at 8:45
Very good album, but I prefer 'I' and '5150'

From: sparkyass Date: January 25, 2004 at 2:05
incredible!!!!!its so raw and melodic at the same time . it doesn,t get much better than light up the skies.

From: Date: February 22, 2004 at 5:01
I believe this to be a better album than the first Van Halen release but their best is FAIR WARNING! A great band until they lost Dave and got Sammy. Then they became a mainstream Pop Band.

From: Date: February 23, 2004 at 0:24
Not their best work but it's Halen so it's good even when it's's all relative.

From: vandervelde Date: April 27, 2004 at 21:36
I listen to this album more focus when i heard Dance The Night Away in Mission To Mars movie...It's must be the best song in DLR era (what a melody!!)!!...Overall great guitar playing but i never rate DLR as a great vocalis...he's melody lines here are little boring to me( on his solo albums melodies are far better)...

From: jack Date: May 28, 2004 at 2:39
Not as good as the first album but more heavier a bit.Overall an album that would have done better!

From: Rockhead Date: May 28, 2004 at 4:27
Would have done better than what exactly?

From: jack Date: May 28, 2004 at 6:13
well,would have done better in music wise given a band as good as van halen and all their talented squad.

From: Rockhead Date: May 28, 2004 at 6:23

From: Mike h Date: June 3, 2004 at 21:32
This one didn't have very many good songs. i was highly surprised.

From: Tony Date: June 19, 2004 at 20:14
To me this album was the bible for 80's pop hair metal, a TON of bands tried to simply re-record this disc to no avail. A perfect combination of melody and heaviness that still has teeth and attitude. For my money 'Dance The Night Away' is the quintessential pop-metal song and there's just riffs galore on this album. Great example of writing melodic tunes while still retaining a harder edge. Love Hagar but they'll NEVER recapture the energy and sheer unbridled joy of their Roth years.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 30, 2004 at 16:26
There was no way that Van Halen could top their debut, but this album is great in it's own right. This continues the style of the debut mixing great catchy hard rock such as 'Beautiful Girls' and 'Dance The Night Away'(maybe the textbook song for pop metal bands to copy) with some of the most innovative guitar playing of the time. 9/10

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 22:07
After the nearly perfect debut, came this weaker second album. Quite nice anyway. 8/10.

From: ptw Date: October 17, 2004 at 21:51
In someways the record came off as the ultimate metal party record. The first record made a statement and this was meant to be great f*ckin fun, a blast to play and party. That was what Vh was all about. They did it in Aces. You can say VH is really the ultimate metal party at this point. That's what they wanted and became known for. It an orange and the first was the apple. Both great but for me the 2nd was more celebratory.

From: Metalhead66 Date: November 17, 2004 at 12:33
This one picks up where the first one left off. Like the day after a Great party this is a little Bleary eyed and hungry wanting to give you more of the same!! And it does...Man you can smell the smoke of a Thousand bongs on this.They were the Epitome of Hard Rock in those Days...Right up there with Zeppelin as the Greatest Hard Rock Of ALL TIME...The Colt 45 was Flowin(Alex's Favorite)...The lines were being cut and drawn...Lets Go...9.5/10!!

From: Metal Pete Date: November 17, 2004 at 15:27
Amen, brotha!

From: Propane Date: December 3, 2004 at 16:02
Light up the sky was a total freighter steaming by! What an excellent album. Some a bit commercial, but F!* 0t! Awesome second outing.

From: pie75 Date: August 22, 2010 at 3:47
this album was alright not a patch on the first as it had more memerable songs but let's face it it's always hard to follow up a master peice dance the night away was a catchy song

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