Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)

AllMusic‘s Stephen Thomas Erlewine described Van Halen as „monumental” and „seismic”, while noting that it is typically not viewed as an „epochal generation shift” in the same way as the debut albums of Led Zeppelin, the Ramones, The Rolling Stones, and the Sex Pistols. He explains, „The reason it’s never given the same due is that there’s no pretension, nothing self-conscious about it”. He commented: „The still-amazing thing about Van Halen is how it sounds like it has no fathers … Like all great originals Van Halen doesn’t seem to belong to the past and it still sounds like little else, despite generations of copycats.” In Erlewine’s opinion, the album „set the template for how rock and roll sounded for the next decade or more”. A retrospective review byQ noted, „Hit singles came later, but this dazzling debut remains their trump card.”

In 1994, Van Halen was ranked number eight in Colin Larkin‘s Top 50 Heavy Metal Albums. Larkin described it as „one of the truly great” debut albums of heavy metal. According to authors Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz, writing in MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (1999), Van Halen is a „headbanger’s paradise”; before its release, „no one had heard or seen anything like it”. In 2003, Rolling Stone, listed it among The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at number 410. According to Rolling Stone‍‍ ’​‍s Joe Levy, the album „gave the world a new guitar hero and charismatic frontman” in Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth, respectively. Levy credits the tracks „Runnin’ with the Devil” and „Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” with „put[ting] the swagger back in hard rock”, praising Eddie Van Halen’s „jaw-dropping technique”, which „raised the bar for rock guitar”. In 2006, Guitar Worldreaders ranked it number 7 on a list of the Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.In 2013, Rolling Stone listed the album at number 27 of the 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time.

On April 15, 2013, David Lee Roth was interviewed by Jay Mohr for his podcast, where he selected the album as his favorite Van Halen album.

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