9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sammy Hagar’s first studio album with Van Halen fits snugly into the band’s party-metal tradition; the wildly raucous “Get Up” recalls the nuclear-fueled boogie of “Hot for Teacher.” But key differences turn up as well: “Dreams” leans more heavily on the chilly pulse of Eddie Van Halen’s synthesizers, and the pop-driven power ballad “Why Can’t This Be Love” is tailor-made for Hagar’s gritty heart-on-sleeve vocals.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sammy Hagar’s first studio album with Van Halen fits snugly into the band’s party-metal tradition; the wildly raucous “Get Up” recalls the nuclear-fueled boogie of “Hot for Teacher.” But key differences turn up as well: “Dreams” leans more heavily on the chilly pulse of Eddie Van Halen’s synthesizers, and the pop-driven power ballad “Why Can’t This Be Love” is tailor-made for Hagar’s gritty heart-on-sleeve vocals.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
299 Ratings

299 Ratings

Otterlover21 ,

This Album

While everybody else rocks out to screamo and Fall Out Boy, I'm listening to Kiss and Aerosmith. While my friends listen to My Chemical Romance, Boys like Girls, Plane White T's, I'm still listening to Led Zepplin, Hendrix, Beatles, Edgar Winter, Steve Miller Band, Blue Oyster Cult, and others. I'm the woman of the classics, along with todays artists that stay true to that unique flare of yesterday. My Dad's favorite album by Van Halen is 5150, because it contains one of his favorite songs: "Love Walks In". Eddie and the rest of the band made a masterpiece here. 5 stars for the amazing Van Halen boyz!

Pitchman 22 ,

The Return

After A Successful Tour (1984 Tour), David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen Hated Each Other and David Was Gone. Sammy Hagar Came In and Began Singing Songs That Eddie Had Already Written Prior To David Lee Roth's Departure, Which Lends A Hand To Why "5150" is The Only Album On Sammy Hagar's Van Halen List That Actually Rocks, and Dosen't Sound To Far Off From The Typical David Lee Roth Sound. Good Enough, Get Up, Summer Nights and Maybe Best Of Both Worlds Could've All Been Sang By David Lee Roth. Overall This Is A Satisfying Addition To Van Halen's Cataloge Whether You Love Or Hate Sammy Hagar.

maidenfan15 ,

Great Van Hagar debut

One of Van Halen's best albums. Best songs are Why Can't This Be Love, Love Walks In, and Dreams but just buy the whole thing!

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