The Best Van Halen Albums of All Time

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List Criteria: This list includes Van Halen studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Here is the list of the best Van Halen albums of all time with album covers and release dates! Including "Van Halen" and "1984," this Van Halen discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Van Halen albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Van Halen singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Van Halen album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Van Halen album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Rocking out since 1972, the California hard rock band quickly became rock gods. Original members Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, and Michael Anthony rocked the world with hits like "You Really Got Me Now" and "Jump." In 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, officially making them one of the best rock bands of all time.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Van Halen album of all time?" or "What are the top Van Halen albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List is made up of many different albums, including Van Halen and 1984. This list of popular Van Halen CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You're able to copy this factual list to make your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends.

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