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The Best Van Halen Albums of All Time

Updated 5 Nov 2019 4.1k votes 764 voters 16.3k views12 items

List RulesThis 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. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Van Halen albums, with the help of your votes. Van Halen were truly pioneers of American heavy metal in the ‘70s. While the UK and Europe saw their metal bands cranking out hard, abrasive, and very masculine rock (think Black Sabbath and the Scorpions), Eddie Van Halen was reinventing the genre and changed the way guitarists approached their instrument. David Lee Roth brought a P.T. Barnum party vibe to the band, and in 1978, their self-titled debut redefined American rock music.

 Including everything from Van Halen (1978) and 1984 (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.

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. 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.

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