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Van Halen - Fair Warning (Rate This Album)

Discussion in '80's Music' started by joe, Dec 19, 2010.

How would you rate Fair Warning ona scale of 10?

  1. 10: Classic

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  2. 9: Superb

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. 8: Excellent

    10 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. 7: Great

    29 vote(s)
    48.3%
  5. 6: Good

    6 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. 5: Average

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. 4: Poor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3: Very poor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2: Bad

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1: Awful

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. OzzyVanHalen

    OzzyVanHalen Senior Member

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    I rate Fair Warning a perfect 10
    One of Van Halen's heaviest albums.
    All the 6 DLR era Van Halen albums are instant classics
     
  2. Tek_54

    Tek_54 Spanish Rocker Girl

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    5: Average
    It's good but not the best
     
  3. oakdale dude

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    I think Fair Warning has both some of EVH's best and most underrated riffs as well as some of Roth's best vocals.

    "When Push Comes To Shove" is one of the best tracks VH has ever done IMO

    I'd personally rank Fair Warning second only to VH I
     
  4. zeppelin rocker

    zeppelin rocker Ready to rock!

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    8:Exellent, probably my second favorite just behind the debut
     
  5. Vehicle

    Vehicle Shinedown Fanboy

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    Re: Fair Warning

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    This is the exact reason I gave this a 6.

    DLR's clowning was beginning to take it's toll on me as well as Eddie.


    It was starting to show on W & C 1st, with the 'line runs up the back of the stocking' stuff. It was kinda funny. Once.

    That whole 'prom queen' stuff just wasn't VH to me. Not funny any more, just cartoonish.


    I know a lot of people thought it was ok, maybe even thought it was cool, but I never cared for it.

    DLR was barrelling towards his solo career with the big red nose & floppy shoes. He was turning into a parody. Of himself.

    Everything he did was an event, and everywhere he went, there was a parade along the way.

    Fair Warning has a lot of crunchy, mean guitar work on it. If not for the DLR antics, I'd have given it a 7, maybe even an 8.
     
  6. oakdale dude

    oakdale dude Junior Member

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    So Sammy took his place and they continued with more light hearted party rockers

    Except they added more keyboards and less screams.

    Nobody ever mistook VH for Rush. With or without DLR
     
  7. Dr Chocolate

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    i give it a solid 10
    it's without a doubt the 1 album that sticks out like a thumbnail full of coke
    i like all the albums, but it's #1 in my books
    it's dark, it's angry, and it's got a touch of not being serious
    maybe the Push Comes To Shove song is the filler of the album being it's more laid back and mellow. but that's alright. you got to take the turd with the gold.
    maybe this also had alot to do with playing this album and cassette alot growing up as well.
     
  8. joker1961

    joker1961 Hopping Mad Frog

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    7. great dark album...
     
  9. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    Yes one of the BEST!!
     
  10. crjames

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    Started to listen to VH at 5150 so am more accustomed to Sammy then Dave. Wanted to really listen to this CD from song to song and make a proper rating for my taste.

    Title/Rating/Comments:

    1: Mean Street/8.0/Excellent first song.
    2: Dirty Movies/7.0/Interesting and unique VH type interludes
    3: SinnersSwing/5.0/Great music very bad lyrics to me. Ruins a high score.
    4: HereAboutIt Later/8.0/Cool arp patterns and vibe. One of my fave VHsolos.
    5: Unchained/10.0/One of the best VH riffs of all time. I love detuned guitars.
    6: Push comes to Shove/4.0/Sounds like a recycled 70s song.
    7: SoThisIsLove/6.0/Its good VH.
    8: SundayAfternoon/5.0/Experimental stuff is kind of tough to rate.
    9: OneFootOutTheDoor/6.0/Good VH.

    BonusPoints:5.0
    There are some very cool guitar riffs and solos. I do like the 'dark' side of the music/production and give some extra 'points' for that and the uniqueness they were able to achieve. That makes it more memorable. Not my overall fave CD. Probably 5150. Otherwise, Fair Warning is an incredible CD and one of the better DLR era VH.

    OverallScore:
    SongTotal: 59.0
    Bonus: 5.0
    RatingTotal=64.0 / 9 = ...............<<7.0>> GREAT!

    :yay:
     

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