Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Van Halen - s/t
Perhaps the best thing about this album is that at no point was the band stopping to think about what it means to be Van Halen or what the public expects of Van Halen. This is just an album on which four guys who are the best at what they do do what they do. There is perhaps no other 80's metal album so innocent in its intent and so pure in its construction. It's hard to imagine what this album must have done to the minds of unsuspecting listeners in 1978, but it still sounds amazing and mind-blowing in 2012.