The best (and worst) Van Halen albums, according to you

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It’s been seven years since we’ve been graced with a new Van Halen album, and a rumored tour for this past summer (with Metallica and Foo Fighters, no less!) failed to materialize.

But come what may - or may not - from Eddie, Alex , Dave and Wolfie (and, who knows, even Sammy and Mike) in the future, one thing we’ll always have is Van Halen’s 12 mostly great, often incredible and, in a few instances, truly monumental studio albums, featuring some of the greatest electric guitar playing of all time.

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