It was a little over two years ago when I wrote a commentary proclaiming "A Different Kind of Truth" to be a first-rate Van Halen record. In the article, I also called to attention the grand obstacles and overwhelming odds Van Halen had to overcome in order to achieve their unlikely critical acclaim and commercial success with this long-awaited album featuring DLR’s return. Now, two years and dozens of listens later, I still stand behind my words and I feel the same positive thoughts about the band and this record. And since I continue to receive notes from fellow VH lovers who have read the article and share the same warm feelings about ADKOT, I think it’s safe to say the majority of fans were pleased with the effort as well. Honestly, I’d love to get another record or two out of ‘em. But if this ends up being their sonic farewell… I can live with it. It’s totally respectable. And it’s totally real. And it’s totally VH.
The One. The Only. The Mighty. All hail. Amen.
Told ya I was comin’ back
Say ya missed me
Say it like ya mean it…