|2. Without You|
|3. One I Want|
|4. From Afar|
|5. Dirty Water Dog|
|7. Fire In The Hole|
|9. Year To The Day|
|11. Ballot Or The Bullet|
|12. How Many Say I|
Import pressing of their 1998 album. Out of print in the US. Warner.
Having jettisoned yet another lead singer, casting off meat-and-potatoes rocker Sammy Hagar for leaner, cleaner former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone, Van Halen ushers in its third incarnation with the appropriately titled 3. Trouble is, as a lyricist, Cherone too often speaks from the head, not the heart, filling the album with political cant that is dry and ill-suited to the band's party-hearty image. Worse, Cherone sounds disconcertingly like Hagar, giving 3 the uncomfortable feel of a tribute album. And while Eddie Van Halen's guitar still mows down anything in sight on tracks like "Neworld" and "From Afar," it's difficult to excuse his new-agey keyboard epic "How Many Say I," or his tentative lead vocal on the track. In a rare instance for a great band, it's one step forward, two steps back. --Daniel Durchholz
Juste après que Sammy Hagar ne fasse plus partie du groupe, c'est comme un dernier enregistrement dans la même lignée de ''Balance'' avant le retour de David Lee Roth... Read morePublished on July 30 2012 by PA
After the success of Balance and For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, this album is a huge disappointment and the only decent song on this album is Without You and Fire in the Hole. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2006 by Jason Hutton
Veering away from their great days with Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth, th=is album was not nearly as well performed nor did it have any catchy tunes. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2004 by "patricks110"
Its in my opinion that this isn't so bad of an album. Its not among their best, but I particularly like the songs
Fire in the Hole
A Year to the Day
I... Read more
I don't know what's gone into all the Van Halen fans- be it of Dave or Sammy era. This album is so differently beautiful. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by "earth_and_sensuousity"
Even if Gary Cherone's voice does not match Hagar's or Roth's quality, the album has really good rockers, one of them even was used in the soundtrack of a movie. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by carlos
Well, this is not your typical VH album, but in my mind, Gary Cherone, gives a good shot at filling some big shoes. Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by Jonathan Weller
Wow! This album has to be one of the worst ever created. I'd rather dunk my head in an unflushed toilet than be subjected to this filth again. Please Eddie, wrap it up!Published on July 3 2004
I think that any Van Halen fan willing to look at this album from an objective point of view, and take it for what it is -an Edward Van Halen solo album, can't deny that this is a... Read morePublished on June 25 2004