A Different Kind of Truth No new Van Halen songs will ever be able to top arena-filling classics like "Unchained" or "Panama." The band agrees: The bulk of A Different… A Different Kind of Truth No new Van Halen songs will ever be able to top arena-filling classics like "Unchained" or "Panama." The band agrees: The bulk of A Different… 2012-02-07 Van Halen Interscope Rock
Music Review

A Different Kind of Truth (2012)

CHART RE-TOPPERS Van Halen returns to put a new spin on the band's classic tunes
CHART RE-TOPPERS Van Halen returns to put a new spin on the band's classic tunes
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 07, 2012; Lead Performance: Van Halen; Genres: Interscope, Rock

No new Van Halen songs will ever be able to top arena-filling classics like ''Unchained'' or ''Panama.'' The band agrees: The bulk of A Different Kind of Truth, their first full-length David Lee Roth-led outing in 28 years, is made up of new takes on old demos. The result is a gloriously satisfying cop-out — the speed-demon grooves on ''Bullethead'' and ''She's the Woman'' let Eddie Van Halen tap into late-'70s pyrotechnics and Roth indulge in his contagious sense of huckster tomfoolery. A-

Best Tracks:
Twisty, groovy She's the Woman
Stuttering talking blues Stay Frosty
Originally posted Feb 08, 2012 Published in issue #1194 Feb 17, 2012 Order article reprints
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