Balance (1995) On their first studio album in four years, Van Halen's songs sound as clumsily grafted together as the computer-manipulated Siamese-twin cover art. Eddie, the most… Van Halen Metal
Music Review

Balance (1995)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Lead Performance: Van Halen; Genre: Metal

On their first studio album in four years, Van Halen's songs sound as clumsily grafted together as the computer-manipulated Siamese-twin cover art. Eddie, the most influential rock guitarist of his generation, still whips off the odd pantheon-worthy move on Balance (Warner Bros.). But the other dudes might as well be on vacation. C+

Originally posted Feb 10, 1995 Published in issue #261 Feb 10, 1995 Order article reprints