The Best of Both Worlds (Music - Van Halen) "Turn your clock back," Sammy Hagar shrieks, appropriately, on "It's About Time," the sturdy new stomper that kicks off an expansive hits set from the… The Best of Both Worlds (Music - Van Halen) "Turn your clock back," Sammy Hagar shrieks, appropriately, on "It's About Time," the sturdy new stomper that kicks off an expansive hits set from the… 2004-07-20 Van Halen
Music Review

The Best of Both Worlds (2004)

Van Halen | THE BEST OF THE 'BEST' Van Halen
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THE BEST OF THE 'BEST' Van Halen
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 20, 2004; Lead Performance: Van Halen

''Turn your clock back,'' Sammy Hagar shrieks, appropriately, on ''It's About Time,'' the sturdy new stomper that kicks off an expansive hits set from the originators of squealing pop-metal. Though the two-disc The Best of Both Worlds reprises much of the band's 1996 best-of CD, it does add essentials like the harmony-soaked ''Jamie's Crying'' and the libidinous ''Poundcake.'' But it's also padded with torpid Van Hagar ballads (''Love Walks In'') and tacky Roth-era covers (''Dancing in the Streets'').

Originally posted Jul 30, 2004 Published in issue #776 Jul 30, 2004 Order article reprints
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