2. 'Fair Warning'
Back in the early 1980s, most bands recorded an album a year without even thinking about it. Not long after Van Halen finishing touring behind Women and Children First, they began sessions for a follow-up. The Ted Templeman-produced disc is a somewhat dark affair highlighted by "Unchained," "Mean Street" and "So This Is Love." Because it wasn't as immediately accessible as the previous records, it was a relative slow seller. Today, Van Halen diehards see it as one of their best works.