Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Van Halen Albums

See which album managed to top '1984,' 'Diver Down' and 'Fair Warning'

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1. 'Van Halen'

Van Halen remains one of the strongest debuts in rock history. The first half alone reads like a greatest hits album: "Runnin' With the Devil," "Eruption," "You Really Got Me," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "I'm the One." Then flip the thing over and you've got "Jamie's Cryin'" and "Atomic Punk." The whole thing is just explosive. If this was the only album they ever made they'd still be legends, but they were just getting started. Expect the band to play a huge chunk of it on the road this summer. 

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