Guitar World is currently running a poll around the Best Guitar Album of 1984. Somehow, Stryper got all their fans to vote, so they’re now beating Van Halen’s 1984. Vote your favorite and check in next week to see who won the coveted number one spot. Vote here.
Van Halen’s 1984 masterpiece was David Lee Roth’s final studio recording as frontman for the band – Diamond Dave went out with a monumental bang! The ultimately ten-times platinum recording boasts signature Van Halen classics including “Panama”, “Hot For Teacher”, “I’ll Wait”, and “Jump”. “Every song hits harder than expected,” wrote Rolling Stone, “until by album’s end you’re convinced that, despite all the bluster, Van Halen is one of the smartest, toughest bands in rock & roll.”