Hysteria (studio album) by Def Leppard

Hysteria by Def Leppard
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 538th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 502 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1987 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (82nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (538th)
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Hysteria is ranked as the best album by Def Leppard.

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-HysteriaPyromania

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72/100 (from 502 votes)
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75/100
From 02/11/2022 11:29
This is not a bad album, but by modern standards, this is not a heavy metal album. This is more like Heart, Europe, or REO in the heaviness. That is not a problem, but many of the songs are pretty much carbon copies of each other sonically and rhythmically. Especially the drumming on this album is monotonous and has pop vibes. The lead vocalist is not used much as most of the singing is done via vocal harmonies which usually tend to go saccharine and lame.
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90/100
From 06/24/2020 17:10
Love Bites but this album does not!
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90/100
From 05/09/2020 21:23
Perfection!
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80/100
From 10/15/2019 07:18
Their best album
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From 07/30/2019 09:51
I kid you not , this is the 51st highest selling album of all time !!!!! Sweet mother of god , there's no accounting for peoples taste with lyrics like:

"I don't want to touch you too much, baby
'Cause making love to you might drive me crazy"(Love Bites)

Yikes !
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90/100
From 06/19/2019 07:25
Brilliant 80's rock with great rifts and amazing drums.
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85/100
From 01/06/2019 10:29
Alto nível de glam rock!
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From 07/28/2018 11:05
There was a four year break between this album and Pyromania. The fact that they waited for Rick Allen to re-learn his way around a drum kit with only one arm, following his car accident in 1984, is testament to the strength of the band. There is no other band that sounds like Def Leppard. Possibly the sound which they have developed holds its foundation in the use of electric drums rather than a traditional drum kit sound. The guitars and bass are quite heavily processed which I think adds to the very 'electric' sound which they have developed. I have seen these guys live and they sure as hell kick ass!
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100/100
From 02/14/2018 02:28
Usually this genre is too aggressive for me, but this is too sexy to pass up. 100/100
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95/100
From 02/04/2018 13:52
This is not heavy metal. As an example of the hard rock/glam metal genre, this is the pinnacle of pop music. People dismiss this album as a mechanised sell-out, but this is a masterpiece. Mutt Lange's production on this LP is technically flawless. Such outstanding work done by him and the engineers on the production of this album. Soundwise, still sounds fresh and contemporary in 2018.

Def Leppard were never known for their deep and provoking lyrics, so the offerings of good old party-rock are welcome. The album's best track however is the disarmingly powerful song "Gods of War", which is decidely more serious than the other tracks. This is a fantastic pop-metal album. Subjectively however, my favourite is "Armaggedon It".

Highlights: "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites", "Animal", "Gods of War", "Women", "Rocket", "Hysteria"

Questionable: "Love and Affection", "Excitable", "Don't Shoot Shotgun"
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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Bad by Michael Jackson
7. Document by R.E.M.
8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
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