Hysteria (studio album) by Def Leppard
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Hysteria is ranked as the best album by Def Leppard.
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I totally don't get the appeal of this record. Lyrics are corny, instrumentals are overblown. Some tracks work well as pop music, because of catchy hooks, but most of them are boring for me and I kinda like maybe 4 tracks. In my opinion it's one of the most overrated albums on this site, it's not even the best hair metal album, I like Slippery When Wet more.
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.
Love Bites but this album does not!
Their best album
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)
Brilliant 80's rock with great rifts and amazing drums.
Alto nível de glam rock!
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!
Usually this genre is too aggressive for me, but this is too sexy to pass up. 100/100
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