Hysteria (studio album) by Def Leppard

Hysteria
Hysteria by Def Leppard
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 531st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 458 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1987 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (79th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (531st)
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Def Leppard bestography

Hysteria is ranked as the best album by Def Leppard.

Def Leppard album bestography « Higher ranked This album (531st) Lower ranked (953rd) »
-HysteriaPyromania

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Hysteria track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 458 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.5/100, a mean average of 70.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 21.8.

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Hysteria comments

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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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
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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90/100
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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60/100
From 01/15/2018 12:30
I never understood why I don't 'get' Def Leppard, maybe I never will.
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