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Hysteria (album) by Def Leppard 

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Hysteria
Hysteria by Def Leppard (1987)
Overall rank: 522nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 399 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1987 (9th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (75th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (522nd)

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Def Leppard bestography

Hysteria is ranked as the best album by Def Leppard.

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 399 votes)
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100/100
11/09/2018 03:21
87/100
 
90/100
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90/100
From Junomoogmello 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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From YoungPunk 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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85/100
From kingofstorm 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 Goliath 01/15/2018 12:30
I never understood why I don't 'get' Def Leppard, maybe I never will.
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From garycottier 09/09/2017 17:25
It's all a bit over produced and robotic for me but it is a nice nostalgia trip in a way. Animal, is the highlight of this album, but in truth, it's all a bit too mechanical for me, too slick and polished. Still, a classic of the genre.
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From Highhopes 08/27/2017 07:53
The songs which are the most enduring on this album are Animal, Gods of War, and Hysteria. They would still be good songs without the amazing production.
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95/100
From poppmusic 12/07/2016 09:07
The songs are nothing special, but Mutt Lange's production is...incredible. He makes every single thing you hear interesting. The end result is classic rock that's sonically engrossing and even romantic.

The "Loveless" of hair metal.
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From Bungalowracoon 01/27/2016 21:41
Just great classic rock
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90/100
From fisher60 01/14/2016 20:33
Perfect rock/pop offering.
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From travelful 06/18/2015 20:06
This used to be my favorite band. I still like them, but the songs get old after hearing them so much. Still, Def Leppard made some great rock songs.
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