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Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987)

Discussion in 'Album Reviews' started by FoxyPage, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. FoxyPage

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    Released
    August 3, 1987

    Genre
    Hard rock

    Length
    62:52

    Track Listing

    Side 1
    1. Women
    2. Rocket
    3. Animal
    4. Love Bites
    5. Pour Some Sugar on Me
    6. Armageddon It

    Side 2
    1. Gods of War
    2. Don't Shoot Shotgun
    3. Run Riot
    4. Hysteria
    5. Excitable
    6. Love and Affection ​


    Hysteria is Def Leppard's 4th album and best selling album to date. This album took many years to put together, partially due to drummer Rick Allen's car accident that cost him his arm. Rick actually named this album himself, using his experience with his accident.

    The album is full of in your face hard rock and strong ballads. You run through a number of feelings from wanting someone you can't have to just wanting to rock out and play air guitar infront of an invisible audience. Def Leppard makes you feel what they are saying and you connect to the music. Joe Elliott's voice pulls you in and keeps you in.

    Producer Mutt Lange had Hysteria in mind to be the rock version of Thriller, with every song being a hit. He spent months mixing the songs to get the right formula he was looking for. They also accompanied their singles with visually appealing videos (for the ladies and men with good taste, at least, amirite Joe Elliott? <3 )

    Every song on this album bring something to the table, mixing seriousness with carefree. It's a fantastic ride from start to finish and a must have album for any rock fan who appreciates a true rock album. It's smooth, it's rough, it's tough, it RULES.

    Hysteria is currently ranked as #51 on the list of best selling albums of all time (US).

    Side One

    1. Women



    2. Rocket



    3. Animal



    4. Love Bites



    5. Pour Some Sugar on Me



    6. Armageddon It




    Side Two

    1. Gods of War



    2. Don't Shoot Shotgun



    3. Run Riot



    4. Hysteria



    5. Excitable



    6. Love and Affection



    10/10, no question about it. I love every second of this album and no matter how many times I listen to it, it never gets boring. My favourite Def Leppard album ever.
     
  2. Soot and Stars

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    Re: Def Leppard ~ Hysteria

    All I can I say is that this thread was made with love and no one more fitting to do this review than the forums own biggest Def Leppard fan! :grinthumb
     
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    Re: Def Leppard ~ Hysteria

    Nice review, Foxy :)

    I like Hysteria and Pyromania...those are my two faves' :tup:
     
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    Re: Def Leppard ~ Hysteria

    This is one of my all time favorite albums. Awesome review! can't agree more. Animal is my favorite song on here by far!

    Jake
     
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    Re: Def Leppard ~ Hysteria

    I love this record but I liked High n Dry more.
     
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    stepcousin stuck in the 70's

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    Re: Def Leppard ~ Hysteria

    Man, I HATED this album when it first came out, so much so that when they came to town I did not go to see them in concert (much regret on that one). It took me about 15 years before I gave it another chance and knowing what I know now (the grunge and alternative movement of the 90's and 2000's), I realize now that this album is a 1980's masterpiece in all it's cheesy 80's glory!!
     
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    Re: Def Leppard ~ Hysteria

    Had this on vinyl as soon as it came out, loved it, saw them on the tour they were great.

    Over the years my love for this album has diminished, still like it but too cheesy for me now.

    Love Bites is one of my favourites on there.
     
  8. Riff Raff

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    Fixed videos on the OP. Plus wanted to add whilst I do like the album it felt a bit too commercialised for my liking after having got right into the albums before it.
     
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    The last of the GREAT Def Leppard titles.

    It's no On Through The Night, but I haven't spun this in awhile and am going to this week sometime for sure.

    :cheers2
     
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    I do love watching their Classic Album DVD for this album. Mutt Lange sure knows how to produce great albums, knows how to polish them off nicely so to speak. I love the song Rocket the most.
     

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