Absoliutely. Couldn't have said it better. I really tried to like Pyromania (because I adored the first album) but no. Just no.
No Pete Willis, no Def Leppard.
Its either that or the overproduced style of Mutt Lange. With some bands he did well but with albums like Hysteria it was way too heavily polished.
But that's when Def Lep sounds the best! Mutt Lange wasn't the only one who used an over production style, polished albums were common in the 80's.
I'm a fan of Pyromania, Hysteria, and Adrenalize. Songs from the Sparkle Lounge was a decent album, IMO.
I think my favourite is Pyromania ... I had a copy I had scratched up badly and last year found another copy! (Same Masterdisc pressing) -- I was quite happy!Riff Raff said:I like all their albums up to and including Adrenalize. Nothing since then has impressed me at all.