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Hysteria
(2008)
Def Leppard
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Label: Mercury
Duration: 1:01:54
Genre: Hard Rock

Probably Def Leppard's best album, and certainly their most successful, Hysteria pretty much sums up 80s hard rock: catchy, tuneful, and fun. It's also one of the few albums from the period that doesn't sound dated now, and singles like "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Armageddon It", and "Rocket" remain staples of rock radio. The rest of the album is equally entertaining; "Animal" and "Hysteria", while mid-tempo, have the same slick intensity, and "Love Bites" is one of the few pop-metal ballads that doesn't sound saccharine over a decade after its release. Def Leppard may be remembered more for their hair than their music these days, but that's more due to changing tastes than anything else. It's still good. —Genevieve Williams


TrackDuration
Women5:41
Rocket6:34
Animal4:02
Love Bites5:46
Pour Some Sugar on Me4:25
Armageddon It5:23
Gods of War6:32
Don't Shoot Shotgun4:10
Run Riot4:38
Hysteria5:49
Excitable4:19
Love And Affection4:35
Original Release: 1987-01-01
Producer: Robert John "Mutt" Lange
UPC: 42283067523, 602517753198