Greatest Def Leppard Albums

The Top Ten
1 Hysteria

This album has more pop oriented songs than "on throught the night" which makes it less effective in terms of pure hard rock, guitar driven songs but the songs in hysteria are very goods songs, Some very good vocals from Joe elliott, his best are in this album, like in rocket.. So this albums is very rich, very insprired that is why it is one of their best. Rocket by the way is pure magic.

The first 3 songs of the album are masterpieces. The next seven songs are remarquably good. Adrenalize shows a lot of lack of inspiration and much less inspired songs on adrenalized. Only let' s get rocked and heaven is could have been close to be in hysteria.

2 Pyromania

This album is by all means FLAWLESS. Mutt Lange's production helped clean up the grime found on their previous albums, while simultaneously marrying pop and metal to form an amazingly perfect album! I've always loved "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages", but "Too Late for Love" is by far the best song on the album. It's opening guitar riff and computerized sounds still give me chills to this day.

F f f foolin oh yes the best definitely leppard album I just knew it foolin is my best from this album and my best rock song ever. I also like rock of ages it's so brilliant album. If you don't have it then get it on that chistmas list

3 High 'N' Dry

This album is brilliant from start to finish. The dueling guitars of Clark and Willis is the best ever! I've known about Def Leppard since 1983, they played Pyromania constantly at the skating rink. I first heard High and Dry in 1988, at first it was a distant third. Burnout of the big two moved this up. I also like Retro Active but hate the two ballads. Take them away, Retro would be 4th. Diamond Star Halo would be 6th if it was on the list.

The songs are heavier and more hard rock. but there new stuff is pop and soft rock. When Hystaria came out it killed me because all the songs are softer than high 'n' dry and pyromania.
The best songs from the album are you got me runnin', lady stange, mirror mirror, Bringin' on the heartbreak and Let it go. most of them you should be hearing on the radio instead of pour some sugar on me and rocket.

4 Adrenalize

This is indeed an album that is overlooked. The fact that it came out rate in the midst of the grunge phase didn't help matters. Still this is full of great songs. It really is hysteria part 2. It also features the very last of Steve Clarke's songwriting, although all of Clark's riffs were played by Phil. I am not saying it is their best album but I personally would rank it above high and dry.

Most underrated album they ever had. Came out at the wrong time.

5 On Through the Night

Come on, Adrenalize is above this album. On throught the night is so much better hard rock driven songs than adrenalize. People wake up this is ridiculous, do you have taste?

Back when they were a cool heavy metal band, before they ever sold out. No overproduced radio pop here, just hard rocking'.

6 Euphoria

This is like hysteria with a modern edge. There is a little pyro influence but nothing significantly noticeable. Just a great album. Paper sun is so underperformed. That song would fit right in on hysteria. It's the 90s version of gods of war. Promises is an instant classic too. On sick of the hipsters crying about how they sold out from hysteria onward. They just perfected their craft. Plus Collen added a different flair to the band. Willis had a similar style to Clark so the sound wasn't as dynamic. Back to euphoria, great album. A couple of the ballads are a little weak, but the rest is great!

7 Retro Active

Oh my God Slang is so bad compare to Retroactive, it is even not comparable. and so is adrenalized Are you telling me that She's too tough, action, I wannna be your hero, ring of fire are not better songs than personnal propery, tear it down, make love like a man tonight. Come on I can't believe... Don't you people have any tastes?

This album doesn't get the credit it deserves because the songs were considered a collection of throwaways from the early 80s. I love every song, except for the two overrated ballads. I would rank it 4th, behind Hysteria, Pyromania and High N Dry.

8 Slang
9 Def Leppard

Great album overall, you can defiantely feel the 80s vibe but with a modern twist to it.

10 X

New style, but still great music. Way better than most of the music from around that time period. Def Leppard made 20th century music cool again.

This album is something new but still sounds Leppard. That's why I like it

The Contenders
11 Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
12 Yeah!
13 Vault
14 Mirror Ball
15 The Def Leppard E.P.
16 Rock of Ages
17 Viva Hysteria

Never ever have definitely Leppard sounded so good live as on this album - you can tell the band worked really hard at getting the sound just right! The crowd are right into it and so is the band! Dead flatbed tracks are also amazing, hearing the band perform rear album tracks perfectly is the icing on the cake.
This album is an absolute must for any definitely Leppard fan! ! !

18 Diamond Star Halos
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