Def Leppard
Hysteria


2.5
average

Review

by yellowmomma USER (2 Reviews)
December 9th, 2006 | 15 replies | 3,783 views


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


5 of 11 thought this review was well written

Def Leppard. Everyone has heard of them. They were huge in the 80's because of their looks, their sound, and their looks. They were mostly popular with the girls, and fans of their earlier work quit tuning in to DL when this album came out. Def Leppard's Hysteria is a mediocre record with a few ok songs, but it's nothing special. Nothing special at all. Not super horrible, but not the classic it's made out to be by...everyone.

1. Women - This is the first track on the album, and it's ok, but nothing special. It's got some heavier guitar work, and some decent lyrics. There's a nice solo around the end of the song, and it's "meh". Chorus is lame, but this tune is an ok start to a lame album.
2.5/5

2. Rocket - Nothing great, but not excellent. Nothing on this album is excellent. Not at all. But hey, this song's ok. Decent lyrics, decent vocals, everything is decent. Drumming's ok too. That's about it.
2.5/5

3. Animal - One of my least favorite songs on the album. Seriously, what were they thinking? A mentally challenged racoon with one eye could come up with something better than this bland, dull heap of garbage. The chorus is pretty lame, as well as everything else about the song.
1/5

4. Love Bites - Another stinker on the album. I know a lot of people love this song. A lot of people think that it's a Def Leppard classic. Well, in my humble opinion, it is not a classic OR one of the best songs on the album. It's pretty lame actually. The lyrics are super cheesy, but there's some good guitar on it, and that's about the only thing I like about this track.
1.5/5

5. Pour Some Sugar On Me - After the last two turds on the album, we see a mediocre song. Nothing impressive, and the lyrics are cheesy as, well, cheese, but it's catchy. When you hear the song, it will stay in your head for at least an hour. It's probably the most famous song on the album, too.
2.5/5

6. Armageddon It - One of my favorites of the album. It's just good, plain old rock. Not too glam, not too cheesy. The lyrics are good as well as the guitar and all that, but then the lame chorus kicks in. The chorus is my least favorite part of the song, and then there's that stupid part where they say "Armageddon it" over and over. Overall, an ok song.
3/5

7. Gods Of War - This little tune is a song against war or some crap like that, and it starts off real slow, but then works its way up from the slow to the, well, not slow. Average tune with lame lyrics.
2/5

8. Don't Shoot Shotgun - Not much to say. Pretty boring tune. Not a ballad, not a rocker, it's just a boring tune with nothing that great about it. Lame.
2/5

9. Run Riot - Sounds similar to Don't Shoot Shotgun, but it's better. The lyrics are lame, but DL never wrote lyrics like Iron Maiden or any bands like that. Crap chorus, decent solo, and overall, just a lame tune.
2/5

10. Hysteria - Much like Love Bites, which sucked, this does too. It's a hugely overrated song. The solo is ok, and I don't like the vocals, or anything else about this song too much. An overrated heap of turds. Sorry Def Leppard fans, but this my opinion. Oh God, my approval rating is gonna be a negative 15 percent. It's not as bad as a 1.5, and not as good as a 2, so it gets an oddball rating of 1.8.
1.8/5

11. Excitable - The worst song of the album. So annoying and just flat-out crappy. Stupidity at its worst. If you like songs that are lame, download this tune right freakin' now! If you like very good songs, don't buy this album, let alone listen to this song. Bad vocals, bad guitar-playing, bad everything.
0.5/5

12. Love and Affection - Def Leppard decided to make the last song a sweeping ballad and I would say that was a BAD call. The last sentece should sound familiar if you read AeroZeppelin1's review, except for the word I changed. What a bad way to end a bad album. This song made the album even badder! The guitars are the only good part, and everything else is bad. Lyrics are bad, everything is bad.
1.5/5

Well, there you have it. Def Leppard's hugely overrated Hysteria. Not a horribly crappy album, but nothing great. It's no classic, that's for sure.

Pros:
+ Armageddon It
+ Guitar
+ Drumming

Cons:
- Everything else pretty much

Sorry Def Leppard fans, but this gets a 2.5/5.


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yellowmomma
December 9th 2006



37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

good

MrKite
December 9th 2006



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Good review, I hate this band a WHOLE lot, though


yellowmomma
December 9th 2006



37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Vote for me please. thanks for liking the review

Eliminator
December 9th 2006



2067 Comments


This isn't a good review.

Even for a track by track, your descriptions are really weak. "Bad" doesn't really say anything at all and isn't exactly the best adjective to overuse.

Patrick
December 9th 2006



1891 Comments


Since you gave that many songs such low ratings, you should have probably given the album a 1.5 or 2.

iarescientists
December 9th 2006



5863 Comments


Much like Eliminator said, this isn't that great of a review, but it's your first, so it's excusable.

Don't just say the lyrics are lame or cheesy, or that the instrumentation is bad, give examples of what's happening and why you think it's bad.

Overuse of the word lame is...well....lame.

Good luck on future reviews.

Hatshepsut
December 9th 2006



1997 Comments


The review is lacking.

joey2828
December 10th 2006



11 Comments


It's ok...

ohcleverhansyou
December 10th 2006



885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Judging by your comments on my favorite songs on this album, you and I have very different expectations for Def Leppard. Maybe with some more content and less insults, I would have enjoyed this review more.

kyle666
December 12th 2006



24 Comments


This review was not good at all.

Neither is the band.

Erratic
December 12th 2006



1120 Comments


I saw the words 'lame' and 'cheesy' like 500 times.

LifeInABox
May 26th 2007



3708 Comments


And turd, which i see 8457293672038 times in everyone of his reviews.

yellowmomma
May 26th 2007



37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Stop being a pussy.

LifeInABox
May 26th 2007



3708 Comments


Grow up and stop saying turd. It's really quite simple to civilized people.

yellowmomma
May 26th 2007



37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Stop being a pussy.



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