Is Def Leppard’s Album Hysteria the Most 1980s Thing Ever?

Let’s state the obvious first: Hysteria is a monster of an album.

We’re talking thundering drums, loud-ass guitars, screeching solos, to-the-rafters vocals from Joe Elliott, in-the-pocket background vocals from everyone else, unforgiving hooks. It’s an hour-plus of Mutt Lange-produced maximalism. Even when the tempo slows (as on hit “Love Bites”), everything is…

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Ben Williams

Ben Williams

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