In many ways, Def Leppard were the definitive hard rock band of the '80s. There were groups that rocked harder, but few captured the spirit of the times quite as well. Emerging in the late '70s as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Def Leppard gained a following outside of that scene by toning down their heavy riffs and emphasizing melody. After a couple of strong albums, they were poised for crossover success by the time of 1983's Pyromania, and skillfully used the fledgling MTV network to their advantage. They reached the pinnacle of their career with 1987's blockbuster Hysteria, then had another big hit, 1992's Adrenalize, that defied the mainstream turn toward grunge. After that, the band settled into a pattern of touring exhaustively and releasing an album every few years, maintaining a steady audience and occasionally ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
On Through the Night 1980 On Through the Night Mercury
 
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High 'n' Dry 1981 High 'n' Dry Mercury
 
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Pyromania 1983 Pyromania Mercury
 
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Hysteria 1987 Hysteria Mercury
 
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Adrenalize 1992 Adrenalize Mercury
 
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Slang 1996 Slang Mercury
 
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Euphoria 1999 Euphoria Mercury
 
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X 2002 X Mercury
 
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Yeah! 2006 Yeah! Mercury
 
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Songs from the Sparkle Lounge 2008 Songs from the Sparkle Lounge Bludgeon Riffola
 
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Viva! Hysteria: Live at the Joint, Las Vegas 2013 Viva! Hysteria: Live at the Joint, Las Vegas Bludgeon Riffola
 
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Def Leppard 2015 Def Leppard Bludgeon Riffola
 
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Hysteria Live 2020 Hysteria Live Eagle Rock
 
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