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The Epitome of Eighties Hard Rock,
This review is from: Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Def Leppard set itself apart from the rest of the Eighties hard rock bands by having a unique, loud sound and power ballads that weren't quite as gushy as the other guys. When you hear a Def Leppard song, you know it. You won't confuse this group with anybody else. That's what makes Def Leppard so outstanding. They had a distinctive sound that connected all of their songs, yet none of their songs sounded alike. This perfect formula led to a slew of hits, most coming from "Hysteria."
Yes, I know "Hysteria" is probably over-represented on this particular disc, but that's the album that catapulted them into the big leagues. You cannot say that any of the "Hysteria" songs contained herein don't belong. The rest of the cuts here deserve top honors as well. Personal favorites include "Armageddon It," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," and "Foolin."
If you're just beginning to listen to hard rock/hair/metal bands of the Eighties and early Nineties, this album is a must have. If you're like me, a man still caught in his childhood, this disc will bring back great memories.
If you could make a list of the best greatest hits albums of all time, this one would definitely be included in the top ten. It represents a group that perfected its sound and set itself apart from the pack.