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Debating Def Leppard's "Pyromania"


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Well, definitely the first option for me, although this is no metal CD. Rather Melodic Hardrock, imo.

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PYROMANIA is definitely a Great Pop Metal CD.

 

HYSTERIA, however, is overrated wimp rock, as is virtually everything they've released since.

 

There, I said it. I got a crash helmet on so do your worst. :bigboom:

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PYROMANIA is definitely a Great Pop Metal CD.

 

HYSTERIA, however, is overrated wimp rock, as is virtually everything they've released since.

 

There, I said it. I got a crash helmet on so do your worst. :bigboom:

I'm with ya, if the same question had been asked of Hysteria, my answer would have been different. But that is well documented in my previous posts so I will say no more about it. :)

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No 'wimpiness' in Pyromania......not quite as powerful as High N Dry for me....but certainly not 'wimpy' pop rock!!

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Okay, so I'm in the minority in this debate. I guess my irrational dislike of this album comes from my love of the "On Through the Night" and (especially) "High 'N' Dry" CDs. Those albums are classics in the NWOBHM genre. "Pyromania" on the other hand represents the watershed moment when Mutt Lang took over and began molding the Leps into a gooey pile of indistinguishable harmonies and softly distorted guitars.

 

Now, if the debate is who would you rather have in your band, Pete Willis and Steve Clark (RIP) or Phil Collen and Viv Campbell...well, is that even a debate? (Pete Willis is da man!) :headbanger:

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Nothing they ever did from Pyromania onwards compares to the first two albums.

Everything after them is wimpish.

 

That's what I'm talkin' about! :P

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I shall start again as I completely mis-read the album and thought it was about 'Hysteria'.

 

Right. 'Pyromania' - The best Def Leppard disc of them all (with High'n' Dry' right on it's heels) and definitely not a wimp out as may be suggested by some. Virtually every song on here is a winner, with 'Photograph' and 'Stagefright' being my top picks. Brilliant album end of story.

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I voted for the first option with great songwriting and great production.

Sure it had a few more hooks than High N Dry(which my fav Lep album) but it was still pretty similar to the previous 2 albums overall. Plus you had cool stuff like "Comin Under Fire", "Diehard the Hunter" and a few others.

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Okay. I know when I've been beaten.

 

I will admit that my feelings about "Pyromania" are a bit harsh. Photograph and Stagefright really are good tunes (even in disagreement, Jez still has excellent taste), and the overall vibe is mostly decent hard rock.

 

I can only say that for me, the album was a big disappointment that I (apparently) never got over.

 

Perhaps therapy is in order... ;)

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PYROMANIA is definitely a Great Pop Metal CD.

 

HYSTERIA, however, is overrated wimp rock, as is virtually everything they've released since.

 

There, I said it. I got a crash helmet on so do your worst. :bigboom:

Backed !! :beerbang:

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PYROMANIA is definitely a Great Pop Metal CD.

 

HYSTERIA, however, is overrated wimp rock, as is virtually everything they've released since.

 

There, I said it. I got a crash helmet on so do your worst. :bigboom:

Backed !! :beerbang:

 

I'm still keepin' my crash helmet on cuz Mullethead and Geoff haven't found this thread yet. :anon:

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PYROMANIA is definitely a Great Pop Metal CD.

 

HYSTERIA, however, is overrated wimp rock, as is virtually everything they've released since.

 

There, I said it. I got a crash helmet on so do your worst. :bigboom:

Backed !! :beerbang:

 

I'm still keepin' my crash helmet on cuz Mullethead and Geoff haven't found this thread yet. :anon:

I prolly need to get one too... :unsure:

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Since High N Dry and Pyromania are my Top 2 favorite albums of all time, nothing else will match up.

 

I say this because, while Hysteria does not compare favorably at all with either of these two albums, it is still an excellent album on its own. It is better than most rock or metal, without a doubt. It is better than probably 98-99% of the albums I have bought in my day.

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