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Holy shit... just surprised the hell out of myself. I gave Bon Jovi the clean sweep. The first two are obvious, and although I think 'Pyromania' is a better album than 'Slippery...' the highlights of those discs... for me, the best BJ songs off 'Slippery...' are better than the best off 'Pyromania'. And same with 'Hysteria' vs. 'New Jersey'. Both classics, but 'New Jersey' definitely has the best songs, imo. And the last two are obvious too... but zomfg, did not expect a clean sweep.

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Holy shit... just surprised the hell out of myself. I gave Bon Jovi the clean sweep. The first two are obvious, and although I think 'Pyromania' is a better album than 'Slippery...' the highlights of those discs... for me, the best BJ songs off 'Slippery...' are better than the best off 'Pyromania'. And same with 'Hysteria' vs. 'New Jersey'. Both classics, but 'New Jersey' definitely has the best songs, imo. And the last two are obvious too... but zomfg, did not expect a clean sweep.

 

Why are you so surprised?? Its an absolute no brainer for me. Bon Jovi have been and always will be about 100 light years ahead of Def Leppard........I doubt a single DL song would make my BJ top 10 or even 15!

 

Albums like s/t, New Jersey, Keep The Faith, Slippery are some of THE best rock albums ever recorded. They have had a few wobbles along the way, but those 4 are right up there.

 

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I went BJ - S/T, Then DL - High N Dry (easily btw), DL - Pyromania, DL - Hysteria, BJ - Keep the faith (easily) & BJ - These days (underrated)

 

It was tough in the middle though...big fan of New Jersey but had to go with Hysteria.

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I went BJ - S/T, Then DL - High N Dry (easily btw), DL - Pyromania, DL - Hysteria, BJ - Keep the faith (easily) & BJ - These days (underrated)

 

It was tough in the middle though...big fan of New Jersey but had to go with Hysteria.

 

The biggest shocker mate is Pyromania > Slippery :yikes:

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I went BJ - S/T, Then DL - High N Dry (easily btw), DL - Pyromania, DL - Hysteria, BJ - Keep the faith (easily) & BJ - These days (underrated)

 

It was tough in the middle though...big fan of New Jersey but had to go with Hysteria.

 

The biggest shocker mate is Pyromania > Slippery :yikes:

 

Not to me! :banger:

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I don't like "Pyromania" either. In fact, Bon Jovi win every round for me - with the exception of "New Jersey" versus "Hysteria". As much as I love "NJ", nothing really touches "Hysteria", but DL can't come close in the other contests....

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I don't like "Pyromania" either. In fact, Bon Jovi win every round for me - with the exception of "New Jersey" versus "Hysteria". As much as I love "NJ", nothing really touches "Hysteria", but DL can't come close in the other contests....

 

Yeah that was the closest one for me, but 'Born To Be My Baby' & 'Wild Is The Wind' absolutely slaughter anything on 'Hysteria'

 

For me anyway.

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Holy shit... just surprised the hell out of myself. I gave Bon Jovi the clean sweep. The first two are obvious, and although I think 'Pyromania' is a better album than 'Slippery...' the highlights of those discs... for me, the best BJ songs off 'Slippery...' are better than the best off 'Pyromania'. And same with 'Hysteria' vs. 'New Jersey'. Both classics, but 'New Jersey' definitely has the best songs, imo. And the last two are obvious too... but zomfg, did not expect a clean sweep.

 

........I doubt a single DL song would make my BJ top 10 or even 15!

 

Albums like s/t, New Jersey, Keep The Faith, Slippery are some of THE best rock albums ever recorded. They have had a few wobbles along the way, but those 4 are right up there.

 

:drink:

 

& here they are.............I wouldnt personally rank a single Def Leppard song above these -

 

In no order -

 

Runaway

Shot Through The Heart

Comeback

You Give Love A Bad Name

Livin On A Prayer

Id Die For You

Born To Be My Baby

Wild Is The Wind

Keep The Faith

In These Arms

Edge Of A Broken Heart

Borderline

Its My Life

Have A Nice Day

Another Reason To Believe

 

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I don't like "Pyromania" either. In fact, Bon Jovi win every round for me - with the exception of "New Jersey" versus "Hysteria". As much as I love "NJ", nothing really touches "Hysteria", but DL can't come close in the other contests....

 

Yeah that was the closest one for me, but 'Born To Be My Baby' & 'Wild Is The Wind' absolutely slaughter anything on 'Hysteria'

 

For me anyway.

 

And you forgot "Living In Sin". However, IMHO "Hysteria" has absolutely no filler. The standout tracks aren't as good as those on "NJ", but overall it's a pretty flawless listen from beginning to end....

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& here they are.............I wouldnt personally rank a single Def Leppard song above these -

 

 

Have A Nice Day

 

 

:screwy: Shit I hate that song with a passion. And the album.

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Holy shit... just surprised the hell out of myself. I gave Bon Jovi the clean sweep. The first two are obvious, and although I think 'Pyromania' is a better album than 'Slippery...' the highlights of those discs... for me, the best BJ songs off 'Slippery...' are better than the best off 'Pyromania'. And same with 'Hysteria' vs. 'New Jersey'. Both classics, but 'New Jersey' definitely has the best songs, imo. And the last two are obvious too... but zomfg, did not expect a clean sweep.

 

........I doubt a single DL song would make my BJ top 10 or even 15!

 

Albums like s/t, New Jersey, Keep The Faith, Slippery are some of THE best rock albums ever recorded. They have had a few wobbles along the way, but those 4 are right up there.

 

:drink:

 

& here they are.............I wouldnt personally rank a single Def Leppard song above these -

 

In no order -

 

Runaway

Shot Through The Heart

Comeback

You Give Love A Bad Name

Livin On A Prayer

Id Die For You

Born To Be My Baby

Wild Is The Wind

Keep The Faith

In These Arms

Edge Of A Broken Heart

Borderline

Its My Life

Have A Nice Day

Another Reason To Believe

 

:drink:

Oh......Do me a cd-r puuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrlease !!!!!!!!!! :whistle::whistle:

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Holy shit... just surprised the hell out of myself. I gave Bon Jovi the clean sweep. The first two are obvious, and although I think 'Pyromania' is a better album than 'Slippery...' the highlights of those discs... for me, the best BJ songs off 'Slippery...' are better than the best off 'Pyromania'. And same with 'Hysteria' vs. 'New Jersey'. Both classics, but 'New Jersey' definitely has the best songs, imo. And the last two are obvious too... but zomfg, did not expect a clean sweep.

 

........I doubt a single DL song would make my BJ top 10 or even 15!

 

Albums like s/t, New Jersey, Keep The Faith, Slippery are some of THE best rock albums ever recorded. They have had a few wobbles along the way, but those 4 are right up there.

 

:drink:

 

& here they are.............I wouldnt personally rank a single Def Leppard song above these -

 

In no order -

 

Runaway

Shot Through The Heart

Comeback

You Give Love A Bad Name

Livin On A Prayer

Id Die For You

Born To Be My Baby

Wild Is The Wind

Keep The Faith

In These Arms

Edge Of A Broken Heart

Borderline

Its My Life

Have A Nice Day

Another Reason To Believe

 

:drink:

Darn near what I'd choose...except I'd replace Have a Nice Day with Something For The Pain.

 

I went every other in the voting, starting with Bon Jovi for the debut

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Bon Jovi - S/T - Easily the best of these two in every dept and still the best album Bon Jovi have ever done.

 

Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry - Kicks 7800 Fahrenheit's ass big time

 

Def Leppard - Pyromania - A bit of a closer call, but 'Pyro' is definitely the better disc and it's got 'Photograph' on it.

 

Def Leppard - Hysteria - Both good albums, but 'Hysteria' gets the vote for me, due to more consistency, even though it is way to over produced.

 

Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith - One of the Better Bon Jovi discs and better than the patchy 'Adrenalize'.

 

Bon Jovi - These Days - Songwise, this kills 'Slang' hands down.

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Okay, who voted for Slang? :whistle:

 

I voted for Slang....as 'These Days' is just too light and fluffy for me....LOL After Keep the Faith, BJ lost the plot for me to some degree.....

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