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Old 04-30-2011, 08:26 AM
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#98:
Def Leppard - Pyromania
(1983)



This is one of those few "Fuck you, I love this album" sort of selections I will have on this list, as it's rather taboo for metal fans to actually like any Def Leppard. The truth is that this was the first rock/metal CD I ever bought, way back when I was only 11 or 12, and I still do enjoy pretty much the whole thing. This album and High and Dry were a very nice meeting point between a harder, NWOBHM-ish sound and a more commercial sounding one. The guitars were still very present in the songwriting and the mix, and the songs weren't total pop garbage yet. The band went very downhill shortly after, but I believe this is a great classic hard rock album, deserving of praise.

Tracklisting:
01 Rock! Rock! (Til You Drop) (3:52)
02 Photograph (4:12)
03 Stagefright (3:46)
04 Too Late For Love (4:30)
05 Die Hard the Hunter (6:17)
06 Foolin' (4:32)
07 Rock of Ages (4:09)
08 Comin' Under Fire (4:20)
09 Action! Not Words (3:49)
10 Billy's Got a Gun (5:56)
Featured song:
"Coming Under Fire"

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