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Artist: Def Leppard

Title: Adrenalize

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Def Leppard Adrenalize Album Cover Def Leppard Adrenalize Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1992

Label: Mercury

Catalog Number: 314 512 185-2


Joe Elliott lead vocals
Phil Collen guitars
Rick Savage bass
Rick Allen drums

2 Disc Deluxe Edition released 2009 with bonus live tracks and album B'sides


Disc 1
1.  Let's Get Rocked  4:56
2.  Heaven Is  3:37
3.  Make Love Like a Man  4:13
4.  Tonight  4:03
5.  White Lightning  7:37
6.  Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)  4:31
7.  Personal Property  4:20
8.  Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad  5:25
9.  I Wanna Touch U  3:16
10.  Tear It Down  3:38
11.  Miss You in a Heartbeat Japanese bonus track  5:06
12.  She's Too Tough Japanese bonus track  3:39
Total Running Time:  54:21

Disc 2
13.  Hysteria live Bonn 1992  7:17
14.  Photograph live Bonn 1992  4:44
15.  Pour Some Sugar on Me live Bonn 1992  5:09
16.  Let's Get Rocked live Bonn 1992  5:46
17.  You Can't Always Get What You Want with Hothouse Flowers  7:43  Cover: The Rolling Stones
18.  Little Wing with Hothouse Flowers  3:40  Cover: Jimi Hendrix
19.  Tonight version 2, demo  4:24
20.  Now I'm Here live at Wembley Stadium featuring Brian May  6:03  Cover: Queen
21.  Two Steps Behind acoustic  4:11
22.  Tonight acoustic Sun Studios 1993  4:16
23.  Too Late for Love live at Denver 1988  6:04
24.  Women live at Denver 1988  6:34
Total Running Time:  65:51

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Existing comments about this CD

From: SMASH Date: February 16, 2001 at 20:18
another asskicking record by the LEPS...do you want to get rocked...well buy this record

From: Parker Lewis Date: February 27, 2001 at 6:10
One of the BEST Hard Rock Albums

From: iwshf Date: May 8, 2001 at 9:13
hail and honour to the leaders of glam metal! THIS RECORD MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC

From: metal_man73 Date: October 31, 2001 at 17:36
I liked all the songs except 'Let's Get Rocked'. When I heard that song I said,'WHAT THE F**K IS THIS!!!?' I hate that song!!! I would rather walk the dog, take out the trash, or mow the lawn than listen to that song........lol!

From: Dave Date: November 13, 2001 at 10:47
You gotta be kidding metal_man73. Let's get Rocked is an alltime classic Lep tune.

From: Juan Date: March 11, 2002 at 1:59
Adrenalize and Hysteria, the Best Def Leppard Albums!!!

From: dokken6008 Date: April 8, 2002 at 13:40
Though not on par with the late 80's rock classic 'Hysteria', 'Adrenalize' is a very solid album with loads of catchy, sing-a-long, radio-single quality material. The music may not be as complex as some may like, the songs may be a bit TOO catchy for some, and the lyrics may not be very serious or inventive, aw but hell! Who cares? A great party cd (that's Def Leppard's forte), no two ways about it. Personal favorites: the under-rated 'Heaven Is', 'Stand Up', 'Tonight' & 'Let's Get Rocked'.

From: Desslar Date: April 8, 2002 at 14:57
This is a little too pop and commercial for Def Lep, but still solid for the most part. Great fun tunes, although one longs a bit for the depth of the earlier material.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 9, 2002 at 4:27
A fuck of a lot better than that 'Slang' bullshit.

From: KNUCKLES Date: May 15, 2002 at 12:30
Maybe buy in used bin

From: samolice Date: May 17, 2002 at 12:52
5 years after Hysteria came Adrenalize. 5 years for that!!! Where is Def Leppard the rock band of the begining? Now a pop band and in my opinion a bad pop band. It remembers me the same comments for Bryan Adams. 4/10

From: dokken6008 Date: June 27, 2002 at 6:43
Over-exaggeration. Maybe this isn't 'Hysteria part II' but Collen handled all of the guitar parts very well considering that he was given the task to take care of all guitar duties. This one isn't as instantly likeable as 'Hysteria', meaning that it takes maybe three (at minimum) or four listens to truly appreciate all of the great tunes and song-writing on 'Adrenalize'. It even took me a while to figure out how bitchin' this disc is. 9 out of 10 songs are great not including the----

From: dokken6008 Date: June 27, 2002 at 6:46
----'Pour Some Sugar On Me' wannabe, 'I Wanna Touch U'. Lyrically it is the cheesiest on the entire cd and therefore it is my least favorite even though musically it is pretty good. Also it should be noted that Mike Fraser handled all of the production chores VERY WELL in place of Mutt Lange who hasn't since produced an entire Def Leppard record since the goliath 'Hysteria'. Also has anyone noticed that the riff in 'Heaven Is' is very similar to the one used in 'Don't Shoot Shotgun'? Peace.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: July 5, 2002 at 11:16
De estilo identico al Hysteria,pero con una diferencia,mientras uno es un disco de por vida,este se te hace un poco empalagaso,no se da la impresion de que los temas son los que no entraron en Hysteria.A pesar de todo disco de buen nivel aunque a a'os luz de sus dos antecesores.

From: jens Date: July 20, 2002 at 0:10
make love like a man, i'm a man, thats what i am lyrics do suck, they make it almost ridiculous but the sound is kind'of a post-hysteria easy-land, it is like a methadon treatment for heroine/hysteria addicts. it isn't the same, but good enough to stop shaking.

From: Rockforever Date: July 22, 2002 at 11:11
Being the follow-up to the unsurpassable Hysteria,this was always going to be a RELATIVE disappointment.But if you look at this album on its own,and without comparisons to its illustrious predecessor,it's a pretty good record.I agree that I Wanna Touch U is a virtual rewrite of Pour Some Sugar On Me,and that shows signs of writers block.However,Lets Get Rocked is one of the band's best songs,as are Have You Ever... and White Lightning. Overall, a decent album, but Slang (1995) was a disaster.

From: koogles Date: July 31, 2002 at 7:29
Rockforever seems to have a pretty good grasp of this CD. It was like Hysteria's little brother, or the 'Keith Gretzky' of hard rock CDs. This was the first Def Lep CD to come down the mountain rather than climb higher. And I say this in all respects: sales, artistic merit & production. But it's a good listen and much better than the dark and angry 'Slang' or Def Leppard Lite 'X'. Throwing 'Tear It Down' on the end of this, a 10 song CD, definitely suggests writer's block, as Rockforever said.

From: Desslar Date: July 31, 2002 at 12:09
My copy of this album does not end with 'Tear it Down.' The last two tracks are 'Miss You in a Heartbeat' and 'She's So Tough.' Both awesome songs.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 9, 2002 at 4:14
'She's Too Tough' being used as a B-side rather than an album track was one of DL's biggest mistakes, regarding 'Adrenalize'. 'I Wanna Touch U' would have been much better suited as a B-side than the AC/DC-ish rockin' 'She's Too Tough'. As for 'Miss You In A Heartbeat'? No, the last thing 'Adrenalize' needed was to become flooded with slow ballads and interfere with the rockin' flow of the rest of their cd (please not that DL still can't seem to shake this habbit to this day).

From: dokken6008 Date: August 30, 2002 at 6:47
By the way, Dess.-- do you own a UK copy of 'Adrenalize', a Japanese copy, or what? It can't be the American release....

From: Desslar Date: September 3, 2002 at 13:29
My copy of Adrenalize is probably Japanese. I always buy the foreign versions of their albums as they always include cool bonus tracks.

From: dokken6008 Date: September 4, 2002 at 4:28
Bitchin'. I wish I had the patience and the money to get those foriegn releases like you do. Cool.

From: Baris Date: September 6, 2002 at 2:26
If you'd listen it before Hysteria, you'd like it more. Seems as if these guys wanted to do something simpler than Hysteria. Nonetheless, the best Def Leppard album is sure HYSTERIA. Some people see Adrenalize similar to a Brian Adams album. Well I'm not sure. Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 stand one step further than others.

From: Michael Davis Date: September 19, 2002 at 16:16
All I can say is 'Let's Get Rocked' was an anthem for teenage boys, who want to have fun

From: ARXONTAS Date: December 21, 2002 at 21:18
And the storie continues.Fourth masterpiece from these hard rock gods and my most favourite album.That was my first cd ever( before i was bying only vinyls ).This cd is so special for me .It brings me so much memories and emotions that i cant handle.Τhank you again lepps...Absolutely No Alternative

From: Kim HP Date: May 24, 2003 at 19:34
How can anybody even compare this to Pyromania and Hysteria? It doesn't come close in my opinion. Not to say this is a bad album, because it isn't. but I wouldn't recommended it to first time listeners. Go buy their 80's efforts instead. Song highlights: 'Lets Get Rocked', 'Tonight', 'White Lightning' and 'Tear it Down'.

From: Harvey Date: June 29, 2003 at 10:42
I was in a band at the time of this release and was told by an industry producer that the album was 'pieced' together. They recorded a chorus then digitially moved that chorus to later in the song, instead of recording two choruses. They were a big industry joke I believe. Not the best Def Leppard album.

From: John Date: August 4, 2003 at 13:17
They should be embarrassed to have a song as incredibly stupid as 'Let's Get Rocked' and a song as incredibly awesome 'Tear It Down on the same record. Come to think of it, the only way to save this snoozefest would have been to scrap 'Let's Get Rocked' and kick the record off with 'Tear It Down'. I should have been the producer on this.

From: pablo Date: September 6, 2003 at 8:22
Genial disco muy similar al 'Hysteria' pero incluso m's mainstream y accesible ,colosal producci'n y coros supremos

From: keebler Date: October 7, 2003 at 23:35
again not one of my fav. alittle more guitar on this one than hysteria and i love the song tonight.

From: Blaine Date: February 4, 2004 at 3:16
I thought this CD was the peak of their career even though Steve Clark wrote about half the songs. After that they mellowed out. I'd still see them in concert. When I played 'Hysteria' it sounded bop. 'Adrenalize' will always be their best CD along with 'Pyromania'. Some tracks are like Bryan Adams and Shania Twain.

From: Bizkit82 Date: February 4, 2004 at 11:47
More like the other way around. Mutt Lange produced the early Def Lep efforts, and the signature background vocals are all Mutt. I believe they call him the 6th band member, or they used to. Bryan Adams CD in '91 sounds exactly like Def Lep, but not as good. Shania Twain married Mutt, hence gaining the signature production and the Mutt Lange sound. I agree, I love this Adrenalize CD. I think Mutt even produced AC/DC Back in Black?? Mutt is the best producer of all time. Hysteria was the best CD.

From: P.J. Date: February 4, 2004 at 12:12
I think the Lepps were pissed with Mutt when they heard Adams 'Waking up the neighbours' as it is in comparison very similar sounding to Adrenalize. This CD actually got me into Rock music. Kinda bizzare introduction but I still love this album...yeah it has its cheesey moments but that was the way it was intended...3 minute pop rock ditties. Mike Shipley mixed & produced this & the production is superb. Very clean ..if you like clean. It's not Hysteria but personally feel this has dated less.

From: Metal Pete Date: February 4, 2004 at 15:04
This album blows. High N Dry was their finest effort. I stopped following the Leps when they released 'Adrenalize'. What did Viv Campbell even do on this one? Play the f'en tambourine? PUre crap! Garbage! May as well listen to Nelson!

From: MJ (Marla) Date: February 4, 2004 at 16:05
Blows?? Maybe to you, but to me it's one of my favorite all time albums! Sure the lyrics are cheesy....but maybe that's what I like about it. I think this album is just plain fun. (with the exception of 'White Lightning' and 'HYENSSB') The rest of it is just tongue in cheek 'get up and go' fun.......IMO. Favorite cut is 'Tear It Down'.

From: Bizkit82 Date: February 4, 2004 at 20:51
Metal Pete hates eveything.....

From: Metal Pete Date: February 5, 2004 at 18:43
I just hate when a GREAT band forgets themselves, believes the corporate idiots, and records a bunch of Toothpaste commercials and changes the names to songs. I will try to be more positive in the future. 'White Lightning' and 'Tear it Down' are listenable.

From: James Date: February 7, 2004 at 16:30
sounds like Hysteria part2 but i sitll like the album. I think the song Tonight is a throw back to Pyromania and High N Dry but with a more dirty/dark 90 feel. the video was great for that song, very dark and showed another side to the band. Yes, Tear it Down rocks too

From: manugol Date: February 19, 2004 at 22:41
otro genial disco q sin llegar a ser el hysteria se deja muchisimo de oir gracias a los geniales coros q los leps hacen como nadie.impresionante

From: Dave...... Date: February 25, 2004 at 13:56

From: Kristian Date: March 27, 2004 at 14:04
The second best Leppard album. The same melodic masterpieces that we heard on Hysteria. Too bad they went downhill after this album.

From: Jack Date: March 29, 2004 at 6:44
like hysteria, this album is fairly average. ALMOST all their songs are pop orientated, unlike the true metal album in pyromania. Man, heaven is is probably the worst rock songs ihave ever heard or should i say the worst pop songs...lets get rocked is the only good songs here and its no wonder this song goes into their 1980-1995 greatest hits album. HEY, I 'VE HEARD THIS SONG IN THE 'ROCKSTAR' MOVIE.

From: Sam Date: April 17, 2004 at 1:25
on Def Leps next record they need to get Mutt involved again, the guys are getting older, they need to go out with a BANG, that's why i think the next record should be all out,over the top Lep. Elements of High N'Dry,Pyro,Hyst,Adren,all mixed into the next masterpiece. 'X' wasn't bad but it seems like they didn't really know what they wanted to do on several tracks, they sounded rushed, distracted, I don't know, but they can make a better album. Layers of vocals,guitars,make epic ROCK.

From: pozermaniac Date: May 3, 2004 at 12:21
I love this album!it is near to Hysteria music style, sometimes i think is better.Is more ROCK than Hysteria.a couple of songs - hits ready to fuck your mind in every party you may be.Yeah!it was made to be a party album.Lets get rocked!

From: charvel man Date: May 11, 2004 at 17:53
On this one it seems as through they tried to carry on the sound they had on hysteria. There are some cool songs here, like tonight and white lightning. But for a disc called adrenalize, the majority of songs suck and are wimpy. the good songs off this I would just download.

From: Glam man Date: June 8, 2004 at 1:10
one commnet: the drum works doesn't sound so real

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:45
What a letdown this album was. All the songs sound like 'Hysteria' leftovers. Even though the album did sell well, this was not the type of album they should have released at that time. 'White Lightning' is one of their last strong epic tracks, 'Tonight' is a good ballad, and the Hysteria b-side 'Tear It Down' are the only strong tracks. I guess that shows something if a b-side from five years before is one of the best songs on here. 5/10

From: Rocker76 Date: July 15, 2004 at 9:48
The last 'classic-sounding' Def Leppard album....'Tonight' and 'White Lightning' are the highlights in my opinion. 'Tear It Down' keeps the Hysteria influence alive nicely and the ballads have that classic & typical Def Leppard polish. Nowhere near the level of Pyromania and slightly poorer than Hysteria...but def. recommended for fans of 80s Def Leppard. Rating 7/10

From: TIM (2) Date: July 15, 2004 at 10:58
I'm completely with Big Papa K on this one, I thought this was horribly patchy. I'd take 'X' over this, to be honest, and certainly 'Euphoria' is better. 'White Lightening' is a less intense 'Gods of War', and is probably the highlight. 'Tear It Down' is also great, but if it wasn't good enough for 'Hysteria' why was it suddenly good enough now? The first 3 tracks are just very lame. 5/10.

From: tntfocus Date: July 16, 2004 at 7:11
Who gives a shit if there album sucks or if it really rocks. It will appeal to different people. They are doin what they love and its comin from the heart, all of this is my opinion and above is other opinions.No right or wrong just a bunch of guys doin what they love and sharing it with whoever will listen. I think we over anylize life toooo much.

From: Rockhead Date: July 16, 2004 at 7:52
But what is your opinion on this album?

From: tntfocus Date: July 23, 2004 at 22:24
I love this album. Simple. It has a polished leps sound and catchy tunes.very easy to listen too. hey its not full on metal but if it sounds good to the ears. alot of people dont like the over produced albums, some do. W.A.S.P started out the same way, then mellowed out, but I love W.A.S.P, of course this is just my opinion.

From: Carmine Rose Date: October 5, 2004 at 7:53
This and Hysteria are the best albums Def Leppard ever recorded. I think I'd put Retro-Active in this category too! Best songs here are 'Let's Get Rocked,' 'Heaven Is,' 'Stand Up,' and 'Make Love Like A Man,' and 'Tear It Down!'

From: loman Date: October 26, 2004 at 11:45
adrenalize is a brilliant album, just like high and dry, pyromania, and hysteria, lets get rocked is a classic song, just like them all, good thing about this album just like the others is that all the songs are excellent, and you can listen to this song, agen and agen

From: Joan Date: December 31, 2004 at 17:50
No coincido con la mayor'a de los comentarios, para mi es un excelente disco y el mejor despu's del Hysteria.

From: WhiteLion Date: January 1, 2005 at 11:51
Follow up to Hysteria, very good album Def Leppard one of my favorite band...

From: tomcat Date: January 6, 2005 at 7:53
the song 'heaven' is pure magic..

From: Joan Date: February 18, 2005 at 14:14
Stand Up (kick love into motion)--->que pedazo de cancion

From: Geoff Date: March 3, 2005 at 3:32
I love their sound on this disc (though it sounds like Bryan Adams at the time) and there's some great tracks here. 'Let's Get Rocked' is decent, 'Heaven Is' is beautiful melodic rock, 'Tonight' is quite nice, 'White Lightning' is an awesome melodic hard rocker, 'Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)' is the album highlight and a splendid melodic rocker, and 'Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad' was their best ballad at the time. Beautiful. There's fillers here, but another great disc.

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 17, 2005 at 8:19
This album pretty much follow the same footstep as hysteria except adreanlize was weaker and sounded more pop rock whereas hysteria was far more at the lines of arena rock and pop-metal. Plus at least hysteria got a few good and decent songs. This album has no highlight at all unlike their high'n'dry and pyromania when they had rock of ages,stagefright,hit and run,foolin,you got me running etc. Plus,apart from let's get rocked,this album doesn't displayed those effortlessly anthemic feel

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 17, 2005 at 8:27
that def leppard had achieved so well in the past(perhaps affected by the death of steve clark..i'm deeply saddened by the incident since steve had always been one of my fave guiatarist). How adreanlize is highly rated by many is still a wonder to me. But because i'm a huge fan of def leppard,i bought this album though i'm disappointed by it. Guess i'll have to live with it. Ratings:5/10

From: headbanger4life Date: December 1, 2005 at 5:16
Yet another long wait for my Lep fix. But again they did not let me down. I have the Japanese version w/2 bonus tracks. Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion) was my fav track off here. I finally was able to pick the rare cd single for it to. I saw them in the Tokyo Budokan for this tour. Another excellent concert.

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 11, 2007 at 15:58
I'm probably one of the few who actually liked this one better than 'Hysteria', but for me, pound for pound. This one is just better. I can't quite explain what it is. Maybe it's the fact that it is not so over produced. So the band sounds like a band. Perhapse it's the fact that the songs are crafted better this time. I wonder if it's the fact that the guitars are leading the way again. Whatever it is, it works, because this is a much more solid release than it's predecessor...

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 11, 2007 at 16:11
The songs are even structured better, as demonstrated on the epic 'White Lightning'. I think the vocals and harmony vocals are the best they have ever been. The other noticeable growth is how strong this album is from start to finish, as there is not a weak moment to be found and it ends with the just ripping 'Tear It Down'. Nice finishing touch, but don't forget gems like 'Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad', 'I Wanna Touch U', 'Heaven Is', and 'Make Love Like A Man'. Essential stuff!!!!!!!!!!

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 11, 2007 at 18:26
At the time, i could hardly wait until this cd came out. There was so much anticipation after the great 'Hysteria' album. Well, after seeing & hearing the first video single of 'Let's Get Rocked', then 'Make Love Like A Man', this cd fell into oblivion on my playlist. It certainly lacks something that 'Hysteria' & certainly 'Pyromania' had, yet was still better than 990f what was out there at the time due to grunge. Still, a shame though after knowing how great Leppard had been.

From: rockhardrock Date: March 25, 2007 at 16:48
Slightly different than previous 2,but still very good album.'Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad'is beautiful ballad.'Let's Get Rocked','Heaven Is' and 'Make Love Like a Man' are great rockers. Two melodic rockers that i recommend you:'Tonight' and 'White Lightening'.Thats their last 'superb' album ,after that one they just werent anymore 'Leppard' that we all love.

From: walesforever Date: April 2, 2007 at 16:15
I think that this is a good album. People are always comparing this album to Hysteria, saying it's not as good. It might not be, but it still has classic songs like Let's Get Rocked and Make Love Like a Man. What let's it down is the poor songs like Tear it Down and Personal Property, although they are better than Bon Jovi's Social Disease (utter crap)!!!!

From: metalalways Date: May 23, 2007 at 22:52
this is one kick ass def leppard cd it's right up there with hysteria and pyromania songs like let's get rocked, heaven is, stand up (kick love into motion), white lightning, make love like a man have you ever needed someone so bad and the two bonus tracks from the japan version miss you in a heartbeat and she's too tough are good too this was their last good cd they made i never listened to retro active is it any good?

From: Artie Date: October 3, 2007 at 22:04
While I enjoy this album, and some of the tunes can almost be on their prior two albums, you can sort of hear that this is the beginning of the end for them.

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 10:57
Good Record again with a couple of fillers like Personal Property,still worth getting.

From: aorluver Date: February 10, 2008 at 14:24
They really kicked some asses with this one!! White Lightning their best song ever. I only wish the sound was rougher and heavier.

From: NaughtyDevil Date: May 23, 2008 at 22:22
One Of My Favorite CDS From Them. 'Tonight', 'Stand Up', 'Heaven Is', 'Have You Ever', Are Awesome Songs. A Must Have For Def Leppard Fans.

From: edwithmj Date: August 17, 2008 at 20:30
An enjoyable album but it just doesn't compare to the first two with Pete Willis. It's a little two poppy for me but there are still some great tunes on here like I Wanna Touch U. Still a weak effort.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 27, 2009 at 15:46
Well, okay. Def leppard must have buried their balls with Steve Clark, because ... well, if you weren't sure you liked where they were headed on Hysteria,, you're almost guaranteed not to like Adrenalize. The comparison to Bryan Adams has been made, and a times, it's weirdly accurate on songs like the sickly sweet "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad?" Other songs sound like Hysteria leftovers ("Stand Up," "Heaven Is," and "Tear It Down," the latter of which WAS left over from Hysteria). "Tonight" and "White Lightning" are okay, but "Let's Get Rocked" and" Make Love Like A Man," the first two singles from the album, are just plain dumb. I don't hate this record (and at the tiem, I was just glad to have new Def Leppard music), but I understand why a lot of people do.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: December 27, 2009 at 11:02
Maybe not quite awesome enough to make a dead man jump out of his grave and start rocking all over the cemetery, but certainly good enough to merit a spot in any pop-metal pundit's collection. Personally, I rate this album on par with "Hysteria," because while "Hysteria" featured lusher production values, I find the songs on "Adrenalize" a little catchier; I frequently spin both CDs back to back and when they''re finished, it's the "Adrenalize" tunes that are stuck in my ears like hot taffy. Bottom line, this is good, simple, slick, fun-lovin' rock 'n' roll that gets the head bobbing, the foot tapping, and the juices flowing.

From: pie75 Date: July 13, 2010 at 3:34
this is what i consider the last of the great leps albums they were actually taking the piss a bit on this one lets get rocked is cool i gotta say i love the whole albumand the guitar and vocals in tonight are just superb i'm sorry if i offend anyone but i love this so much more than hysteria

From: RClap Date: August 10, 2012 at 16:37
This is more in the Hysteria line. Great songs and great hooks. Not my Leppard favorite album but it is still a must have for any melodic hard rock lover. 95/100

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 25, 2012 at 16:27
It's interesting to me to compare this disc to Bon Jovi's Keep The Faith (which I already did on that album's page here). One thing that occurred to me the other day upon hearing "Let's Get Rocked" on XM (and quickyl changing the channel) was, both discs were released with a lot of hype, but most of their success was found with a top-40 audience, as rockers had moved on after both bands' long hiatuses. Also, where previous albums had long runs and multiple chart-topping singles (hell, Hysteria lasted almost two years, deep in to '89 with "Rocket"), Adrenalize fizzled pretty quickly, with ony two top-20 singles in America. It came out in the spring of '92, but by early '93, this album was pretty much over.

From: 123charpenay Date: May 19, 2014 at 13:58
a new fantastic realise after the extraordinary "hysteria".five years later def leppard realise a new exploit:make a record at almost the same level than "hysteria".fantastic hard fm record with one more time only killer and irresistible songs in the particular style of def leppard.more melodic it s impossible you die.exceptional (like always) production.what sound!!the japan import is a priotity cause the two bonus tracks are ....top class hard fm.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 19, 2014 at 20:23
Like Pyromania and Hysteria, this has been released as a deluxe edition with a disc fulll of bonus material. Unlike those two albums, though, the deluxe edition of Adrenalize adds nothing to the original.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 21, 2014 at 18:09
First album recorded without Steve Clark on guitar(rest in peace)...yeah,they followed the commercial formula of the "Hysteria" release..."Stand Up(Kick Love Into Motion)" is my ultimate fave in here,a great mid tempo song...add to that one "Let's Get Rocked","Make Love Like A Man","Tonight","Personal Property" & the mega nice one "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"...91/100

From: 123charpenay Date: June 4, 2014 at 12:23
one more time de luxe edition is essential.the different bonus live have a perfect and powerfull sound.GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

From: hair metal again Date: June 9, 2014 at 1:50
hair metal perfection by one of the greatest bands of all time!what can you say about this one?perfect and flawless from start to finish,a great band showing why it became such a big name!there s noone doin it better!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 22, 2022 at 15:50
The 30th anniversary of Adrenalize is coming up at the end of this month. I remember the excitement (or maybe just hype) surrounding its release. Catching video on MTV for the first time, and immediately bopping around the living room—hey, I was 11! Trying unsuccessfully to "win it before you can buy it" from 96 Rock, the local AOR station. Won't be long, won't be long till the summer comes, now that Def Leppard is here again. Finally buying the tape Memorial Day weekend on sale at Walmart (Def Lep had become a Walmart kinda band). Apparently this was a tough album for the band to make, because of the recent death of Steve Clark and the pressure of following up not one, but two absolutely massive, decade-defining records. Also, it takes real effort to be this cheerful. This music is just so saccharine. It's like candy: it's all sugar and it doesn't stay with you. And kids love it. Seriously, even with its innuendos, "Let's Get Rocked" sounds like kiddie music. Not teenagers, but childr

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 22, 2022 at 16:04
... children. "Make Love Like A Man" is only slightly more advanced, like dating advice for 13-year-olds. You know how classic, early-'80's AOR is sometimes described as "divorce rock?" "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad" fits that image—a love song for not-so-young-anymore people who've taken some lumps. All the songs are expertly "crafted," because it's Def Leppard," but something just feels a little off. "Tonight" and "White Lightning" are the only songs with real WEIGHT, and "Tear It Down" is the only one with real BITE (and even then, not as much as its original version as a Hysteria B-side). The rest is just fluff. Even at the time, this didn't touch me the way Hysteria had, and I didn't understand why it tickled my ears but didn't quite reach my heart.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 22, 2022 at 16:30
Adrenalize did pretty well commercially, at first anyway, but nothing like Hysteria or Pyromania. But you could call it hair-metal's last big success. Ugly Kid Joe were happening around the same time, but I've always felt like they were seen as more of a novelty act, so they almost don't count. Bon Jovi did much the same as Leppard a few months later: decent sales and a medium-big hit ballad, but again, nothing like 1988. And even more than Leppard, Bon Jovi had gone almost completely over to a Top-40 audience, to the point where a lot of the harder rock stations like KNAC, Z-Rock and their kind, didn't play them anymore (or just the old stuff, and sparingly).

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