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Slang

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Category: Rock

Year: 1996

Label: Mercury Records

Catalog Number: 314 532 486-2

Average Rating: 71 / 100 (39 ratings)

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Personnel
Rick Allen drums, percussion
Vivian Campbell electric and acoustic guitars, dulcimer, vocals
Phil Collen electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, vocals
Joe Elliott lead vocals
Rick Savage bass, acoustic guitars, synth bass, vocals

Limited Edition 2 CD

Disc 2 Acoustic in Singapore
Tracks

Disc 1
1.  Truth?  3:00
2.  Turn to Dust  4:21
3.  Slang  2:37
4.  All I Want is Everything  5:27
5.  Work it Out  4:49
6.  Breathe a Sigh  4:06
7.  Deliver Me  3:04
8.  Gift of Flesh  3:48
9.  Blood Runs Cold  4:26
10.  Where Does Love Go When It Dies  4:04
11.  Pearl of Euphoria  6:19
12.  Move With Me Slowly Japanese bonus track  6:19
  
Total Running Time:  52:20

Disc 2
13.  Armageddon It acoustic  4:16
14.  Two Steps Behind acoustic  4:01
15.  From the Inside acoustic  3:28
16.  Animal acoustic  3:47
17.  When Love & Hate Collide acoustic  4:18
18.  Pour Some Sugar on Me acoustic  4:08
  
Total Running Time:  23:58

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From: MelodicBoy Date: August 23, 2001 at 13:31
Leppard opts to go the Seattle route for one album. Predictably, it sucks! If I want to hear muddy, grunge crap that's what I'll buy. The trademark Leppard choruses/harmonies are completely absent, as is any real reason to buy this dud. What were they thinking? I'm not sure if I hate this worse than VHIII or not.

From: iron kc Date: September 25, 2001 at 23:07
TO MELODIC BOY. van halen 111 is total crap.at least there is a glimpse of genius on slang.

From: Chris Date: September 29, 2001 at 13:32
I agree it's a total departure from the Leppard sound we all know and love, but this album is genius. The songwriting save for "Slang" is extraordinary. If you crave different, then open your mind and listen to "Slang" again with an open mind. "Truth?", "All I want Is Everything" and "Pearl Of Euphoria" are excellent tunes on their own. Comparisons to VH III are just stupid.

From: metal_man73 Date: October 31, 2001 at 16:54
If you open your mind and pretend this is not the GREAT Def Leppard, there are some really good and well written songs here!!! I actually like most of this cd.

From: Dave Date: November 13, 2001 at 10:45
I hated this album for many years, due to its different sound. Def Lep is my favorite band, so I gave it another chance, and now I love it. I like almost all of the songs now, though they are definitely different from standard Lep stuff.

From: mindy Date: February 5, 2002 at 13:35
I thought this album was good but definitely not on par with PYROMANIA, HIGH N DRY, or Hysteria.

From: WidoMakr Date: February 5, 2002 at 16:56
Mindy...to each his/her own BUT...this was/is THE BIGGEST PIECE OF SHIT DL ever put out...to even mention it Hysteria and the rest is a sin...this CD isnt worth being a coster for a bottle of 49 cent beer. DL really should be ashamed for releasing an album like this...IMO a TOTAL PIECE OF CRAP.. I read for what its worth that a year later they even admitted it was crap...again it was from a rocker page so maybe/maybe not true...quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: Steve T Date: February 25, 2002 at 18:20
Slang is better than everything Leps released after Hysteria. The sound and the vocals on this cd are amazing and I think the boys should have persevered. It's still Def Lep but darker.....Grunge has nothing to do with this album. 10 out of 10.

From: WidoMakr Date: February 25, 2002 at 19:18
IMO EVERYTHING DL has done after Hysteria is TOTAL CRAP including the new piece of garbage...I loved this band but they truely have to be the biggest bunch of morons going...they have a killer album and what do they do....take an eternity to release fresh material that is 180 from what people came to know and love them for. Slang by the way is by far their biggest F' up...dont believe me...go to a DL concert...see what songs get the biggest pop from the fans...Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: dokken6008 Date: March 17, 2002 at 4:28
'Slang' was Def Leppard's break from their former glossy pop metal records and on to something much more trendy and raw. To sum it up for you true fans of Def that didn't already know: 'Slang' is a piece of shit! There are very few good songs on here, but "All Want Is Everything" & "Blood Runs Cold" are definitely the true stand-outs from a record that stoops to such a low ground, esp. from a legendary rock band like Def Leppard. And they say that 'Retro-Active' was the throw-away track album.

From: Desslar Date: March 26, 2002 at 12:25
Apart from the obvious sellout track "Truth" this is a solid album. No real rockers, but several great songs. Not typical Lep, but a good listen.

From: dokken6008 Date: March 30, 2002 at 15:09
Good listen? If you are bored out of your ass and have listened to each and every single one of your good cds in your collection of 1000 about six hundred times, MAYBE. My advice? Waste your money on something else. Obviously if you are a fan of Def Leppard like I am, then of course you must own every cd. Still I'm not saying it was worth the money--the WHOLE album was a sell-out. The project should have never been labeled under "Def Leppard"--this isn't Def Leppard. Total bullshit album.

From: Desslar Date: April 4, 2002 at 12:06
Whatever. This album has several great ballads that stand with the best they've done. Slang is also one of their most fun songs. However if you can't stomach any deviation form their tried and true formula then you might not be able to appreciate it. At least the album was a lot more ambitious than Euphoria.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 4, 2002 at 15:37
"Deviation". Fuck that! Def Leppard screwed the fans over on this one big time. A band like AC/DC or Manowar NEVER screws their fans over--EVER! Leppard had legions upon legions of loyal followers and guess what they do? Stab us in the fucking back with this "slang" bullshit! And fuck that "more ambitious" horse-shit, who the fuck cares? 'Euphoria' actually sounded good. 'Slang' is the biggest pile of shit that Leppard did & they screwed all of their TRUE fans. Fucking trendy asshole.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 4, 2002 at 15:43
And what's this "tried and true formula" crap? When I bought 'Slang' all I wanted was some good FUCKING rock and roll and what I got was some experimental alternagrunge piece of shit instead. Is good rock and roll too much to ask for? You trendy fucks should pry the boot of your asses and understand that it doesn't matter what the fuck you have to say; it is only the TRUE Def Leppard's fans' opinion who matters.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 4, 2002 at 15:43
True Leppard fans such as I were totally devastated when we heard 'Slang' so fuck what the rest of you think.

From: Knuckles Date: April 5, 2002 at 0:10
Wheres the love fellas?? If you think its crap,say so and move on. We all know that if Rush didnt put it out its crap anyways.(CANT WAIT FOR COMMENTS ON THAT STATEMENT)

From: Desslar Date: April 5, 2002 at 1:35
Whatever dude. It's not worth foaming at the mouth over it. Def Lep will always rock.

From: Motley Date: April 9, 2002 at 1:07
this cd is CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP!!!!! just look atn the image, where the hell did they go wrong???? No Pyromania, Hysteria, Adrenalize is my abs. faves. No doubt aboit it! Slang is just another wannabe grunge record. totally waste of money and time!!!!!!!

From: dokken6008 Date: April 9, 2002 at 13:52
Thank God for people like you, Motley. I can breathe a little more freely now. Thanks, dude.

From: Niklas Carlsson Date: April 29, 2002 at 2:27
I don't really understand the hard words here... Slang may not be the best album DL has released, but... It sure was a needed thing. The Leps had painted themselves into a corner with Adrenalize. DL was becoming a victim of their own sound. Adrenalize were for most past a winpyt and boring recording. Some other directions were needed to be taken. Still after 6 years, Slang sounds fresh and raw. Something you can't say about Adrenalize.. All i want...is one of the 5 best DL-songs ever...

From: Motley Date: May 14, 2002 at 13:02
I cant even believe someone's even calling this shit crap for good Leppard songs. it's totally crap and has nothing to do with Def Leppard. Pyro/Hys/Adrenalize is in my opinion the best releases ever done by the Lepps. Slang is just waste of time and money. throw that shit away and crank it up for "Gods of War and "She's too tough". all of you who disagrees with me have no idea of what made Def Leppard famous. SLANG is just a bad virus, stinks stinks stinks........

From: KNUCKLES Date: May 15, 2002 at 12:29
DONT BUY

From: TYTAN3K Date: June 11, 2002 at 17:09
Well I guess I'm a glutton for punishment cause I actually liked this album. As good as Hysteria or Pyro...no way, but still a damn fine album. And for the record, I am a TRUE Lep fan...I've followed them since the E.P. days. Or wait, I guess I'm not since I don't agree that this album sucks. Damn...I want to be a true Lep fan guys...can I please join your "I hate Slang" club and be a TRUE fan? Gimme a break.

From: TYTAN3K Date: June 11, 2002 at 17:09
"Only the TRUE Lep fans opinions matter." That's gotta be the most unintelligent thing I've ever seen written here.

From: TYTAN3K@aol.com Date: June 11, 2002 at 17:11
And another thing...it's funny how some of you can tear Lep apart because of Slang...but seem to forget about a certain piece of shit album called "Shadowlife." Hmmm.

From: FA - Q Date: June 11, 2002 at 17:29
Hey TYTAN3K, You sound like a big Def Leppard fan. I found a very rare/unreleased Leppard song last night. It's called "Can't Keep Away From The Flame." Have you or anyone else heard of this song? It's an acoustic song (not bad).

From: TYTAN3K Date: June 11, 2002 at 20:17
"Can't Keep away From The Flame" was a B-side on the single for "When Love And Hate Collide." Pretty cool tune...have you heard "Move With Me Slowly"...or if you're looking for a classic sounding Lep song check out "When Saturday Comes."

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 12, 2002 at 16:52
So I take it that you have heard that song. I was told that it was unreleased but I guess that isn't so. I will keep an eye open for the other songs.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 27, 2002 at 7:03
T3k, what the fuck do you mean? I hate that living guts out of that piece of shit 'Shadowlife' and I see where you're going with this. Don't refer to me as a stupid-ass, either. Let me put it this way: You claim to be a DL fan. You like 'Slang' as the crap that it is, fine. Okay, you are still a DL fan. Okay, wow. But does that change the fact that DL fucked us over in the 1st place? No, it does not! You would like any shit Leppard tossed at you no matter how shitty it is; you'll just lap it up.

From: tytan3k Date: July 1, 2002 at 19:00
But see...I don't think they fucked "us" over. I think they might have fucked "you" over...but they didn't fuck "me" over. That's my point. To make a broad statement that true lep fans felt "fucked over" just because "you" don't like the album is insane. It's your opinion...and not every TRUE Lep fan shares it, that's all.

From: dokken6008 Date: July 2, 2002 at 21:13
Okay, point taken. Too broad of a statement, I gotcha. Waiiiiit...... T3K. Did you just buy a new computer? From (---.proxy.aol.com) to (---.dsl.mtry01.pacbell.net)?

From: TYTAN3K Date: July 3, 2002 at 17:47
Nope...I'm on my comp from work. By the way Dokken, I'm curious to hear what you think of the new Lep material. Have you heard it yet?

From: dokken6008 Date: July 7, 2002 at 7:50
You know, I've heard a few snippets and even the chorus to "Now" but really it is too early for me to judge. I mean I haven't even heard "Now" on the radio yet. Have you? From the small clips I heard off DL's web-site, it only brings more anticipation for the real thing. Sounds interesting so far. More "modern" but still, it seemed melodic.

From: James Date: July 7, 2002 at 8:29
I have heard the new album"X" and it is very mellow and laid back. It only has maybe three good guitar driven very up-tempo songs. The best song on the album is Four Letter Word.It has the power of Pyromania and Adrenialized. The guitar also has an AC/DC feel. You have to take in the whole album to appreciate the groove and feel. Track #3 is kind of a softer "Promises" that is a fun mid tempo song. The ballads are really good. Torn To Shreds is fun--soft verses and kickin chorus. Worth buying

From: T-BONE Date: July 7, 2002 at 12:13
I've also heard the entire X album and I'm not very impressed with the style. Great production and songwriting, but no real rockers. It's musically nothing close to Hysteria, Pyromania, or Adrenilize. More like a cross between Slang and Euphoria. They're trying too hard to fit into todays music and forgetting their rock n'roll roots. They have 2 great guitarists, but hardly use them on this cd. Mostly sound samples and synthysizers with some guitar assistance. It's a decent cd, but needs guitar.

From: dokken6008 Date: July 8, 2002 at 5:38
It seems that DL has been moving further and further away from their original direction ('On Through The Night', 'High 'N' Dry') with each album. Def Leppard just isn't big on guitars anymore they are concentrating more on melodies over riffs. If you guys are looking for hard-hitting rockin' songs with melodies too then I would suggest you give bands like Silent Force or Iron Savior a chance. Superior musicianship, great production, consistency, quality, and hard-rockin'. Listen to heavy metal.

From: dokken6008 Date: July 8, 2002 at 5:40
By the by, what sites are you dudes using to pick up all of this Leppard stuff in advance? I'm just kind of curious....

From: T-BONE Date: July 8, 2002 at 6:43
I've been using WinMX lately. I had a shitload of problems with it a year ago and started using Audiogalaxy. That got shut down so I figured i'd try WinMX again. It's almost as easy as using Napster. Last resort site is Lime Wire

From: TYTAN3K Date: July 8, 2002 at 18:20
Here's a great band you all should check out if your looking for something really ass-kickin' but with melody and hooks for miles...PRETTY MAIDS!!! These guys are awesome...I have every album and they're all consistent as hell. Their new one "Planet Panic" is a killer!

From: jens Date: July 20, 2002 at 0:20
i don't understand the concept of "screwing the fans" by offering a new sound. as if a group was obliged through some ill conceived loyalty to their (backward?) fans to stick to the same sound forever and ever... a band MUST experiment at times, go into new directions. Most great band have, few great bands haven't. (notably AC/DC and Iron Maiden who just switch back between heavy same and less heavy same ) i myself found myself surprised and then delighted by what slang offered. enjoy diversity!

From: dokken6008 Date: July 21, 2002 at 6:17
----'Hysteria'/'Adrenalize' sound. Just ONE MORE TIME. That would make ecstatic beyond belief. Def Leppard made a few 'Hysteria'-like songs on 'Euphoria', so why not take the whole cake? From what I have read from various sources so far on opinons of 'X', most say that it is laid-back, poppy, has great production, the guitars are under-used, but the melodies are great. Sounds good (I guess), but I could do with more "metal" & less of the "pop" in the band's near 20 year pop-metal status.

From: Steve T Date: July 23, 2002 at 8:06
Adrenalize sucks.

From: koogles Date: July 31, 2002 at 7:41
Everything from the Bush "Sixteen Stone" style binary code art to the fuzzy Trent Reznor-style vocals on "Truth?" gives the impression of a band trying to be something it's not. Chalk this one up to experimentation. Do you think that half of "Hysteria" (i.e. "Rocket") would have even happened without a bit of risk-taking and experimentation? Hell no. Sometimes it works ("Hysteria"), sometimes it doesn't ("Slang") but you have to give the band credit for trying. Now back to the drawing board.

From: Steve T Date: August 30, 2002 at 8:00
I can't help liking the album. There are some great songs on Slang.

From: Michael Davis Date: September 19, 2002 at 16:11
I only like one song, and that's "Slang", with this ablum they should pay someone to burn this CD!

From: J Scott Date: November 1, 2002 at 20:58
This album sucked the big one. If I wanted to listen tio Seattle music I'd buy Pearl Jam. this was garbage and the worst Leppard cd of all-time. At least they gave up on this crap and came back to their senses.

From: Ray Date: November 19, 2002 at 16:45
Their most misunderstood effort. Although Breathe a Sigh sound like Backstreet Boys, the rest of the album is a fresh approach to their sound. Work it Out is excellent...Maybe a more gradual change of sound would have gone better with the fans.

From: ARXONTAS Date: December 21, 2002 at 21:51
Firstly i want to say that i dont have enough courage to criticize lepps.Even if this record is lepps bottom line i have to say only one thing. The worst Def Leppard album is much better than THE BEST alternative album...and thats a fact...Absolutely No Alternative

From: deflep Date: March 5, 2003 at 22:57
this is shit. hands off.

From: FDK Date: March 6, 2003 at 10:57
Smart move, great cd. 10/10 !

From: Rycheage Date: March 28, 2003 at 2:32
Again I reiterate. This album is pure genius. The band NEVER said this was crap. They said why can bands such as U2 do a complete 360 on music and not get flak for it but the Leps can? This is NOT crap. It is not a throw away CD. "Truth" and "Pearl Of Euphoria" rock. "Blood Runs Cold" and "All I Want Is Everything" are ingenius. The band can't do "Hysteria" forever. If you think back, "Hysteria" was a complete change from "Pyromania" yet it worked. Times change and so does music. Live with it.

From: JC Date: April 10, 2003 at 13:44
Sure, it's not "Hysteria," but you can hear Leppard all over this album. A little grungy? Yes. But it still has the big hooky choruses we all love about the Leps. A strong 8.

From: Lionheart Date: April 12, 2003 at 7:24
Take this for however you want to, but Slang for me is the BEST DL album! And I've been listening to them for over 20 years too, so am an old timer. To me this is a more mature DL and the darker vibe and songwriting is genius. I can't believe that people want to have Hysteria, Pyromania and the like rehashed. I love those as well, but they had their fun in the sun with that style and its timet o move on. My only disappointment is that they didn't follow it up in the same style on Euphoria or X.

From: freddy de keyze Date: April 22, 2003 at 9:53
Crap CD from these talented guys. Forget it as soon as possible because this is rubbish, the Seattle way. Don't buy !!!!

From: razor2467 Date: June 28, 2003 at 8:17
Grunge????? You know, I just dont hear the grunge factor on here. Maybe its the fact that they tried to do something different. This cd isnt that bad!!! If you like Hysteria, then stay away from this. Too bad for the Leps that they had to go back to that stale Hysteria sound for their next album

From: Scandinavia Date: June 28, 2003 at 8:29
Come on!!! Leppard was all about rock'n'roll!!! Is this rock'n'roll??? No way. The 90s had little good to offer if not nothing good at all. The Leppard sound will always be the one they so magically created with Mutt Lange on Pyromania. The original sound on Pyro/Hysteria/Adrenalize is gone here. Unfortunately! Why do U think they try so hard to return to their former glory soundwise these days? It's perfectly alright for them to experiment but still this ain't good stuff compared to the 80s.

From: pablo Date: September 6, 2003 at 8:29
No logro comprender las malas críticas que ha recibido este disco que es fantástico ,cierto es que supuso un cambio en el sonido clásico de la banda pero no pierden un ápice de su sello de identidad comercialidad ,coros´,calidad....buenísimo

From: keebler Date: October 7, 2003 at 23:44
i really like this cd,i wish they would put more out like this.

From: OK2ROCK-Brazil Date: January 22, 2004 at 3:41
This Cd is the biggest tragedy on the hard rock history tha I ever saw! Crap!

From: manugol Date: February 19, 2004 at 22:48
otro grandisimo disco, aunke eso si muy experimental pero q les keda de pm grandes baladas y temas como el slang q son una caña.

From: Dave.......... Date: February 25, 2004 at 13:50
EXCELLENT

From: Dave........... Date: February 25, 2004 at 13:58
Excellent......

From: L-Dog Date: April 17, 2004 at 1:37
I sort of liked this album, reminds me of high school back in 96' I miss those days, the song "Breathe a Sigh" really hits home for that period of my life.Just learning the ropes about Love as most teens were. Loved this girl Amanda Black,she car-pooled with me for a while, she liked Leppards music as I did, it's funny i was so shy when i was 17,never had the guts to ask her out,till it was to late. But I can always remember her,her smile,she'll always be my in heart. NMHS 98'

From: run2u Date: May 14, 2004 at 13:22
Repito la teoría que expuse para DOKKEN-Dysfunctional.Nunca me apasionó la moda(sí,moda)del grunge.Pero los grupos de rock clásico,en su necesidad de ponerse las pilas y renovarse,hicieron algunos discos INMENSOS en aquella época.Y SLANG lo es.Quizá ha sido necesario el paso del tiempo para poder apreciarlo,pero"Truth","Slang","Work it out","Blood Runs Cold",son sólo algunos ejemplos de rock alternativo de gran calidad.Experimental,algo trascendental,y sin aires leppard. 9/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: MJ (Marla) Date: May 30, 2004 at 23:10
Whoa!! Such hate in here!! lol!! Ok...steppin' out on a limb here in saying....this is my favorite Def Leppard album!!! The song "Slang" is just pure, unadulterated FUN!!! GOTTA dance!!! I LOVE it!!! love, Love, LOVE the song "Breathe A Sigh"!! "Blood Runs Cold"...well....yeah!!! Granted, there are a few stinkers on here (IMO) like "Work It Out"....and "All I Want Is Everything" is just kinda ehhhh....but overall, it's still my favorite!!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:51
Like others have said, if you don't mind the big change in sound, you are in for one excellent album. Def Leppard show they are talented enough to pull off these more alternative songs such as "Work It Out" and "Deliver Me" while still producing tracks that sound like their other work "Slang" and "All I Want Is Everything". 8/10

From: Kristian Date: July 25, 2004 at 8:03
This is absolutely SHIT I love this band to death and it hurts so bad that they ever released this record. But thanks to records like Hysteria and Adrenalize this band is immortal to me. Please, no more slang - EVER

From: Chris Date: September 1, 2004 at 11:10
A tough album to review. It's a fairly good listening experience if you filter out two or three crap tracks (the first two songs for example are abysmal, makes you wonder why they decided to open the album with them?!) but when people actually claim it is the best Lep album you just got to laugh! The title track, Work It Out, Breathe A Sigh, Blood Runs Cold and Where Does Love Go When It Dies are my faves but if you want to hear the Leps trying a modern sound and actually succeeding get X instea

From: Geoff Date: September 1, 2004 at 20:06
'Deliver me' is one of my favourite Def Leppard songs ever - killer track. 'All I want is everything' is another fave and a great ballad. The rest is actually pretty cool if you give it a chance (Not all of the songs, but I like the album). Obviously not the best Def Leppard release and a shame to see them sell out, but a good album for what it is. 'Blood runs cold' is pretty cool too.

From: Carmine Rose Date: October 5, 2004 at 7:43
This is a good album if you just give it a chance. Like most Def Leppard fans, I'd rather hear classic Def Leppard like Hysteria and Adrenalize, but this album is not that bad. This is not a rip off of Pearl Jam like everybody's making it out to be. Pearl Jam could only dream of doing an album like this. Most other bands who try a different style usually suck shit (like Motley Crue's "Generation Swine," Skid Row's "Thickskin," Cinderella's "Heartbreak Station," Warrant's "Belly To Belly").

From: Dusty Date: October 7, 2004 at 4:09
you are right about the fact that experimenting usually sux, but i disagree with you on cinderella's heartbreak station, i actually like that one better than slang. But i also listen to blues, so cinderella comes pretty close to my taste in music. on the other hand I listened to slang twice, but i couldn't get into it. But you should give it a try, maybe somebody else does like it. I don't have a problem with bands experimenting, as long as the can admit a failure.

From: Rocker10 Date: October 28, 2004 at 17:52
I personally really dig this record. It's not up there with some of thier bigger titles but holds it's own very well.

From: Jay Date: December 10, 2004 at 19:28
What killed this album with fans at the beginning was the anticipation of another Adrenalize & Retroactive type album...the hype was huge for "SLANG". But the style of this album is what caused DL fans to revolt. But years later...now we can all appreciate this album's essence.

From: scarecrow Date: January 7, 2005 at 15:05
i really don't like this album .but i love it's bonus cd includin' singapore acoustic concert

From: zinatra99gt Date: February 27, 2005 at 14:22
I am not saying I like this album. But I have to give it to the Lepps for trying to make an alternative album. All I want Is Everything is a good standout, but the rest I found myself nodding off into dreamland. This kinda like what Arcade did to their second cd. A/2, where that one song is the only song. Good try guys. Leave this stuff to Nickleback and Three Doors Down......I do have to admit though.....the cool def leppard chorus is still there, so that a good thing...right?

From: D-la Date: March 1, 2005 at 7:26
Para mi fue una desilusión cuando lo oí la primera vez, y la segunda y la tercera y... de hecho me sentía engañado, yo había comprado un CD de Def Leppard y me habían dado "aquello" quería ir a la tienda y devolverlo.Tan sólo los temas que tienden a ser más tranquilos Breathe a Sigh,All I Want is Everything,Blood Runs Cold,Where Does Love Go When It Dies creo que podrían haber formado parte de alguno de sus anteriores discos como baladas sin desentonar, pero el resto... 5 sobre 10

From: Geoff Date: March 3, 2005 at 3:42
Different, but man is this a grower. To be honest, I have grown to like most the tracks on here. My faves are 'All I want is everything', which is undoubtedly a wonderful ballad and a clear highlight, 'Work it out' is a good hard rocker (as are the first 2), but 'Deliver me' sits high up in my fave Def Lep tracks. What an awesome song and a very good, different disc. If you got to sell out, may as well do it in style Good album.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 3, 2005 at 4:00
With all respect : I don't think anyone can call this a good album ! Crap is a lot closer to the truth in this case ! From here on Def Leppard lost it !

From: pussybreaker Date: March 10, 2005 at 20:33
esta es la mas grande MIERDA que se a editado en los ultimos 30 años una completa basura un insulto a los fans del hard rock es increible que un grupo que grabo semejantes discazos como los 5 primeros e incluso el Retroactive hiciera se mejante BASURA DE MIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERDA como esta no se puede creer!!!!!!!!!!!!!que MIERDA les paso ?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!una pena y una verguenza esto es un ASQUEROSO POP BARATO mezclado con MAS ASQUEROSO GRUNGE DE MIERDA que no vale ni MEDIA MIERDA !!!!

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 17, 2005 at 9:15
The hooks here are sounded like they are dead,the chord uninspired and nothing memorable actually...sold this album after listening to it a few time. isn't woth my time either. I love def leppard and all and after listening to this album,i wondered if this is the same band that produce high'n'dry or pyromania or not??? but Still,i wouln't trade this one for five nirvana album or 6 pearl jam album or 7 *$#@n-sync album. Rating:2/10

From: DAVID sleaze Date: May 2, 2005 at 0:52
very baaddd album, this is not Leppard this is suck........ save your money.

From: howe Date: May 2, 2005 at 7:28
Def Leppard following the grunge scene in this album? C'mon guys, DL have always been a commercial band. What can you expect from a band that releases an album like Hysteria? That it risks it all and loses commercial impact? This cd is brilliant! And IMO it has nothing to do with grunge. It's very "pop" and it's different from the other albums, but the vibe, the great catchy melodies, the fantastic production, it's all there. This is no radical change at all. A very good DEF LEPPARD album. 8/10

From: headbanger4life Date: December 1, 2005 at 5:24
Yeah this one was a let down at first. I had to look at the name on the cd to make sure I didn't buy a cd by another band. I actually like this one now (it was a grower). I have the Japanese version with a bonus track. I saw this concert in Yokohama, Japan and was satisfied because they played a lot of the older songs.

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 18, 2006 at 22:02
Can a Def Leppard fan be brutally honest of the band they love? Yes. Can everybody be wrong? Yes, but not here. This album is horrible!!! Not a single sign of the glory days or even of themselves for that matter. If they didn't have such a great fan-base, this album would have killed the cat.

From: jrenato - Brazil Date: March 16, 2006 at 0:54
Well, I must say that after a long time I listened again this one, and I must say that it's still not a good album for me. But I don't agree when people compare it to grunge. To me, there are some really pop songs (Slang could be a Prine song, or some of these guys), but it's not the crappiest album of all time. Of course, I prefer to listen to other stuffs, but there are more suckable albuns in the world than this...

From: Metal T Date: May 30, 2006 at 18:42
......this album,like the bulk of their material after "Pyromania" straight up f'n sucks.Buy any post-"Pyromania" albums and you've got yourself some cool Def Lep drink coasters and some glossy liner note toilet paper.These sellout pussies may have sold more records than say "Saxon",but Biff and Co. could easily rip em a new one and blow them off the d*mn stage.

From: pereira Date: June 27, 2006 at 22:42
F**king traitors!!! DEF LEPPARD ripped us off!!! forget about these 40-year old burnt out traitors! no compren este disco, da asco!!! esto es GRUNGE!!! no def leppard, just a rip off, fans of def leppard listen to their first albums, coz this one and the ones after it truly suck!!! dont say i didnt warn you!!!

From: walesforever Date: April 2, 2007 at 16:24
There's no point in trying to change everyones minds about this album. They all think it sucks. If people cleared their minds and actually listened then they would actually be able to see that this album is a very listenable CD. Euphoria is a much poorer album. I think out of this and Bon Jovi's These Days album, Slamg is better. Work It Out and All I Want Is Everthing are really good songs.

From: Melodic Man Date: August 9, 2007 at 7:48
Awful Sound,Awful Songs & of course an Awful Album ! Nothing to do with the glorious Albums of the past ! A pity.........

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 11:03
This is pretty poor effort,if you knew to the band,don't bother with this unless you want their complete collection.The End of the band this was,their others to follow,they made a bit of a comeback.

From: NaughtyDevil Date: May 17, 2008 at 14:04
This CD Has Some Very Good Songs, And The People That Said It Sucked, Knows Nothing About What Good Music Is.

From: AOR-MESSIAH Date: May 17, 2008 at 17:17
I'm surprised at the negative comments about this release. I've been a Def Leppard fan since the debut and love all their albums. For me it's as different as Hysteria was to the first two releases, but it's undeniably Def Leppard. I loved this in 1996 and love it now, musically and lyrically this is a darker Def Leppard than it's counterparts. I liked it immediately, 'All I Want Is Everything' is breathtaking and cuts me up everytime I hear it. Lyrically it gives a nod towards the first two albums but apart from Slang it's a complete departure from Hysteria. Don't dismiss it, it's a great album but be prepared to live with it to appreciate it.

From: 123charpenay Date: May 3, 2009 at 15:55
when you open the booklett you have a big fear.joe elliott looks like to curt cobain it is horrible.when you listen the cd s it is a real nightmare.how one of the finest hard fm band of the history can make a bullshit like this.this record is a shame.shame on def leppard!!!!!!!!!!!

From: WookieEnthal Date: July 10, 2009 at 2:30
What a shame this release is. I can't say enough bad things about it. I couldn't even trade it at the local used record shop for a soda or something. I think it resides in the local landfill or some starving artist made it into a sculpture...who knows. Just happy it's not in my collection anymore. Good riddance.

From: edwithmj Date: November 26, 2009 at 18:04
Not bad. Some good ambient tracks here. Blood Runs Cold is a wonderful slow ballad. This is a more thoughtful release than the dreadfully pop vibe of Adrenalize.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: December 27, 2009 at 14:17
Judging from the raging negative comments populating this section, it would seem that most folks would rather have an ice pick jammed deep into their auditory canal than have to listen to this CD ever again. Okay, no, it's a long way from the classic Def Leppard sound & style, and an argument can readily be put forth that they strayed too far south of fan expectations, but it's hardly the abysmal abomination it's been attacked for being. As a pure Def Leppard album, it might very well deserve to be kicked to the curb like Charlie Sheen after a night of drunken wife-beating, but taken on its own terms as a dark, moody, modern rock release, it's perfectly fine...but nothing more.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 17, 2011 at 21:56
First album with a REAL ALTERNATIVE sound...OMG...honestly a wrong step in Def Leppard's music background...it has some songs that probably will "catch" your attention and for open minders it won't be "that disaster" unless you're a fan to the core of the band..."Slang" the poppy hit single,makes you dance,"All I Want Is Everything" is the rigor DL ballard,a pleasant softly one,"Work It Out" probably the highlight of the record,"Gift Of Flesh" rocks???,"Blood Runs Cold" a nice one & "Pearl Of Euphoria" is likable....75/100 :P

From: Ydol eM Date: December 21, 2014 at 10:19
Of course this is well-done music. Hard rock worn in an alternative coat with pop buttons but still in the identified DL colour. Ok, the first two tracks are a bit alarming, more suitable for bands like Kula Shaker but the most of the rest is more comprehensible to me (mainly ballads) despite some another moments closer to U2 or Ray Wilson. All in all it's not another "Hysteria" but I dare say it's still a good piece of their work. 85/100.

From: Doug Date: December 22, 2014 at 17:47
I must admit this is one of my favorite Lepp albums. It's no where near the greatness of let's say, "High 'n Dry," but when in a more mellow mood, this one does the trick.

From: Palash Date: April 15, 2017 at 12:51
One of the best album of Def Leppard. The great songs are where does love go when it dies, pearl of euphoria and breathe a sigh. Excellent performance by the one hand drummer Rick Allen, it's really amazing!


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