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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2002

Label: Island Records

Catalog Number: 440 063 121-2

Average Rating: 79 / 100 (33 ratings)

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Personnel
Joe Elliott lead vocals
Rick Savage bass, backing vocals
Rick Allen drums
Vivian Campbell guitar, backing vocals
Phil Collen guitar, backing vocals
Tracks
1.  Now  3:58
2.  Unbelievable  3:58
3.  You're So Beautiful  3:31
4.  Everyday  3:08
5.  Long, Long Way to Go  4:38
6.  Four Letter Word  3:07
7.  Torn to Shreds  2:56
8.  Love Don't Lie  4:46
9.  Gravity  2:33
10.  Cry  3:17
11.  Girl Like You  2:49
12.  Let Me Be the One  3:29
13.  Scar  4:59
  
Total Running Time:  47:09

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: August 1, 2002 at 8:28
This is lo-fat, calorie-reduced Def Leppard Lite. Rock rock til you drop? Not on this record. Some tracks go too far to be slick radio hits. "Gravity" has sounds that belong on a Garbage record. "Girl Like You" is another shamelessly commercial track. And then there are the ballads-"X" does have its Z's. At this rate, Def Leppard are hurdling towards Bryan Adams/"Cloud Number Nine" territory at alarming velocity. My favorite track is "Four Letter Word"- as vintage Def Lep as you'll find on "X".

From: TJ Date: August 2, 2002 at 9:43
I AGREE TO A DEGREE WITH U KOOGLES. IT IS LOW IMPACT DEF THIS DAYS , BUT I HAVE TO SAY FOR ME IT WAS A GOOD CHANGE OF PACE. I THINK GRAVITY, CRY AND GIRL LIKE U FEEL OUT OF PLACE HERE FOR ME.FIRST HALF OF CD IS BY FAR BETTER THEN THE LAST HALF. I WOULD STILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE CD TO ANYONE WHOS A FAN!

From: Patrick Date: August 2, 2002 at 17:34
Probably their best record since "Hysteria", no less... This cd contains many potential hit singles - "Love Don't Lie", "Girl Like You", "Unbelievable",... Essential purchase of 2002 : 10/10

From: Patrik Date: August 3, 2002 at 2:33
Sounds like "Slang" album. Never be like "Hysteria". Def Leppard are "over and done"!

From: James Date: August 3, 2002 at 9:24
A really great album. If you open your mind and not expect a duplicate of an alubm they have already done you will be pleased. The leps tried to do the same album twice when they did adrenalized and the staying power of that cd wasn't strong, being called a poor attempt to do another Hysteria. Back to this album. the first 2 songs are the weakest. Torn to Shreds is a great song. It is too hard to express my opinion on only 500 characters but i will say that it may be softer but it is great.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 4, 2002 at 21:19
Do you get the feeling that maybe this band is trying a little to hard? I would suggest that they get back to the basics of rock but I don't think they really want too. I am not suprised that everyone here is disappionted with this album. Not suprised at all...............

From: ROCKER81 Date: August 4, 2002 at 21:43
Well, I gotta say, I expected a LOT more after reading the MelodicRock.com review of "X." After he gave it a 90%, I thought this was gonna blow my socks off, but I hate to say that Def Leppard have gotten WAY TOO current sounding. It doesn't sound like a "maturing" Leppard to me, it sounds like a Leppard that is either sick of their 80's tag or maybe trying to break through to 13 year old girls again. With the promotion, it ain't gonna happen (to get a younger crowd)why not appeal to real fans?

From: DL02 Date: August 5, 2002 at 4:50
Don't mind the above bland opinions - Wake up and smell the coffee, this is 2002 and this cd ROCKS big time. Only complain is that "KISS THE DAY" should have been included on the worldwide release !

From: TYTAN3K Date: August 5, 2002 at 19:23
I'm a huge Lep fan...and this album took some getting used to for me. Not because it was bad, just because it was so Top 40 (as in 2002 Top 40, bot 1987 Top 40). However, it has really grown on me and I really like it a lot. Listen with an open mind...

From: Steve T Date: August 6, 2002 at 7:07
It's a good album but, as has been said, it is NOT a rock Def Leppard album. But here's the thing....Leppard are a different animal these days. The days of High N Dry and Payromania are gone. In my opinion when the band have tried to force the rock sound (Adrenalize/Euphoria) then the albums just weren't good enough. It IS noticable on X that Rick Allen's drums are waaaaayyyyy back in the mix, and that Phil is under wraps for most of it, but the songs are still good.

From: Jay Date: August 6, 2002 at 10:56
First listen - 'what the hell is this' - many listens - just incredible. This is a new mature Leppard sound - we can't expect them to bolt out rockers like they 20 years ago - but we can expect them to change with maturity. This album is super - I have been a fan since the get go and I have listened to the change as the change in myself. The sound the music and atmosphere on this record takes time - but once you wait - it will blow your mind. Great job Leppards - for those who want the sound of

From: Kim Date: August 7, 2002 at 15:34
First I read all the reviews here on Heavyharmonies. Then I downloaded the tracks og Grokster. Then I said to myself, DAMN this sucks. What a load of overproduced crap. Then I went to my local cd store. Heard it loud over the speakers. THEN I bought it. Its a damn good cd I think. usually its way too soft for my ears, but still I really like this. Am I getting old, soft or WHAT.!! I dont know, but I really like this. Love the Primal Fear cd I also bought.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 8, 2002 at 6:10
We have a hundred-plus votes on the H.H. rating system for 'X', and it's past 9.0--?!!? Since when have all of you become NSync and Backstreet Boys fans?! Hey, I'm not saying I don't ever listen to this cd, but I have owned 'X' for just over a week now, and Def Leppard's latest does not enthrall me whatsoever. 'Euphoria' was no masterpiece, but with that, I saw DL actually GOING somewhere. Now, what's up with this? Outside writers, 3 seperate producers, boy-band songs, under-used guitars----

From: dokken6008 Date: August 8, 2002 at 6:15
----drum looping, etc., etc.!! All of this equals to a very disappointing first outing into the new millennium by one of the (former) best rock 'n' roll bands in history (to say the least). I felt violated enough by 'Slang' with Leppard's poser approach on alternative and grunge sounds and noises, but 'X' is sort of a slap in the face to all longtime DL fans. Yeah, there are some good songs, and the melodies are fine, but where the hell are Phil and Vivian? Once again, we are sodomised by DL.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 9, 2002 at 13:07
Coincidence? I think not. Perhaps it's the glorious moment where fans of this release are compared to fans of "Backstreet Boys", "N*Sync". The "Boy-band songs" reference is yet another way to alienate just about everyone who thought the release was even moderately okay. Then top it off with your insulting pseudo-intellectual rebuttals to those who take offense. Gee, it is surprising that you would take such a beating here.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 9, 2002 at 13:11
Don't get me wrong, you have the right to your opinion (as you obviously know), and you make very good points. But by saying (not just for this release but others on the site as well) that anyone who would like (insert band name/album title here" is wrong for liking it, or somehow of defective mental status, will get you exactly what you're getting. BTW I personally do not like anything Def Leppard's put out since Pyromania, but that doesn't mean it's bad, just not for me.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 9, 2002 at 13:14
And for the last part of my soapbox moment (apologies to those who need one), aren't we insulted enough by those who don't even appreciate the genre without having one of our own do it too?

From: NIKKIRAYSIMMONS Date: August 9, 2002 at 14:38
AS A FAN I MUST BE HONEST, THIS IS TRUELY A MIXED BAG & A DISAPPOINTMENT. FOR THE LAST DECADE DL HAS ISSUED A DECADE'S WORTH OF DUDS. THIS, LIKE EUPHORIA WERE TWO CRITICAL RECORDS FOR THE BAND & THEY HAVE ALIENATED THEIR "CORE AUDIENCE" TO PANDER TO WHAT'S HIP. WHILE, GROWTH ISN'T A BAD THING, WHEN YOU WERE AN INNOVATOR & THEN JUST BECOME ONE OF THE PACK? THAT'S A SHAME. LIKE A PREVIOUS COMMENT. WHERE'S VIV & PHIL?! I'M STARTING TO THINK THAT DL DIED WITH STEVE CLARK. 5.0 BUY IT USED.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 9, 2002 at 18:38
Blah, Blah, Blah! All this crap talk from everybody, telling everybody how bad this album is........ Let me sum it up....... Piss Poor album. There, done.

From: Blue Tequila Date: August 9, 2002 at 18:47
Before X came out I was expecting either a Euphoria II or a Slang II. Heard the album the 1st time and found it to be a mix of both. But don't take that comparison as a bad thing. After a few listens I really like it. I hated Slang and liked Euphoria. Could this be what they wanted Slang to sound like? And they did make another attempt at "Photograph" for those who think they need to go back to their "roots" (play Everyday, then play Promises, then Photograph). Just give X a few spins...

From: Steve T Date: August 9, 2002 at 19:04
dokken6008, Reviews AND comments are what the site states. I'm not saying you're right or wrong but you do seem to have the view that there are 2 opinions. Yours and the wrong one. It's all in the delivery and you need to appreciate that you are not speaking for everyone when you post your own comments. Just something to think about.

From: David Date: August 9, 2002 at 20:29
This cd is in the vein of bands like Backstreet Boys, Human Nature and bands like that with a slight guitar edge to it. These guys have really moved on. 5/10 not a bad album with some pretty good song writing. For the fans of the lighter side of life.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 10, 2002 at 0:00
We all have our opinions. I was not provoking a verbal attack with the NSync/Backstreet Boys references, rather, I was verbally assaulted. We all have our opinions and I am not suggesting to you what to believe. You can think for yourselves, but my opinion on 'X' still stands. 'Slang' lacked the melodies, whereareas, 'X' thrives on them, but ignores the "rock" aspect a too much for its own good. j., thanks for sticking up for me, bro.

From: Steve T Date: August 10, 2002 at 11:49
dokken6008, I read through all your comments on the entire Lep's catalogue and, in the most part, I agree with you.My own personal fave is HND and I think they peaked with Hysteria...it's been gradually downhill since then with the notable exceptions of Slang and X. I'm curious as to what you find so lacking with Slang? I think the songs (mostly) were excellent...can you elaborate a little? I am truly interested. My view on X is that it is "Slang" remade with an upbeat attitude.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 12, 2002 at 6:42
Steve T-- Thank you for taking an interest in my writings, for one. As for the 'Slang' deal? (sighs) Here is the best way I can put it: 'Hystera'. 'Adrenalize'. My 2 favorite DL releases. Melodies, hard rockin', guitar solos, clever interludes and musical breakdowns, fun rockin' songs with a flavor all their own-- I could go on and on and on. 'Slang' goes against all the reasons why I fell in love with Def Leppard's music in the 1st place. You might see the contrast between 'Slang' & 'Hysteria'.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 12, 2002 at 6:46
Still, 'Euphoria' was moving back into more "familar" classic DL ground with songs like "Demolition Man", "Paper Sun", "PROMISES", "Guilty", and "Day After Day". The ballads were still far too sappy to amount to their earlier ones, though. 'Euphoria' was not a classic by any means, but with that cd, I really had hope that Leppard, being one of my favorite bands, were moving into a less contemporary direction. 'X' disappointed me greatly after listening to it all the way through several times.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 12, 2002 at 6:49
But when it all comes down, listen to WHATEVER you want. If you like it, listen to it. Again, we all have our opinions, and most of us already have our minds made up as to what we like, or what we WANT to listen to or do. Strangely, I seem to be one of the few "whackos" out there who prefers 'Adrenalize' ten times over 'Pyromania', but hey, that's just me.

From: M. Allen Date: August 12, 2002 at 14:36
This is Def Lep in the here & "Now" and while the CD may not be "Unbelievable," it's a pretty good dose of melodic rock. I don't listen to it "Everyday" and the band has a "Long Way to Go" before they're back to Hysteria or Adrenalize quality, but there's no reason to call X a piece of crap or any other "Four Letter Word." This CD doesn't deserve to be "Torn to Shreds" nor does it give fans anything to "Cry" about. Call this a "Scar" on Def Lep's legacy if you want, but for me, X hits the spot.

From: Reno Date: August 12, 2002 at 18:56
You must have alot of time on your hands.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 12, 2002 at 21:27
M. Allen.......... Dude, we're happy for ya...........

From: dokken6008 Date: August 13, 2002 at 2:21
That was a rather clever post, IMO.

From: From Mexico Date: August 13, 2002 at 14:33
I AGREE WITH YOU RENO!!!!

From: motley Date: August 13, 2002 at 15:49
Well I listen to this one( I work in a music store) but I didnt look forward to it after the two bad relases (SLANG horrible and then EUPHORIA) and with this one it surely closes my chapter with Leppard. Pyro/Hys and Adrenalize is the greatest memory I have of a band that was once a great rock band but now is only making boring-old fashioned radio friendly music with no balls at all. But then again, how could Ive been mistaken when you look at the image the last couple of years.....DEAD LEPPARD.

From: Strahd Date: August 13, 2002 at 16:13
To think that ppl will expect a NEW album by and OLD band to sound the same as one of thier older albums is ludacris.This band have done iut again,I was there when ON Thru The Night appeared,and I have loved them since.Prolly not thier BEST EP,but damn fine none the less.Too bad ppl cannot have an open mind in the year 2002.No one ever expects change.I for one am happy Def changed,it suits them.Atleast they stuck to the ROCK genre instead of trying to incorperate some other type into it all...

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 13, 2002 at 16:49
This album is the kind that will come and then go. Before it was released there wasn't any hipe about it (really). There isn't any radio play at all for it (none). The only reason it was the #10 selling album the week it came out was because of you guys buying it. After that it dropped like a rock in water. You want the truth?.................... Commercially, no one is talking about this album.

From: Kim Date: August 13, 2002 at 17:20
Jason. I dont care. I got my copy, its a good album. I like it and thats what matters. It could sell 7 copies worldwide. I couldnt care less. What matters to me, is that I like it. My copy has an extra track.?????

From: WidoMakr Date: August 13, 2002 at 18:14
Jason.call the papers.it may be one of the few times we even come close to agreeing.X is yet again another piece of SH*T.yeah to all that say change is good/needed SCREW YOU.Its not needed.esp. when as a band you made your mark in music putting out hard hitting/and at times candy metal pop music that was great.Jason u could prob. find out how many copies of each album they sold.Wanna bet that the last 3 pieces of crap combined are not 1/2 the total of Pyro or Hyst? Quote the WidoMakr..never more

From: TYTAN3K Date: August 13, 2002 at 23:23
Yeah, but show me any 80's rock band that sold millions who still sells as well today. There are none. Bon Jovi? Ummm I don't think their last couple CDs have matched their 80's sales. So what if Lep's last three albums haven't matched Pyro and Hysteria sales wise! No band can possibly sell that well thoughout their career.

From: knuckles Date: August 14, 2002 at 21:06
tytan3k makes a good point.I wonder how the Santana album did oh wait you said 80's not 70's.I wonder how Journey is feeling about their 80's out put versus arrival,and last but not least,I am sure the greatest band of them all "RUSH" arent sittin down to bologna tonight.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 14, 2002 at 21:28
He made a point. I don't know if it's good or bad? It doesn't matter so quite trying to "fight the good fight." You could go on and on about this album but still, no one's impressed with this CD. A two armed drummer wouldn't have helped this effort.

From: crowman Date: August 15, 2002 at 21:39
Im still in two minds about this album.The songs are incredibly catchy and I cant stop hearing them in my head when Im not listening to them.But where are the solos? What a waste of two great guitarists.I reckon with solos X would have gone from good to brilliant.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 16, 2002 at 5:34
WidoMakr said it. Def Leppard are like whores: They'll sell their asses out to anyone who's got the most money. In this case, DL thought that by going pop, that's where the money is, so why not hire the NSync producers and get a few hit singles? Ultimately, DL's decision further devalues the band's credibility. Nobody on the radio GIVES a shit about 'X'? "'Now'? Huh, what the hell?" At least "Promises" & "Paper Sun" GOT radio play, because the band was rocking, not fucking around.

From: TYTAN3k Date: August 17, 2002 at 19:03
Actually, "Now" is steadily moving up the Rock Radio charts as we speak (or type). Last I checked it was at #11. So it's obviously being played. Am I hearing it where I live? No. But I don't listen to the radio either.

From: TYTAN3K Date: August 17, 2002 at 19:06
Also, if you care, the video is perched at #21 on VH1...set to enter the Top 20 Countdown. And...I see it almost everyday on VH1. I don't think Promises ever got that close.

From: phelps Date: August 18, 2002 at 21:43
I don't care what anybody says about this album I think it is real good. I have been a DL fan since high & dry album and what ever they put out is good. I can not wait until they start touring. The best songs on this album is well all of them.

From: freddy de keyze Date: August 22, 2002 at 7:34
This was a great band, but today ? No, the heydays of Leppard are over. Dear guys, give the new acts as Mecca, Harlan Cage, 101 South etc. a chance and forget about Leppard. What they have to offer is not half as good as the above mentioned new AOR, melodic acts !!!! But if I see how much reaction there is about Leppard and not about the other (far better !!) bands it makes me a bit sad ! Be open minded, and listen to what is really good, and this is not the new Leppard. A pity !

From: Rockforever Date: August 23, 2002 at 8:41
Despite the many criticisms,this is a good album and proves Leppard is still a force to reckon with.It is probably better than Euphoria,and much much better than Slang.I agree that Rick's drums are low in the mix. However, it is a quality record. Now and Cry show that modern rock production can be combined with Lepp's melodic songwriting to great effect. My only real gripe would be that the song Unbelievable sounds WAY

From: Rockforever Date: August 23, 2002 at 8:44
To continue, Unbelievable sounds WAY too poppy for me. But otherwise very good. Phil and Vivian are one of the best guitar teams out there today (there's not much competition is there!). cool

From: Federico Date: August 26, 2002 at 12:56
I have to agree with Dok 6008 again. Euphoria was not a great cd, but there were some good hard rock numbers( DEmolition men and Back in your face). X drown between slow songs, mid tempos and pop songs. This all sound boring to me. Where is the electricity? I can't accept a release like this from the Leps. I have duplicated this cd from a friend of mine. If the Leps don't get back to the sound of Pyro,Histeria or at least Adrenalize I will no more buy their original cds.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 30, 2002 at 6:44
1983 through 1992 WAS Def Leppard's peak. It was a long wait between albums, yeah. Allen lost his left arm before recording 'Hysteria' & 'Adrenalize' was completed after Steve had died. It seems to me that DL have lost a little bit too much of Clarke's influence, if you ask me. Each DL band member should be wearing a bracelet with the letters "W-W-S-D", because it seems that these guys have forgotten how to rock without him. Oh, and Federico is the man. That dude knows what he is talking about.

From: Steve T Date: August 30, 2002 at 7:53
dokken6008, I'm glad we can finally discuss this like the mature adults we (think?) we are I can give two little words as to why Def Leppard are no longer selling the units they used to or, for that matter, writing good tunes (opinions) MUTT LANGE. The guy is a miracle worker and he would thrash the lads back into a radio friendly unit shifet ion no time. It would seem that the band are no longer going to work with him which is unfortunate. (cont).....

From: Steve T Date: August 30, 2002 at 7:56
(cont)..It is not coincidental that on Pyro and Hysteria he got co-writing credits on most, if not all, of the songs. Mutt knows a damn good tune when he hears it and my guess is that had Mutt not been involved with Leppard then they would not have gone into orbit when they did. Mutt has.had the midas touch when it comes to hard rock. It's Mutt more than anything (except Steve) that the band misses now.

From: TYTAN3K Date: September 2, 2002 at 4:07
Yeah...but who's Mutt working with now? Country and Pop artists (actually penning a Britny song). Mutt has moved on too...away from rock. I don't think Mutt's involvement would have had too much of an impact, really. He wrote 3 songs on Euphoria...one which was brill, one which was pretty boring and sounds like it could have been on "X" and one that was utter shit. (All Night, anyone...puhleeze!!)One great song out of three doesn't seem so amazing to me.

From: Steve T Date: September 2, 2002 at 7:44
Tytan.....point taken BUT Mutt wasn't totally involved like he was with Pyro and Hysteria and it wouldn't surprise me if the 3 songs he co-wrote were left overs from other sessions. Also the albums he has been involved with since, which include Bryan Adams, have all been HUGE sellers. Country, pop or rock his work always shifts massive units. I really do think that, if he'd still been onboard full time, Leppard would still be chart toppers the world over.

From: Desslar Date: September 3, 2002 at 11:22
Yes, X is a great disappointment. No, it's not terrible. Just way too soft. There are a couple of great songs hidden amongst all the bland pop though. I thought Euphoria fell a little bit short of the mark, but this comes nowhere close. Where is Paper Sun? For that matter, where is Vivian? Def Lep album ranking: 1 Pyromania/2 Hysteria/3 High and Dry/4 Retroactive/5 Adrenalize/6 Euphoria/7 Slang/8 X/9 On Through the Night

From: dokken6008 Date: September 4, 2002 at 4:36
This 'X' topic has been a well-thought out one by most board-posters on H.H. Maybe I could persuade more of you into posting on Dokken's new 'Long Way Home' page here on this site--? I'd really like to see that page pick up some more topics...

From: TYTAN3K Date: September 5, 2002 at 22:37
By the way...just picked up the Classic Albums Hysteria DVD...very cool. Lep fans check this out. As for "Long Way Home" I haven't heard it yet...but will post my thoughts as soon as I do.

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From: Jez Date: September 10, 2002 at 1:39
Modern, fresh Lepp album. Great songs in Everyday, Long Long Way To Go, Love Don't Lie & Scars - Excellent

From: Michael Davis Date: September 19, 2002 at 16:06
I understand that most of you are disappionted with this album, but I mean some of the songs are classic Leppard.

From: motley Date: September 20, 2002 at 6:01
This really ends my time with the leps. The only song that MIGHT do some classic touch is the opener but otherwise this band should really call it a day.they have lost everything that was magic and true LEPPARD. So bloody boring and radio friendly, I call it DEAD LEPPARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the last great album they did was ADRENALIZE....

From: dokken6008 Date: September 26, 2002 at 7:04
Well, you guys really did a number on the 'Long Way Home' page. "3.95" or something. That is idiotic. It should have an overall "6.89" at the very lowest. Yet 'X' has an "8.62"?!! What?? I don't know about you guys.....

From: dokken6008 Date: November 14, 2002 at 7:33
Hol-ee crap. Would you believe that? It's been months since I've been on this page and my last visit here was when I left the above post. This board is now deader than a FireHouse concert. Well, I can only assume that that is a good thing. I think that we all have stated our thoughts on this record by now. The truth is, no matter how I look at it, 'X' was a complete and utter disappointment. I had high hopes for Def Leppard. I have high hopes for them no more. Def Leppard can suck my

From: ARXONTAS Date: December 22, 2002 at 0:14
In any case ,i dont believe that this is as good as the previous albums neither bad as slang.I m just thinking that lepps want to move into a more "rock style" or just they dont want to repeat themselves.Im so confused...but i ll continue respect these "giants of hard rock".Hope dies always last.Hey lepps come there where you belong,INTO THE HARD ROCK PANTHEON ! Make me proud again...Absolutely No Alternative

From: James Date: January 13, 2003 at 5:12
I don't know what to say,it's good album but not great,I feel like Def Leppard has the ability to create a record that could possibly match the success of the Pyro/Hys/Adren/years, but the thing is I don't think they are going to do it. I hate the fact these guys don't get enough promotion anymore, hell they deserve it, they are legends,but I guess if a band doesn't have that alternative/rap crap sound they get shafted as old or not with the times..Newsflash not everyone likes RAP/Hip Hop B.S.

From: Jimmy Date: January 15, 2003 at 1:46
Yeah I'm with you 110% James, MTV totally ruined bands like Firehouse,Slaughter,Skid Row,Jackyl,Shotgun Messiah, Giant, and why for those seattle saps Nirvana(dead) Alice In Chains(dead)Soundgarden(disbanded) CandleBox(who cares) Pearl Jam was the only one that survived...and MTV also totally overexposed Rap and hip/hop..why?? Now it's all about Eminem and such..the music isn't bad, but Rap has its own station BET,why can't Metal and Hard Rock(70's80's and 90's)have their own station.MTV

From: Pat Date: January 22, 2003 at 4:19
ok ok, so Def Leppard lost a touch from their prime in the 80's when they conquered the world! Well guess what... here it is, 2003, and Def Leppard are still rockin!! the "X" tour should be one heck of a show!

From: Vito B. Date: January 27, 2003 at 15:12
I must say that I have to agree with some of you. Obviously, this is NOT the Def Leppard of 1983, but that doesn't mean that they suck. I think that too many of us are stuck in the 80's. Being a guitar player, obviously, I am drawn to more guitar oriented music and this cd has a few really good guitar oriented songs. Overall, I think it is a really good cd. The songs are written well and it is musically sound. Sure, their not the group they were, but then again, WHO IS? Everyone matures, right?

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: February 27, 2003 at 23:52
Here's the latest news. The Def Leppard Long Long Way To Go petition has had no effect on Island/Universal in the USA. It has come to my attention that the US branch of Universal Music has definitely turned it's back on the Def Leppard X album. They have told the band that they are not prepared to promote the new single at all........ That's a good idea!

From: pyromania Date: March 5, 2003 at 22:48
this belongs to the toilet.music without any balls and edges.this is an absolute pop-album.i grew up with their music and albums like"high`n dry" and"pyromania".it is very hard for me to listen to this big-crap-album.i think it is over and out for them now.also their record company thinks so.ok,enough.i must listen to"pyromania" now.good old times.

From: FDK Date: March 6, 2003 at 10:55
Best 2002 cd so far !

From: vikingo666 Date: March 7, 2003 at 20:19
POP TOTAL AUNQUE NO EXENTO DE CALIDAD PERO ESTO ES MAS BIEN POP.

From: james t elliott Date: April 7, 2003 at 0:33
im big fan of df leppardi lik x cd

From: WidoMakr Date: April 7, 2003 at 21:50
Went to the DL site, melodicrock said the video was available, after seeing the latest I dont know whether to laugh or cry..Laugh at why they had waited so long to release another piece of crap...video & song..or cry remembering what this band was capable of in the 80's..How these guys think this appeals to the fans is beyond me, maybe it does to the "newer" generation..and I guess if it makes them happy and $$$ screw the people/fans like me..thanks again DL..Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: Toby. Date: April 12, 2003 at 12:54
I SAY THESE GUYS DID AN EXCELLENT JOB.. SUPERB ALBUM.. I REALLY LOVED THE TRACK "LONG LONG WAY TO GO..".. kEEP ON ROCKIN GUYS... TOBY

From: Hot-Rod Date: April 12, 2003 at 19:53
Shouldn't this album be intitled "Love Songs For Leppard Lovers"? Where are the rockers on this disc? What a freakin' disappointment. These guys haven't made a good album since the 80's......man, they use to kick so much ass!!!

From: Decibel Dave Date: April 24, 2003 at 18:15
Definitely not as rocky as other Lep albums, but still the best band in the world by far delivered a great album, IMO the best since Hysteria (not counting Retroactive). Every element of Lep is there, except the hard rockin'. "Everyday", "Now", "Girl Like You", "Scar", "Long Long Way To Go", "Four Letter Word", "Torn To Shreds", "Love Don't Lie" -all GREAT tracks. Like many of you, I still hope for a return to their harder rock roots, but I can still appreciate this as a slice of great AOR.

From: Jouk..... Date: May 12, 2003 at 20:39
Geez-give these guys a break! Ok,this sounds'lighter'than their highly exalted Hysteria/Pyro/Adrenalise offerings-they are also my personal faves-but that was when stuff sounded that good! NOW, well...I'm not disappointed. Now is now, and will stuff ever sound as good as it used to? This is a good dose of melodic, by melodic standards-it's just we all mourn the passing of the old DefLep...(RIP guys) Hell, I miss those days! This is very 'now' and dare I say 'catchy'! But NSYNC etc?? PLEEEASE!!!

From: Jouk...... Date: May 12, 2003 at 20:52
As I see it, the 80's rock era is hard to replicate - there's just us die-hard fans that crave its return. And we as loyal fans, are responsible for keeping that alive - not the bands. They come and go. Retire into obscurity. (So do fans!) And for those that dare to try - attempting a comeback is hard enough when the climate is VERY different and ever-changing. So, well-done the all-new DefLep. They will get their new fan base - even if their old one deserts them. I won't be doing that!!

From: Jouk.... Date: May 12, 2003 at 21:28
Strahd - HERE HERE!!! My love affair with the Old DefLep will never be forgotten - even any deemed turkeys they came up with (bless 'em). So, a part of me has moved on...(well, all's fair in love and war) mainly because that part of me appreciates not only 'other' rock music genres, but rock music in it's entirety.(But NOT NSYNC! Or any other made-up sing-for-your-supper spot-the-lack-of-musicians school-girlie-orientated groups! PAH!!!) Deflep X? A worthy entrance into 2k melodic rock.

From: Carlomagno Date: June 9, 2003 at 16:33
A somewhat mediocre record, but "Scar" is excellent. Nowadays the B sides Songs of this guys are actually better than the ones to make to their records!! (p.e. Immortal, Burnout)

From: Thundr Date: August 13, 2003 at 4:52
For anyone who thinks that Def Leppard is done or that X is a washed up version of Def Leppard got a big suprise for you. X is the #17 selling cd of the year, they have the 24th highest grossing tour this year, and lastly name another band with 20+ years experience who was at Rolling Rock Town Fair IV. So if that's washed up I think most bands would love to be washed up.

From: pablo Date: September 6, 2003 at 8:33
Mucho ms meldico que su antecesor y quiz cercano al pop pero con una categora excepcional ,me gust desde la primera vez que lo puse

From: keebler Date: October 7, 2003 at 23:53
this cd is a bit to soft for me i love def lep they are one of my fav. and this cd is good but i wish they would rock more.

From: Gar Date: November 18, 2003 at 12:29
While it IS a far cry from classic Lep, this cd ain't all that bad. It took me about 3 listens to realize this, whereas "Euphoria" I liked from the start but kinda grew tired of after awhile. "X" may just grow on you like it did to me.

From: Kimbo Date: January 20, 2004 at 5:28
This album IS a big disappointment. I think losing Steve Clark was the worst thing that happened to this band - emotionally and musically. At least Maiden stick to their guns and don't change their style to suit the market (just themselves).

From: Mr B Date: January 24, 2004 at 14:30
X is not the superb HYSTERIA, but it's a decent album with some good songs. I'm happy that Leppards are still alive. A 8/10.

From: Rebelattitude Date: February 7, 2004 at 15:46
I've got a new four letter word for Def Leppard. SUCK! The day Steve Clark died, so did Def Leppard! Def Leppard have released nothing but shit in the last 10 years or so!

From: James Date: February 7, 2004 at 16:26
for all of you that complain about how lite this album is compared to Hysteria i have to remind you how lite Hysteria is compared to High n Dry and On Through The Night. The band has always changed and grown. you know how many fans of the first three cds complain about the stuff they put out with Hysteria and Adrenalize and so on. why dont we let bands do what they do; make music they enjoy. they obviously dont want to do Hysteria part3. this cd is even better when listen to with headphones

From: CC Date: February 19, 2004 at 11:25
After the fantastic return to form of the Euphoria album Leppard decide to become a boy band......Backstreet Leppard Boys! Sad!

From: Metal Pete Date: February 19, 2004 at 12:47
After reading these comments I am certain that I would absolutely hate this cd! Sorry to hear the Leps finally threw in the towel.

From: MJ (Marla) Date: February 19, 2004 at 13:22
I have to admit, the first time I heard "X" I was pretty much "WTF"??? But it's grown on me....it has some really great songs on it! LOVE "Let Me Be The One", "Long Long Way To Go" And "Gravity" (yeah....I know I'm in the minority there...lol...) And it has some songs that I still skip....but hey, they're still doing it after all this time.....as long as it's still fun for them....go for it!!! *Fingers crossed for more of a rocker NEXT TIME....and there will be a next time!!!

From: manugol Date: February 19, 2004 at 22:55
gracias leps por haberme echo sentir con cada disco q habeis sacado.discazo muy melodico pero no exento de calidad y con canciones autenticas leppard como you,re so beautiful o turn to shreds q hacen q vuelvas al pasado.os kiero

From: Mr B Date: February 22, 2004 at 13:07
To Metal Pete: If your favourite album of Leppard is "High and Dry" or "Pyromania" then better stay away of "X". But if your favourite was "Hysteria", then you'll like "X". Superb choruses guaranteed. Give it a chance!

From: Metal Pete Date: February 23, 2004 at 14:45
MrB, well I try to be open-minded, but High 'n'Dry is still my favorite. I liked Hysteria, but it does not get as many spins as 'High'. It's hard for me to hear them 'crooning' when I loved the snarl and growling, ya know?

From: Dave... Date: February 25, 2004 at 13:53
Excellent......

From: Thrasher Date: February 27, 2004 at 10:10
Def leppard is the best!!"!

From: iron-roses Date: March 16, 2004 at 19:47
The next one with a little bit of rock ok boys????? You Know how to do it better

From: Kristian Date: March 27, 2004 at 14:21
What a shame that such a great band had to end up this way....

From: James Date: March 27, 2004 at 18:17
take a listen to this album with headphones, the dynamics of the cd are awesome.

From: wicked man Date: May 18, 2004 at 5:42
Another release from ex-american monsters of rock... shows again that european hard rock is A LOT better that the current music scene in US. This is not a bad album but too many mediocre ballads... boring.

From: James Date: May 18, 2004 at 7:47
American band??? NOT. where do you think these guys are from?? Is is Sheffield, England?

From: illimey Date: May 18, 2004 at 9:22
Yup. Def Leppard are from Sheffield, England. Just goes to show what happens when a good European rock band gets hijacked by the American gloss-rock machine. Pre-Hysteria (and some of Hysteria) proves that this band can rock with the best. Everything since then that I have heard proves they can suck with the best as well.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:55
Oh dear, what do we have here? Def Leppard try to do a sound shift like they did for "Slang", but as where they sound re-energized and fresh on that album, they sound tired and worn out here. The songs are way to light and they sound to desperate to become like a new Goo Goo Dolls or Matchbox 20. Still, some tracks are pretty good such as "Everyday", "Long Long Way To Go", and "Four Letter Word". The only track truly terrible, is the boy band ripoff "Unbelievable. 6/10

From: Rocker76 Date: June 26, 2004 at 10:06
Big Papa K - you said it all my friend! Def Leppard watered their sound down so band that they are almost drowning on this album. My first reaction was: THIS WAS THE BAND THAT OPENED FOR OZZY, PRIEST AND AC/DC? I COULD HAVE SWORN THERE WAS A ROCK BAND IN THERE SOMEWHERE! I am all for bands evolving and become better and more mature musicians - but this does not qualify. There are a few appealing moments on 'X' but it is way too lightweight to be a good Def Leppard record.

From: TIM (2) Date: June 30, 2004 at 8:38
I've always quite liked this. I don't really care if they tone down the guitars, as long as they stick to the trademark sound. Most of the first 7 tracks or so do this, but afterwards it all gets a bit iffy. My Jap version has an extra acoustic version of "Long Way To Go" which is excellent, as is "Unbelievable" and "Four Letter Word". Apart from the last 4 or 5 tracks, this is better than most of the above comments would suggest.

From: Rocker76 Date: June 30, 2004 at 12:21
I wish I could share Tim's enthusiasm for 'X.' And it pains me to say that because I consider Def Lep to be a classic band from the 80s metal scene. But I just cannot get into it at all. There are almost no characteristics at all from previous albums. The polish is certainly there - just no more power. But I'm grateful that they are still around to create new music. I just wish it had more of that hard rock edge that they apparently lost to Mutt Lange in a bet after the Hysteria tour.

From: Axelinger Date: July 10, 2004 at 16:03
What are the odds of all five members of a band submitting to castration at the same time? If you like track after track of sappy, emotional claptrap, with lyrics best suited to be written on asswipe, then this album is a masterpiece... If you still think this band is part of the hard rock genre, get thee to a psychiatrist with all due haste... This lukewarm garbage puts them on par with any of the prissy boy bands out there... Vivian Campbell - how you've fallen since Dio... Putrid crap...

From: TNTFOCUS Date: July 16, 2004 at 6:48
After 2 decades of listening to metal etc.... You get to appreciate that an album needs to be judged by its own merits...and not refered back to there past albums. I find after listening to an album the first time I leave it a week ,listen again , leave it for a month and listen to it again. find I can appreciate it more. Hey a band is not just a record....its the shit that they went through together as well. If you like it you like it, you dont-you dont. who gives a shit about previous albums

From: Rockhead Date: July 16, 2004 at 7:06
But what are your thoughts on this album?

From: Axelinger Date: July 16, 2004 at 12:00
Okay, TNT - I listened to it, and disliked it... Waited a week - listened to it, and hated it... Waited a month - listened to it again, and despised it... Waited 6 months - listened to it once more, and abhored it... Therefore, I conclude from this method of yours that my distaste for it has only grown, so your theory apparently will not work on every album... Some albums are simply a collection of festering turds - no matter how many times you hear it, and this limp effort proves this theory...

From: tntfocus Date: July 23, 2004 at 22:12
This album is ok...not there best work but I dont just listen to an album and judge the band. If I dont like it I sell the album..simple. hey not saying I am right or wrong . I just love this band and always will.I tend to agree with rocker76 and tim. Glad to see they are still goin though.

From: T-Bone Date: July 26, 2004 at 11:20
After reading an interview that Vivian Campbell did on the Def Leppard Website a few months ago and after hearing a few tracks from his side band Clock, I can tell where the modern influences are coming from on this CD. In the interview, Vivian states that he doesn't like playing hard rock in the slightest and basically sounds very bitter at the rock world. All I can say is that if he doesn't like rock music, get the hell out of the band and don't drag them down!

From: Rocker76 Date: July 26, 2004 at 14:02
AMEN BROTHER!

From: T-Bone Date: July 26, 2004 at 14:59
I was a work and had to leave before the end of my last post. Def Leppard took alot of shit for the release of Slang and I thought for sure they were back on the right track with Euphoria, but then this was unloaded on the world like a septic truck with a containment leak. The production is top notch, but that's about it. Musically, it will put you to sleep by the 3rd track. The only tracks that I even remotely like are 3 and 13. I'm not saying that Vivian Campbell is solely to blame, but I look

From: T-Bone Date: July 26, 2004 at 15:02
....Back at the releases they've done with him and I can see that they went downhill after Steve Clark's death. Vivian Campbell is one hell of a shredder and did a phenominal job on the Dio releases and I had very high hopes for him with Def Leppard, but I'm totally rethinking them now after this one. It sounds like a bad Matchbox 20 cover band at best.

From: Kristian Date: July 27, 2004 at 3:25
I have to agree with you T-Bone. Seems like their inspiration died with Steve Clark. I never liked Vivian Campbell with Def Leppard... He just feels missplaced.

From: T-Bone Date: July 27, 2004 at 10:05
Here's the interview I was talking about: http://www.defleppard.com/backstage/index_viv_interview.html

From: wadelink Date: July 30, 2004 at 8:53
I LOVED IT CAUSE IT READ (DEF LEPPARD)

From: illimey Date: September 1, 2004 at 11:56
If the 1 minute clips I listened to [at a listening station in Barnes and Noble] from the first 5 tracks of this album are anything to go by.... then BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARF is the first word that springs to mind. Heck - I don't really enjoy DL that much even from the days [pre Hysteria] when they were a rock band. Hysteria was a great album due to the presence of a few classic tracks. I haven't bothered with anything between then and now... and thank goodness for 'try before u buy'!

From: James Date: September 1, 2004 at 17:20
My fault with this cd is the fact that still i think the first two songs are the weakest on the album. When you lead off with two weak songs you tune out very quick. I think after the first two songs the cd is very good. be it a bit soft but still strong songs.

From: loman Date: October 29, 2004 at 13:35
def leppard will never get back to being like hysteria or pyromania, coz not many people listen to 80s rock now, this album has a few good songs on it,

From: Steve Date: November 13, 2004 at 11:16
X is not really a Def Leppard album, as people consider what a Def Leppard album should be - but it's TOTALLY WRONG that not many people listen to '80s rock! They do.

From: Metalhead66 Date: December 22, 2004 at 12:36
CRAP x CRAP= SUPER CRAP.POSER NU MODERN ROCK WASTE OF TIME!!!!

From: loman Date: December 27, 2004 at 14:08
x is a def leppard album but times are change, they wont go back to bein like pyromania,

From: Date: February 10, 2005 at 17:44
One of the best of the recent albums from Def Lep or any of the remaining hard rock bands out there. Killer trax like Unbelievable, Long Long Way, Four Letter Word, Torn To Shreds and even Gravity. Why do people insist on another Hysteria or Pyromania. IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN PEOPLES!!!! Def Lep are older and more mature, and this album shows it. Sure they went thru the experimental stage every band goes thru (Slang), But at least they are trying to give thier fans what they want as well as trying

From: Pyromaniac Date: February 10, 2005 at 17:49
trying to evolve thier sound. This is one of my fave D/L albums (after Hysteria) because of that mix. Keep up the good work Joe and Co. Hope to see you in OZ sometime soon.

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From: Jez Date: February 11, 2005 at 2:47
Have been playing through all my Lepp's discs. For me, this is still one of their best releases. Ok as people have said, it ain't 'Pyromania' or 'Hysteria' (classics both of them), but this is still a very strong album, with some great tracks onboard. 'Long Long Way To Go' should have been a huge record, as it is one of the best ballads the band has ever done. I Certainly wouldn't call this NU Modern rock or whatever people need to class this as, just a fresh, tight sounding MELODIC rock album.

From: ALEJANDRO Date: February 19, 2005 at 21:06
este cd es MIRDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA MIERDA SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: andres Date: February 21, 2005 at 9:31
this cd is really a FUCKIN TRASH DONT LOSE YOUR MONEY ON THIS SHIT the POSERS of the new wave of british heavy metal

From: Geoff Date: March 3, 2005 at 3:51
One of my fave Def lep releases, and a great modern melodic rock disc. The first 5 tracks are all excellent - some awesome musical peices, great vocals and massive hooks. Just sensational. 'Torn to Shreds' is my highlight and one of my top 3 Def Lep tracks - what a song!!! 'Girl Like You' is cool and 'Let Me Be the One' is a lovely ballad. Definately a fewweak tracks here, but some are just sensational and if you listen to it for what it is... well, it's excellent... IMO.

From: Witchfinder Date: April 19, 2005 at 4:46
If you want to know how a true shit really sounds listen to this. "X" it's even worse than "Slang". Place it near Bonfire's "Free" or Gotthard's "Homerun" and "Open" - it's the same crap.

From: Lovedrive Date: May 24, 2005 at 8:43
A mi me parece malo, MALO.

From: headbanger4life Date: December 1, 2005 at 5:29
I had mixed emotions at first but I really enjoy this one now. My only disappointment is that there weren't enough rockers on this one. It's a more melodic, mellow release. But never the less it's a Lep album.

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 11, 2007 at 17:16
I have to say, that after I read through the comments above I felt I better go back and listen to this album again before I left a single comment. Having done that, I can see that it is just the same old sh*t, different band. The band have clearly taken a turn in musical style and direction. Opting for a much more radio freindly, almost pop sound. Now, while that is going to be hard for many of the bands long time fans to swallow. If they can get it down, they will find that not only...

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 11, 2007 at 17:24
Does it sit well, but it tastes pretty damn good, if you just slow down and savor the flavor. OK it's different, but the hooks are massive and songs are just infrctious as hell first listen! My only real complaint is that the band felt the need to go outside themselves for song writing help. Maybe that is part of the refereshing change in sound. Whatever it is, it's worth a listen. It's just not the Leppard you grew up with by any means.

From: Melodic Man Date: August 9, 2007 at 7:52
Not my cup of tea ! Leppard is dead for me.......

From: erik Date: August 10, 2007 at 6:04
Clear example again of a band "lost". Trying to evolve and forgetting what made em great and what they did best ie Hysteria and Pyromania. This band for me is no longer and then releasing that awfull cover cd. How deep can a band sink. Pitty tho. I will remember them for the great band they once were.

From: Nightrain Date: August 13, 2007 at 23:11
Def Leppard incorporated a lot of pop influence in this album, however they're still hanging on to their roots, we can still hear Leppard's unique style in almost every songs. The problem is, too many downtempo and ballads here, they should inject more uptempo rockin' tracks to balance this album, but overall it's good. Highlights are "Now", "Long Long Way To Go", "Four Letter Words", and "Torn To Shreds"

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 11:07
It's o.k again,but guys go back and rock,that's what the fans want.

From: AOR-MESSIAH Date: May 18, 2008 at 6:58
Another great Leppard Cd. Again I can't understand the negative comments. The ballads, as usual are exceptional. The rockers are good but you need to live with them to get the most out of them and they definitely sound better live. Yes I miss the 'balls-out' rock songs, but they'll come again. If you don't like anything Leppard have done since Hysteria, this wont change your mind. If your prepared to listen to it with an open mind it's another excellent CD.

From: onemorecast Date: June 21, 2008 at 0:18
I still haven't listened from beginning to end. Terrible! Unless you like backstreet boys of Nsync.

From: kai-2 Date: September 28, 2008 at 22:05
In my opinion, this album is a sort of Bryan Adams-"Crush"-onwards Bon Jovi crossover, with, as it was said above, many mid-tempo and ballads. Although, some tracks still have the old Lep feeling, like "Youre So Beautiful", "Four Letter Words" (the best track) and "Scar". Overall, not so horrible, but could have been better.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 19, 2011 at 22:13
Def Leppard being poppy and modern in sound...well they have been doing this since "Hysteria"...this one offers some nice ones such as "Unbelievable","Everyday","Torn To Shreds" & "Let Me Be The One" plus some goodies here and there like the very "modern" opener "Now",the AORish "You're So Beautiful","Love Don't Lie","Scar" & the bonus track "Kiss The Day"...if you like The Calling or Matchbox 20 kinda stuff then this release is for you!!!.88/100

From: mikey2k Date: May 28, 2011 at 3:28
This album is....okay in my opinion...maybe. Def Leppard did the same thing that Heart did, took their huge success and multi-platinum albums and took away a lot of the power behind their newer music...in my opinion. I'm not stuck on the 80's Def Leppard tunes...I just get sent back to those albums/songs every time they release something sub-standard. Oh well, they didn't make the album for just me to listen to...good luck Def Leppard 4/10


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