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The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 2.4k votes 593 voters 8.6k views12 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

British bred rockers Def Leppard are known as one of best bands of all time, and are a band that should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Def Leppard albums, with the help of your votes. Although Def Leppard formed in 1977 when British heavy metal was hugely masculine and the order of the day. The Sheffield-based quintet led by lead singer Joe Elliott cleverly dropped their dominant hard rock sound for a glossier, pop-rock sound. The band’s good looks and catchy hooks on Pyromania (1983) aligned with the early years of MTV, which catapulted them from English pubs to stadiums around the world. Other popular albums include Hysteria (1987) and On Through the Night (1980).

This Def Leppard discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Def Leppard albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Def Leppard singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Def Leppard album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums like Adrenalize (1992); if you have a favorite Def Leppard album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. This list of popular Def Leppard CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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    1. Women
    2. Rocket
    3. Animal
    4. Love Bites
    5. Pour Some Sugar on Me
    6. Armageddon It
    7. Gods of War
    8. Don't Shoot Shotgun
    9. Run Riot
    10. Hysteria
    11. Excitable
    12. Love and Affection

    • Release Date: 1987
    • Artist: Def Leppard
    • Tracks: Hysteria, Women, Love and Affection
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Pop rock, Glam metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal
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    1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
    2. Photograph
    3. Stagefright
    4. Too Late for Love
    5. Die Hard the Hunter
    6. Foolin'
    7. Rock of Ages
    8. Comin' Under Fire
    9. Action! Not Words
    10. Billy's Got a Gun

    • Release Date: 1983
    • Artist: Def Leppard
    • Producer: Robert Lange
    • Tracks: Billy's Got a Gun, Action! Not Words, Foolin'
    • Length (mins): 00:45:14
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock, Glam metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal
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  • 1. Let It Go
    2. Another Hit and Run
    3. High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)
    4. Bringin' On the Heartbreak
    5. Switch 625
    6. You Got Me Runnin'
    7. Lady Strange
    8. On Through the Night
    9. Mirror, Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
    10. No No No

    • Release Date: 1981
    • Artist: Def Leppard
    • Producer: Robert Lange
    • Tracks: Bringin' On the Heartbreak, Another Hit and Run, Mirror
    • Length (mins): 00:42:16
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, New Wave of British Heavy Metal
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    1. Rock Brigade
    2. Hello America
    3. Sorrow Is a Woman
    4. It Could Be You
    5. Satellite
    6. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
    7. Wasted
    8. Rocks Off
    9. It Don't Matter
    10. Answer to the Master
    11. Overture

    • Release Date: 1980
    • Artist: Def Leppard
    • Producer: Tom Allom
    • Tracks: Satellite, It Could Be You, It Don't Matter
    • Length (mins): 00:44:10
    • Label: Phonogram Records
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, New Wave of British Heavy Metal
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