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The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time 

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List Rules This 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.

Hysteria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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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, + more

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Pop rock, Glam metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal

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Pyromania is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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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', + more

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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High 'n' Dry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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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, + more

Length (mins): 00:42:16

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, New Wave of British Heavy Metal

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Adrenalize is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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1. Let's Get Rocked
2. Heaven Is
3. Make Love Like a Man
4. Tonight
5. White Lightning
6. Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)
7. Personal Property
8. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
9. I Wanna Touch U
10. Tear It Down

Release Date: 1992

Artist: Def Leppard

Tracks: Make Love Like a Man, White Lightning, Personal Property, + more

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Pop rock, Glam metal

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