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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.

Pyromania is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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1 252 VOTES

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', Comin' Under Fire, Stagefright, Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop), Photograph, Die Hard the Hunter, Rock of Ages, Too Late for Love

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) 2 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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2 226 VOTES

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, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes), High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night), Lady Strange, You Got Me Runnin', Let It Go, No No No, On Through the Night, Switch 625

Length (mins): 00:42:16

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

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#67 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

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Hysteria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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3 289 VOTES

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, Animal, Love Bites, Armageddon It, Excitable, Don't Shoot Shotgun, Gods of War, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Rocket, Run Riot

Label: Mercury Records

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

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#9 on What Are the Best Diamond Certified Albums of All Time?

#3 on Which Delayed Albums Were Actually Worth the Wait?

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On Through the Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Def Leppard Albums of All Time
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4 188 VOTES

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, Wasted, Rocks Off, When the Walls Came Tumbling Down, Hello America, Rock Brigade, Sorrow Is a Woman, Answer to the Master, Overture

Length (mins): 00:44:10

Label: Phonogram Records

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

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