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  1. Salvador
    August 4, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    A picture from the Vivian Campbell era for a review of Hysteria? Come on guys, you can do better than that.


  2. Lorenzo de Pacas
    June 18, 2019 @ 10:27 am

    Finally, somebody who shares my opinion about the song Hysteria. I bought this on cassette in 1989, at age 10, and the first side was almost all i listened to. But after years of musical enlightenment, plus teaching myself how to play guitar, the song Hysteria began to stand out by far beyond the other commercially-driven pop rock on side one. Not to say its bad, but the title track has been my favorite Dev Leppard song for at least 10-12 years now, and I don’t think that will ever change.


  3. JMGoldie
    April 21, 2020 @ 7:40 pm

    I think, Don’t shoot shotgun and run riot are two of the better songs :) Love and Affection could be by anyone. Funny how music polarizes opinion. Hysteria stands the test of time – it’s a great tune, fun to play acoustic and stands the test of time better than the rest I think. One of the few albums I can listen to all the way through along with Born in the USA, Metallica, American Idiot, Pyromania, Appetite for Destruction, Master of Puppets, Back in Black maybe a few more… Got a young kid from a classical music background, living in the UK, into rock, as opposed to pop, which was all they played on the radio. If nothing else, thats something positive, and started the chain reaction which opened up new doors for me.

    Hysteria is a one of a kind album, love it or hate it. A product of it’s time by musicians at their peak trying something different with a producer who’s style shaped the sound. Just like High n Dry has a similar sound to Back n Black, Hysteria and Slippery When Wet are typical pop rock sounds of the later 80’s. Yah they’ll never make another one, most bands don’t, and can’t. Zeppelin, Beatles, Eagles, Springsteen are rare exceptions when it comes to maintaining such a high standard of output, and they changed along the way, personally and musically.

    The journalist who gave it 0 out of 10 made it personal, about himself. He only announced his credibility rating. Songwriters are not obliged to produce albums for other people. Bands don’t write for music critics, and music critics rarely write for bands.

    Because they’re not good enough in the first place.

    They would do well to remember that instead of trying to make a name for themselves on the back of those who already have. There’s a fine line between openminded reviews with critical thinking and churlish disrespect.

    It’s the writer who has to earn it, not the subjects who already have.


    • Scott
      October 11, 2021 @ 10:06 pm

      Nice comment dude. Respect.


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