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Def Leppard — Def Leppard

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★☆☆☆ The best thing I can say about this album is that it sounds just like Def Leppard. To be fair, the band do try a few new tricks throughout the album (most notably, more groove), and they’re by and large interesting and laudable. And the band’s performances are all as excellent as you’d expect them to be. But there’s also a pervasive tiredness that smothers the entire album. Also, there’s something stubbornly 80s-ish about the songwriting, as if this is the ultimate high-water mark for a collection of outro songs of movies about skiing and feathered hair. And oh god does it go on and on.