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Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry



8.1 | 209 votes |
Release date: 1981
Style: New wave of British heavy metal

Owners:

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23 want it


01. Let It Go
02. Another Hit And Run
03. High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)
04. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
05. Switch 625
06. You Got Me Runnin'
07. Lady Strange
08. On Through The Night
09. Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
10. No No No
11. Bringin' On The Heartbreak [remix]
12. Me & My Wine [remix]

Top 20 albums of 1981: 13

Additional info
CD catalogue 818 836-2 Y-1
Produced by: Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Staff review by
omne metallum
Rating:
7.8
The good times before the big times.

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published 17.08.2020 | Comments (1)

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01.01.2010 - 01:20
Rating: 10
jack
This is one of my all-time favorite albums.
The guitar work by Steve Clark and Pete Willis is amazing.

Too bad Def Leppard jumped the shark on their subsequent albums.
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05.01.2012 - 21:25
JohnDoe
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Def Leppard's best work, the energy they had on this album and the first one will be forever lost starting with the release of the famous and overrated Pyromania.
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01.02.2012 - 19:22
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
My first Def leppard album proper, interesting how different this sounds to hysteria:P
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19.01.2013 - 21:49
megadeath13
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Very good Leppard album listened to it a lot. Sounds sometimes like AC/DC though.
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13.02.2018 - 03:46
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
It's cool how different this is from their more popular albums.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
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04.01.2019 - 22:31
Rating: 6
オッサン オッさん
Steelemeister
Kinda improvement from the debut. In overall the songs are bit better and this musical direction seem to fit the band better than the one on the debut. On the other hand the songs here are all quite similar, except the ballad ofc, and I don't think there's anything as impressive as 'Overture' was on the 1st one. It's listenable an album, but pretty far from having a classic status.
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17.10.2023 - 23:01
Rating: 9
For me Def Leppard's best album, listening to it is like taking a trip back to the early 80s.
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18.10.2023 - 16:08
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
You can really hear the influence this album had on Accept. Especially in the first song.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
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18.10.2023 - 16:12
JoHn Doe
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.10.2023 at 16:08

You can really hear the influence this album had on Accept. Especially in the first song.


Sarcasm?
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18.10.2023 - 16:15
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by JoHn Doe on 18.10.2023 at 16:12

Sarcasm?

Not at all, I get Accept were the earlier band, but tracks "Let It Go" have very similar song structure to later Accept songs IMO.
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18.10.2023 - 16:23
JoHn Doe
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.10.2023 at 16:15

Written by JoHn Doe on 18.10.2023 at 16:12

Sarcasm?

Not at all, I get Accept were the earlier band, but tracks "Let It Go" have very similar song structure to later Accept songs IMO.


Then it must be me, because i don't see it.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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18.10.2023 - 16:31
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by JoHn Doe on 18.10.2023 at 16:23

Then it must be me, because i don't see it.

Wouldn't be the first time I've heard/said something out of pocket either
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18.10.2023 - 17:14
Rating: 9
Metal Rasputin
I think this is their best album, High 'N' Dry combines their early rawness with more catchy and ambitious songwriting of their later classics. I don't think there are too many albums that combine more commercial style with dirty tone quite like this.
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18.10.2023 - 17:53
JoHn Doe
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.10.2023 at 16:31

Written by JoHn Doe on 18.10.2023 at 16:23

Then it must be me, because i don't see it.

Wouldn't be the first time I've heard/said something out of pocket either


Is it possibly because both bands were influenced by AC/DC?
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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08.11.2023 - 23:49
Rating: 9
Tom Muller
Only album i really like from leppard
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