MINI BLOG: High N’ Dry

Def Leppard – High ‘N’ Dry (1981)
Though actually their second album, “High ‘N’ Dry” sounds like the first real Def Leppard album (“On Through The Night” sounded like a generic 70’s band – who knew?) complete with all the trademarks: chugging riffs, pre-choruses with musical dropouts, and big, fat choruses (with chorus and reverb a-plenty on the vocals). When I first listened to “Hysteria” earlier this year I thought it was Def Leppard’s greatest hits package but really it’s just their masterpiece. “High ‘N’ Dry” seems to be more of the rule – a collection of samey, lame rock jams though “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” shows signs of greater things to come. [3.7/10.0] Ok

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