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Matthew Schwarz | Bridgewater, nj United States | 05/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'd give it 3 1/2 stars as is. About 2/3 of this album really delivers to the fans of "Hysteria" and "Adrenalize", but it suffers from the Aerosmith-Nine-Lives syndrome of watering down a great hard rock album with way too many mediocre ballads. The 8 rockin' songs are fine examples of Def Leppard's lush signature pop-metal sound, with plenty of energy and fun, while several of the 5 slower songs are more a modern alternopop that I don't care for. "Promises" is a decent ballad - it could have come off of "Adrenalize"."