Music Review: Def Leppard – Songs From the Sparkle Lounge

It's obvious that Def Leppard tries to compare themselves to The Beatles with the cover of their new album Songs From the Sparkle Lounge. One look and anyone who has paid attention to popular culture over the last 50 years will instantly see the similarities to the Beatle's hugely important Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

That said, there are a few things the two groups have in common, and they mostly revolve around riches, fame, and nationality. What the two groups don't share is a knack for experimentation and studio trickery – and that's where Songs From the Sparkle Lounge is largely a bust.

Named after a room backstage that the band utilized on their last tour to write songs and warm up, Songs From the Sparkle Lounge continues a trend and change in sound that Def Leppard has been toying with for years. In addition, for the lengthy amount of time it takes Def Leppard to make a record, Songs From the Sparkle Lounge sounds like it was hastily thrown together.

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