20th Century Boy
Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
Def Leppard return with their first album in four years, a collection of covers of some of rock's most classic cuts. Blondie, T. Rex, ELO, Roxy Music -- even David Essex's "Rock On" gets some sugar poured on it. While the arena rockers hew pretty close to original versions of cuts like Bowie's "Drive In Saturday" and the Faces' "Stay with Me," they're not afraid to add a few mighty guitar riffs and synth flourishes to the Kinks' otherwise reserved "Waterloo Sunset."