Billion Dollar Babies is the sixth studio album by American rock band Alice Cooper, released on February 25, 1973 by Warner Bros. Records. The album became the best selling Alice Cooper record at the time of its release, hit number one on the album charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and went on to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album has been retrospectively praised by such critics as Robert Christgau, Greg Prato of AllMusic, and Jason Thompson of PopMatters, but The Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004) gave the album only two and a half stars. Songs were recorded in both the state of Connecticut and London, England. Lyrics cover topics and themes such as necrophilia, dental fear, horror, and sexual harassment. At 40 minutes and 51 seconds, it is the longest studio album the band has ever released; this does not count any of Cooper’s solo albums.Wikipedia
Kind of like a very competent Halloween gag. Also, weirdly, I don't think I knew what Alice Cooper sounded like until this.
Love the dark, gritty themes of this album over the loud, anthemic, hard rock guitars. Cooper's got a killer voice. Standout Tracks: Hello Hooray, Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, Mary Ann, I Love the Dead
Favs: Billion Dollar Babies, I Love the Dead, Hello Hooray, No More Mr. Nice Guy Mehs: I don't really think this one has "mehs." But Raped and Freezin' is my least favorite. Great stuff. Essential rock. Alice Cooper! \m/(>.<)\m/
Again not a massive fan but not offensive
Alice Cooper just seems a bit lame by today's standards. Like if Disney did Cradle of Filth
Way better than I had expected. Should’ve listened to this a long time ago
This owns. I always thought Alice Cooper was just a gothy joke, like Elvira.
Obra maestra absoluta. Alice es uno de los grandes y este es su mejor trabajo. De ellos me gustan hasta sus andares, y es que disfruto mucho de sus discos más heavys, pero no hay nada como su rock más clásico cuando eran una banda.
I'm surprised that there are two Alice Cooper albums on this list. I didn't think he was that influential, and I didn't realize this work was early 70s. I would have thought it was late 70s or early 80s.
-An absolutely fantastic album -"Hello Hooray" is a great anthemic-esque track -"Elected" is a fun take on politics, and a total jam -"Billion Dollar Babies" is an incredible track. Great guitar riffs throughout, some great bass slides, catchy lyrics, and basically anything else you could want -"No More Mr. Nice Guy" sits with "School's Out" as the 2 Alice Cooper tracks I expect literally anyone to have heard -"I Love The Dead" is classic macabre Alice Cooper. Great imagery, easy to sing along chorus, some crazy breathing sound effects, and lots of fancy instrumentation, as well as a nice bit of a jam in the middle
One of the high water marks for the classic lineup - excellent songs, great arrangements. Elected is particularly stellar - the rolling buildup of the bass at the start, the horns ....
I love Alice Cooper & this entire album. I would argue that Unfinished Sweet is the best dentist song of all time & they absolutely ARE aching to get me.
schools out foreve!
Alice Cooper’s magnus opus. An outstanding compilation of songs that does not disappoint the listener. The histrionic Hello Hurray starts the fantastic trip impeccably, several bangers follow, finally closing with the I Love The Dead (one of my favorite in the record) This is a seminal record that made history, not only in the glam rock, but in the 70s scene
ovo san čekala!! top album al moran izdvojit basista, wow wow wow! vrhunski
Another one from my youth, Alice Cooper was an innovator and the start of shock rock
5 star. Was going to give 4.5 but fuck it - A masterpiece by Alice and the band. One of my favorites when I was in high school, mostly for the shock rock value. But now now I see it has artistic value beyond that
Only knew Elected and had never actually heard the album before. Loved it. How much did i love this album ! Track 1, i think, is my new fav Alice Cooper tune. Really enjoyed...
I was very surprised at how much I actually enjoyed this. With the exception of a few of the last tracks I loved it. Gets a five because of how much I was taken back.
Alright, look. I'm a huge Alice Cooper fan, and so I am going to make a strong attempt to be as objective as possible in this review. And it is from the perspective of that objective lens that I am here to tell you that this album 100% deserves to be on this project. Alice Cooper brought shock rock out of its prototypal obscurity and perfected it. That didn’t happen without its fair bit of experimentation. But it was on this sixth studio album that Alice Cooper's efforts reached a point of stars aligning and coming together. Billion Dollar Babies brings together the best of the band's work thus far in the areas of glam, metal, horror, and shock. The album is consistent and cohesive throughout, with interesting lyrics and vocals, dark horror-inspired topics, excellent riffs, and hard hitting rock. The band went through a significant polishing phase during this album, even down to Alice Cooper himself honing in on his signature look, a look that he is still ultimately known for today. The success of this album was a culmination that led to the also incredibly successful Billion Dollar Babies Tour, a true shock rock theatrical spectacle that included drills, guillotines, body parts, blood, whips, and thousands of other pounds of miscellaneous horror paraphernalia. (Seriously, if you care about shock rock, watch the tour recording, "Good To See You Again, Mr. Cooper" and witness history in the making.) This album and its tour undeniably shaped and changed the course of shock rock, and was undoubtedly an inspiration for other shock rock legends such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. The impact just can’t be overstated. Honestly, this album just slays.
i must preface this review with saying alice cooper is my favorite artist. i cannot manage to be unbiased in my review and i'm glad to use this as an excuse to listen to a fantastic album. billion dollar babies is AMAZING. it showcases the alice cooper band's shock rock sound. the band definitely hit their stride in this album--i think it's their best (band-wise). a lot of what the band does here they were already doing: they were writing witty lyrics like what's in "elected," creating creepy songs like "unfinished sweet" dating back a few years, and writing amazing guitar, bass, and drum melodies (that drum intro on "billion dollar babies"? WOW). but there's something amazing about this album that makes it different from their previous albums. not every song was released as a single, but every song is so *good* and so unique. the lyrics are top notch. the group balances well between clever and scary. and if the lyrics aren't enough for you, listening to the piano solo in "mary ann" will cause actual chills to go up your spine! "i love the dead" is horror-esque by its title alone, but the guitar takes the listener on such a journey that you viscerally feel it. i couldn't say enough wonderful things about this album. well deserved on this list. i wouldn't dare change a single lyric or note.
Oh wow. I remember buying this at a car boot sale and I still absolutely adore it. It's pure over the top silly spectacle, a prototype for shock rock - Marilyn Manson did nothing that Alice Cooper hadn't already set in motion. Still put this on and rock out from time to time. It's interesting when you read about Alice Cooper's sound basically changed later on so that they could be more commercially successful - mind you, that doesn't mean that Trash and Hey Stoopid aren't also awesome.
An absolute joy from start to finish. Great tunes, fab musicianship and a sense of humour. Brilliant. I played this album constantly when I was 13-14 but had forgotten how good it was. It's better than I remembdr it because now I understand and appreciate the humour as well as the music.
this album has no more Mr nice guy.
Kinda sucks lol
Wait....am I really into Alice Cooper????????? Loved "Elected" (maybe I'm too into GOTV right now) and "Hello Hooray." Generation Landslide stood out too. Mary Ann -- LOVE the pianoooo. Unexpected after some of the more shout-y songs. I loooooove the transition from Sick Things into Mary Ann. The piano at the beginning. Really made me appreciate the art of an album and listening to songs in the intended order and with the intended context an artist wants you to listen to them. Did not like I Love the Dead. Liked this enough that I kept listening to the live versions and the live version of Billionaire dollar Babies SLAPPPPS. The guitar riffs!!! And how the drums intermingles with them. Am I really gonna give him five stars???? Honestly overall the live versions are super worth listening to for the extra passion in the delivery of the lyrics & the musicianship of all the extra riffs. And the original album version of raped & freezin (don't love the title or the lyrics?) didn't do anything for me but the live version made me take notice in a good way. No More Mr. Nice Guy was great live too. Not that shocked now that I like his sound - I love Ace Frehley's "Back in the New York Groove" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take it" and his sound reminds me of it. VERYYY different sound (kinda Elvis?) but was into Model-T too. Damn this guy has range. Edit: I listened to this full album 3x through in 24 hours after never hearing any of the songs before. Big fan.
Sometimes a little disjointed but always interesting and jarring. Mostly great music and creepy without being pastiche.
Prolly my fav Alice Cooper album. The drums are just so good, especially on the eponymous track, that opening fill is too catchy. This time around I was impressed by the amount of piano too.
I don't know what I expected from this album, honestly. Not this, though. Half of the album felt like a Stones ripp-off band. The other half was more metal ... but not by much. I know it was early days for metal but, still. I don't know. It's not bad but it's also not special. Except for "No More Mr. Nice Guy" - one whole star for that track alone.
It was good
How has Alice Cooper impressed me... I would probably put a 3.5 but 4 seems fair. It's a good album
I see why Alice Cooper was popular
I was expecting a little bit heavier than this. I did like it, but would have rather had a bit more power behind it.
I don't think I knew this, but it sounds good.
Ikke så stor kjennskap til den gigantiske katalogen til Alice Cooper. Veldig allright album - høydare i form av No more Mr Nice Guy, Hello Hooray og Unfinished sweets.
Good album with strong vocals and varied styles and instruments.
Me gustaron las cuerdas, tienen esa vibrita que suena al pasado: a Kiss con menos adornos. Billion Dolar Babies fue mi track favorito (a pesar de las intermisiones de voz aguda tan característica en el glam). aunque disfrute mucho los primeros 5 canciones, me perdió la segunda parte del disco Mood: esta vez no estoy muy seguro, tal vez rompiendo la guitarra al acabar la canción de la hoguera (referencia de Bob Esponja)
So this is definitely like the album that made Alice Cooper an icon. It’s very good. Should revisit for the tracks that are really really good.
offbeat theatrical spookiness catchy
Classic. Utterly degenerate, but classic
Fun energy here.
A perfect encapsulation of Alice Cooper and the "darkness" he threatened, but never really brought. This album offers the catchy riffs and lyrics while offering greater depth throughout the listen.
Pretty solid classic rock album. Pretty great tracks with my absolute fav track being “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, which I have known before this listen. Was pleasantly surprised by many elements as well, like the piano in “Mary Ann”. Final track “I Love the Dead” was super fun too. Overall, I really enjoyed this!
it was pretty good, i thought the opener and closer were good especially
Some of Alice's biggest songs are on this classic album. Always fun to revisit old shock rock.
innovator, I wish he was my goth/glam uncle
This was a very fun album
I love Alice Cooper. He is great, I listened to him on 6Music recently and he's just a really nice guy who loves the performance and campness of glam rock. This album was pretty good, not as good as Trash.
I could go my entire life without hearing Unfinished Sweet again and I would be perfectly fine with that. Other than that...solid album.
Made me feel like I was in a 70s high school movie or a backyard bbq. Except the last song sounds like Halloween. Pretty fun
Love me some Alice Cooper. I prefer some darker stuff, but this is still classic, especially the title track and No More Mr. Nice Guy.
This is a tight band, writing fringe rock, and Alice is singing lyrics for the horror fans of the world. In short, it rocks hard. This really feels like malice fully leaning into the persona he performs with to this day, and the results are spectacular.
I really like this last hurrah of the bluesy-hard-Rock version of Alice Cooper before he goes full spooky Halloween man. There are definite signs of what's coming next throughout, but the majority of the tracks are still more straightforward rock tunes. AC had a pretty solid streak of great records from School's Out through Go to Hell (with plenty of good shit before and after, but that's streak is unimpeachable). Biggest takeaway from this listen was Sick Things. The noisy cacophany is really great and a real teaser of a lit of what would be on Nightmare.
Overduidelijke Glam Rock. Kan het wel smaken maar geen 'wauwgevoel' bij dit album
Great album. I always through Alice Cooper was much harder… I guess this was hard for the time? Excellent album, though.
I think most Alice Cooper is 3-star territory for me. I typically like the lyrics and the music well enough. Cooper's singing is hit or miss for me though. This album happens to have a couple of tunes I really like, such as "No More Mr. Nice Guy." That pushes it into 4 stars for me!
Top notch glam rock.
Fun Album. A little theatrical, spooky and catchy. As Alice cooper (7/10) FT: No More Mr. Nice Guy, I Love The Dead
Great album. Lots of classics. Great garage works shop album
Круто. Рад был знакомству, мистер Alice Cooper
The edgy-for-edgy's-sake shtick is something I could take or leave, but there's a moment that makes this album for me. It happens during the refrain of No More Mr. Nice Guy, a flourish on "obscene". That gives the game away, Mr. Cooper, but I appreciate it. I learned after finishing the song that it was used in Ash vs Evil Dead, which is entirely unsurprising. And the rest of the music is technically great, easy to listen to, easy glammy fun.
I’d listened to this album before but something about it clicked this time. Fun stuff
I’ve listened to No More Mr. Nice Guy so many times but the first time I’ve heard the whole album. Solid stuff.
I have only passing familiarity with Alice, I know the hits, thought he was great in Wayne's World, etc. I did see him in concert opening for Mötley Crüe in 2015 or so. He was still 100% rock star and much more fun then poor old Vince Neil. Oof, that was a sad spectacle. Anyway, I'm perfectly happy to listen to this album. The album cover is the same ridiculous mashup of images and ideas as his music evokes. It makes me chuckle. I'm such a sucker for loud strutting rock stars that can really belt out a rock anthem but don't take themselves too seriously. So here we go. Although I'm not familiar with most of these songs, except Billion Dollar Babies and No More Mr Nice Guy, it sure starts out sounding like classic Alice Cooper, which is a good thing. I normally would object to a song called Raped and Freezin' but it is a pretty good rocker. Elected is also solid. The title track is so good, and I just read that Donovan does the falsetto which is hilarious. Oh and I'm enjoying Unfinished Sweet (great title). Obviously No More Mr Nice Guy is a high water mark. Generation Landslide strikes me as an objectively good song and valid social commentary. Sick Things is the weakest track in my opinion and for whatever reason I Love the Dead leaves me cold. (ha!) Overall my rating is: turn it up!
This album contributed to half of the Alice coopers greatest hits that I listened to as a child. Some of the songs were kinda shitty but no more mr nice guy and elected make up for it
This was far better than I had anticipated. I would relisten.
This was so much better than I expected. I had a perception of Alice Cooper as a hacky, shock act and this felt much more genuine than I anticipated.
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No More Mr. Nice Guy is great as I already knew. This is an album that could grow on me if I listened to it a few more times.
I don't think this is all that bad actually. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" was the best song on the album, IMO. 7/10.
This album list has really taught me that my idea of what Alice Cooper is, was totally flawed. Between School's Out and this album, you really see the flair he has for theatrics and kind of a "burlesque show" vibe to his albums. It's Rock and Roll but has that stage show feel, less so on this album than it did with School's Out, but still there. I enjoyed this one, some more of his classics were on the list with Hello Hooray, Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, and No More Mister Nice Guy. Solid album all around.
A surprising amalgam of styles from two different eras, this album has elements of both 60s psychadaelia and 70s prog rock. Also, this album showcases the oft-overlooked fact that Vincent Furnier was and is a hell of a singer.
Enjoyed this quite a lot. Cheesy but fun. Lost its way a bit towards the end but go on have a 4th star why not
Rock clásico con buenas guitarras y acordes. Temas muy conocidos para una buena voz carismática
There are some great songs and then some good songs. Just good a good theatrical rock album.
I always figured Cooper was hard rock, so I was surprised to hear elements of glam (e.g., the opener Hello Hooray) and even prog (e.g., parts of Unfinished Sweet). It definitely had a somewhat dated sound, but it was pretty good overall. I'll give it a 4 because I have a tough time giving a 5 to an album that has an anthemic song about necrophilia. Oh, and the song "Raped and Freezin'" - um, Alice Cooper, are you ok? Favorite tracks: Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Maybe I'm being too generous, but this feels like a surprising 4 stars. I've never thought Alice Cooper was anything special - like No More Mr. Nice Guy, well-known but to me just ok. But there's some stylish arrangements here (for example, Hello Hooray and Billion Dollar Babies). And Alice Cooper (the man) writes some pretty witty lyrics - sometimes the material is dark but the music to go with it is not. It's like glam rock with a totally distorted sense of humour. I really enjoyed Raped and Freezin, Elected (was there some brass in there?), Unfinished Sweet, and Generation Landslide for these unusual lyrical and musical combinations. I Love the Dead starts to dip its toe into the macabre a bit too much but the latter half of the song has some redeeming musical arrangements. Sick Things (definitely too much macabre) and Mary Ann (awful sound) were the only real disappointments.
Had this album for a while, picked it up cheap a while back. It's a good one. Alice Cooper is still playing a few of these live. "I Love The Dead" is his closer. So these are songs the fans still love after almost 50 years. I like the feel of all these songs, most of them still have a bit of the 70s wrapped in them in. What I mean is that they could have only come from that era, I doubt the production styles of later eras would have made these songs sound like they do later, like in the 80s. It doesn't have as strong or as hummable a song as "School's Out," but I like all the songs on it: "Elected," "Hello, Hooray," "No Mr. Nice Guy" are some of my favorites of Alice Cooper. It's really weird to separate the two eras: the band Alice Cooper and the person Alice Cooper. But hey, that's rock and roll, right?
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Billion dollar babies, Unfinished sweet, No more mr. nice guy
sonzao a fude
Punk before punk,
Glam rock. Un megahit. Un 4.
Alice Cooper is so fun
Thought there was some solid guitar and a few really catchy choruses. 7/10
I also love the dead
This album was a non-stop true joy for me at 12 years old, and still hits those spots.
Je le dis et le redis: on ne mérite pas l'Alice Cooper des 70's. Prefs: Raped and Freezin', Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, Unfinished Sweet, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Generation Landslide, I Love The Dead Moins pref: Sick Things
Not what I expected. A very good album.
Grade 7. St. Francis middle school. We had to do a project on Hounds of the Baskerville. Could anything be more boring? Rudy G. and I decided to team up and figure it out. Upon reading the fine print of the assignment, we learned that we could do a song rather than a book report. Hmmm. In 15 minutes, our assignment was done. We had a tape recorder and while "I love the Dead" was playing in the background, Rudy and I whaled " I Love The Hounds" and howled like nobody's business during the drumming bits. The teacher, realizing we took the easy way out, decided to play the tape for the class. We prepared to be embarrassed and teased but - no - the class loved it and girls who wouldn't normally give the time of day to the likes of Rudy and me, were telling us how original, charming and funny we were. Win, WIn, WIn. Later that year when the school was getting us prepared for our confirmation they told us we had to pick a "confirmation name". I picked Alice as my confirmation name. That didn't go over so well with the principal and his warped sense of love thy neighbour. +1 for making the School of the Bleeding Heart of Jesus more bearable.
This was a huge album for my 14 year old self. Probably hadn't put it on the turntable in 40 years. Well I've been missing out. BBB stands up today and remains a great album. What shocked was the variety of styles and the ease with which they pull them off. Great playing, excellent production and great songs! Of the hits No More Mr. Nice Guy is stellar but the title track, Hello Hooray and Elected are not far behind. And for a deep album cut, you won't find better than Generation Landslide. A stellar hard rock album that has aged very well 4.5 🌟
Had a bunch of notes but they got deleted. I liked the first half of this album but hated the 2nd half. As a vocal talent, I've definitely overlooked Alice Cooper and always thought of him as a TV celebrity, but sitting down and listening to this album definitely changed my mind. Would have been fun to see this band live in their prime, the music just seems so tailored to live shows.
this is a really good album and I really like the songs, but there's something almost muted, or held back. and maybe that restraint is appealing to some.
Þessi er mjög glam-Alice. Fílana. Vantar í vinylsafnið.
Better than School's Out
Rock grunge de ótima qualidade
The guy is a genius, his macabre persona within a little rock pop mixed in was a big deal back in the day. He walked so others could run.
Ik ben alice cooper fan, prachtig album
Hij heeft er betere maar no more MR. NIce guy is een classic
30/08/2022 Alice Cooper – Million Dollar Babies 4/5 I’m surprised by this album. I’m not a Hard Rock or Glam fan, and I was expecting something heavier, or at least freakier. But no, it was an amazingly easy to listen album (for its genre), fun and it doesn’t take itself serious at all. It has good instrumentals, good production for the time, and except when it gets too weird, vocals are enjoyable too. Again, the genre is not favourite, and that is probably my biggest bad point; and one of the reasons I think I will be tired of listening to these songs in my playlists in the near future. Lyrics are also not something I usually pay close attention to, and the humour has maybe aged a bit poorly (but is not offensive at all). Hello Hooray – 4.5/5 Great first track, because of its theme, but also because it sounds really good. The bell that sounds in the background of the song freaked me out a bit, but I think that is a sign of good production. Raped and Freezin’ –3.5/5 Standard hard rock song that doesn’t sound bad at all. Love the end, and the addition of the piano on the background. Elected – 4.5/5 The catchiest track of the album, and one of the best in my opinion. I always love a bit of politics in my music. I really like the addition of the horns, and the instrumental bridge. Billion Dollar Babies – 4.5/5 Another great song of the album. Great instrumentally, and the Donovan featuring, with those double singed choruses, is fantastic. Unfinished Sweet – 3/5 This song is one of the weakest in my opinion. It is a fun and original song thanks mostly to its interlude, but the theme (Dental health? Why?) and the sound of the song itself doesn’t do it for me. No More Mr. Nice Guy – 3.5/5 Not the best track of the album musically, but the theme is interesting: how being different generates hate. This, however, doesn’t explain why you must stop being a good person because of that. You don’t have to treat others like shit, just because you receive that from some. And that is just my opinion. Generation Landslide – 4/5 Really like the “folky” sound in this song. Other lyrics criticising the older generations, similar to what he does in “Billion Dollar Babies”; a critic totally valid today. Sick Things – 3.5/5 Not the most appealing sound in this track, but it pairs very well with what it condemns in the lyrics, creating a frightening atmosphere thanks to the slow tempo and the instrumentation. Mary Ann – 4/5 Surprising slow, short and sweet track that sounds like a Beatles song. It contrasts highly with the previous and the next song in the album. I Love the Dead – 4/5 And here is the craziest song of the album. I don’t know how you decide to write a song about necrophilia, but here it is. Apart from how questionable the topic is (knowing that it is not written seriously), the instrumentation is great. It sounds like an epic Queen song.
I can appreciate what's going on in this album. Pretty fun at times, and what isn't fun is fine. Really enjoy some of the more prog and experimental elements. 4/5
This album is lyrically interesting and the music suitably dramatic and interesting. A pretty good intro to Alice Cooper (the band).
There's a reason Alice is a legend. Pretty much the king of "shock" rock. Really groovy tracks with some dark and offensive lyrics. Love it.
I haven't really listened to Alice Cooper, so this is a good exercise. I enjoyed Hello Hooray a lot. No More Mr. Nice Guy is of course, awesome. Generation Landslide should have gotten more radio play time. It's too good for me never to have heard it. This album is some core rock. It's really well done, but it's got a lot of that weirdness Alice Cooper is know for. Really good bass lines.
Alice Cooper is the king of shock rock!! It is very evident by some of the topics touched on in this album. Some examples include: Unfinished Sweet - a song about dental surgery. Alice uses dental drill sounds and screaming/moaning noises to really drive home the cringe factor! Sick Things - his delivery in this song is so creepy, which is the point! I Love The Dead - a song about necrophelia, which in and of itself is shocking! The fact that it is almost a love ballad/porno groove adds to the shock factor. Another surprising song was Mary Ann, when it is just him and a piano. Overall a great album! Alice Cooper was a revolutionary artist, and paved the way for the likes of Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. Favourite songs: No More Mr. Nice Guy, Elected, Billion Dollar Babies Least favourite song: Sick Things 4/5
First listen. Never really heard much Cooper aside from the obvious tracks. Fun listen.
Some of the lyrical content is a bit iffy but I think historical context matters and it wouldn't have been "cancellable" in the 70s. That said this is a good example of rock of the era. Some bangers, some filler but ultimately a good time. 3 ½ stars would be fair but since that's not possible I'm rounding up to 4. Also, the note Alice hits at the start of the chorus in Hello Hooray is very Lennonesque
Very enjoyable. Good spooky rock for halloween
shocked by this rock
Slicker than a weasel.
nice. alice cooper slays!
Ok rock album, some classic tracks of the 70’s. No More Mr Nice Guy still my favorite track from the album
So many styles of music & vocals composed in one album. I hear early metal, but enjoyed also the cabaretesque piano & heard a few strings, too. How creative! Aside from No More Mr. Nice Guy, I very much enjoyed I Love the Dead. Into this.
An album with a surprising amount of variety. Never listened to Alice Cooper before, but this album is filled with highlights. Not just a standard hard rock album, the songs are unique from each other in their sound. I really enjoyed the instrumentation on this album, and it has given me a new appreciation for Alice Cooper. Would recommend. FAVORITE SONGS: - Hello Hooray - Billion Dollar Babies - No More Mr. Nice Guy - Mary Ann - I Love the Dead 4/5
I used to be such a sweet sweet thing ‘Til they Got a holda me
Don't mind a bit of AC, can't say it's all time but it is pretty damn catchy and rocks. 3/5.
7/10. mostly boring honestly, but has one amazing song (no more mr nice guy)
If your album doesn't end with an ode to necrophilia, are you even trying?
a good hard rock album but it misses out on having that 1 hit song that really carries it away
Unfortunately worse than School's Out, no song really stood out and overall they were just rather boring and similar sounding
I enjoyed this. Solid collection of rock songs. There are a few absolute classics on it, but the whole thing was good. Some intriguing themes and ideas (both musically and lyrically), and interesting production too. Would definitely consider revisiting, though I might be tempted just to head straight for a Greatest Hits compilation.
I shockingly enjoyed this.
better than I was expecting
Some of this pretty decent with the perspective of when it was. Had no idea Elected was the inspiration to the Ramones. I don’t really feel like it stands up as “hard” like it used to be haha
not bad. some good classic rock
Nothing too special from such a famous band. A bit more ambitious than Schools Out but no song stands out.
Me ha recordado más a Queen de esa época que a lo que conocía de Alice Cooper. En 1973 debió ser interesante de verdad estar en uno de sus conciertos. Me han gustado Elected y Generation Landslide. Y está su super éxito No more Mr. Nice Guy.
Creo que no es mucho para mí. No que sea malo, a veces suena muy chingón, pero no es algo que volvería a escuchar. "Generation Landslide" es la que más me gustó, creo, "Mary Ann", cagada porque es como una cancioncita de vodevil o algún show de establecimiento cutre. Y "I love the dead" es gran cierre. 7/10.
Glam rock, some cool riffs and songs. More heavily produced sound than I really like, but it's decent.
Very nice Alice cooper album. I don't know if I classified it as essential, but it's a good choice, for sure.
3.7 - Fun, macabre, theatrical. Unlike some of the other hard rock acts of the era, Alice Cooper doesn't take himself too seriously, which I appreciate. He also draws from different genres to create an album that's dense with ideas and lots of surprises.
Taas kerran joutuu toteamaan, että levyn sisältö oli erilaista kuin mitä oli odottanut. Odotin kasarirokkia ja sihiseviä käärmeitä jne, mutta olikin paljon rennompaa tavaraa. Ilmeisesti vuonna 1973 ei vielä tarvinut ihan mitään ylettömiä tempauksia tehdä järkyttääkseen mummoja. Erityisesti jäi mieleen pianopimputtelut ja lopun nostattelut Aaaaai laaav the deee-e-edd...
Contains No More Mr Nice Guy and Billion Dollar Babies. Other than those songs, everything else is rather eclectic. How did Alice Cooper get so famous?
Aluksi levyä kuunnellessa mietti, että soittakaa Poison tai School's Out. En ekalla kuuntelukerralla syttynyt, mutta annoin levylle toisen ja kolmannenkin mahdollisuuden. Tämä on loppujen lopuksi kelpo kokonaisuus ja kuulostaa yllättävän tuoreelle 70-luvun alkupuolella tehdyksi. 3,5/5 mutta laitetaan nyt alaspäin.
Sounds quite good considering it's '73. Similar classic rock and roll sound to Peter Frampton but a few years older. I preferred Peter Frampton but this album was generally solid, but not much to say about it.
Good fun, but nothing special. I thought Alice Cooper was more metal but this was almost glam rock
Not really my thing but some nice moments to be had
Nice classic rock album
Some good stuff, but pretty mixed; some tracks are kind of a chore to listen to. The cover art is great. Generation Landslide and Unfinished Sweet were my favorites.
A several years ago my mom randomly met Alice Cooper in a Dillards. Then they ran into each other again at Applebee's. Anyways, the album was good. Some well known songs.
Reasonably good album. Some classic hits. Sounds a bit like Weird Al sometimes.
Good classic rock album. Early Alice cooper is more tolerable than his stuff in the 80s and later. Maybe not his best but good. 6.5/10
Good rock album some weird songs
Better than expected. Enjoyed like 40% of it.
3/5 i've listened to classic rock for soo long I probably would've enjoyed this more 5-10 years ago. Still good album.
Some of these were really fun and I do like other Alice Cooper stuff. I do like the more gentle songs (some of which reminded me of the Beatles). But some were a bit to hair rock
It's a fun listen; the mixing feels very strange in a lot of the songs, everything is being panned all over the place.
i liked less listened more. americana rock. like joh hughes movies. easy a, entrance in the high school coridor, new found sense of confidence typa stuff. or a road trip to middle americana. long wided desserts, american muscle car,
I've been familiar with Alice Cooper as a music icon since my early teens, and knew a few of his bigger radio hits, but I'd never owned or listened to any of his (their? is "Alice Cooper" both the frontman's stage name and the band's name?) albums before. Some good rock/pop songs on this one, definitely some humor sprinkled in, and I can see why it was such a big hit in the early 70s, and I can hear in it elements that definitely show up in a lot of later bands in the decades that followed. Not one that I expect to come back to, but fun sound overall.
Rock band Alice Cooper's sixth and best-selling album - was awarded platinum status after 13 years. This album was incredibly successful - even upon release - but for some reason I couldn't find any songs that stood out to me. In my opinion, it was great but not overly-amazing.
Weirdly catchy but depressing.
I feel like I’ve been deceived about 70s rock bands my whole life. There are all these bands that I’ve heard of but had been given the impression that they were hard rock/metal, Alice Cooper included. I actually like the beginning of this album. And I’m beginning to think there’s a whole decade of rock I’ve missed out on my whole life. So I found that I didn’t love this album, but I didn’t hate it, as I feared I would when I thought it was going to be metal.
Great songs. 3/5
I like No More Mr. Nice Guy
The first side was boring to me, but the second really caught my interest. Favorite track is probably Unfinished Sweet
So in the same way I loved Trash when I was 13 - I’d have loved this when I was 13 too - some stuff to really like ( I love the dead is actually a proper highlight) An easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️ no more and no less
3/5 there are some interesting ones, but not enough.
Never really listened to Alice Cooper. I always wrote them off as a gimmick / novelty group. I think I saw them in Wayne's World and they seemed like kinda cheezy metal too. This is actually not too bad. It's basically just classic rock. Some strings and orchestration here and there too. Definitely not very metal. Vaguely enjoyable; nothing offensive. (musically that is, some might find offense with the necrophilia in "I Love the Dead"). Overall though, just sort of ok.
not really my cup of tea but also not bad especially the end
Ach Gott. Etwas beliebiger Rock mit ein paar Momenten. Sehr schlechte 3 Sterne.
Good rock stuff here. Favorites: Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, No More Mr. Nice Guy
not too bad for old school Alice
Bon album de Alice Cooper, pleins de chansons connues. Mais dans le rock old school pas l'album le plus marquant que j'ai entendu
solide james bond??
I can see where people dig this
No More Mr Nice guy is an amazing song, the rest of the album is somewhat forgettable.
"Hello Hooray" is a delightfully eccentric, theatrical introduction to this album by the godfather of shock rock. A Judy Collins cover that is given the full glam treatment, it chugs along with great bombast and excitement, and serves as an effective springboard for the album proper. The hooks are rife across this album, even if Cooper and the band rely on simple riffs. Often some unusual orchestration or an intriguing change is introduced in the coda of a song and it would be good to hear this experimentation taken further- 80% of the album is pretty straight rock and roll. "Unfinished Sweet" wastes far too much time on a misguided Bond homage, and "Sick Things" is an underwhelming lull in side 2, but "Raped and Freezin", "Elected", "No More Mr Nice Guy" and "I Love the Dead" all leave a strong impression. Definitely one I'll be listening to again, even if it didn't hit completely on first listen.
I mean...I guess I understand the hype, but not really my thing. The production didn't excite me though the songs were good and I can understand why people like them. Solid listen but wouldn't repeat the entire album experience. Fave track: No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Gotta say, some interesting/ original sounds. Even though unfinished sweet sounds like an ode to bond music, it's still a weird/unique song
Alice Cooper démontre une fois de plus a quel point ses liens avec Robert sont étroits, c'est en effet la seule explication à sa double présence dans la liste. J'ai en revanche beaucoup apprécié l'ouverture d'esprit d'Alice, qui enchâine les propos visant à détruire les clichés binaires et le patriarcat.
Après avoir passé en revue tous nos stéréotypes au sujet de l'identité de genre sur l'album précédent, Alice Cooper s'attaque cette fois-ci à différents thèmes comme la monoparentalité, la fécondation in vitro ou encore l'avortement. Iel avait décidément une longueur d'avance sur ses contemporains quand on voit à quel point son propos est encore d'actualité.
Better than I thought, not as good as people claim.
Better than expected, nice sound all the way through
Liked but not a lot ... A great musician that was a star of his epoch.
Pretty good! A little spooky and a fun bit of energy throughout.
Jävligt rockigt, full fart, något som både din och min farsa skulle gilla. Ändå på något sätt mildare än hur jag tänkte Alice Cooper skulle låta. Glammigt och gediget, ofta väldigt in your face, speciellt i No More Mr. Nice Guy. Ofta med en dos humor, som i Unfinished Sweet, som handlar om ett tandläkarbesök där tandläkaren konstaterar att tänderna ser bra ut, men tandköttet måste bort. Och, tips, om du är nekrofil är avslutningsspåret I Love the Dead något för dig! Bästa låt: No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Better than I expected. I think this album is way better than School's Out. Still, it's little more than generic classic rock. Favorite song: No More Mr. Nice Guy