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Billion Dollar Babies

Alice Cooper

1973

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Billion Dollar Babies

Rating

3.13

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5

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

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5

THE BEST!

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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/

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Kind of like a very competent Halloween gag. Also, weirdly, I don't think I knew what Alice Cooper sounded like until this.

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Again not a massive fan but not offensive

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5

Way better than I had expected. Should’ve listened to this a long time ago

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5

This owns. I always thought Alice Cooper was just a gothy joke, like Elvira.

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5

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.

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5

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.

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5

-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

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5

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 ....

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5

Still brilliant

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5

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.

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5

schools out foreve!

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Visceral

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5

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

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5

Rock perfection

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5

ovo san čekala!! top album al moran izdvojit basista, wow wow wow! vrhunski

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5

Another one from my youth, Alice Cooper was an innovator and the start of shock rock

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5

Clássico.

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5

Fantastic

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5

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

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5

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...

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4

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.

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4

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.

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It was good

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very cool

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4

How has Alice Cooper impressed me... I would probably put a 3.5 but 4 seems fair. It's a good album

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4

I see why Alice Cooper was popular

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4

I was expecting a little bit heavier than this. I did like it, but would have rather had a bit more power behind it.

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4

I don't think I knew this, but it sounds good.

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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.

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8/10

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Good album with strong vocals and varied styles and instruments.

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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)

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4

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.

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offbeat theatrical spookiness catchy

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4

Classic. Utterly degenerate, but classic

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4

Fun energy here.

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4

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.

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4

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!

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4

it was pretty good, i thought the opener and closer were good especially

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4

Some of Alice's biggest songs are on this classic album. Always fun to revisit old shock rock.

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4

innovator, I wish he was my goth/glam uncle

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This was a very fun album

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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.

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4

I could go my entire life without hearing Unfinished Sweet again and I would be perfectly fine with that. Other than that...solid album.

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4

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

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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.

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4

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.

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4

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.

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Overduidelijke Glam Rock. Kan het wel smaken maar geen 'wauwgevoel' bij dit album

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4

Great album. I always through Alice Cooper was much harder… I guess this was hard for the time? Excellent album, though.

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4

Задорно

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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!

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4

Top notch glam rock.

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Fun Album. A little theatrical, spooky and catchy. As Alice cooper (7/10) FT: No More Mr. Nice Guy, I Love The Dead

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v fun

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4

Great album. Lots of classics. Great garage works shop album

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Круто. Рад был знакомству, мистер Alice Cooper

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4

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.

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I’d listened to this album before but something about it clicked this time. Fun stuff

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4

I’ve listened to No More Mr. Nice Guy so many times but the first time I’ve heard the whole album. Solid stuff.

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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!

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4

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

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4

This was far better than I had anticipated. I would relisten.

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4

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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Kamalt El Hadra 10 Mel Rbo3 Etheni Men 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky, Still Sick As Mofo. Sedry Bech Yo5rej Men Blastou

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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.

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Ya.

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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.

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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.

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4

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.

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4

Pretty good

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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

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Spooky!

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Rock clásico con buenas guitarras y acordes. Temas muy conocidos para una buena voz carismática

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There are some great songs and then some good songs. Just good a good theatrical rock album.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Billion dollar babies, Unfinished sweet, No more mr. nice guy

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4

enjoyed this

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4

sonzao a fude

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4

Punk before punk,

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4

Glam rock. Un megahit. Un 4.

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Alice Cooper is so fun

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I also love the dead

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Don't mind a bit of AC, can't say it's all time but it is pretty damn catchy and rocks. 3/5.

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7/10. mostly boring honestly, but has one amazing song (no more mr nice guy)

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If your album doesn't end with an ode to necrophilia, are you even trying?

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3

a good hard rock album but it misses out on having that 1 hit song that really carries it away

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3

Unfortunately worse than School's Out, no song really stood out and overall they were just rather boring and similar sounding

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3

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.

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2.5

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I shockingly enjoyed this.

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3

Está bueno.

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better than I was expecting

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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

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3

not bad. some good classic rock

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3

Nothing too special from such a famous band. A bit more ambitious than Schools Out but no song stands out.

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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.

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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.

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Gefällt, erstaunlicherweise

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3

Glam rock, some cool riffs and songs. More heavily produced sound than I really like, but it's decent.

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3

Very nice Alice cooper album. I don't know if I classified it as essential, but it's a good choice, for sure.

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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.

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Rock

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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...

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3

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?

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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.

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3

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.

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Good fun, but nothing special. I thought Alice Cooper was more metal but this was almost glam rock

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3

Not really my thing but some nice moments to be had

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3

Nice classic rock album

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3

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.

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3

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.

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3

Reasonably good album. Some classic hits. Sounds a bit like Weird Al sometimes.

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3

Ok.good cooper

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6.8

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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

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3

Good rock album some weird songs

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protest

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3

Better than expected. Enjoyed like 40% of it.

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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.

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3

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

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3

It's a fun listen; the mixing feels very strange in a lot of the songs, everything is being panned all over the place.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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3

Weirdly catchy but depressing.

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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.

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3

Great songs. 3/5

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I like No More Mr. Nice Guy

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The first side was boring to me, but the second really caught my interest. Favorite track is probably Unfinished Sweet

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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

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3/5 there are some interesting ones, but not enough.

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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.

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not really my cup of tea but also not bad especially the end

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Ach Gott. Etwas beliebiger Rock mit ein paar Momenten. Sehr schlechte 3 Sterne.

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Good rock stuff here. Favorites: Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, No More Mr. Nice Guy

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not too bad for old school Alice

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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

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solide james bond??

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Twas ok

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I can see where people dig this

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No More Mr Nice guy is an amazing song, the rest of the album is somewhat forgettable.

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"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.

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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.

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Gotta say, some interesting/ original sounds. Even though unfinished sweet sounds like an ode to bond music, it's still a weird/unique song

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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.

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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.

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Better than I thought, not as good as people claim.

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Better than expected, nice sound all the way through

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Liked but not a lot ... A great musician that was a star of his epoch.

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Pretty good! A little spooky and a fun bit of energy throughout.

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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

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I'm not the hugest fan of Clint Eastwood playing the same character in all of his movies, but even I'll admit that he makes a pretty good grizzled boxing coach. Hilary Swank steals the show, though. Best track: Generation Landslide

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Hi-Elected, No More Mr. Nice Guy Lo-Mary Ann Other than that appearance in Wayne's World, I never really had much exposure to Alice Cooper...This stage of AC feels like an opening band for early Black Sabbath (not a bad thing!), and hit their stride and reinvented themselves. You have some truly fun tracks like Elected and No More Mr. Nice Guy. On the other hand, while I have a soft-spot for well-executed hard-pan styles, but Mary Ann is stuck in the left channel for most of the song, and I don't really like that. Aside from that, this is a fun album and a great entry point to Alice Cooper's body of work.

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Hi-Elected, No More Mr. Nice Guy Lo-Mary Ann Other than that appearance in Wayne's World, I never really had much exposure to Alice Cooper...This stage of AC feels like an opening band for early Black Sabbath (not a bad thing!), and hit their stride and reinvented themselves. You have some truly fun tracks like Elected and No More Mr. Nice Guy. On the other hand, while I have a soft-spot for well-executed hard-pan styles, but Mary Ann is stuck in the left channel for most of the song, and I don't really like that. Aside from that, this is a fun album and a great entry point to Alice Cooper's body of work.

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This is pretty good. Surprised i've not listened to it before, I suppose back in then it wasn't so easy to listen to all of the music as it is today.

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Dad rock

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Some familiar stuff, some batshit crazy stuff, but throughout there is a groove and some insane guitar work. Lots of fun when the songs go for it

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Enjoyed it, was a bit much at times by overall the melodies and solos were excellent, my fav tracks were Billion dollar babies and unfinished sweet. Some necrophilia and sexual assault though so it was a bit much personally I’d give it a 7.6 out of 10

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Not a huge fan but didn’t hate it

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Alice Cooper, by definition is the epitome of “butt Rock” that is to say while the music on this record is not that bad and the content is OK, it’s the over-bloated, overproduced over-everything of the 1970s. I have not looked it up yet but I would not be surprised if Todd Rundgren produced this record, Todd is the man and produced a lot of great stuff from the 70s; but if they’re going for scuzziness a la NY Dolls on this record it does not sound scuzzy at all. Just cheap.

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Better than I expected. Surprised by the themes of this record as well. Generation Landslide, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Mary Ann, and I Love the Dead all leaves a strong impression. Strong 7 to light 8 out of 10.

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To think that this was "hard rock" is almost laughable. Pretty even record, No More Mr. Nice Guy is the standout of course. Mary Ann almost sounds like it's a McCartney song!

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I Alice Cooper is a rock singer quite well known. Until today I hadn't heard it and that's fine.

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alice cooper, besides being a good golfer, also pretty good at music

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Fun album. Have enjoyed Alice Cooper far more than I expected to. 3.5/5

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Favorite Track - Billion Dollar Babies Where I was - Home How I listened - Vinyl Listen Again? - Yes

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Not going into my regular rotation but I can see that he is a talented musician.

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This album comes into its own on stage, performed by Alice Cooper, but fails to be as captivating when listening at home. He has much better studio albums and I'm not sure why this one is on this list. Was it perhaps significant at the time?

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Nice to listen to, but not a Cooper's classic in my opinion

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This must be really nice live, but I wasn't impressed by this album.

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Not bad, but as a newcomer I failed to see what is supposed to be so exciting about Alice's music. I'll try again with another album.

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7/10 Best Song - Hello Hooray

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Whoa, nice! One of those classic rock albums that I've seen a bunch but never listened to. Alice Cooper is mainstay that I don't know much about. Creepy-looking dude, but the music is always solid. This album fits the mold, a few great songs that I'll be revisiting, even though stylistically it doesn't do much to set it apart from a lot of other classic rock stuff. I did love how abruptly it ended, with a bit of a horror vibe. Cool album! Favorite tracks: No More Mr. Nice Guy, Unfinished Sweet, Hello Hooray. Album art: Iconic for sure, absolutely love this one. Actually looks like a photo album cover, made in snake or crocodile skin. And the little golden baby medallion is cool too. Just love the vibrant color. 3.5/5

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There's a few hits of Alice that I like, like No More Mr. Nice Guy and School's Out but for the most part, his music on this one feels a little generic with the other greats putting out albums during this time. It's listed on Apple as Hard Rock which I don't agree with either, this felt like soft rock. Not a bad album, but not much to write home about.

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Loved this album…. Big in high school

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Best Song: Billion Dollar Babies. I'm of the age where this song makes me think of the version from Guitar Hero (or was it Rock Band), so chalk this like up to nostalgia for basement dwelling and video gaming. Worst Song: Raped and Freezin'. Bold choice to put "raped" up there in the title. Especially of an otherwise entirely bland song. Overall: A couple poppy, classic rock hits in here, but it does feel kind of laughable that anyone ever found this guy edgy. From a modern perspective, he feels entirely tame.

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It's... ok but surprisingly all over the place. Not my jam but I guess I can respect some of the weird shit?

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Generally not a big fan of Alice Cooper but I must say this album is produced quite well. Bob Ezrin gives it that big layered sound he is known for and I appreciate the effort that went into the details. Bonus points for having both Donovan and Marc Bolan on it.

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Enjoyed this one more than I expected, maybe my pre conceptions of Alice Cooper were wrong. But this is a good rock album.

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Solid rock album. Odd themes but doesn't get too dark.

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Close to a 4 star

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Better than expected

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Alice in all their glory. Some big hits and a few misses here.

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Derivative but fun to listen too

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5/10. Not bad in general, but the last song is gross.

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Rehdin hyvä ja onneks ei sisältäny Poisonii

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Sitä aikoinaan tuli yllätyksenä kuinka perusrockia tämä setä vetääkään kun ensimmäiset muistikuvat on poisonista ja oudosti pukeutuvasta ja meikatusta heebosta. Sanotaan nyt kauniisti herran musiikin toimivan paremmin radiosta kuin telkkarista. Vahva kolmonen!

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Coupla bangers on here, namely Mr. Nice Guy, Billion Dollar Babies, and Mary Ann. Coupla tracks I would leave. I think you could probably leave School's Out on this list and take this one off. I love Alice, but I don't know if he needs to albums on here.

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This album was very difficult for me to rate. On one hand, it didn't keep my attention very well. On the other hand, it's clearly a landmark album in the history of what would become heavy metal, and it influenced a lot of other music that came after it as well. I think it's a decent album, but it didn't appeal to me all that much 3/5

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Very on brand for the ghoulish caricature of Alice Cooper. Theatrical, sounds like a musical, including lots of talk singing. Musically, the guitar parts are the star of the show and I liked the brass low down in the mix. Rating: 2.5/5 Playlist track: Date listened: 23/05/22

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decent classic rock. nothing crazy good or bad

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In 1973, Alice Cooper would have been considered shocking and depraved, what with the New York punk scene still half a decade away and the Slim Shady LP twenty years further still. By today's standards, he comes across as a bit goofy. Musically, this album is about as Q 104.3 as it gets, to the point where it gave me a bit of nostalgia for driving around suburban North Jersey in high school even though I'm not sure how much airplay it actually got. While I'd definitely leave it on if it the DJs at the Q decided to give it a spin, most of it is too similar to the other items on the '70s hard rock menu. Best song: Unfinished Sweet blows everything else out of the water with its multi-part structure, synth sweeps and jangly interpolation of the James Bond theme, and sounds like something Brian Eno would have come up with.

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Gritty, hard rock, teatralsk, energisk

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Tylsää, ankeata humpparockia jossa ei jäänyt oikeastaan yksikään kappale päähän muutaman kuuntelukerran aikana. Aneemista rallattelua. Pari keskinkertaista hittibiisiä jotka tunnisin.

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No good.

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meh

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I listened to this twice, admittedly while busy fixing servers on fire, but yet I was still unable to say anything here was amazing. Unfinished Sweet was quite a cool jam, and it was the only one that stood out to me. Giving this a 2. (2 for me means that I can see the appeal but it wasn't anything that stood out for me)

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Pues es que sí está chido pero no es mi hit.

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Average in the start, more interesting as it goes, not so great at the end

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Kojarze najwieksze hiciory z lat 80, jak poisiona, ale albumu nigdy nie slyszalem, dodatkowo sadzilem, ze jest to solowy grajek o ksywce alice cooper, okazalo sie, ze jednak to jest banda o takiej nazwie, ale tak sie sprzedal wizerunek alice cooper dla ich frontmena pana vincenta, ze postanowil zostac przy tej personie w dalszej dzialanosci artystycznej, z ktorej go kojarze, bo zespol funkcjonowal do 75, potem banda sie rozbila na dwa obozy, jeden bogaty i znany czyli alice cooper vincentowa, a reszta stworzyla sobie bande ktora nazwe zaczernela od tego albumiku billion bollar babies, zostali oczywiscie zapomnieni w zdiejach szol biznesu nie odnaszac zadnych sukcesow, najwiekszym plusem albumiku sa gitarki, bo nie tylko bandowi, ale tez studyjni robia robote, jest to hardy rok, ale utrzymany w stylistycze horror glamu czy jak zwal tak zwal, ma byc dziwnie strasznie, wiec lirycznie gwalty, mordy, no i dentysci, natomiast tytul plyty ma nawiazywac do tego jaki sukces banda uzyskala w poprzednich rilisach, wiec taki pikaczu fejs, na tytulowym kawalku pojawia sie nawet donovan jako bakujacy wokal, moim problemem podczas przesluchu bylo to, ze niektore traki maja tragiczny mix tutaj wokal strasznie cicho, gitarki z garazu leca, wydaje mi sie ze to ma budowac klimat performensa livowego, ale okropnie sie tego slucha, wiec o ile sa traki ktore trzymaja poziom, nie uciekaja na kanalach, to rowny album to nie jest, na plejke dodalem tytulowy, no more mr nice guy i generation landslide

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Not for me. Gets an extra star for No More Mr Night Sky, a touching tribute to Sir Patrick Moore

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It was good. Not my cup of tea, but it is what it is sir

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So so tedious.

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Mundane, but that’s Alice Cooper

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It's pretty much bang on what you'd expect an Alice Cooper album to be. 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' is a banterous hit and the rest is that classic dark American rock. It's a shame for me personally because I know how much of a cult icon Alice Cooper is and he seems like a bit of a laugh but this kind of thing isn't really for me. Don't mind drunkenly singing along to these kinds of songs but that's pretty much where it ends. Some of the lead guitar and horns are nice though and it's a solid album for this kind of rock. I'd definitely go watch him live though, only to see him cut off his own foot and eat it or something.

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Nije 1 samo zbog No more mr nice guy

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I feel like this is almost “guilty pleasure” for me. It’s just straightforward hard rock; it feels unchallenging to listen to, musically. The “shock rock” is in the lyrics and I honestly can’t care too much about a song about necrophilia; it’s too ridiculous to take seriously, especially when it’s such an awful song, musically. I really like the clean production; it’s nice to listen to classic hard rock mixes from before the brickwalled sound took over everything. Really like the album art. Favourite track(s): “Generation Landslide” (unironically), “I Love the Dead” (so bad it’s good).

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It was alright, just not my cup of tee

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15 year old me would have loved this album.

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- dated themes. Consistent.. but boring. - washed out mixing putting too much focus on wobbly vocals, not enough on mids. - bands known for pushing boundaries at the time don't age well because the boundaries keep being pushed.

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I guess you had to be there. It didn’t do much for me. But Alice never has.

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A few flashes of the musical creativity from earlier albums, but mainly just doubles down on the weirdness and shock value.

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Not a huge fan of cooper but I understand the show was one to see. Not a bad album but not one I'd add to my rotation.

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only one good song. his lyrics are kinda trash and he goes along with the beat like "nah nah nah nah naaaah" too much. just let me hear the beat yo wtf.

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Trying hard to be edgy and maybe was back in the day but horribly dated and a bit embarrassing today. Still some good tracks though.

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Despite a couple of standout tracks it’s a fairly forgettable affair overall. I feel Like this just hasn’t aged very and no longer packs the punch it once might have done. Can’t see myself going back.

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My primary introduction to Alice Cooper was his appearance on the Muppet Show. He was creepy, but perhaps not creepy in the way he hoped to be creepy. I'm not sure how to deal with the character that Cooper is trying to portray. I have heard a few tracks from Cooper, including "No More Mr. Nice Guy" from this album. I haven't found anything I'd listen to again. "I Love the Dead" is completely committed to Cooper's shtick. I'm not sure how "Mary Ann" was ever recorded. All of the tracks, alone or combined, arrive at the same result for me - "no thanks".

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Second Alice Cooper album… I still don’t really get it. Maybe with the live theatrics, I might, but on record I don’t get much from it.

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I never really got the appeal of Alice Cooper. Just doesn't make sense to me.

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The production is interesting, and shows why Pink Floyd hired Bob Ezrin to produce The Wall. But the songs are lame.

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Not my jam, yet another not-quite-different-enough contribution to late 60s/early 70s rock

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Not for me

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This album is not boring, it does have moments of experimental stuff, the sort of thing that makes sense for the decade. On personal notes, Alice Cooper's persona never matched his music although lyrics and song titles would disagree at times. There was an expectation of shock value but that could be due to the fact this review is from 2021, where the social tolerance is markedly different from 1973.

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Ok

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Glam rock sort of feels like the musical equivalent of McDonalds-esque fast food. It's mass-produced, impersonal, quick to go in, quick to get out and what's left are some greasy stains and the feeling of having indulged something that really wasn't worth it. Just like those soggy fries this felt stale and unsatisfying. Just like those tasteless burger buns and boring standard condiments, this cardboard cutout rock with cringey "shocking" lyrics and imagery might have sufficed or even impressed my little kid self. But as an adult, I really want to ditch this for some proper food with any sort of sustenance.

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School's out it´s a much better album, although this one's not all bad. On the contrary, it has some interesting songs, but lacks density for me.

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meh... he's not really my genre/milieu...

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One thing I really liked about this record was the lead guitar tone. Perfectly dialed in. That being said, I think the whole Alice Cooper "spooky" angle is more remniscent of Party City than rock and roll.

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Not my thing. The music is mediocre though it is well arranged and performed. I’m not a fan of shock rock because it’s transgressive simply for the effect. There’s not really anything of substance behind it and it’s not really saying anything profound. It’s gimmicky

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This is fine. A lot of pretty standard and relatively catchy glam rock that's lost its edge due to the passage of time.

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not bad just nothing stands out

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Mon premier Alice Cooper. Je connaissais No More Mr Nice Guy à cause de la reprise de Megadeth. J'aime bien cette pièce. Je croyais que c'était plus heavy, mais je comprends que c'est dans les thématiques. Pas mauvais, mais pas si mémorable. À écouter à cause du personnage, mais j'étais pas passé à côté de grand chose.

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Pas ce à quoi je m’attendais. Plus intéressant en fait, parce que je ne suis pas fan de ses hits qui sont un genre de rock sans saveur que je n’aime pas. On dirait Rocky horror Picture show.

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Mon premier Alice, sûrement pas son meilleur j'imagine Pas trop mon bag... le medley james bond et cuica dans unfinished sweet est le meilleur bout... No more mr nice guy c'est ça qui est ça C'est comme du songwriting un peu broadway vraiment cute gentil avec des guit un peu fuzzé des bout et c'est considéré hard rock... C'est bien produit mais c'est cheesy pas mal...

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Like School's Out, it's got this campy dark vibe that I want to like but the music is just really uninteresting

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I really find Alice Cooper's music cringey and bland. It's not awful, and maybe it just hasn't aged well, but another low 2 for me.

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Honestly not that good as an album. There's some good songs here, but there's far more filler than big hits. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" is a banger, but then you have songs like "Raped and Freezin'" and "Sick Things" which I instantly forgot once the album ended. Alice Cooper goes for that creepy macabre schtick, so I was expecting this to be a lot heavier than it is. It's pretty mild actually. Almost glam rock, but not quite. I appreciated when they dipped one singular toe into a more proggy sound during "Unfinished Sweet".

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Would be one star if it wasn't for 'Elected'

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Way to creepy for me.

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Not great

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Genuinely bad

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Never been the biggest Alice Cooper fan

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Alice Cooper just seems a bit lame by today's standards. Like if Disney did Cradle of Filth

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Grow up

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Honestly, didn't care at all for this album. A few interesting pieces, some melodies and riffs I enjoyed, but overall very forgettable. I never listened to Alice Cooper before, and have very little desire to now. I hear he is a cool guy though, so good on him. True feelings: 1.3/5

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Like låten "Billion Dollar Babies" littegrann (den eneste jeg hadde hørt før), men resten av dette albumet =...

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Nah

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Not exactly what I expected from an Alice Cooper album. Although my listening experience in regards to Alice has literally only been the song ‘Poison’. I was expecting crappy 80’s ‘metal’ but instead got genuine rock songs way more, dare I say, tender and even listenable. In saying all of this I still found it pretty drab and not an album I could recommend. 1 Star!

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Nemam ja vremena baš za Alice Cooper. Ne sviđa mi se njegova glazba.

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No shot

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no thanks, I tried, even the populars ones aren't good enough.

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It didn't take long for me to turn this off. Not my thing at all.

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Kind of boring hard rock. Doesn’t do much for me unfortunately.

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This may very well be the least appealing album yet on this list… and I listened to Korn.

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He's a lot more artistic and experimental than I originally thought, but still, it sounds a little directionless. It's hard to piece together the pieces and view this as a whole thing.

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