classic v great v poor Alice albums

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by WickedYoungMan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:30 pm

TonyfromNH wrote:but Dirty Diamonds has also got to be one of my favorites. Anyone share this sentiment?
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by kevinuk81 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:31 pm

Yes, Dirty Diamonds is one of Alice's best albums.
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by Headbangers Ball » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:51 pm

Guess I am over ruled?! Still thats the whole point of having an opinion.

Still hate it though! :laugh:
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by Toronto Bob » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:13 pm

Headbangers Ball wrote:Guess I am over ruled?! Still thats the whole point of having an opinion.

Still hate it though! :laugh:
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by NotSoPerfect » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:38 pm

Heh, Dirty Diamonds will always have a special spot for me as it was that tour that made me a fan, and that was the first album I bought!
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by ALICEROCKS » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:20 am

Billion Dollar Babies and Welcome to my nightmare are 2 of my Alice Cooper Faves,i'll think up more later.
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by HORRORHOLIC » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:40 pm

Some Of My Favorites

Raise Your Fist And Yell
Welcome To My Nightmare
Killer
Love It To Death
Brutal Planet
Hey Stoopid
Constrictor
Schools Out


Some Of My Least Favorites

Muscle Of Love
Goes To Hell
The Eyes Of Alice Cooper
Some of the "weird years" albums
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by Seriously » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:19 pm

Different times, different moods and what a choice, but never Lace & Whiskey.

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by The Dark Menace » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:30 am

I love these parlor games and hearing other people's views.

My favorites:
Billion Dollar Babies - definitive
Killer
From the Inside
Dada - my personal favorite
Dirty Diamonds (stunned that some don't like this. I believe its one of his most accessible for non-Alice fans and just plain great. I guess that makes DD my sleeper pick. Also the title track is one of his best modern day songs played live)


Good:
Love it to Death
Schools Out
Welcome to my Nightmare (I realize a classic, just not top tier for me)
Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
Flush the Fashion (fun)
Special Forces (fun)
Trash (used to be disappointing category but grew on me)
Hey Stoopid
The Last Temptation (close to my top tier)
Brutal Planet (also close to my top tier)
Dragontown (some don't like this one but I do)


Disappointing:
Muscle of Love (really not bad though)
Lace and Whiskey (has a strange charm)
Zipper Catches Skin (like side two)
Constrictor (hate it)
Raise Your Fist and Yell (better, but hate these metal albums and both album covers)
Eyes of Alice Cooper (never grew on me)
Along Came a Spider (fantastic potential not well executed)

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by WickedYoungMan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:33 am

Outside of maybe a couple of different albums that list closely reflects how I feel.
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by Screwtape » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:00 am

Classic - Billion Dollar Babies, Love it to Death, Killer, Welcome to my Nightmare, Hey Stoopid,

Great - Goes to Hell, Along Came a Spider, Brutal Planet, Flush the Fashion, Lace and Whiskey, Raise Your Fist and Yell, School's Out, Trash, Zipper Catches Skin, The Last Temptation

Poor - Special Forces, DaDa, Dragontown, Constrictor, Eyes of Alice Cooper

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by steven_crayn » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:42 am

classic 1971-1975 with the addition of From The Inside from 78 the last classic Alice album for me

everything else always had great stuff on it with Dada, Raise Your Fist and Hey Stoopid my favourite non 1970s Coop albums.

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by Si » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:52 pm

I'll play along. What the hell. Not much to seperate the first three catagories to be honest.

Classick:
LITD, Killer, SO, B$B, WTMN

Almost as good:
MOL, GTH, FTI, Dada

Excellent albums (but maybe lacking in some area):
PFY, EA, L&W, SF, ZCS, TLT, DT, DD

The "good but aren't the first on the stereo Department" for various reasons:
FTF, Constrictor, RYFAY, HS, BP, Eyes.

Virtually never played:
Trash, ACAS

Sure I missed one somewhere...

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by daytripper » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:27 pm

I feel these are the classics..
Love it to Death
Killer
Billion $ Babies
Welcome To My Nightmare
From The Inside
Brutal Planet
Dragontown...these albums yell ALICE COOPER

Ones I love ....
Goes To Hell
The Last temptation
Schools Out
Lace & Whiskey
Muscle of Love
Hey Stoopid
The Eyes of AC
Trash
Easy Action
Along Came A Spider
Dirty Diamonds

Others...I'm not as fond of.....
Special Forces
Dada
Pretties for You
Constrictor
Raise Your Fist & Yell
Zipper Catches Skin
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by grim fact » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:20 am

Anyone know if Alice himself has rated his discography, either by album or individual song?
Something like Kiss (Gene and Paul) did in Behind the Mask.

Would be curious to hear Alice's true analysis of his work, and not just his commentary following each album's completion.

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by A_MichaelUK » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:22 pm

>Anyone know if Alice himself has rated his discography, either by album or individual song?

He has done so when asked, although he finds it very difficult to do. He seems to single out "Love It To Death" and "From The Inside" as his 'favourites', although for different reasons.

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by Gunner » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:05 pm

GARBAGE DISPOSAL - Its gotta be DIRTY DIAMONDS, which has to be the WORSE thing that Alice has ever made. Its just too painful to listen to.
Oh, that's ACAS for me! With that horrible, contrived and badly produced, sell out, metal 'Constrictor' effort following VERY closely behind!

Personal faves would be Flush the Fashion and Dada for me.

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:05 pm

While this can be different than a "personal favorite", Alice does say this in "Golf Monster":

KILLER, with "Be My Lover" and "Under My Wheels," was the sixth biggest-selling album of 1971. It's our best album, according to a lot of critics, as far as pure rock 'n' roll goes. I agree with that, because it was an extension of LOVE IT TO DEATH - the songs came quick and easy. We would write and arrange them, and then Bob would throw in a few clever ideas.
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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by While Heaven Wept » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:27 pm

Si wrote:I'll play along. What the hell. Not much to seperate the first three catagories to be honest.

Classick:
LITD, Killer, SO, B$B, WTMN

Almost as good:
MOL, GTH, FTI, Dada

Excellent albums (but maybe lacking in some area):
PFY, EA, L&W, SF, ZCS, TLT, DT, DD

The "good but aren't the first on the stereo Department" for various reasons:
FTF, Constrictor, RYFAY, HS, BP, Eyes.

Virtually never played:
Trash, ACAS

Sure I missed one somewhere...
Absolutely spot on, agree with all of that

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Re: classic v great v poor Alice albums

Post by Gunner » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:24 am

He seems to single out "Love It To Death" and "From The Inside" as his 'favourites', although for different reasons.
True, AND I think his personal favourite track is still 'Serious' off the "From The Inside" album.

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