Best Alice Cooper Albums
The Top Ten
Love it to death is a close second but this is the definitive Alice Cooper album Great songs , rocks hard alice never sounded better Is there a better guitar track than Halo of Flies? One of the best rock records of all time.
Absolutely the pinacle of his career from start to finish on this album. The songwriting and muscianship exceed anything on any other album, with Welcome To My Nightmare (recorded with a different band) a close second (but not quite as exceptional as this masterpiece).
My all time favourite album. In the days of vinyl, I used to collect 2-3 copies of all Alice's albums and over all the years 1969-present, Killer remains the king of the crop. Awesome cover, awesome songlist. Love it (to death).
One of my favorite Alice albums of all time. Some of my favorite singing-while-driving content is here. Under My Wheels, in particular, rocks hard. Be My Lover is another fave.
This is the best album. Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, No More Mr Nice Guy and Generation Landslide are just some of the amazing songs from this album. I don't know what it is but I get a sort of... Vibe whenever I hear this album, that all the other great Alice albums just don't do quite as much. It pains me to see Hey Stoopid higher than this and a lot of other great Alice albums. I mean Hey Stoopid? Feed my Frankenstein and Loves a loaded gun aside but what's so special about the overall album? If it were my way, Hey Stoopid would be off this list, and The Last Temptation would be somewhere up here, as that is a VERY underrated album, with solid songwriting and strong lyrical themes - unlike Hey Stoopid in my personal opinion. But Billion Dollar Babies is the best.
Another great album. The first where the outside collaborations and help were becoming obvious. Guest artists were credited, and guitar work of Dick Wagner/Steve Hunter was fairly prominent (they would appear in Alice's solo band in years to come). I think Glen Buxton was having some problems around this time. Big sound, big production, great songs that ranged from straight ahead rockers to ballads, to the eerie "shock rock" classics. Another favourite. Cheers, Robert from Oz.
This is the grandiose, quintessential Alice Cooper album. While GB was not featured on the album, the other members still show their best on this album, especially with the title track and Unfinished Sweet. I Love The Dead is probably my favorite on the album, though.
Hooray! Let's Elect the best one! To show to a new Generation that Sweet album! Billions of feelings from an Unfinished listening. No More Landslide for that masterpiece. Be a Nice Guy. Simply.
First appearance of Bob Ezrin to produce, a real change from the first two experimental albums (Pretties For You, Easy Action-released under Zappa encouragement). First insight into a more structured song style, and the Alice Cooper image (on album, at least) to come. A great album. Contains hit "I'm Eighteen" and my favourites "Ballad of Dwight Fry" and "Black Juju". Well worth a listen, enjoy it all. Robert from Oz.
Alice Cooper's finest work. The good classic songs like "I'm Eighteen" "Is It My Body" "Long Way To Go" and "Caught In A Dream". The sinister and amazing art of "Black Juju". The greatest triangle of "Hallowed Be My Name" "Second Coming" and "Ballad Of Dwight Fry". And the good ol' ending with "Sun Arise".
Some of the songs on this can send a chill down the spine of a first time listener. Caught In A Dream, I'm Eighteen, Black Juju, Second Coming/ Ballad Of Dwight Fry are some of America's heaviest song from the 70's.
Probably the darkest album he released, and definitely the best. Highlights are Black Juju, Is It My Body, Second Coming, and the Ballad of Dwight Fry.
A great album, covers many styles. The first real "tip of the hat" to theatrical music to be incorporated in later albums (West Side Story references, etc.). "School's Out" is the obvious classic, but the whole album hangs together well when listened to as a whole piece. Do yourself a favour and give it a few listens. I could say this about all the early stuff, from "Love It To Death" to "Muscle of Love". (Yes, even Muscle of Love! ). Cheers, Robert from Oz.
Top notch songs, killer musicianship, Alice had perfected his awesome rock vocalist growl, and Bob Ezrin's gold-standard production had auditory depth and created a sonic ambience like you are there. Plus, the title song is now part of our cultural fabric. In short, you don't listen to this album, you experience it!
This was the album that made the Alice Cooper band a major act. I love the diversity of the material and Dennis Dunaway shows that he may be the most underrated bassist in Rock! Alice's vocals never sounded better or more menacing.
The title-track gets all the glory, but the true stand-out tracks on here are Public Animal #9, Blue Turk, and Gutter Cat vs. The Jets.
One of his best, indeed. Many great songs including Devils's Food, The Black Widow, Some Folks, Welcome to My Nightmare, Cold Ethyl and Only Women Bleed. All great hits! It also has a special guest-Vincent Price.
A great work of art, highlighting Alice's musical skill and his way of getting across a story, in this case about a tapestry of nightmares almost haunting the subject, named Steven, to death.
A chilling narrative of an album, really lets you take a look through Alice Cooper's eyes. Undeniably his best work.
This is a great album from start to finish. And it even features the legendary Vincent Price!
Another classic album by Mr. Alice Cooper. It's got many great hits on it. What's also great- he does Only My Heart Talking' with Steven Tyler, who is also a great singer and songwriter. I Love Alice!
I love this album poison is a best track
I get the name but at least 3
Is the best album
Not as good as "Billion Dollar Babies" (number 1 for me) and "Killer" but definitelly deserves respect.
Fact, it's not like early cooper's works, it's not revolutionary, it's simply filled with songs which can be pleasantly listen. However it does have some Cooper spirit. "Feed My Frankenstein" is my favourite. Others such as "Love is a Loaded Gun", "Might as well Be on Mars", "Hey Stoopid" and "Hurricane Years" are also awesome as Alice Cooper songs, despite their radio-friendliness.
Better than Trash, the guitar work really shines on this album on tracks like Wind Up Toy and Hey Stoopid. And this album is reminder that Alice Cooper is constantly evolving to fit the times and this strong representation of a late 80's arena rockfest (much like trash) is just one of the many forms an Alice Cooper album can take and I love
I just love this album. Hard rock/heavy metal sound
Best song: Well there's a lot: Hey stoopid, Feed my Frankenstein, Dangerous tonight, Dirty dreams and little by little
Simply awesome! This is the most underrated album on the planet. Good Songs: ALL! But these my favorites: hey Stoopid, Loves a Loaded Gun, Snakebite, I Die For you.
I love this album because this album is dark and explains what is wrong with this world!
Best 3 songs: Pick up the Bones, Brutal Planet (obviously) and Gimme
What can I say, pure hard rock. It's just great from start to finish. Alice Cooper is fantastic on this album. It should be at least top 5.
Sanctuary, pick up the bones, blow me a kiss, brutal planet, wicked young man, it's the little things! - best tracks
This album is one of the best for its dark sound and songs
Best song: cold machines
The album that started him plus it is a hard album to find I love every song on this album
I don't think this is the album that "started" him. This is his fourth studio album, and the eleventh album by "Alice Cooper"
From the Inside contains some of Alice's best lyrics.
A criminally underrated album by The Alice Cooper Band (or what was left of it). The last offering by the early band, very varied in it's offerings, but well worth a listen. It seems like Alice was getting the band to stretch it's horizons, and further experiment. Most tracks work, some fall a little flat. Guest artists are listed again, to add to the mix of styles. A real grab bag of goodies. Not my most favourite Alice album, but surrender to it, it's a grower, and will reward repeated listenings. Cheers Robert from Oz.
I just found this album, and it is blowing me away! I've got a whole new perspective of who Alice Cooper, the artist, actually is. The guitar and the lyrics, it's just incredible. All I've got to say... If you're a fan, you need to listen to this album... WOAH!
Their best - I am a old school hard core fan. No questions the band at its pinnacle.
Really ahead of its time...
I'm a huge Cooper fan and I've been religiously listening to his music for well over two decades, and I have every one of his albums and if I were to rate his top 10 albums from best to least favorite (I would say worst but he has no bad album), I would get into detail proving this list but I don't have time so here goes 1. Raise Your Fist and Yell 2. Hey Stoopid 3. Constictor 4. My Last Temptation 5. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 6. Trash 7. Welcome To My Nightmare 8. Scool's Out 9. Brutal Planet and 10. The Eye's of Alice Cooper.
Best songs: You gotta dance, Go to hell, I'm the coolest and give the kid a break
Just a great album, from the opener to the end.
Perfect - and diverse.
Give the kid a break...
Came to this one late in the piece (2014). I had stopped listening to Alice Cooper's later recordings (after mid/late 70s) years ago. I had heard some of the 80s and 90s offerings, but they weren't pushing any buttons with me. Never was into the hair metal or big dumb stuff. I saw this recommended in a really good review on a site, and thought I'd get the CD to see if it cut it (all my other Alice stuff is on vinyl LP from back in the day...). After a few listens, what a pleasant surprise! Some of the old talent and fire was peeking through! It wasn't just a tired, cynical old rocker going through the motions. Need a few more listens, but it's growing on me. Cheers, Robert from Oz.
I have all Alice's albums, and this I play often. Its in my top 5. The opening is the best.
I'm a huge Cooper fan and I have every album he's released (yes even the the), but what I can't understand for the life of is why Killer is #1 on this so called list. Like I said I enjoy all of his albums but for Raise Your Fist and Yell to be #1 is laughable considering this is probably his best album, every song is fun and some are extremely powerful like Time to Kill, Prince of Darkness and Roses on White Lace, not to mention I never tire of this record no matter how much I listen to it. I guess you can say it's like fine wine, it only gets better with time. Other great albums is Hey Stoopid, Constrictor, and Alice Cooper Goes to Hell.
You sound like a huge Van Halen fan to me. This is totally not better than Killer. Are you having a laugh?
Get over it. If you know anything about Alice, you'd know the original band did stuff that was way better than this stupid headbanger bull. This is one of my least favorite Alice Cooper albums, and I have ALL of them. Kane Roberts' guitar is pretentious. Alice's voice has sounded better. "Chop, Chop, Chop" is the only decent song on here. "Roses on White Lace" is gory, disgusting and leaves nothing up to the listener's imagination. Alice's subtly messed up lyrics are way better, like I Love The Dead, Dead Babies/Killer, and anything off WTMN or DaDa. If you think Killer isn't better than this, you are delusional. End of story.
I suggest that people open their ears and especially their minds, because for this album to be rated #15 on this list is insulting. Not only should it be #1 but it is also easily one of, or if not the greatest metal album made and that is comming from someone who has been a major metal fan for 25 years. Trust me you've got to listen to this closely and carefully, it takes time to recognize the true greatness of this album.
This is a fantastic album and so is constrictor. Both largely because of kane roberts guitar work. It may not have songs like schools out which every one thinks are his "best" but there is no filler on this album. It is probably alice coopers only heavy metal album which makes it so fantastic.
Best song: He's Back. Don't have the album, but I still know a lot of songs on it and I love the album.
Features great songs like he's back and teenage frankenstein
Thrill My Gorilla, Life and Death of the Party are pretty good too but He's Back is the best song in the album
This is my favorite Alice album. Unfortunately it came out during the grunge era so some people overlooked it.Great storyline here and the songs are moody and rocking. Alice's best!
This is a very well-written album. Many thought provoking tracks that ponder the question of good and evil. Read the comic books by Neil Gaiman along with listening to this album. Alice really put a lot of effort into this project. Chris Cornell makes an appearance on the album which is fun. It is all here though: ballads, fast tracks, dirges, metal etc. If you are an Alice Cooper die hard you will LOVE this album; however, if you are looking to relive Billion Dollar Babies era Alice, this is not what you are looking for.
I so much love this album. It was modern sounding for its time and the storyline is unbelievable. The character of Steven, who occasionally appears on Alice albums, finally gets a rare victory on this one. Stuff like "Nothing's Free," "You're My Temptation," and "Cleansed By Fire" are some of my favorite Alice songs ever.
This is a great album, probably my favorite Alice album ever (and I love them all) along with From the Inside. Great, moody album and Alice is in fine voice. It is a shame this masterpiece came out in 1994 because it should have huge. Great album and worth your time.
Really an amazing album. One of the best with Trash, Brutal Planet and killer.
Nearly as dark as brutal planet but kinda more cooper in it
Another great album by Alice Cooper. My favorites:
Sex, Death and Money
Somewhere in the Jungle
This album to is one of my favourites songs such as
Sex, death and money
Sister Sara and
I am the sentinel
I think Paranormal is like a mix of Alice cooper old and new, some of the songs like Paranoiac Personality and The sound of A, I think is Alice at his best. This is close to a top 5 Alice cooper Album and I think over time it will stand out to be one of his best
I think his older stuff is better, but this isn't bad. Paranoiac Personality is the best song on this album.
My good friend Alan knew I liked Zappa's early stuff and let me check out this lp back in '69. One listen and I was hooked. (Remember this was 1969! ) One can tell all the Zappa added odd things, however, the music itself was truly exploratory (asnd kick ass live). Not only that, they used to perform at UB in Buffalo, NY(The Fillmore Room). Everybody would leave as soon as they started to play and me and my buddies sometimes watched 1 - 2 hours shows all by ourselves. I got to see all the early stuff. What a riot it was...! This and Easy Action made my Classic Ipod in 2009 right off the get-go.
Jim 'Big V'
PS RIP Gary Sperrazza! I truly loved you as a friend.
I don't remember seeing this album like to find it.
No comments on this yet! Why? Absolutely brilliant, tongue in cheek fun from start to finish! Must understand welcome to my nightmare first though! Awesome
This and Pretties For You are very underrated. Easy Action is the better of the two with great bass-lines from Dennis Dunaway. Mr. and Misdemeanor and Return of the Spiders are the first songs to feature Alice's gritty vocals.
I'd say it's a little bit better than his first album. Because it has a little more tune, and at least it's listenable
Every song is solid on this FUN album. Very much a punk... new wave thing, but it rocks! Should get more attention than it does for sure.
I think the album is very good! Alice Cooper makes very great albums.
The first song of this album is definitely one of the best from him. This album has 3/5 but I give it 4/5 because it has a lot of imagination inside. Alice Cooper Rocks!
Very great album 4/5 Alice cooper Rocks good tracks!
Best song: Backyard brawl
I love this album
I bought this boxset the day it came out. Any true Alice Cooper fan must own this.
This was one of his best albums...every track just runs into the next one with thought and imagination...a true cooper classic...