Top Ten Alice Cooper Albums

Alice Cooper is indeed the greatest rocker this world has ever seen, and I think we all need to honor him by writing this list of his greatest albums. (We're talking about both his band projects and his solo ones.)

The Top Ten

1 Killer

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 album is definitely superior to "billion dollar babies" it contains much better hard rock driving songs than the overrated "billion dollar babies".

Awesome album. My second favorite after Love It To Death. They had the Love It To Death sound on this album, but with more sophisticated songs like Halo Of Flies.

My favorite album. Always think "under my wheels" song.

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2 Welcome to My Nightmare

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.

Great album, especially love department of youth

The greatest album of all time. Alice and Vincent, I's there a better combo?

Years Ago, Steven and The Awakening are creepy but are epic, like the whole album

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3 Billion Dollar Babies

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.

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.

Billion Dollar song is a masterpiece (genial drums, bass, guitar riffs that built rock n' roll, and psychedelic lyrics)

One of the greatest albums ever...PERIOD!

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4 Love It to Death

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.

Listen to Ballad of Dwight Fry, if you listen to no other song on this album, as it is the most slamming song on the album, and perhaps in all of rock history.

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.

My first Cooper album. Memorable from start to finish

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5 Trash

this is the best album ever, has poison, a classic, spark in the dark, bed of nails, HOUSE OF FIRE! all the songs has greats bass parts, harmonies, guitar, and a lot of alice, als there is only my heart is talkin' wich is a great ballad with all rocker style!

MAN! This is the BEST! I hope you really like it, beacuse it should be to number one OK?

Got all my faves. Spark in the Dark, Bed of Nails, This Maniac's in love with you... etc etc. Would be a crime not voting for this one.

Is the best album

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6 Hey Stoopid

Yes it's totally different than his classic work, but in my opinion his best album start to finish, the title track doesn't do it justice

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

One of his best albums hey stoopid, might as well be on mars, little by little

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.

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7 Brutal Planet

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.

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

Sanctuary, pick up the bones, blow me a kiss, brutal planet, wicked young man, it's the little things! - best tracks

Totaly rock and so many good songs on this album. So for me an easy choice to be top ten

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8 School's Out

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.

SCHOOLS BEEN BLOWN TO PIECES. if those lyrics were real my heart would explode of joy - sharm7064

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!

My first love. No words for it.

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9 From the Inside

I'm stuck here from the inside, looking out...

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"

10 Muscle of Love

Their best - I am a old school hard core fan. No questions the band at its pinnacle.

We're SO young and pretty.

Really ahead of its time...

One of his worst. it is a good rock album, but it lacks the alice cooper touch. kinda boring for alice cooper standards.

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The Contenders

11 Alice Cooper Goes to Hell

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.

Just a great album, from the opener to the end.

Perfect - and diverse.
Give the kid a break...

Such a great album.

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12 Dada

Dada, From The Inside, Flush The Fashion, Special Forces.

The earlier records are also great, but Alice has bored us to death with the likes of Schools out and No more mr nice guy. It reached the point where I just stopped going to see him, even when he played my home city on my birthday one year and the girl I was seeing desperately wanted to go. I could not face it. "How many said, whatever happened to Alice? " He asked that question back in 1976 on Goes To Hell, by the end of the 1980's, it was the only question worth asking him.

Alice does not want to know about the late 1970's and early 1980's yet it was far and away his greatest period, interesting ideas, inspirational and dark, he also looked great too, he suited the part he set out to play.

Personally, Hey Stoopid was the final straw for me, it was that bad. Alice has only ever really followed the trend of the time, but he always pulled it off, until Hey Stoopid. Go back and look at his ...more

So many underrated songs; "Enough's enough", "No man's land", I" love America" but the best is "Pass the gun around"

I have all Alice's albums, and this I play often. Its in my top 5. The opening is the best.

THE most underrated album, its a crime that its not in the top 10!

13 Paranormal

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.

I think his older stuff is better, but this isn't bad. Paranoiac Personality is the best song on this album.

14 Dragontown

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:
Sister Sara
Deeper
Dragontown
Sex, Death and Money
Somewhere in the Jungle

This album to is one of my favourites songs such as
Deeper
Sex, death and money
Dragontown
Sister Sara and
I am the sentinel

15 Along Came A Spider

Best song: Catch Me If You Can. This is his newest album. The songs on it are really good. If I had space to fit in other albums, you would see Easy Action, Lace and Whiskey, From the Inside, and Trash.

Good album. The best songs on this album: Catch Me If You Can, Vengeance Is Mine, I Am The Spider/Epilogue! I like this one. It's not my favorite, but I like it! Alice Cooper forever!

I didn't realise but I found out that along came a spider has a similar plot to the human centipede.
It's about a psychopath kidnaping victims and using their body parts to make a spider
(Now I'm going off topic)
This should be at least in the top 5 because of awesome songs like catch me if you can and vengence is mine

I really think this should be at least higher even though I'm a huge A. C fan. The album is awesome and 11 great songs (2 bonus tracks for the deuluxe edition) Songs such as: I know where you live, vengeance is mine, maybe wake the dead, definitely catch me if you can, in touch with your feminem side, wrapped in silk, I'm hungry, shadow of yourself and I'll still be there (Uh these are the songs that I listen to recently) I do like other Alice cooper albums like Trash (That's a excellent one :) Welcome to my nightmare etc.

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16 Constrictor

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.

Thrill My Gorilla, Life and Death of the Party are pretty good too but He's Back is the best song in the album

Features great songs like he's back and teenage frankenstein

17 The Last Temptation

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. - warrantsbestgirl

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. - letsrocktoday49

Tied with Dada as Alice's third best solo album. As the other guy said, many thought provoking lyrics. Plus, Chris Cornell wrote two of the songs, and you can hear his awesome '94-era voice plain as day in "Stolen Prayer."

18 Welcome 2 My Nightmare

This is a very good masterpiece from alice, I think it belong in top 10 (at least)

Best song: I'll bite your face off

One of my favorites

I LOOOVEE it!

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19 Raise Your Fist and Yell

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?

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.

Alice made his comeback n 1986 w/Constrictor. a yr later this album came out. to me this is the better of the two. blazing solos, killer riffs, growling vocals, dark lyric content, etc, etc. definitely one of his best. should be ranked n the top 5

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20 Flush the Fashion

(We're All) Clones, indeed.

21 Special Forces

Love this album. He may have been fried at this time, but so is the music.

Really? Special Forces easily belongs to his top-5
".. We don't care, we don't care"

22 Pretties for You

I don't remember seeing this album like to find it.

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.

23 Lace and Whiskey

This was one of his best albums...every track just runs into the next one with thought and imagination...a true cooper classic...

24 Dirty Diamonds

True return to form. ! Even more so than the one that preceded it.
Sounds like "old" Alice. Songs are just amazing! Can't believe how many
Dorks slammed "Jesse Jane" because it sounds like "Johnny Cash" country.
It's a parody and it's hilarious! This is one of his best albums. Of all time.
Period.

This is a solid album all the way thru.

Best Coop album in decades!

25 Easy Action

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

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.

The soundtrack of my life... Big V

26 The Eyes of Alice Cooper

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

27 The Life & Crimes of Alice Cooper

I bought this boxset the day it came out. Any true Alice Cooper fan must own this. - letsrocktoday49

28 Hollywood Vampires - The Hollywood Vampires

Great album, great covers, and great singing from alice as always - ALL_HAIL_LELOUCH

29 Zipper Catches Skin

What? Why is this so low on the list? It's at least better than any of the crappy hair metal albums he did in the late '80s. The best song on it is Zorro's Ascent.

30 A Fistful of Alice

Vote for this 1 make it get to the top 10 this 1 is so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so good

31 The Alice Cooper Show
32 Alice Does Alice
33 Theatre of Death: Live at Hammersmith 2009

This has many great hits, and the video of the concert that comes with it is great!

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