Thursday, September 29, 2011

ALICE COOPER: "Welcome 2 My Nightmare"

Rating: 5/10

Label: NonStopMusic 2011

Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Why dear lord why? classic hard rock artist merely trying to ride the wave with ancient board and success. Why not just give it rest and try something completely different for a change? Golf? Clearly not Coop's best idea - naming the new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", especially if you're not capable of coming up with material that goes hand in hand with the legendary album. What's next, Welcome 3 My Nightmare? Well, it doesn't make sense, but, Welcome 4 My Nightmare could possibly work if you're not too picky?

What's the grand idea behind the title anyhow? It's obvious an attempt at attracting as many suckers and old fans as possible before they discover the truth about the album? Three or four decent/good tracks and a bunch of fillers? The album drops its metal noodling for dull mainstream pop/rock on a couple of tracks and consequently becomes less interesting. But, I'll have to say that the duet with Kesha is better than expected. Sure enough, "I'll Bite Your Face Off" is a nice tune in the style of the Rolling Stones vs. Cooper and Bob Ezrin's back behind the control desk. But hey, I'll be waiting for 'Trash 2' - the title may at least match the music then. Ouch, that's a bit harsh. The bottomline: it's just another Cooper release as of lately and it's been several years since his latest homerun? Huh, what? Beat It!?

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