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4.0 out of 5 stars Alice Rocks !
As it goes without saying, Alice Cooper is a legend. He has been going strongly for longer than any modern bands can hope to. About 4 or 5 times as long.
And yet he still comes up with new and original songs. His style has gotten heavier over the years (in particular the last two ...). But the lyrics are still intelligent, putting across very important points on our...
Published on 9 Oct 2001

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2.0 out of 5 stars Dragging Down
A shame that this wasn't better as it had a more upbeat feel to it than Brutal Planet, but the songs are as throwaway as his difficult 80s albums. However, some do stand out as usual.

'Triggerman' is an ok start. It feels like it should get better but doesn't unfortunately. The opener on Brutal Planet was better. 'Deeper' gets points for being interesting but...
Published on 1 Dec 2010 by ratmonkey


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4.0 out of 5 stars Alice Rocks !, 9 Oct 2001
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This review is from: Dragontown (Audio CD)
As it goes without saying, Alice Cooper is a legend. He has been going strongly for longer than any modern bands can hope to. About 4 or 5 times as long.
And yet he still comes up with new and original songs. His style has gotten heavier over the years (in particular the last two ...). But the lyrics are still intelligent, putting across very important points on our world and society.
If only modern rock could be even half as good ...
Unfortunately, though, a large number of nu-metal heads will overlook Alice Cooper as too old, and uncool. Well, the thing is, he is the original Marilyn Manson, and far superior. Where Manson will repeat too hate filled sentences over a repeated 4-bar tune, Alice will sing a story through the whole album, and have actual ideas withing these ... Not to mention interesting music !
I thouroughly recomend this album. It knocks any competition (Slipknot, MachineHead, BioHazard ... ) down and keeps on running.
Although not quite as good as Brutal Planet, and not up to the standards set out with such classics as Welcome To My Nightmare, and Billion Dollar Babies, this is still a great CD, and any Cooper fan, or rock fan, will be satisfied.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The dark prince of heavy metal is back!, 16 Mar 2003
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This review is from: Dragontown (Audio CD)
So, the pop metal phase has finished, as did the art-rock phase twenty years ago, and the father of shock rock has once again ascended to the heavy metal throne.
No-one writes better lyrics than Alice Cooper, and his raw, gritty voice has lost absolutely none of his power even now as he has entered his mid-fifties. Just listen to the evil Elvis-satire "Disgraceland" (is that really Cooper singing?!), or the poignant, yet powerful ballad "Every Woman Has A Name", a succesful throwback to the days of "Only Women Bleed".
This album is highlighted by the slow, sludgy rap/heavy fusion track "I Just Wanna Be God", "Every Woman Has A Name", the furious "Triggerman" and the harsh "Fantasy Man". Cooper's vocals has never been better, and this album finally restores him to his former glory.
No pop metal or prog-rock anthems here, just pure, unadulterated heavy metal. Pick up this album and enjoy once more the might of the great Alice Cooper.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alice Cooper matures with age, 10 Nov 2001
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This review is from: Dragontown (Audio CD)
If you enjoyed Brutal planet and the accompanying dvd then this follow up is for you! All the familiar Alice elements are present and this cd does not disappoint, Alice is adept at keeping up with the times and as with its predecessor, Dragon Town uses scorching chugging guitars that are right up to date! This truly is a reborn Alice Cooper who puts his heart and soul into his messages such as the african genocide! Buy this cd, you will not be disappointed with it! Essential stuff!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Brutal stuff but what a stunning album!, 9 Oct 2001
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When you put this on for the first time and Alice launches into "Triggerman", you know this is going to be another masterpiece. There is real ambition and drive here and having been a fan for thirty years, I think I am qualified to say that he has never sounded better.
The music and the subjects of the songs have changed over the decades and become much more contemporary, but that's what keeping pace is all about. There is enough power and hard edge here to give any of today's supposedly heavy outfits pause for thought.
It's fair to say that the album is similar in content to Brutal Planet but that is in itself the highest praise. The tracks are individual and include some very memorable riffs and lyrics. In keeping with Alice's perennial qualities, what differentiates this from the mindless noise served up routinely by younger bands,is the very easily recognisable tunes. Underpinning the Coop's work has always been his ability to produce a good rock & roll record and you can expect nothing different here.
It's difficult to pick a stand out track but my favourites are Triggerman, Sex, Death & Money, Sister Sara & It's Much Too Late. There are no cuts I would skip.
Having been at Wembley this year for the 2001 Brutal Planet show, I can't wait to see this new material performed live.
I bought the album yesterday and have played it 4 times. (On the day of release, of course.) Buy it now, if you have even the slightest interest in this type of music. You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very great underrated modern metal from the Coop!, 22 Jun 2010
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This album came a year after Brutal Planet-his heaviest most metal album ever. It was such a suprise, but I suppose he had many songs left over and shaped them into this kind of sequel to it.
It does actually have a very similar sound to Brutal Planet, that of late Ninties/ early 00's, down tuned heavy slow riffin, similar to some of the Nu metal bands like Korn, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed etc.
So it has a very contemporary metal sound with the voice of Alice Cooper over it, his cynical, humourous sly lyrics, and expected wicked guitar bursts here and there. There are more good tunes here than I remembered from when I first heard it and I think it is aging well, being around nine years old now. A very good creepy, humourous, heavy metal album from the grand king of shock rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars back to the roots, 30 Jan 2003
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Alice once again showing that he wont lay down and die. After last years album "Brutal Planet" and its amazing success of bringing Alice back into the spotlight. Taking away the industrial feel of brutal plaanet and adding more trademark Cooper saarcasm and wit within the lyrics of the album with his usuaal melodic theme to some song, this album is pure genius, and adding the bonus disc makes it a must have for any faan of alice Cooper new or old, a definate worth while investment from Alice and as always amazon dont fail to stock the treat for us all to buy aand enjoy:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT VISIT THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 7 Dec 2002
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Dragontown really reflects the multi faceted persona of Cooper in all distasful glory.He manages to sound contempoary without losing melody. Lyrically Alice pulls you down to the horrors of Dragontown, the Capital of the previous Brutal Planet offering.
He untangles mans weakness and exposes us to the fact we are only just slighty better than the animals we lord over.Redemption in this place is not going to happen!The songs are a great collection of small storys from the assassin in Triggerman to the horrors of the Terrorist The Sentinel. Coopers not lecturing us, he is mearly stating the facts. Mans downfall will happen one day and the finger of blame will be pointing at Man.Even if you do not take much notice of the lyrics, the music stands up on it's own.Great riffs of Fantasy man and the lusicious melody of Evey moman has a name. This is excellent album that gets better with every listen. The bonus track of Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me, is hilarious for the right reason.SUPERB
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4.0 out of 5 stars Modern Cooper with the occasional dash of vintage, 10 Oct 2001
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This review is from: Dragontown (Audio CD)
Very much in a similar vein to his last album "Brutal Planet", "Dragontown" is a hard, fast and grim collection of tracks. Acerbic in places, the lyrics continue to express the tales of dissatisfaction and bleakness of the urban nightmare that "The Last Temptation" began. Had this album been by any other artist it would have warranted a rating of five stars; however to my mind it doesn't quite match the power and distinctive sound of "Brutal Planet" or the atmosphere and imagery of "The Last Temptation". It's still a good album though, as any Alice Cooper fan would expect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Darker and heavier than ever!!!, 8 Oct 2001
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C'mon I've got something to show you!!! Alice continues his journey along the style of Brutal Planet. Heavy guitars, great lyrics and brutal songs. 12 masterpieces....and one great opening song. Triggerman makes you want to turn your stereo louder and louder. If you haven't got this CD yet, then why not!!!! Get it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cooper, 18 Mar 2013
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Alice cooper always doing a great job. Not only live, in studio he offers great records and great music. The master.
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