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on 25 August 2010
For his third album of the 21st Century - the third album of his second coming - Alice completely changes tack. He jettisons any semblance of a concept album, of industrial metal and of dark social commentary. In its place is the raw garage rock of his very early career - straight up and down, no frills, energetic guitar rock songs - and it delivers an absolute winner.

With an over-riding live one-take feel, `The Eyes of Alice Cooper' rocks its way through some truly fine unpolished early 70s style pop rock which Ole Black Eyes has mostly co-written with his guitarists, Eric Dover and Ryan Roxie. It almost feels like they are playing in a garage somewhere - and having a stack of fun doing so.

Things kick off with hilarious abandon in the guitar rocker, `What Do You Want from Me?', about a complete loser trying to please his woman. Other top shelf highlights in the rock department are `Between High School and Old School', `Man of the Year', `Spirit Rebellious' and `Love Should Never Feel like This'. The mid-tempo `Novocaine' and slightly softer `Be With You Awhile' are excellent, while `This House is Haunted' - the only throwback to his ongoing nightmare, and a subdued one at that - provides some strangely beautiful tender and contemplative moments to proceedings. At 13 songs in length, the less crafted `I'm So Angry' and `Backyard Brawl' close the set in a fairly superfluous fashion and could easily have been left off.

It is true that this album does not hit you immediately. Its raw and boisterous indie edge is at odds with the high, glossy production of the other albums Cooper had recorded since 1989's `Trash'. But after a few spins, its infectious soul reveals itself splendidly. Coupled with his two preceding 21st Century efforts, particularly 2000's sterling `Brutal Planet', it sees him continuing an astonishing creative, if not commercial, comeback.
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on 19 October 2003
This album is the greatest. Alice has not released an album this good since "Billion Dollar Babies" and "Killer" you really should by the vinyl. I'm listening to it right now and it's amazing! the best song I think is "Backyard Brawl" then of course there's other best songs on here such as "Between High School & Old School" "Man Of The Year" "I'm So Angry" just the greatest since "killer". Cooper goes back to his Detroit City roots. There are most humourous lyrics on here then there ever was on "Brutal planet" or "Dragontown". You will love it to death. Buy this album and make Alice Cooper the happiest "Man of the year" ;) There's classic new songs.. such as "Between High School and Old School," "What Do You Want From Me?" "Detroit City". The creepy "This House Is Haunted". The Ballad "Be With You Awhile". "The Song that didn't Rhyme". the "I'm So Angry" and the "Backyard Brawl" which is also another tribute to Detroit City! Some wonderful great 70's fun time Rock & Roll!
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on 22 June 2010
This album goes right back to the mad, fun, good humoured sounds of his classic albums like Alice...goes to Hell, Schools out, etc. This one is not too serious, not one of his deeper thoughtful concept albums, it's simply a collection of great fun, dark, fast paced, hard rockin sleazy wild rock metal tunes as good as many of his most well known. The production is great, the lyrics and funny, intelligent, darkly humourous yet still thoughtful and it's just another really fine rock classic from the shock legend.
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on 30 August 2014
For his third album of the 21st Century - the third album of his second coming - Alice completely changes tack. He jettisons any semblance of a concept album, of industrial metal and of dark social commentary. In its place is the raw garage rock of his very early career - straight up and down, no frills, energetic guitar rock songs - and it delivers an absolute winner.

With an over-riding live one-take feel, `The Eyes of Alice Cooper' rocks its way through some truly fine unpolished early 70s style pop rock which Ole Black Eyes has mostly co-written with his guitarists, Eric Dover and Ryan Roxie. It almost feels like they are playing in a garage somewhere - and having a stack of fun doing so.

Things kick off with hilarious abandon in the guitar rocker, `What Do You Want from Me?', about a complete loser trying to please his woman. Other top shelf highlights in the rock department are `Between High School and Old School', `Man of the Year', `Spirit Rebellious' and `Love Should Never Feel like This'. The mid-tempo `Novocaine' and slightly softer `Be With You Awhile' are excellent, while `This House is Haunted' - the only throwback to his ongoing nightmare, and a subdued one at that - provides some strangely beautiful tender and contemplative moments to proceedings. At 13 songs in length, the less crafted `I'm So Angry' and `Backyard Brawl' close the set in a fairly superfluous fashion and could easily have been left off.

It is true that this album does not hit you immediately. Its raw and boisterous indie edge is at odds with the high, glossy production of the other albums Cooper had recorded since 1989's `Trash'. But after a few spins, its infectious soul reveals itself splendidly. Coupled with his two preceding 21st Century efforts, particularly 2000's sterling `Brutal Planet', it sees him continuing an astonishing creative, if not commercial, comeback.
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on 18 October 2003
Oh yeah, Alice has done it again. His latest album is a 'must have'. It's truly amazing how much his music has changed since e.g. Constrictor or Flush the Fashion, then again everyone can change their style, but Alice manages to make quality music that's worth listening to no matter what styl he ventures into. 'Eyes' may not be his best (in my opinion) but it sure is good, and definitely worth the space it takes up on my shelf.
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on 7 August 2015
I got my copy today. However the eyes on the CD disc itself are blue, not red. I won't return it as I've opened it already and returning it is too much hassle. The music will still be the same though. Just wanted others to be aware.
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on 14 October 2003
People expecting another Brutal Planet/Dragontown foray into post Marilyn Manson school of rock territory will be delighted/dissapointed (depending on how you reacted to the afformentioned albums) at the golf enthusiasts apparent 'return to form'.
'Return to form' is a misleading tag the album has acquired, I think. The musical direction on this is more to do with the fact that bands like 'The Darkness' are currently big, rather than Alice wishing to deliberately recycle old ideas. Nevertheless whatever the reason, Alice sounds more comfortable playing in the more traditional sound of 'Eyes' than on 'Brutal Planet'. One of my criticisms of the last two albums was that whilst Alice is an amazing rock musician, as a metal artist he really doesn't cut it. In the same way Metallica fail miserably as rock artists. Alice can blow any wannabe grunge band off the stage an into the strategically placed garbage van left out in the parking lot. However comparing 'Brutal Planet' to 'Brave New World' (released the same year) leaves Alice looking kinda embarassed I think.
With this in mind, Alice's attempt to get back to what he does best (last done on his masterpiece 'The Last Temptation') sounds like thumbs up on all accounts. 'Eyes' isn't like 'Temptation though. 'Eyes' is an easy goin feel good rock album, not a dark concept album about the loss of innocence and the battle of good versus evil.
'What Do You Want From Me' isn't the album opener that 'Poison' is. A decent enough left over from 'Love It To Death' maybe, but it's no classic. This is true of a lot of the album. Even the standout track of the piece 'This House Is Haunted' with it's creepy keyboard backing sounds like it was lifted from 'Welcome To My Nightmare'. Whilst there are experimental elements, you do very much get the feeling Alice has done all this and more better on other albums. Without doubt the most in-excuseable effort on the album is the ballad 'Be With You A While'. In my opinion Alice has never done a bad ballad, but this one is truly aweful. The riff sucks, the tempo sucks, the lyrics suck, the song sucks - avoid.
Lyrically the album is 'Hey Stoopid' without the sex refferences. The trademark Alice sense of humour is present throughout and even on the less memorable tracks, always raises a smile. If you want the trademark Alice darkness and morbidity however, there's only one really dark track here, the afformentioned 'This House Is Haunted'. Other than that the album remains depressingly jolly (for me anyway). I'm probably making the album sound worse than it is, it's not a bad album. There are some great hard rock songs here like 'Spirits rebellious', 'I'm So Angry' and 'Backyard Brawl', but the rest of the album is very soft. In fact it's probably the softest album Alice has done since the early 80's. Despite this though, the song 'Novocaine' is instantly addictive. A classic Alice hook.
Bottom line if you like this current so-called 70's rock revival with bands like 'The Darkness' etc, you'll lap it up. If you're idea of 70's revival was stuff like 'Kyuss' or 'Spiritual Beggars' though - avoid. For me this album is a dissapointment. But that's a reflection on style, not substance. My advice ? Pick up a copy of Alice's '94 epic 'The Last Temptation', which is a true return to form. 'The Eyes Of Alice Cooper' however is very much a representation of the current mass-appealing soft rock at it's hight/ugliest (delete as appropriate).
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on 20 February 2015
iv played this 3 times in a row its raunchy and easy toget into
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on 3 September 2015
fine product
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