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Alice, what's a matter?
on 4 November 2012
Alice Cooper has become a bit like the Rolling Stones when it comes to new studio album releases, in that you get the occasional glimpse of past glories, but the majority of the record is pretty forgettable.
This is what happens with "Welcome 2..", there are some great little rockers like "The Congregation", "Ghouls gone Wild" & "I Gotta get out of hear". But alas you also get plain awful tracks such as "I am made of you" which Cooper uses one of those vocal correction devices for some bizarre reason, or "Disco Bloodbath" which is done in a Germany Disco style (?) & a miss-matched duet with Ke$ha on "What baby wants".
The major flaw with this LP is that it's a sequel to a release from the 1970s, the decade that contains Coopers strongest works, & as a listener you are constantly reminded of this fact,with the piano melody from Steven popping up throughout the record.
So if you are a massive Alice fan, this is a decent addition to his back-catalogue, but if your new to the music of the Cooper-Man, then I suggest you focus on his albums from the nineteen seventies, such as "Love it to Death", or "Killer".