Alice Cooper's Extra Ghoulish (and Extra Cheesy) Sequel

For those kids who wish My Chemical Romance would write a sequel to 2006’s The Black Parade, check out Alice Cooper’s new disc, Welcome 2 My Nightmare. It’s the sequel to his 1975 album Welcome To My Nightmare (yes – a very clever title indeed). One must listen to the record having a sense of humor and appreciate Alice Cooper’s very tongue-in-cheek lyrics about ghouls (“Ghouls Gone Wild”) and why disco still sucks thirty years later (“Disco Blood Bath Boogie Fever”). The album is for the most part pretty good, not great. It’s funny, cheesy and over-the-top. If you go in with the right frame of mind, you’ll probably enjoy it. The best songs are “I’ll Bite Your Face Off”, “I Gotta Get Outta Here” and the ballad “Something To Remember Me By”. I’m not sure how I feel about his duet with Ke$ha, “What Baby Wants”. It might be so bad it’s good or a sign of the Apocalypse. You pick. In the meantime, rock on Alice!

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