So I am working on my book (yes I am working on a book of fiction. Don't expect it anytime soon) and I figure I might as well put on one of the many new cd's that people sent to me recently. I have to say I was extremely excited to hear this new one from Alice Cooper. Not that I was expecting it to be anything like the first Welcome To My Nightmare. You can never go home again, but I have enjoyed his new material so I had high hopes. Then that first song starts. Very soon I hear auto-tuned vocals. Yeah, no shit!? This new cd starts off with a song that includes a good helping of auto-tune vocals. Since when does a legend like Alice Cooper need auto-tune? Since his vocals on the rest of the cd are perfectly fine I am lead to believe that a producer or maybe co-writer Desmond Child needs to be punched in the throat.
The cd does have some good solid tracks on it, but it also has some songs that will make you want to start stabbing yourself in the head with a screwdriver. When "Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever" started my wife asked if that was the song that had the queen of annoying Ke$ha on it. Sadly the answer is no. It is more annoying than the song with auto tune! "Ghouls Gone Wild" isn't too much better either. I must really stress that for the most part this is a good cd, but there are a few tracks that should have been buried in a very deep pit and set on fire so as to never leak to the public. They are the sonic equivalent to taking a gut burrito fueled shit on a five star dinner plate. I was shocked that the song with Ke$sha was one of the least annoying. In fact it was one of the better songs on the cd despite a small bit of auto-tune on it as well. The auto-tune here was not only done way more tastefully, but it was also not the first song on a cd from a Classic Rock legend.
So who will like this cd? Despite the cd getting several positive reviews, I'm not sure anyone can honestly like this. The stinkers have such a putrid stench about them that they ruin any enjoyment that the possible good tracks could bring. If someone is a pop fan they will not like this because it is mostly full of Rock songs. The Rock songs are going to hear the pop songs and consider nails on a chalkboard a better choice of something to listen to. If you were a fan of the first Welcome To My Nightmare just go out and buy that instead. This cd has nothing to do with that classic and if you are expecting that in any way you will be as disappointing as I am right now.