Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits
Released: August 1974
Chart Peak: #8
Weeks Charted: 23
Certified Platinum: 10/13/86
Alice Cooper has long been known primarily as a stage act, but when one sits and listens it is evident they are fine musicians, singers and writers and have a track record of hits. This is one greatest hits set that truly is a greatest hits, with most of the cuts having enjoyed strong AM or FM success. Many did not become heavily involved in the band during their early days, so this is a perfect addition to a collection. Best cuts: "I'm Eighteen," "Be My Lover," "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Billion Dollar Babies."
- Billboard, 1974.
- Robert Christgau, Christgau's Record Guide, 1981.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine , The All-Music Guide to Rock, 1995.
Absent a good box set -- which has been rumored to be coming for several years now -- Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits is the essential singles collection and proof that there's more to Cooper than a cheap-thrills horror show. * * * * *
- Gary Graff, Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide, 1996.
Snakes alive, you gotta love the trashiness -- laugh now, but you're old enough to remember, you used to adore this pop genius. Here is a good helping from the king of macabre shock-rock, who, long before there was a Marilyn Manson or Kiss, went to the gallows for his makeup and symbolism. These angsty teenage anthems including "School's Out" and "I'm Eighteen" are delivered with hooks, riffs and attitude. * * * *
- Zagat Survey Music Guide - 1,000 Top Albums of All Time, 2003.comments powered by Disqus
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