This is really a return to form for the Coop. Along Comes a Spider was a great record but this really sounds like the REAL Alice, and a brilliant follow on from the Welcome To My Nightmare (original, 1975). He has a great cast of musicians and guests and Kei$ha made an appearance which actually works well, who knew she liked Alice. This is is definately the strongest album he has done in year, probably since Hey Stoopid and I really hope it does well.
If you are familiar with Alice or are just starting out, then you should definately buy this.
I've been a Cooper fan since 1986, and have bought all his albums since then. I'm not a huge fan of all of his albums, but there are always some gems there. I first listened to Welcome to my nightmare sometime in 1990, and allthough I really liked most of the songs, I found some of them really strange and weird. Since then I have come to love Alices diversity and most of all his humour in his songs.
When put on the Welcome 2 my nightmare album yesterday, I felt right at home from the start. This is a great album. Sure, it goes in some strange directions on a couple of songs, but this is a fun album from beginning to end! It kind of covers The Coops career from the early 70s until his early 80s stuff. And it sounds like Alice had a blast recording it. What more can you ask for!?