Thirty-five years on (or thereabouts), this is the sequel to Cooper's Welcome To My Nightmare album, his first solo outing following a clutch of classic records with the original Alice Cooper band.

Back then that grand and ghoulish concept album morphed into many different things, including an elaborate concert tour and film.

Though the modern-day version is unlikely to warrant such ambitious offshoots (although a tour is planned for next year), there is no denying the solid and surprising diversity of the songs.

There's the silly schlock of Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever and his devilish duet with naughty pop chick Ke$ha on What Baby Wants balanced out by more traditional Cooper fare like the rampant Runaway Train and Caffeine, and the charming I'll Bite Your Face Off.


Stars: 3/5

- TimeOut