Obviously, when compared to earlier efforts, especially the Alice Cooper band, Alice Cooper's albums became more produced and orchestrated to finish out the 70s. Although Alice may have lost a bit of his sinister edge, he nevertheless continued delivering great songs/albums. "From the Inside" is a great example of how Alice has been able to cover a lot of ground musically, while maintaining a high level of quality. Although much of the music on "From the Inside" lies more within the pop realm than hard rock, the theme is inherently dark, which Alice Cooper is able to convey with his classic shtick. I'm not going to do a song-by-song review, but I think that every song is well written and deserving of its place on the album.
For myself, I don't hold this album in as high of regard as earlier Alice Albums (i.e. "Killers," "Love It to Death," "Billion Dollar Babies," etc.) solely because of my tastes; however, I think it's really great and I continually revisit it. Certain Alice albums remind me of a poor man's Zappa—not intended as a slight—rather, they're complex, yet more accessible than Zappa. I put this album in this category that requires a certain mood, yet is extremely enjoyable. If you're looking for straight up hard rock, I would look to the earlier albums. However, if you feel like being told a story through great songs, this is the album. I'd highly recommend this album!
I would recommend this to a friend
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