Space Invader [Deluxe] [CD] [PA]

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Spaceman is always great!

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    darklord81
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    In my opinion, like the title of his last album, Ace's solo career is truly an "anomaly." Although he appears to be aware of his strengths and weaknesses, he just kinda writes whatever he feels like writing, at the moment. His albums never sound alike and I can't really imagine putting a song from one album—for example, "Trouble Walking" on another album, say "Frehley's Comet"—as it would seem out of place. You basically know what you are going to get—a poppy hard rock album. The question is what will the overall sound of the album be and how much filler? My personal favorites—as with most fans—are the first two, including the KISS solo album. "Second Sighting" and "Trouble Walking" have a few too many weak songs, in my opinion, therefore, I would probably put "Anomaly" ahead of them. I have heard people comparing this to the first one, which I would disagree with this comparison. It sounds mostly—as to be expected—like "Anomaly." However, there are more hard rockers on this one and he definitely solos a lot more. Most of the songs are pretty strong, except I can probably do without "The Joker" cover. Some of my favorites, upon a few listens of the album, are "Change," "Past the Milky Way," and "Gimme A Feelin'." I don't consider myself an Ace fanboy, but I do always order his albums without listening to samples and end up enjoying them—to varying degrees. Would I enjoy another self-titled or "Frehley's Comet"? Of course, but I am happy with a fairly enjoyable Ace album every 5 or so years. So if you are expecting another self-titled or something groundbreaking, relax!!! Or just keep your money in your wallet. If you want an enjoyable album of catchy, pop/hard rock that the Spaceman has come to be known for, pick it up and you'll be more than happy!!! Great album and more than worth the price! By the way, there isn't really anything additional on the deluxe version—few radio edits and slightly different artwork—obviously. Except the deluxe version is a digipack, which I prefer. Enjoy!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ace is back!

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    DeathClutch70
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    As always I purchase all Ace Freahley and Kiss related products. This one I didnt regret at all. This cd is way better than anomaly. It has a clasdic ace feel and groove track order flows real good making it easy to keep in playlist. Unlike Kiss sonic boom which had a few really good tracks and Kiss Monster which should have been called anything but that. The best track off that was left off the original release and only put out on the tour edition or itunes exclusive track. So dont waste your time deciding. Buy this cd and enjoy what has been missing from rock for along time. Straight rock n roll!!!! To all Kiss fans look for the deluxe 2 cd edition of the classic Love Gun album. First disc original album 2014 remaster. 2nd disc demos and unreleased and live tracks. This is the last album the original band played on all tracks together. You can never have enough Ace. This drops Tuesday October 28th. Rock on!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Album

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    MetalGuy71
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    The follow-up to Anomaly is another classic is the Ace Frehley catalog. Many tracks hearken back to Ace's 70's KISS solo album. The guitar playing is outstanding and Ace's vocals are pretty much what you'd expect. He's never been the greatest singer and he knows it and doesn't care. They compliment the music. Some folks have dogged the cover of Steve Miller's 'The Joker', but I like it. Your mileage may vary. As for the bonus tracks, skip 'em. They are a waste of time. Have you ever heard a song and said "Hey, the tune's great. I only wish I had a shorter, edited version." No, of course you haven't. No one has. Ever. Adding 2 "radio edits" of the same songs and calling them "bonus tracks" is really lame. Not to mention putting them together at the end of the album so they repeat when the album starts over again. I'd heartily recommend the album, but just get the standard edition and save a few shekels instead of putting out for the deluxe version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better than Anomoly

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    SithTracy
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    As a KISS fan, I want something that rocks like those great albums of the 70's. This one is just okay (but better than the last two KISS albums). Gene Simmons recently said rock is dead. Sadly his efforts and those of Ace are not going to revive it. So few are buying records. I doubt this is something I will come back to much. As I have gotten older, my musical tastes have changed, but I still go back to the old KISS albums (along with other classics from Led Zepplin, The Who, UFO, Whitesnake, The Beatles). Something about all that stuff was pure and I don't feel it on the modern albums. The last KISS record I liked was the one that was almost never released; Carnival of Souls. And Revenge was great too. My favorite artist today is pretty darn good and his sound, while not all rock, is pure. Folks, check out Joe Bonamassa. Just my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ace is back!!!! To Shock you!!!!

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    dpc374
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    I have been a rabid fan since 1976. Definitely need to pick this album up. It kicks some serious butt. If you are an Ace or KISS fan. There is maybe one song on here that is just ok and that is Toys. Musically it's great. Lyrically, the song not so much. This is the best he has put out since becoming a solo artist. Almost on par with his 78 solo.The Joker although a very over played song on radio, Ace breathes new life into it with his take. The official reviews I have read, have given it an 8 out of 10. That is a fair assessment. I would probably give it an 8.5 or 9. See over time if it stands. I think it will. He should still be in KISS, but I am glad he is still putting out music. Rock on Space Invaders!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Space Invader

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    SilverFox
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    As an Ace Frehley fan, I was very excited to get my hands on this album- and just had to rush to get it on release day (8/19/14). The release date was delayed a few times, but for me, it was definitely worth the wait. Ace proves he is the one, true Space Man. Without giving anything away, I'll say that I think this album is at least as good as his previous release, Anomaly, and I feel that both albums hold up to his '78 solo album. Ace/Kiss fans will enjoy this. For those not familiar with his or Kiss' music (outside of the overplayed Rock & Roll All Nite), who'd like a modern, classic rock sound (kind of an oxymoron, I know), give it a listen..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great CD

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    CallMeDrLove
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    While I'm a big KISS/Ace fan, I'm also objective and critical at times when it's fair or appropriate. Ace's last album for example, was a huge disappointment. Perhaps that's in part why I'm so pleasantly surprised at how consistently good this disk is. There isn't a single weak/bad song and I found myself liking each one over the other as the tracks went along. Great music and melodies and catchy hooks. I would have bet $1 million that I'd hate "the Joker", but instead I love it. Should definitely be released to radio! Very happy for Ace as he seems to have his life together again and a passion for his music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ace is back !!!

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    Goose
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    A surprisingly inspired collection of music by the space Ace. Even though he's known as a guitar hero, what really stands out here is the songwriting. He stays away from the typical corny innuendos and branches out a bit with this release...no you will not confuse him with Tom Waits, but it is nice to seem him cover new ground. All in all, a very strong release. The only lame thing is the "deluxe" version. Nothing there worth spending the extra cash on...I did, don't make the same mistake.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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