Underrated Albums by Huge Artists

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    By Pearl Jam. No hits, but just sonic perfection from start to finish. Much more indicative of this band’s legacy than their early songs that are still on the radio.
     
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    There's a weird thing or two with Alice Cooper that confuses the situation sometimes. "Alice Cooper" is really two separate acts.

    Originally, Alice Cooper was the name of a band, when they did most (but not all) of the classic A.C. material. "Alice Cooper" was also the stage name of the singer of the band Alice Cooper (though his legal name was Vince Furnier). This lineup was together basically unmolested for over 10 years (the only change was that a few extra people were added near the end).

    They broke up, and Vince Furnier started doing solo stuff. But before he did so, he legally changed his name to Alice Cooper, so he had a bulletproof legal argument for continuing to use the name. He has put out a large number of albums as a solo artist, most of which have flown under the radar. So almost any one of those except the first two could quality as "underrated" IMO. Certainly the one you're talking about.

    My love of Alice Cooper starts really tapering off after Love It To Death, but I'm still onboard to some degree until about that album you mentioned. It's one of those acts that, IMO, started out at their best, and gradually got less and less to my liking with each album, without exception.
     
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    Hey Zeus by X. In my mind it's their best album.
     
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    Balance by Van Halen. Obviously not their greatest album, but I always loved it, still do.
     
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    Not a fan of (Meatloaf) but his singing on that album was pretty cool!
     
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    how could I forget anything Rory Gallagher
     
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    I must agree with previous posters;

    Alice Cooper's From The Inside

    KISS's Music From The Elder

    Also:

    Elvis Costello's Goodbye Cruel World

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    Always interesting to hear how we're all so different. I'm with KISS like you are with Alice Cooper in a lot of ways. Almost. I think KISS reached their pinnacle around the Dressed To Kill era and of course ALIVE! captured their live show spirit. But by the time they got to Dynasty it was all over. Sadly that was my first concert and it looked nothing like what I saw on the ALIVE II gatefold pictures.

    But yes, Alice Cooper the band, and Alice Cooper the solo artist are definitely two different things.
     
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    As others previously mentioned...

    Presence - Led Zeppelin

    Point of Entry - Judas Priest

    as well as these...

    The Kinks - Give the People What They Want

    Aerosmith - Live Bootleg

    Pearl Jam - No Code

    The Jayhawks (huge in my eyes) The Sounds of Lies

    Kate Bush - The Sensual World

    Prince - Parade

    Split Enz - Time & Tide
     
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    I saw Alice Cooper for the Killer cocert, excellent show .....my still favorite tune is " halo of flies"
     
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    Those first two Alice Cooper albums are fantastic and weird. I love them.
     
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