Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Dirty Diamonds

Posted on

Dirty Diamonds

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Alice Cooper
Producers:
New West
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B

On his 24th studio album, Dirty Diamonds — his best in years — the now-57 Alice Cooper curbs his trend-jumping tendencies of the past few decades and goes back to his twisted roots, offering witty headbangers alongside ripe-for-radio glitter pop (”Perfect,” ”Your Own Worst Enemy”) and a wonderful reading of the Left Banke’s ’60s baroque & roll chestnut ”Pretty Ballerina.” What’s now most shocking about the original shock rocker is how much fun he seems to be having.