Because of how much he is celebrated for his live spectacle and showmanship, it can be easy to forget that shock-rock ringmaster Alice Cooper has released 27 studio albums. The prolific horror-rocker and forefather of modern heavy metal has been around since , and has steadily dropped albums the entire time. Over that time, Alice has worn many snake-wrapped hats — crossdressing frontman, spooky master of ceremonies, experimental sleazemeister, hair metal gadabout, and dark god of the stage — and as such, no two albums ever sound quite the same. Though it shows off some musicianship that would later prove important to Alice — the drumming is especially frantic and on point — the album is more confused than anything else. The answer is quite a few people, and though Alice Cooper is the man, he is no exception to this rule. Welcome 2 My Nightmare packs some solid callbacks to its predecessor, but it also opens with some questionable autotune, and its contemporary rock sound pales in comparison to the weirdo showtunes of the original Nightmare.
26. Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011)