Detroit Stories

2021 studio album by Alice Cooper / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Detroit Stories is the twenty-first solo and twenty-eighth overall studio album by American rock musician Alice Cooper. The album was released on February 26, 2021, by earMUSIC.[1][2] It crowned Billboard's Top Album Sales chart (dated March 3, 2021) debuting at No. 1 and was the first chart-topper for Cooper in the 29-year history of the Top Album Sales chart.[3] The album was produced by Bob Ezrin, who also added various instruments. As a solo album, it incorporates a variety of artists contributing on a number of instruments.

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Detroit Stories
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 26, 2021
GenreHard rock
ProducerBob Ezrin
Alice Cooper chronology
Detroit Stories
Singles from Detroit Stories
  1. "Don't Give Up"
    Released: May 15, 2020
  2. "Rock & Roll"
    Released: November 13, 2020
  3. "Our Love Will Change the World"
    Released: December 11, 2020
  4. "Social Debris"
    Released: February 4, 2021

The album features themes consistent with the rest of Alice Cooper's discography, with the grandeur and exaggerated shock-rock narratives that he has exhibited in previous work. However, the album also features a significant aspect of nostalgia, as Detroit Stories notes many influences from traditional hard-rock origins in Detroit, and attempts to return to the age of hard-rock that Cooper originated in.

Detroit Stories sold 13,000 copies in its first week of sales (ending March 4) across CD, of which 9,500 were sold, vinyl LP, which generated 2,000 sales, and digital download formats making up the remaining 1,500 sales. Additionally, it topped the Tastemaker Albums chart, which assesses releases based on their sales at independent and small chain music shops, from which 38% of the albums first-week sales originated from.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, Detroit Stories topped at number 47, number 2 on Hard Rock Albums, number 5 on Top Rock Albums, number 7 on Independent Albums and number 18 on Vinyl Albums.