|All Artists: Alien|
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 8/7/1989
Genres: Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075679097514, 075679097545, 724383942428
Well worth buying for the first track alone!
Francesco Marcolla | Italy | 09/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of those albums you put into your car's stereo and forget there's a world outside...
First class Swedish melodic rock
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 08/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Swedish melodic rockers Alien launched their long-running career in 1988 with their self-titled debut album. Led by songwriter and guitar hotshot Tony Borg, Alien had a very polished AOR/melodic rock sound that was equal parts Bonfire and House of Lords. It is very upbeat melodic rock that really doesn't stray into metal territory. Vocalist Jim Jedhed gives a performance that is at times reminiscent of fellow Swede Goran Edman. All of the album's songs are strong, and should have been fairly big hits here during the arena rock era. Perhaps Alien's sound was too polished, and not "party rock" enough for the average hair metal fan.
"Tears Don't Put out the Fire" is a great opening song, but the album's surprise highlight is the band's take on the song "Only One Woman", which was written by the Bee Gees of all people! Their cover of the Hollies' "the Air I Breathe" is also quite interesting.
If you're an AOR/melodic rock fan, this album and the band's follow-up release Shiftin' Gear are well worth seeking out, though they're pretty tough to locate of these days."
Alien almost there
Neil S. Whyte | Perth, Australia | 06/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"One of my hobbies is to search for past material that I did not purchase or discover in my earlier years as a musician. At 40 i still enjoy quality melodic pop rock, my favourite being good driving big stadium rock sounds of the 80's mainly. Well Alien I heard initially off the Blob soundtrack in the 80's - we watched it again recently(June 2008) for a hoot and I chased this cd to buy.It is one of those bands that are almost there but not quite. However, the standout is Brave new love. The vocals, RIFFS and harmonies deliver nicely but half the tracks would be in my opinion 'incomplete'. Half the tracks are definitely listenable but Alien is only a shadow of the likes of Jovi,Giant and Def Leppard."