Alice Cooper releases Brutal Planet
Brutal Planet is the 21st studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 2000.
Lyrically, Brutal Planet deals with themes of dark "social fiction", including domestic violence ("Take it Like a Woman"), War ("Pick Up the Bones") and school shootings ("Wicked Young Man"). The album has been erroneously reported as being the second in a trilogy (beginning with The Last Temptation and ending with Dragontown); however, Cooper has stated that this is in fact not the case.
Doug Van Pelt, editor of the alternative Christian music-oriented HM Magazine, found that the lyrics communicated biblical morals "in a very powerful way". Van Pelt stated further that the final argument is provided in the title track, which condemns the systems of judgment that the world uses. Moreover, "Blow Me a Kiss" urges the listener to think deeper about spiritual matters.