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Iggy and The Stooges
Ready to Die - FAT POSSUM
FILTER Grade: 64%

By Kurt Orzeck on May 2, 2013

 

Iggy and The Stooges

This definitely ranks among the top five best albums recorded by The Stooges. That’s because they’ve only recorded five. It had some promise, with Raw Power guitarist James Williamson back in the fold, but this record is just no fun. Iggy Pop, who still kills it live, is too gloomy on “The Departed,” too canny on “Gun.” The Stooges reach for their early oeuvre on the opener, “Burn”—but that workout leaves them exhausted for the rest of the record, requiring them to take a breather on three acoustic songs. It’s a sad affair best summed up by the title track.  

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