Iggy and the Stooges: Ready to Die

Fri, Apr 26, 2013, 01:00


Ready to Die

Iggy and the Stooges

Fat Possum


Forty years after the release of Raw Power and with erstwhile guitarist James Williamson’s return to the fray, it seems as if Iggy and the Stooges are primed for a blistering return – despite the ominous title of their fifth album. In truth, the seminal punk band seem content to settle into their dotage. Like 2007’s The Weirdness , this is an album that never really gets out of first gear. Pop’s voice still sounds sneeringly vibrant on the punchy Job and Burn , but switching to an oaky baritone on the drab Unfriendly World and Beat That Guy spoils the energy awakened by the revved-up title track. Put simply, these songs are painfully average, even clichéd at times; Ready to Retire might have been a more accurate title.
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