Stuffed & Ready

Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2019 Ratings: #361 / 596
User Score
Based on 224 ratings
2019 Ratings: #462
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
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Secretly Canadian / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork

A crystalline, searingly honest record that feels as broad-reaching as it does intimate.

90
Northern Transmissions

More than just introspective, the album is a sign of change for the band, who has seena few lineup changes.

85
The 405

Cherry Glazerr have managed to put beauty in the anger on Stuffed & Ready. At times, the lyrics are surprisingly introspective for one seemingly so self-assured, yet there is a sense of empowerment which contradicts the themes of vulnerability presented too.

80
Slant Magazine

With Stuffed & Ready, Creevy’s signature irreverence has been transposed into scathing exasperation. The album rages against a hostile, misogynistic world, and then directs its venom inward.

80
NME

More inward-looking than their previous records, the alternative rockers’ raucous new album is a soul-searching triumph, smoothing over their DIY edge for a greater sense of depth and maturity.

80
The Line of Best Fit

While Stuffed & Ready shares the glossy sheen and excellent songwriting of its predecessor, 2017’s Apocalipstick, the former is darker and more insular both musically and lyrically.

80
PopMatters

With its personal perspectives on the effects of the current cultural zeitgeist, Cherry Glazerr's Stuffed & Ready is not simply a great rock record, but an important document in the early days of 2019.

80
Upset

Clem’s stark vulnerability on ‘Stuffed & Ready’ is what makes this such an admirable effort, from both the virtuosity in the lyrics, and the layers of noise that create an ambience, unlike the rest.

75
Pitchfork

On these 10 songs, the founder, singer, and guitarist Clementine Creevy sounds like she heard about some unacceptable bullshit and came into the studio the next morning, red-eyed and short-tempered and uninterested in hiding it.

70
Clash

‘Stuffed & Ready’ is more of Cherry Glazerr’s successes: the album is raw, desolate, and affecting.

70
Drowned in Sound

They’ve focussed their sound; laid back surf vibes have given way to crunch just as synths have given full way to guitars ... The potential was there from the beginning. It’s nice to see that they’ve realised it.

70
Under The Radar

Apart from just slamming harder, Stuffed and Ready also tells a more cohesive story, as Creevy rocks out to her own soul-searching.

60
Exclaim!

Stuffed & Ready may not be Cherry Glazerr's most upbeat moment, but that doesn't mean it should be their most tedious as well.

60
DIY

With its gnarly riffs and big, dark, emotionally weighty numbers, there’s something claustrophobic about its vibe.

60
The Skinny

Cherry Glazerr have been carving out their own space since Creevy was in her teens. And there’s so much of that spirit in Stuffed & Ready, you can almost smell it.

60
AllMusic

While the best material here represents stylistic evolution or at least enhancement of the best parts of Cherry Glazerr's recent sound, Stuffed & Ready as a whole spoils quickly, fizzling from righteous anthems of anger and self-questioning into monotonous and self-absorbed alt-rock rewrites.

40
The Guardian

The third album by LA band Cherry Glazerr was almost called Hairy People Trying Not to Die. You wish they’d stuck with it just to add a glimmer of levity to a record mired in misery and self-imposed isolation.

KIDWITHGUNs
77
Great

This is an awkward album. A lot of moments don't click with me, they can be super eye-rolling... but at least these fissures don't kill it, in fact, there's a real charm to it. The highs are high, and I'd be surprised if this thing didn't grow on me. A handful of cuts here are actually memorable too.

Best: Ohio, Daddi, Self Explained, Isolation, Juicy Socks, Pieces, Distressor

Weakest: Wasted Nun
musicmagpie55
65
This album has grown on me with every listen. At first, I found the songs a little uneven, and I was surprised by the change in sound. Clementine Creevy has a unique voice, but it sometimes gets forgettable on the repetitive tracklist. The songs feel very cohesive, to a point where I would have enjoyed something a little bit different thrown in there.

I was drawn to listen to it a few more times as there are some really great parts on this album. 'Daddi' is a blast, and very cheeky; 'Wasted ... read more
Plats
85
"Stuffed & Ready" is a surprisingly great indie record with some immaculate production, layered instrumentation and tight writing! The mixing could use some work in some spots but that's not enough of a flaw to stop me from recommending this.

Fav Tracks: Daddi, Ohio, Wasted Nun, Juicy Socks, Stupid Fish, Self Explained

Least Fav Track: Pieces

Score:
8.5
Exceptional
70
This felt more like a compilation of songs than an album. Clem has clearly matured since singing about sneaking cigarettes at lunchtime and delivers a humourous and powerful performance with some heavy hitting bangers. Though as much as I love power garage punk, Stuffed & Ready felt repetitive, with each song melting into the other. Clementine's haunting vocals are amazing as usual, but lacked clear melody lines.

Favourite songs: Ohio, Daddi, Wasted Nun
LaCroixBoix
85
DON'T HOLD MY... HAND

This is the first Cherry Glazerr album that I've thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. Apocalipstick had its moments, but there was just too much sameness in the sound for me to stay completely interested. Stuffed & Ready is a very ambitious and gutsy LP. Their lead single off the record Daddi I found to be really unique. The unexpected buildup to the kick-ass chorus is very powerful given its lyrical content and feminist inspired quality.

Clementine Creevy has ... read more
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Track List

  1. Ohio
  2. Daddi
  3. Wasted Nun
  4. That’s Not My Real Life (feat. Delicate Steve)
  5. Self Explained
  6. Isolation
  7. Juicy Socks
  8. Pieces
  9. Stupid Fish
  10. Distressor
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