Stuffed & Ready

Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2019 Ratings: #42 / 83
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Based on 139 ratings
2019 Ratings: #27
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
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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.

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.

musicmagpie55
74
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
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
rosevean
74
#1 Ohio / #4 That’s Not My Real Life (feat. Delicate Steve)
#6 Isolation / #9 Stupid Fish / #10 Distressor
distraughtonaut
58
I feel like there is something here but I just don't know what. I can't find myself enjoying any song as a whole, let alone the whole album. Songs like Daddi show that Glazzer have an idea as to how to create an interesting, satirical song, but there is something just slightly off about it that ruins the whole thing and makes it the most annoying song this year. Maybe this will grow on me but in all likelihood I won't be coming back to this.
ryanreviews
67
A bit underwhelming as a whole, but there are some songs which are outstanding like Stupid Fish. The production and mixing are very good too
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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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