EVERY LOSER

Iggy Pop - EVERY LOSER
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2023 Ratings: #17 / 42
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Based on 561 ratings
2023 Ratings: #56
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Spill Magazine
Pop soars as an undisputed elder statesman of punk while demonstrating how one can evolve from the genre creatively without a feeling of selling-out or leaving it behind entirely.
90
Northern Transmissions

Every Loser seems to be a return to the full rock gamut Pop likes to immerse himself in from time to time.

90
Classic Rock

Former Stooges firebrand Iggy Pop finds dazzling late-career form on 19th solo album Every Loser.

80
The Telegraph

Iggy Pop’s loud and lairy new album Every Loser proves the ageing rocker hasn’t lost any of his punk energy.

80
AllMusic

At 75, Iggy Pop is happy to be smart, pissed off, capable of writing good songs about it all, and singing with a crack rock band behind him. There's a heady joy in his bile that's infectious, and Every Loser is a weirdly joyous celebration of life from someone who knows why you shouldn't toss it aside.

80
The Arts Desk
He takes a break from the less visceral directions his solo career has pursued for the last 20 years.
80
musicOMH
This short, sharp blast of refreshing energy finds James Newell Osterberg Jr as compelling as ever.
80
Rolling Stone
After a series of subdued albums, the iconic rocker is back channeling his primal genius.
80
Under The Radar

If Every Loser is anything to go by, we haven’t seen the last of Iggy Pop’s hairless and curiously leathery chest. This is a good thing.

80
Kerrang!

Every Loser is superb. But more importantly it encapsulates Iggy’s essence, not by reframing for a modern audience or pandering to trends, but drawing out the timeless qualities of its author: his anger, his sense of wonder and romance, and his downright strangeness.

80
Clash
Containing just 11 tracks – two of which are interludes – ‘EVERY LOSER’ masters brevity, piecing together aspects of Iggy’s past to construct an ode to his present. A vital, thrilling affair, it ranks amongst the best of his solo work.
80
The Irish Times
The 75-year-old rocker kicks out the jams on his raucous 19th solo album.
80
The Line of Best Fit

All things considered, there are far more winners than losers here, and that's nothing if not a pleasant surprise.

80
The Guardian

After jazz crooning, poetry and electronic experimentation, 75-year-old Pop goes back to his roots on his 19th solo album.

80
American Songwriter

Every Loser is commanding, powerful, and above all fun, proving that Pop has plenty of gas left in his aging tank. Let’s hope he takes a few more trips.

80
The Skinny

Every Loser is lyrically and technically multidimensional – Pop has had the chance to recharge the gritty, psychic energy necessary for a more metal release. He’s free to stomp about the album like a Tyrannosaurus rex.

80
Blabbermouth.net

While some themes on "Every Loser" are still personal, the record takes a stylistic turn, taking listeners back to Pop's primal, early proto-punk days with explosive, rage-fueled nuggets.

80
NME

‘Every Loser’ is a present-day primal punk resurrection from the only musician qualified to make one.

80
DIY

By embracing all sides of his 50 years in the game, ‘Every Loser’ is Iggy throwing out the late-career rulebook and having a whole bunch of fun.

80
Record Collector
Godfather Of Punk mixes raw power and wry reflection.
80
Slant Magazine

The album proves that the punk icon not only has more to say, but continues to find exciting ways to say them.

80
Louder Than War
Six years after his supposed retirement, the quintessential rock frontman returns with a shockingly vital new album, belying his 75 years.
70
Uncut

Made with members of Guns N' Roses, the Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction plus the late Taylor Hawkins, who provide a professionally truculent background to tracks like the loose and slinky "All The Way Down" or the terrific "Modern Day Rp Off", a self-deprecating Stooges Pastiche. But Iggy's voice is the star.

69
Pitchfork
Working with pop architect Andrew Watt, the agelessly incendiary rocker unfurls a parade of timeless archetypes: profane punk, seedy crooner, lovable curmudgeon. It’s Iggy Pop as jukebox musical.
64
Spectrum Culture
Somewhere, deep down, James Osterberg has to know that he can’t keep being Iggy Pop forever.
60
Mojo

Heaps more respect's due for the full-bloodedness of rippers like Frenzy, Modern Day Rip Iff and Neo Punk. ... Four-letter lyricism and dumb-ass riffing, however, leave you craving the substance of '16's Homme-guided Post Pop Depression.

40
The Observer
The veteran showman’s 19th album is slick, tuneful and big on star guests, yet feels like a step backwards.
daltdisney
40

I did not need to hear an elderly man say, “Old ladies cum when I flash my junk,” today.

‘EVERY LOSER’ verges on so bad it’s good territory, and it’s all thanks to Iggy Pop. Credit where credit is due, sonically, this is a fairly competent record. It’s Iggy’s performances and writing that make for some really good laughs, to a point where it occasionally feels bad because the punk progenitor does try and tackle serious topics here. The one ... read more

surlace
42

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Chode
40

I’ll keep this short and brief, the AOTY Award winners are out: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/chode/list/99924/aoty-awards-2022/

Hope all who participated enjoyed it. I fucked up a little bit with some of the categories and want to strive for more diversity between the nominated artists next year, I’ll admit, though I overall think I did a good job at selecting picks and overall am excited to host this again next year. Also some very obvious self-promotion for my year-end ... read more

emergencydog
66

Stylistically and genre-wise Iggy tries to be all over the place on this record and it seldom pays off. There are no new ideas here but some songs are rather good. Some, however, like Neo Punk are straight up bad. The lyrics are indeed quite corny (but what did you expect from Iggy? Would he change his old ways?). Therefore, I believe this album is overhated by AOTY users but it's not that bad. It's just another album (19th!) from the guy who used to be popular in late 1960s and 1970s. Quite ... read more

papersongbird
25

From "The Idiot" to "An Idiot." This has got to be the second-worst January 6th in recent memory.

bitchwhatmusic
66

It's sonically pretty good, but the fact that dude is 75 still singing like this is kinda depressing

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Added on: November 10, 2022