Ready to Die

Iggy & The Stooges - Ready to Die
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2013 Ratings: #798 / 958
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
2013 Ratings: #407
April 30, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

It's a fat, satisfying slab of Iggy punk-rock steak. Exactly what we ordered.

70
musicOMH

On the evidence of Ready To Die, the rest of The Stooges are not only surviving but thriving, still making music that sounds urgent and demands attention.

70
Consequence of Sound

The Stooges still sound thrillingly vital, no small feat for a bunch of hardened rock vets jockeying for position against scores of up and comers roughly a third their age.

70
PopMatters

Ready to Die is the reunion album (Iggy and) the Stooges deserve, washing away the bad taste of The Weirdness

70
Drowned in Sound

Ready to Die isn't the missing sequel to Raw Power, but it is a masterclass in writing a big, dumb punk album with occasional touches of emotional depth.

56
Pitchfork

Forty years removed from the kamikaze death-trip fantasies of Raw Power, Ready to Die is the sound of Iggy admitting, “I’m too old for this shit.” And he’s come armed with not one, but three acoustic ballads to prove it

50
A.V. Club

With Ready To Die, Iggy And The Stooges have begun to spring back to life. Or at least shown signs of becoming convincingly zombified.

Henrique_sem_ue
76
Far from being a piece of art but it's still a cool album to party
GABRIELinHELL
40
Mediocre
tha138
62
It was about time for the band not to just realize but to admit that its circle of life has nearly completed its orbit.
So, farewell and rest in peace.
FinalLifeline
52
The Stooges have officially lost their touch. Their influence on punk music lives on, but with Ready to Die, they feel so out of place in the modern world that it's sad. The album's first 8 tracks (especially the horrific "DD's") are inexcusably dull and almost unlistenable. The album is rescued from total waste by the final two tracks, which are still sub-par, but a welcome escape from the 27 minutes of buggery that came before them.
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Added on: February 25, 2013