The Stooges - Funhouse
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1970 Ratings: #3 / 110
User Score
Based on 477 ratings
1970 Ratings: #11
Liked by 31 people
July 7, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Don Gallucci / Producer
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The Stooges influential sophomore album 'Funhouse' did a lot for what would eventually become Punk music and it has its musical merits but I get held back from enjoying it in its entirety by one thing, that being Iggy Pop's vocals, I cannot stand them on some of these songs, they're so obnoxious that its actually grating to me. I'll give him credit though as he matches the fairly loud and abrasive instrumentals but with the way his vocals sound they border on being unlistenable for me. Besides ... read more


Only a year removed from their debut record, The Stooges made it clear they hadn't fatigued from their particular brand of rock music. With a much harder edge than the debut record, the confidence of the act had clearly been heightened with more experience, and the album feels like an even grander statement because of it.

The guitar tones are certainly built out of the same place, a mixture of shredding solos and straightforward riffs, but the clarity on Funhouse is far more apparent. They ... read more


how to piss yourself


simply amazing


Anime building block


Down on the Street- 7.25/10
Loose- 7/10
T.V. Eye- 4.5/10
Dirt- 5.25/10
1970- 5.5/10
Fun House- 5.0/10
L.A. Blues- 4/10
Average Score: 5.5/10
Given Score: 4.7/10

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Added on: March 15, 2013