Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Stooges - The Stooges

Decade - 1960's

The Stooges - The Stooges

The Stooges were an American rock band formed in the late 60's and fronted by Iggy Pop. This was their debut album and it was not a critical or popular success. I'm not really sure why because plenty of much worse albums seemed to been popular at the time!

It's not brilliant, but it's solid. None of the songs are filler (which considering the length, should be expected), though the very strange prog-rock tune "We Will Fall" made me wonder if I'd suddenly put on Pink Floyd accidently. It starts off really strong with 1969 (about being bored and having nothing to fight for) and I wanna Be Your Dog which I'm sure has some strange sexual point, but the last few tracks can make your mind wander a little. Most people will have heard "No Fun" before and it's also a great track. Though quite a short album, it just doesn't have any tracks that blow your mind and so it doesn't really rise above "good", though there are moments in each song that certainly do. As a whole, it's a great listen but it's not a classic.

Score - 7.9/10

Genre - Rock

Best Tracks - 1969, I wanna be your dog, No Fun

Recommended - Yes


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