Raw Power [Reissue]

Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The Wire
    Aug 12, 2011
    60
    The original running order is slightly shuffled, but starting with "Raw Power" wasn't such a good idea, as it mostly serves to highlight the way the album sags in its second half. But ending with a roaring "I Got A Right" salvages the set. [Jun 2011, p.48]
  2. Under The Radar
    50
    In the end it's a "must buy" only as far as you care about the bonus materials. For everybody else, don't throw out your old copy. [Spring 2010, p.73]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    6
    This album was listed No. 1 on Kurt Cobain's list of best albums ever and has been praised by musicians Johnny Marr and Cee Lo Green; itsThis album was listed No. 1 on Kurt Cobain's list of best albums ever and has been praised by musicians Johnny Marr and Cee Lo Green; its understandable why - the David Bowie produced record is a loud, vicious attack on the ears, with some heavy riffs and Iggy Pop's sometimes unintelligible vocals its easy to see this as a precursor to late 70's punk and Nirvana.
    Despite the praise that I have given the album, I honestly do not like it. Yes, its an influential album but that doesn't make it a good one. With 8 songs clocking in at 34 minutes it feels drawn out, with most of the songs feeling overly long and never ending due to their somewhat repetitive nature. An influential classic - but not that good.
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