Skull Ring - Iggy Pop
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  • Summary: Skull Ring marks Iggy Pop's first appearance with his original band The Stooges in 30 years, as they provide backing on four tracks here. Also guesting are members of Green Day and Sum 41.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
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  1. Skull Ring is not merely a testament to Iggy's staying power as an artist, but it is also an amazing feat in that it melds the past, present and future of punk/pop onto a single CD.
  2. 80
    Pop has made more nuanced albums than this in recent years, but Skull Ring is about reclaiming the franchise as unselfconsciously as is possible. [Oct 2003, p.125]
  3. 'Skull Ring' is Iggy's strongest and most consistent album since 1993's 'American Caesar'.
  4. In spite of its apparent split personality, Skull Ring is a righteously bombastic affair, and easily the best Iggy record since Brick by Brick.
  5. While the results aren't classic, they're at least presented in a classic style.
  6. The real problem, however, is that the Stooges' tracks cast the rest of the album in an unflattering light.
  7. Overproduced, under-written, swaggering nonsense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. JN
    Oct 21, 2003
    10
    A few songs are less good, but its getting better and better the more you listen to it. Strangly enough isnt the Stooges songs the best, and A few songs are less good, but its getting better and better the more you listen to it. Strangly enough isnt the Stooges songs the best, and equaly strange is that the Green Day and Sum 41 songs are so good... Expand
  2. Alf
    Dec 12, 2003
    10
    I wanna hear the cannon
  3. kellyjealous
    Jul 25, 2004
    10
    awesome album, i was curious as to how the songs with Green Day would sound and theyre great. very traditional punk sound combind with awesome album, i was curious as to how the songs with Green Day would sound and theyre great. very traditional punk sound combind with wildman Iggy. a good album, rocks hard and long. The Stooges and the Trolls make this album complete. id recommend track 8, 'Whatever' Expand