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
    Sure, it flags here and there, but Skull Ring is Iggy's most sustained assault since the Instinct/Brick By Brick double whammy. [Nov 2003, p.118]
  3. 'Skull Ring' is Iggy's strongest and most consistent album since 1993's 'American Caesar'.
  4. While the results aren't classic, they're at least presented in a classic style.
  5. Hazardous and hostile. [Dec 2003, p.152]
  6. Unfortunately, Pop puts the head-banging on autopilot with his longtime touring band, the Trolls, to fill out this overlong seventeen-track album.
  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
    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
    I wanna hear the cannon
  3. kellyjealous
    Jul 25, 2004
    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