The Weirdness

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2007
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
  1. A major disappointment that puts a real chink in this great band's legacy.
  2. The Weirdness does have many of the recognizable sonic and structural traits, but the essential threat of impending doom is missing.
  3. The Weirdness never sounds like anything more than a competent but ultimately unremarkable band that sounds a little like The Stooges.
  4. "The Weirdness" is raw, but where's the power?
  5. The songs themselves aren’t so much unlistenable as just a little sad, highlighting the fact that Iggy Pop is less-than-scary nowadays, and his voice is shot to hell.
  6. The spirit is there, even when, in some cases, the songwriting is not. [25 Feb 2007]
  7. This is not the sound of a band with anything on the line.
  8. The problem lies in the fact that The Stooges have nothing left to say.
  9. The Weirdness comes off as another solid yet daffy Iggy Pop solo album. The performances are energetic, but Watt is a virtual non-factor.
  10. It doesn't have the kind of force and power that would show the kids how it should be done.
  11. Urb
    50
    The results... rarely match up with the legend. [Apr 2007, p.107]
  12. It's a rather sad indictment that by the end of the album you almost forget its The Stooges gainfully toiling away.
  13. The band sounds crisper and cleaner than it should.
  14. Though hardly the disaster it could have been, then, The Stooges’ return feels unnecessary and, more importantly, undignified.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 15 out of 42
  1. May 10, 2015
    7
    Been listening to The Stooges since the early 80's, and while this album may not become a classic like their first 3, it is still one of theBeen listening to The Stooges since the early 80's, and while this album may not become a classic like their first 3, it is still one of the best records to come out in 07. And personally I like it better than Fun House, but that's just me. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 23, 2007
    3
    You can't go back. Iggy's done just fine-amazing really-with his solo career. This,however, doesn't work at all. The Stooges You can't go back. Iggy's done just fine-amazing really-with his solo career. This,however, doesn't work at all. The Stooges are one of my favorite bands-they were damn near perfect. Today these are the same guys but not the same band. I'm a little surprised we all expected more. We all could use a few extra bucks and I hope the Ashtons snag a few here-good guys that did something amazing back in the day. Full Review »
  3. DR
    Jun 11, 2007
    8
    The vinyl version is infinitely better than the cd version. It's got a better overall sound (you can actually hear the bass!) and the The vinyl version is infinitely better than the cd version. It's got a better overall sound (you can actually hear the bass!) and the bonus ep makes it all worthwhile with songs infinitely better than on the album and cd version. The big mistake here is only a select amount of people are going to get to hear the best part of the release. Full Review »