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  • Summary: This is Iggy Pop's first album since 1999's poorly-received 'Avenue B.'

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The Jerk
Look, here comes the jerk! See the guy with the fakey smile, Talkin' to my girl in a friendly style. He thinks he's quite the flirt, She'd suck a... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Even at his least inspired he's got these funk-rap-metal boys beat.
  2. His most consistently slamming release since 1990's Brick by Brick.
  3. Alternative Press
    Other old rockers sound old. Iggy sounds brutal, harsher than last time, louder than ever, a pummeling self-production pocked with magnificent metal dumbness... [Sep 2001, p.88]
  4. 'Beat 'Em Up' is not shit but ain't exactly loveable either. However, it does confirm that Iggy Pop can still kick up a fuss with the best of them even if the end result isn't as legendary as the man who produced it.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    A major improvement over Avenue B's acoustic midlife crisis, this self-produced disc finds the Ig yelping off the top of his id again. [27 Jul 2001, p.72]
  6. His backing band's heavy-metal veering leans toward the generic. Only the Igster's sometimes fierce (but fading) yowl adds enough soul--and insanity--to make them at least momentarily credible.
  7. It's all third-rate bar band stuff.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. wayneh
    Dec 9, 2002
    Iggy's Best recording since Wild America! Very Heavy & Strong and To the Point! That's Iggy at his Best!
  2. JesusM.
    May 10, 2002
    Iggy kicks asses to all those fucking kids that just repeat themselves playing new metal. Top gear album
  3. Jul 26, 2014
    This is an old style, old school Iggy album and just goes to show the old boy can still do it. If you like the roaring, ranting, shoutingThis is an old style, old school Iggy album and just goes to show the old boy can still do it. If you like the roaring, ranting, shouting Iggy of old with a hardcore and heavy driving '70's rock backing, then here you are, this is for you.
    Suck it up like I did.
  4. RobertK.
    Oct 16, 2001
    As good as Iggy gets!!!
  5. Tijger
    Sep 18, 2002
    Power and energy! After Avenue B Iggy let's us hear he still rocks.