• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jan 6, 2023
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. 90
    Every Loser captures an Iggy Pop never more ready to be himself and never better equipped to deliver a stone-cold classic. [Feb 2023, p.78]
  2. Jan 6, 2023
    88
    “Every Loser” is just Iggy Pop to the max — lewder, cruder and louder than love, but filled with his usual lust for life.
  3. Jan 13, 2023
    80
    There's a heady joy in his bile that's infectious, and Every Loser is a weirdly joyous celebration of life from someone who knows why you shouldn't toss it aside.
  4. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    Whether you prefer him pensive or primal, his 20th solo album brings that big time.
  5. Jan 9, 2023
    80
    At just 36 minutes, Every Loser never outstays its welcome – instead, it’s a short, sharp blast of energy that sounds impossibly refreshing.
  6. Jan 6, 2023
    80
    Every Loser contains some of Iggy’s hardest rockers in years, and emphasizes all of the things the man does well: blistering rock, po-faced ballads, and a genuine way with words.
  7. Jan 6, 2023
    80
    A vital, thrilling affair, it ranks amongst the best of his solo work.
  8. Jan 6, 2023
    80
    Every Loser is superb. But more importantly it encapsulates Iggy’s essence, not by reframing for a modern audience or pandering to trends, but drawing out the timeless qualities of its author: his anger, his sense of wonder and romance, and his downright strangeness.
  9. 80
    Every Loser is a great, energising opening blast for 2023, a loud and lairy rock album jam-packed with the lust for life that has characterised Iggy’s whole wayward career.
  10. Jan 6, 2023
    80
    This is album #20 for Iggy Pop and it’s as good as almost anything he’s done in the last 50 years.
  11. 80
    All things considered, there are far more winners than losers here, and that's nothing if not a pleasant surprise.
  12. Jan 5, 2023
    80
    Every Loser’s main flaw is that you’re left wanting more.
  13. Jan 4, 2023
    80
    Every Loser is lyrically and technically multidimensional.
  14. 80
    Every Loser is commanding, powerful, and above all fun, proving that Pop has plenty of gas left in his aging tank.
  15. ‘Every Loser’ is a present-day primal punk resurrection from the only musician qualified to make one.
  16. Jan 4, 2023
    80
    By embracing all sides of his 50 years in the game, ‘Every Loser’ is Iggy throwing out the late-career rulebook and having a whole bunch of fun. Which is, of course, what made him so brilliant in the first place.
  17. Jan 4, 2023
    80
    Despite a few clumsy moments, Every Loser proves that Pop not only has more to say, but continues to find exciting ways to say them.
  18. Jan 5, 2023
    70
    While perhaps not a major cultural statement, Every Loser is an extremely secure album for the legendary mercurial artist to deliver this late in his career.
  19. Uncut
    Jan 4, 2023
    70
    Made with members of Guns N' Roses, the Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction plus the late Taylor Hawkins, who provide a professionally truculent background to tracks like the loose and slinky "All The Way down" or the terrific "Modern Day Rp Off". a self-deprecating Stooges Pastiche. But Iggy's voice is the star. [Feb 2023, p.35]
  20. Jan 12, 2023
    69
    There are moments when Every Loser’s carefree bravado degenerates into puerile silliness (amid the Stonesy trash of “All the Way Down,” you’ll find nuggets like “I’m gonna blow up a turd!”), but such outbursts are balanced by more nuanced, emotionally resonant performances.
  21. Mojo
    Jan 4, 2023
    60
    Heaps more respect's due for the full-bloodedness of rippers like Frenzy, Modern Day Rip Iff and Neo Punk. ... Four-letter lyricism and dumb-ass riffing, however, leave you craving the substance of '16's Homme-guided Post Pop Depression. [Feb 2023, p.85]
  22. 40
    It really says something when the desolate ballads (Morning Show) and spoken-word interludes on an Iggy Pop record are the tracks you want to go back to. It feels like elsewhere, Pop is impersonating himself.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jan 6, 2023
    3
    Not much to recommend this album unfortunately. Possibly Iggy's worst album to date. One or two decent tracks in amongst the filler.
  2. Jan 14, 2023
    8
    For more than 30 minutes on “Every Loser,” Iggy Pop delivers a fiery performance that shows his new, younger bandmates how and why he is stillFor more than 30 minutes on “Every Loser,” Iggy Pop delivers a fiery performance that shows his new, younger bandmates how and why he is still the ruler over the Kingdom of Punk. Full Review »