Amazon seems to be using these Raw Power reviews for a number of different versions of the album, so to be clear, I'm reviewing the 1997 CD release remixed by Iggy Pop (COL 4851762).
Now. As a consequence of Pop's remix of this album, everything which made the original Raw Power so unique - and so "off the wall" - has been destroyed. Everything.
In his quest to remix the album to appeal to the modern "alternative" audience Iggy actually succeeded in making The Stooges sound no different to every other band on the block during the Grunge era. He turned this unique album into corporate noise.
And the mastering itself?! Iggy clearly had no clue that pushing everything into the red with digital technology has a very different - and damaging - effect on the music in comparison to doing the same with analogue technology.
This CD was one of the first casualties of the "loudness war" (Do yourself a huge favour and Google it if you don't know what that is).
So, one star purely because I can't give a minus.
I'd recommend you buy the original unremastered and unremixed CD instead. It's weird, it's wacky, it ebbs, it flows, sometimes things are too quiet in the mix, and sometimes things leap out of the speakers at you without warning. THAT'S punk. THAT's rock and roll. THAT's Raw power.