Most helpful positive review
on 27 September 2012
The main problem with this album is that it has too many tracks - if I were issuing it I'd have left half a dozen of them out (some are off-key, some are game but, ultimately, lame efforts), which would have left us with (in my opinion) 45 minutes of back-to-back quality. It has the feel of a live show, which after all is what Iggy's all about. He even saves the best for last - if 'Ugliness' doesn't get the juices flowing then what possibly could? True, as another reviewer pointed out, this LP won't convert any newcomers, but it's the most vital and energized (yes, often the energy is negative!) piece of studio work that Iggy's produced in over two decades. Every time I return to it I'm surprised by the sheer LIFE in this recording.