Album: Iggy and the Stooges, Ready to Die (Fat Possum)

Forty years since they were last together, Iggy, drummer Scott Asheton, and guitarist James Williamson reunite.

But the result wears the weight of its history lightly, with the exception of "The Departed", a solemn tribute to lost Stooges which quotes the riff from "I Wanna Be Your Dog". The meditative "Unfriendly World" and "Beat That Guy" aren't typical. The punk-metal of "Burn" and the hilariously breast-obsessed (if unduly specific) "DD's" are.