On record as being “sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music”, Iggy Pop released Apres back in 2012, an album of Iggy crooning his way through 10 suave mostly French classics. Before that there was Iggy’s 2009 jazz album Préliminaires inspired by French author Michel Houellebecq’s novel La Possibilité d’une îlebeing. With the exception of two new millennium Stooges albums, one has to travel back even further in time through Iggy’s solo catalogue, 13 years in fact, all the way back to 2003’s balls to the wall hip shaking Skull Ring to hear anything close to the perversely rocking raw mature power that is Iggy Pop’s nuanced and artful instant classic Post Pop Depression. Filled with shades and echoes of two of his fellow fallen brothers in arms, Lou Reed and David Bowie, Iggy Pop, the granddaddy of punk art and intellect; the last man standing, fills these boots and wears them well, like only Iggy Pop can.
Key tracks: Break Into Your Heart, Gardenia, Chocolate Drops