Post Pop Depression: Iggy Pop

March 31, 2016

★★★★★

The father of punk is back at it again. Iggy has been making music for nearly fifty years and yet, as proved by this album, he can still create fresh and creative new music. Post Pop Depression is album number seventeen. This album is soulful edgy and downright gritty. The album is reminiscent of David Bowie, it has been described as a muscular release. Iggy is joined by members of Queens of the Stone Age and the drummer of the Arctic Monkeys The title of the album is interesting it could mean post pop as in after the music genre, or it could be alluding to the era that will follow after Iggy dies. These are reviews of a few of my favorite tracks The album starts off with the haunting track “Break into Your Heart.” The song talks metaphorically about breaking down someone’s emotional barriers and introducing them to love. “I’m gonna break into your heart/ I’m gonna crawl under your skin.” The second song is an ode to a woman named “Gardenia.” The song is mostly about how beautiful she is, Iggy even describes the beauty of the woman’s spine. The chorus is hypnotic. “American Valhalla” is an overall satisfying song. As in the second track there is the presence of carefully implemented percussion. The lyrics of this song are powerful. “I’m looking for American Valhalla so if it passes by give me a holler…please. I’ve shot my gun I’ve used my knife this hasn’t been an easy life.” I think that Iggy is just saying that he wants to be remembered. “Vulture” is by far my favorite track. The vulture is totally a metaphor for something. What I love is that the audience member is assigned the task of finding meaning. It isn’t spoon fed to you. 

 

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