Not only do we get a ferocious new album from James Newell Osterberg Jr., AKA Iggy Pop, but we have been blessed with an even more unhinged performance of this killer material at the Royal Albert Hall. Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall is three vinyl LPs and a 16 page booklet of exactly that.
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Deluxe triple gatefold 3LP+ 16-page booklet on Rekords Rekords / Caroline International.
10/10 Ross Holloway 11th May 2017
I'm probably a bit biased for a couple of reasons: first off I've seen Iggy in 4 separate decades starting with the Blah Blah Blah tour when it stopped at Newcastle City Hall in 1986, and thirty years laters I saw this exact same set, not in London, but in Berlin. So I obviously really like Iggy and I was kinda there, and it was fucking awesome. He plays most of The Idiot, Lust For Life, and Post Post Depression, as well as a blistering version of Repo Man, which like much of the set is actually somehow better than the original. In the case of Repo Man the original's instant LA punk sound a runaway mentalist ride (which I love) is a re-tooled and turbocharged into a smack you in the face stomper. The Idiot's Mass Production is tidied up and compacted, giving it a lot more focus and power than the dirge like original; China Girl is given a blistering dual guitar attack that makes the heart ache. The material from Post Pop Depression all benefits from the extra work the songs have been given on the road and sit effortlessly with the earlier classic work. Well Josh Homme ain't no mug, and the band he put together do splendidly in giving Iggy one final victory lap after the magnificent Stooges (live anyway) reunions, with the difference this time being that the new material is magnificent. He's died and suffered for us Iggy has, and if this is his final vindication, then he truly is vindicated. So anyway I was there and so glad I have this memento, but if you weren't it's the next best thing.
8/10 Jack 6th February 2017
Iggy Pop has returned to the rebirth, the best Iggy Pop. Recently his album Post Pop Depression announced, on the occasion of a subsequent tour has recorded this concert in the mythical Albert Hall of London. Iggy is impressive despite his age, electric and overwhelming a fierce stage. Of its more than 20 songs hide a homage to Bowie, in fact there are twelve songs composed with the great Bowie. It is therefore a return to a lost sound, hard, dark and fascinating. Many of these songs appear bare and far from any pop sound of their original versions.
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