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MUSIC REVIEW | Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression (2016)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “The ingenuity never over shadows the bloke with his name on the album cover.”

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It might be labelled as an Iggy Pop record, but Post Pop Depression is a supergroup effort. Backed by Josh Homme and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), as well as drummer Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), the godfather of punk lets them take him in plenty of unexpected directions, and it pays off a lot more often than not. Homme’s desert durge influence is clear on opening track Break Into Your Heart, while the haunting, driving bass of American Valhalla lets Pop camp it up and indulge in some horror story telling that would be corny in the hands of almost anyone else.


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MUSIC REVIEW | ***ENGLAND WEEK*** Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)

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For the last year or so, Arctic Monkeys have been pretty unavoidable. The singles just seem to keep on coming from their 2013 album AM. And they keep on refusing to differentiate themselves from each other. That’s not a dig. Well, I guess it’s kind of a dig. All I’m saying is, the multiple hit singles from this album are all good enough, but if you took the lyrics away from R U Mine, Why’d You Only Call Me Your High?, or Arabella, I’m not sure I’d be able to tell them apart.


But before I knew them as the dudes who released the same single three or four times under different names over the last 12 months, I knew them as the dudes who completely redefined how a band can use the internet to conquer the world, leaving out the record label middle men. That’s what these snot nosed kids accomplished in 2006 with Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. (more…)