Tidal Catalog #2 (Update #1): Iggy Pop

The fun part of these Tidal catalogs now is that they are living documents. As new official records get released, I will go ahead and update them moving forward so that the always stay current. You can reference the original post, here.

On August 6th, Iggy Pop released his 18th solo record, Free – the title of which refers to the fact that he was no longer on what he called an exhausting tour to support his previous record. Sounds like at 72, age is finally catching up to him. After the short intro track, the record opens up with “Loves Missing” which sounds like a vintage Iggy Pop rock tune, but don’t let that fool you into thinking another Lust for Life is here.

Most of the album was written or co-written with Leron Thomas, a jazz trumpeter at heart but really an eclectic genre crossing artist. As Pop gets older he continues to get more experimental at every turn and Free is a great example of this. The album is somewhat jazzy, sometimes rocks (“Dirty Sanchez”) and often is spoken word (“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” “We are the People”). At only 33 minutes long, the album kind of comes and goes but shows that Iggy Pop is going to do whatever the fuck he wants to do at this point in his career.

Iggy Pop, “Dirty Sanchez”
  • Album: Free
  • Rating: 8/10
  • Summary: 27 albums, 7.9 average

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