SXSW Record Reviews

Iggy Pop

Post Pop Depression (Loma Vista)

SXSW Record Reviews

Supposedly, Post-Pop Depression will be its Stooge's last disc. If so, Iggy Pop's adieu doesn't go out in a blaze of blitzkrieging punk, but rather adopts a subtler, rhythmically diverse attack reminiscent of his earliest solo work and specifically 1977 twofer The Idiot and Lust for Life. QOTSA commander Josh Homme (guitar), Dean Fertita (bass), and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders help update those albums' Berlin atmosphere and David Bowie's production deftly. Standout "Gardenia" throbs beneath Iggy's sordid tale of a loveless affair with a young groupie: "All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight." (Wed., 9pm, ACL Live at the Moody Theater)

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