There is a lot to be said for sonic exploration, to do new things that have never been done before artistically. However, there is also a lot to be said about giving the audience exactly what they’ve been wanting for the past 40 years.
It would seem that that is what Iggy Pop and Josh Homme are doing with the release of Iggy Pop’s “Post Pop Depression”, returning to the singular sound and baritone croon that launched a thousand goth bands of Iggy’s 1977 solo debut The Idiot. As of this writing only two of the songs from this album have been released (listen below), but if the rest of the songs are as good as these. This will easily be the best Iggy Pop album since the 70’s.