Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression

Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression cover
Iggy Pop
Post Pop Depression
Loma Vista Recordings
After working in secrecy for some months Iggy Pop, an iconic performer & musician, is back with his 17th studio album, entitled “Post Pop Depression”. This time Iggy worked along with producer & guitarist Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles Of Death Metal) and they both wrote and financed this album. Moreover, Josh produced the album, Dean Fertita (Queens Of The Stone Age) played the guitar and keyboards and Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) the drums.
“Post Pop Depression” is a mixture of several music styles (pop/rock, rock, gothic, alternative, garage, rock & roll, punk-rock etc.) that Iggy has served over the course of his career. It’s true that a couple of tracks have a Bowie-sque atmosphere all over them and that ain’t bad at all. The album is OK in general and has a very distinct and a bit “dirty-retro” sound.
Some tracks work better than others. For example, the longest tracks here (“Sunday” & “Paraguay”) are not working well and it feels like they are overdone in the end. I think that “American Valhalla” is the best track on the album; then again this is just my point of view. As I said earlier, “Post Pop Depression” is a more than decent album with some fine moments but do not expect to go crazy over it. Surely, the Iggy loyal fan-base will be totally satisfied. I’m just wondering what that “Post Pop Depression” is all about, how it is spreading and how one can deal with it… if need be?!