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Lust For Life

Iggy Pop

1977

Lust For Life

Album Summary

Lust for Life is the second solo studio album by American musician Iggy Pop, released on September 9, 1977, through RCA Records. It was his second collaboration with English musician and friend David Bowie after The Idiot, released in March the same year. Shortly after Bowie released his own album Low in January, Pop went on a tour to support The Idiot with Bowie as his keyboardist. At the tour's conclusion, Pop and Bowie regrouped in Berlin to record the former's next solo album. Lust for Life was recorded at Hansa Studio by the Wall in West Berlin from May to June 1977, with production being handled by Bowie, Pop, and engineer Colin Thurston. The touring band of Pop, Bowie, guitarist Ricky Gardiner, and brothers Tony Fox and Hunt Sales on bass and drums, respectively, comprised the primary lineup for the album. After The Idiot was mostly composed by Bowie, Pop was adamant about having more control over Lust for Life, often composing his own arrangements, including for "Sixteen". This resulted in a hard rock and proto-punk sound more akin to his older style with the band the Stooges. Pop would use Bowie's arrangements for some songs, including the well-known title track. Upon release, Lust for Life received little promotion from RCA but nevertheless peaked at number 28 on the UK Albums Chart and remained Pop's highest-charting album there until 2016's Post Pop Depression. It also peaked at number 8 in the Netherlands and number 120 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. Critically, Lust for Life was well-received, with many praising Pop's energetic performance throughout and his greater role compared to The Idiot; the former would later be regarded as one of his best works and has appeared on several best album lists. It also marked Pop and Bowie's final collaboration until the mid-1980s.

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Rating

3.71

Votes

5504

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk
  • Post Punk
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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

Fantastic listen. Flows easy while being very catchy and poppy.

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Sat Dec 11 2021
5

Energetic bag of skin does tunes.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

Anything Bowie has a hand in is gold.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Iggy's first 2 solo albums are as big a part of the legendary Berlin Years as Bowie's trilogy. Everything Bowie produced for someone else was the best material those artists recorded IMHO. This album has Iggy Pop's best individual songs but I feel it doesn't hold up as well as an album compared to The Idiot.

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Thu Dec 24 2020
5

Iggy’s best work imo. Really manages to keep the raw energy of his earlier work while refining his approach to make it more assertive and assessable

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Goes from a bit abrasive to smooth seamlessly, loving it

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Classic album. 'The Passenger' is such a great song.

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Tue Jul 20 2021
5

Absolutely wonderful.

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Sat Dec 11 2021
5

Never mind The Stooges, this is peak era Iggy, well on record at least. Iggy and Bowie is the dream team innit. I would have thought The Idiot and the Berlin Trilogy are all on this list as well which says a lot about how creative these two were during that period.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

A special album, to my opinion. Nice to have heard once more. I used to have this album on a cassette. With some special songs Lust for life, Passenger and Tonight. This last song I also love very much performed live by David Bowie and Tina Turner. I found out that the link to David Bowie and the song Tonight lies in the production of Davis Bowie of Iggy Pop.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Why does this song about heroin make me want to go on a family friendly cruise? Lots of Bowie. Lyrically driven. Obviously love Lust for Life and The Passenger but Success is another stand out. Each song feels well crafted - lots of thought and love in each track where a significant amount of the other albums we've listened to have an almost self aware amount of filler between stand out tracks. I've always heard Iggy Pop was the man. This album drives that home.

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Fri May 21 2021
4

This album gets 3 stars for The Passenger by itself. The other tracks are classic Iggy. I feel connected to Iggy because, so I'm told, he lived in the same apartment in Ann Arbor that I did.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

It’s ridiculous that I’ve only heard a couple songs off this rad album, and that I’ve never given it a full spin. May the rock gawds shame me! Haha. Bad ass! I repent!! (my penance shall be picking it up on vinyl)

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Sat Aug 07 2021
4

Wow how have I missed this. Not just the hits, but the Bowie collaboration which led to Bowie’s “Tonight” album, and the last track with Hunt and Tony Sales which leads right to Tin Machine!

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

Pretty fun album, but I think I like the full Stooges meal better than Iggy-a-la-carte. Some really catchy guitar hooks just squeak this out a fourth star from me.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

I already knew the song with the same name, I enjoy it. The whole album is good, but not life changing for me, probably at the time it was very liked.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
3

Rough sleeper music. Tough and edgy because it could have its head kicked in any minute. Heard it not just as the collapse of the 60s dream but of the Bretton Woods agreement, which may be the same thing.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
1

“Lust for Life” by Iggy Pop (1977) Is this the second best thing to come out of a trailer park In Ypsilanti, Michigan? Most of the music (chords, melodies, arrangements) was composed by David Bowie, so you’ve got that going on, then the sad work of The Stooges taken one step further, with lyrics that are an admittedly intelligent mess, blared out by a lead vocal that is, well Iggy Pop. Ho-hum. Vocally, Pop in “The Passenger” channels (poorly) Jim Morrison, but without the sensuality. Vocally, Pop in “Tonight” channels (poorly) David Bowie. Surprise, surprise. And about that lyric, Iggy: If your baby’s turning blue, don’t celebrate your heroic pastoral sensitivity—call 911. Jesus. Modestly accomplished rhythm section that sounds like the offspring of Soupy Sales (they were) and guitar work that is intentionally bombastic to the point of irrelevance (must not upstage the frontman, you see). Here we have the makings of commercial success, though Bowie and Pop (in that order) would probably prefer that motivation remain undisclosed, despite the glimpse we get in “Success”. “Turn Blue” is another reminder that heroin always screws up the music, and in this case, the lyrics too. Punk puts the toxic in toxic masculinity. Someday this will be regarded as silly, but we’re not there yet. 1/5

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Fri Dec 25 2020
5

pure energy

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Sun Jan 10 2021
5

Loved it

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Who doesn’t love this album...

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

To surpreso com o quanto eu gostei e com quantas músicas eu já conhecia

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Saved it and loved it!

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Excelente som!!

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Sat Jan 30 2021
5

Success" / "The Passenger" Released: 30 September 1977 "Lust for Life" / "Success" Released: November 1977 "Some Weird Sin" / "Tonight"

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Rock 70s. Muy animado. Canciones miticas. Muy bueno.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Loved it, great sound, nice tunes

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

I just really want to listen to it again and again.

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Mon Mar 08 2021
5

Trainspotting one live :3 Choose life q

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

It’s fucking Iggy Pop

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

Fantastic

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

oooh yah

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Fri Aug 06 2021
5

Classic

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Fri Sep 03 2021
5

Rock al estilo de Bowie. Dos megahits.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

I loved this album. Had no idea Iggy pop sounded like this

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

Was surprisingly disappointed in a lot of the punk records on this list. This record has changed that. This is how its done.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Iggy Pop u legend man wat een heerlijk plaatje is me dit

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

Ja dit album komt op een mooi moment voorbij. 5 sterren ook eentje van John erbij.. dus dat maakt 6

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

My first 5 star. Classic and the first one since doing this that I put on again right after it was finished. Music by Bowie, lyrics by Iggy, what's not to like?

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Sat Dec 11 2021
5

Having a lust for life is far more socially acceptable than having a lost for your own sister, like I do.

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Sat Dec 11 2021
5

what you gonna have as your album cover iggy? just a photo of me grinning like he cheshire cat.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

Chyba pierwszy solowy material od Iggiego na liscie i juz moj ulubiony krazek z jego dyskografii, czyli lust for life bedacy drugim solowym albumem pana Popa z roku 77, wiec z czasow berlinskiej trylogii Bowiego, nie jest to bez znaczenia, bo byl on producentem tego krazka i mozna powiedziec, ze byl jednym z glownych sil dzialajacych na Iggiego, ktory razem z nim uciekl za wielka wode do europy przed narkotykowym szalenstwem i w poszukiwaniu nowych inspiracji tworczych, wiec nazwisko Bowiego mozna zobaczyc jako kompozytora wiekszosci kawalkow, operatora klawiszy czy uslyszec na backujacych wokalach, jak dla mnie ten okres u obu artystow jest peakowym momentem w ich karierach, lust for life to jeden z tych albumow ktore sie kocha a ciezko stwierdzic za co tak naprawde, jednym z aspektow beda teksty Iggiego przez ktore wpadl w oko Bowiemu, gdy gral jeszcze w Stoogesach, jest to chyba najbardziej komercyjny album tego punkowego pradziada, jak przystalo na tak bliski colab z Bowim, ale jego popowosc skupia sie glownie na czesci instrumentalnej, bo lirycznie jest to nadal ostra brzytwa, sprytnie przemycana w pluszowych zabawkach, bo glownymi motywami plyty jest copowanie z heroinowymi nawykami, zaraz obok krecenia mlodymi dupami, ale nie brakuje miejsca na satyre zachodniego sukcesu na traku success, ktory zaraz obok passengera pretenduje do kategorii najlepszego drumowania plyty, ale elementem ktory jak dla mnie robi ten trak sa backujace wokale Bowiego puszczone przez syntha sprawiajace wrazenie, ze za Popem spiewa caly chorek, sam kawalek the passenger to chyba najbardziej komercyjnie przyjety utwor Popa, filmy, radio, telewizja byl on wszedzie, a nadal jest sluchalny, bo tak uniwersalny motyw podrozy z hipnotycznym beatem wydrumionym przez Hunta Salesa, ciekawe jeszcze ze ten kawalek wyprodukowal Colin Thurston, ktory tworzyl w tym okresie z Bowim na heroes i podpisal sie pseudonimem Bewlay Bros, referencja do ostatniego traka z hunky dory, wiec wszedzie jajka wielkanocne sa poukrywane, na plejke dodam tylko turn blue, chyba najbardziej eksperymentalny utwor albumu, takze lirycznie chyba najbardziej bogaty, bo opisuje przedobrzenie z heroina, wiec temat z pewnoscia bliski sercu pana Popa

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

extra props for locked grooves

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

Perfect album

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

Fantastic

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Sun Jan 16 2022
5

This is pretty exquisite, varied and confident

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Hari Om Iggy Pop

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

Iznenađena sam zapravo da znam ove pisme, a nisam ni znala izvođača! Definitivno ću prošvrljat još i po ostalim pismama jer je super!

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

Zabavnoo! Piše “Most of the music (chords, melodies, arrangements) was composed by David Bowie” šta mi se sviđa 4.5/5

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Album me kupio od prve pisme! Sigurno ću opet slušat, a bome i istražit druge albume

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

A Bateria e a guitarra sao surreais! Ja na primeira faixa já percebe-se que a coisa é séria!

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

great album. Can really hear the bowie influences but still stands up.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

classic

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

Lust for Life and The Idiot both sound very much like Bowie albums in disguise and are great Iggy Pop albums. Presumably The Idiot is also on the list - both illustrate the enormous difference in quality between albums on the list over time. (Would also be appropriate if Blah-Blah-Blah is on the list too but I suppose it is not.)

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

Really nice album. 41 min. Just flew by.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

KLASSE

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

This sounds like good contemporary indie pop. Far out.

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Tue May 03 2022
5

“Here Comes My Face” “Ohhhhh shittttt” This album makes me wanna do Heroin and be Scottish 6/5, spent $50 on an OG US press of this last summer and it’s been a household favorite ever since. Absolutely phenomenal album, fav track is “Tonight”

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Mon May 09 2022
5

really good album with some legendary songs

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Mon May 09 2022
5

its great

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Tue May 10 2022
5

There's "Lust For Life" and "The Passenger", those two tracks only making it worthwhile to buy your ticket for this ride. But there's also lewd "Sixteen", loud "Some Weird Sin" or lanky "Neighborhood Threat" (what a great 'proto-post punk' guitar arpeggio, slithering in the background from start to end...). There's "Success" and "Tonight". There's David Bowie and Ricky Gardiner in top form behind the scenes. And of course, there's Iggy, his voice, his presence. Still wild, roaring and intense a few years after the Stooges' demise. He snarls, he hoots, he hollers. If he's the "modern man", as he says he is in "Lust For Life", I'm all up for giving up drugs too, getting my shit together, and join him in Berlin to celebrate the ironies of consumer society. Danny Boyle had one of the greatest ideas of his life to use this track for Trainspotting (or was it the book's author, Irvine Welsh?). But the album is worth it, too, folks. So dive in. Number of albums left to review or just listen to:  more than 900, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens:  approximately a half so far (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter

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Fri May 13 2022
5

David Bowie vibe is evident on this… so it suddenly made sense reading that he was heavily involved on the Wikipedia page. Besides “Lust for Life” (oh - yes I guess it does sound very Bowie!) and “The Passenger” I knew very little Iggy Pop. This was fun and I enjoyed it! Favorite songs: Lust for Life, The Passenger, Success, Neighborhood Threat

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Thu Jun 02 2022
5

came 4 times

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

Rock al estilo de Bowie. Dos megahits. Vinilo.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
5

Surprisingly great. Weird how my first exposure to lust for life was from a fucking cruise ship commercial 5

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

Funny that the generator gave me this back to back with the Stooges. I grew up listening to the eponymous track, though I think the lyrics went over my head as a kid. It's striking me on this listen how Bob Dylan-esque the lyrics and delivery are, with the rambling lyrics and Iggy's whine. An energetic tune that doesn't tire, much like Iggy's "lust for life." Didn't realize Bowie wrote that one! Moving on to "Sixteen." He really sounds like Bowie on this one. Slightly creepy love song, could be construed as tongue-in-cheek/ironic, especially given that Iggy wrote it. The creepy factor is enhanced by the dissonant riff in the background. "Some Weird Sin" -- a great way to describe that last song! This one is fun and glammed out. The Rocky Horror Picture Show of it all. I really like the instrumentation on this one as well as the harmonies. Favorite track so far! Traveling seamlessly into the classic: "The Passenger." Another one I grew up with -- this song fills me with nostalgia. Now that I'm really processing the collaboration on this album with Bowie, it seems this album is about Iggy's "cultural passenger" status in relation to Bowie, who became much more of a household name. (Side note: listen to Siouxsie Sioux's version if you have not!) Moving to the epic introduction of "Tonight." The theatrics of this one is just the perfect amount I like, not too much, not too little! Really unique love song about serenading an overdosing lover. This album appears to get increasingly glammier, as we move to "Success." A fun track characterized as the throwaway song on the album, but still catchy. The call and response between Iggy and then Bowie musically subverts the message of "The Passenger," as Bowie follows and repeats Iggy's line. The album appears to break down on "Turn Blue," in which Iggy goes into full heroin-afflicted ramble. There's a mix of almost intelligible and illogical musings related to religion, sexuality, and race. It seems that they're only meant to be taken seriously on the level of "yeah - this guy's on something!" During this time apparently, Iggy was struggling to kick his heroin addiction while in Germany with Bowie. With this context and with the beautiful instrumentation, "Turn Blue's" almost seven minutes helps us get a sense of what Iggy was going through. "Neighborhood Threat" inherits some of the Stooges' darker, slightly fuzzed guitar sound. The lyrics seem to focus on the periphery of the city, the unhoused, the hungry, the addicted. Iggy asks if, after seeing someone in this state, will you still bet against them? He highlights the reality of a society built against them, perhaps illuminating his fear as a recovering heroin addict. Finally, we reach "Fall in Love With Me," a track I already know and really like. I didn't know, however, that this album closer came about when the session musicians all decided to swap instruments and jam. A sort of light-hearted ending that shows we can create great things with our friends and companions: a potential thematic summary of Bowie and Pop's personal and professional relationship.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

Just a great album. I love Iggy with or without The Stooges. It's not perfect, probably a 4.5 but considering that I gave The Idiot a 4, which is also a 4.5 album this is getting the 5. I don't know why I felt the need to explain that but here we are

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Sat Aug 13 2022
5

This might be the most "ahead of its time" album on this list. During at least half the albums, I couldn't help but think there were Strokes and White Stripes songs that sound JUST like these. Is 2000s alt rock just a ripoff of 70s post punk? I was very pleasantly surprised with this album. Catchy and cool throughout.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

Love it

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

Fabulous!!

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Just absolutely grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Fantastic. I'm really surprised. I think I've liked every song, and some songs a lot. Like, a lot-a lot. The passenger, I think uhhh Neighborhood threat. "To make it in this world, you gotta make somebody cum". Clap clap Iggy. 4-4.5 stars, no question. I'm officially a fan.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

Discazo!! Y si bien "Lust for life" y "The Passenger" son los temas que nos metieron en la cabeza todo el tiempo, la clave está en "Success", realmente es ahí donde explota el disco. De hecho es el primer track del lado B, lugar que se le destinaba siempre, y durante varias décadas, a la mejor canción del álbum. Esas hermosas épocas en que debíamos dar vuelta el disco o el cassette.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

What a legend.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Great stuff. Slicker production than on Raw Power, but none the worse for that. Can hear Bowie in the backing vocals.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

I knew this album was going to be good but I did NOT know that Bowie was going to be singing backup vocals. It’s a damned shame that Iggy released this album the same week that Elvis died - this would’ve been so much more financially impactful for the Godfather of Stage Dives. I guess it’s better for the soul to be renowned for your impact on others’ music careers. I wonder what Iggy would say.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

I think the biggest compliment I could give this album is the fact that I was not at all in the mood for a rock/punk album from the 70's, yet by the time Sixteen came around I was in love with the record. The darker tones of the music made this record age really well, it gives the sound a sort of tongue in cheek sarcasm that goes hand in hand with the rougher production quality. Will be listening again Faves Sixteen Some Weird Sin Fall in Love with Me

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

That was quite enjoyable! It appears I need more Iggy Pop in my life!

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

Stonking album. A couple of all-time top tracks and everything else is great too.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Awesome!Loved hearing Bowie in there too

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Great energy great songs.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Discazo

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

What I would do to be a fly on the wall in that Berlin studio

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

Certaines de mes chansons préférées d'Iggy Pop, mais aussi en général. Les rythmes sont irrésistibles pour moi, et le côté irrévérencieux est bien présent.

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Sat Nov 05 2022
5

Could give this a 5 for Some Weird Sin and Success alone. Plus all the bonus Bowie content. A classic.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

very cool

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

"Lust for Life" is the second solo studio album by Iggy Pop. It was recorded in collaboration with David Bowie after they were on tour to support his previous album "The Idiot." It was also recorded in Berlin as Iggy and Bowie were trying to get clean battling drug addictions. The writing, recording and mixing only took eight days as Iggy was trying to emulate Bowie's quick pace and was more involved in the music writing. Bowie had pretty much written most of the music for "The Idiot." The music was noted as being more Stooges-like and rocking than his previous album. I'll definitely agree with that on the side one songs. There's a pace and groove that rocks. I also think using his touring band helped as they are very tight. The band was Iggy (vocals), Bowie (keyboards), Ricky Gardiner (guitar), Carlos Alomar (guitar), Tony Fox (bass) and Hunt Sales (drums). "Lust for Life" start the album off strong with the drum beat and guitar. A pounding groove. Melody doubled by the instruments. The song was inspired by Morse code used by the American Forces Network News in Berlin. It's upbeat but the lyrics have a theme of you need to lust for life to keep from killing yourself (to me). "Sixteen" is where I really heard The Stooges. Iggy screaming. Edgy guitar. I think simply just lusting after a girl. "The Passenger" has just a great, great guitar melody. Those chords were written by guitarist Ricky Gardiner. The song was inspired by a Jim Morrison poem...modern life as a journey by car. A haunting sounding song especially with the backing vocals and chorus. The second side begins with "Success." You can hear the Bowie influence here with his keyboards and backing vocals. It's upbeat and has a 70's Bowie soulful feel. Iggy continues the 70's soul going in "Turn Blue." Igyy singing, screaming, talking. It's about heroin. The music is sort of bluesy. The album closer is "Fall in Love With Me" and has a groovy feel with the keyboards and organ. Interesting guitar..almost a separate guitar solo going on in addition the keyboard driven melody and rhythm. I think Iggy just lusting after a girl...again. This is a very, very good album. A decent variety of styles; some songs are straight-forward rock, the second side seems more Bowie soul-influenced and then you have two of his best songs in "Lust for Life" and "The Passenger." A high recommendation.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
5

Such energy in music and singing, have to love life after listening this! The Passenger one of best songs ever recorded. I wanna be his dog.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

I love the stooges, and I love The Idiot. But this was my intro to Iggy. I just adore this album.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

A shout of joy all the way through. Iggy Pop retains his punk edge but channels it through more varied songwriting and production (largely courtesy of David Bowie), to phenomenal results.

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Mon Nov 16 2020
4

Was this the one Ian Curtis played when he killed himself? *Googles* Oh no, it was The Idiot. Shall i remove all this then? No! This is still a great record, though.

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Sun May 23 2021
4

The man the myth the legend in his golden era. Clear Bowie influence here!!

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Wed Sep 09 2020
4

Great album, punky, but not too much, lot's to like

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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

The best Iggy Pop album. Punky, groovy, everything you could want. Best track: The Passenger

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Tue Dec 22 2020
4

Good one

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Fri Oct 30 2020
4

Throughly enjoyed it! First half is strongest by far.

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Thu Dec 24 2020
4

I really feel an influence from The Beach Boys/early Southern California rock. But I also hear the beginnings of the pop punk era. Well done and some classics. Although I can do without ‘turn blue’ lol

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Great album.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

A few great songs and some meh.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Good solid album with lots of classic songs

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Besser als das andere Album

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Very good.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

I know of The Passenger, which I like. Sixteen is gross, obviously. I didn't know Bowie sang at all on this too (Tonight), I know this was the Berlin-trilogy time where they worked closely together. You can hear the Bowie touches a bunch of times. I generally like it, 3.5 but can't decide between 3 or 4. I will round up to 4 but I could go either way.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

So bad ass. I had listened to Iggy Pop before, but wow are they the essence of cool.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Starting off with a classic!

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

This was quite good. Another find, I'd say.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

It’s very good. Very much a “Bowie” album. Some of the middle is not up to the same caliber as the classic songs on this record.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Album starts with a bang with "Lust for Life." Can it live up? Ooo, The Passenger, such a great song too. "Success" is great too. There's a playfulness and positivity to this music that I really appreciate. Good album!

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

Iggy’s first 2 albums have Bowie fingerprints all over it - you have to listen closely on some tracks but you can hear Bowie. He’s out in front on others like sweet sixteen - those dudes were partying their asses off and living in Berlin

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

Good album. Slightly prefer "The Idiot." 7-8/10

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Evokes Trainspotting. Had no idea the songs I knew were from the 70s. Quite boppy.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Hands Down, Iggy Pop einfach Geil. Passenger geht immer.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Short and lovely

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

The Passenger and Turn Blue were my favorites.

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Sun Apr 18 2021
4

Ya el segundo de Iggy Pop que sale acá, me gusta mucho la portada y sentí que el gesto de Iggy define bien el tono de todo el álbum. Todo muy upbeat, su voz me gusta mucho y todo que es tan enérgico. "Sixteen", "Some Weird Sin" y "Fall In Love With Me" me gustaron mucho. 9/10

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Success and the passenger are very good.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

false

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Tiene dos temazos que me encantan. Me ha gustado más de lo que esperaba.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
4

Of course, I could listen to Passenger all day long. Iggy has a great rock n' roll/punk voice - very distinctive. This sounds a bit like a garage-y Bowie album, as it should since he wrote or co-wrote most of the songs. Interestingly the only one he or Iggy didn't write was Passenger.

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Sun Apr 18 2021
4

Divertido y sin skips. Aunque esperaba un poco más la crudeza del anterior que ewcuchamos de Iggy. La canciones que más disfruté, a parte de la clásica Lust for Life, fueron the passenger y neighborhood threat. Mood: bailecito de gemte drogada

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Sun May 16 2021
4

I have listened to this one a few times, and it is good. Would listen a few more times.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Awesome start to finish

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Only heard the singles from this album before. Good album

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Sat Apr 10 2021
4

Iggy siempre me ha parecido muy irregular en solitario, este es de sus mejores discos pero siempre inferior a los Stooges

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Brought back memories

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

Good album

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Classic record. It is good to be reminded of these landmark records in order to go back and refresh my memory.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

awesome - but I like the craziness of Metallic KO as well. such a great cover...ironic or not.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
4

I saw Iggy live in mid 80s and again in the mid 90s. He did not look at all like the brother on the cover of Lust for Life. I guess I have to believe it’s his picture but if it is, the decade after releasing this album were hard years. This album is very good. Seeing Izzy  live was easily a  “5” both times but  I don’t think I have a 5 for his studio albums.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

i'm a sucker for bowie's berlin years

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

So everyone knows the title track and Passenger but there’s some cracking tracks on this album - Success and sixteen spring to mind - brilliant

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

A great surprise, funny and rocking. Love it.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Catchy songs, enjoyed it.

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Sun Apr 18 2021
4

Un disco muy divertido, me puso de buenas y “Success” es mi nuevo mantra

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Enjoyed this much more than The Idiot

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

I’ve got this one. Turn Blue is my favourite. Not as good as The Idiot.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Clasicazo e imposible no notar la presencia de Bowie en el disco. Música perfecta para empezar el día.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Another classic that I only heard about here and there. Has a very classic punk vibe, and I loved Bowie on here. A lot of songs that I heard in my childhood here, stuff like "Lust For Life" and "The Passenger". Overall, not my favourite album, or one that I will go back to, but still good in it's own way (it's just not for me really)

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Il disco contiene dei pezzi iconici ma anche gli altri sono mediamente coinvolgenti. La musica è semplice ma di effetto.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Classic art-rock produced by Bowie and super similar to his output at the time but with the madman that is Iggy on vox. A bit more tame than his work with the Stooges but great in its own right.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

No one expects that disco jam halfway through the album.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

I had fun with this one! High energy, weird art work and as a first plunge into iggy pop’s discography it felt like a solid start.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

Ero convinto che Iggy Pop mi stesse sulle palle, invece devo dire che quest'album mi è piaciuto. Ho apprezzato sia come canta lui, sia come suonano i pezzi. Alla fine sono abbastanza lineari, ma funzionano bene. È un 3.5 che mi sento di promuovere a 4 perché non pensavo che mi sarebbe piaciuto.

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Sun May 30 2021
4

I was very surprised that this was 77 and was way better than I had expected. Everyone's heard passenger a million times but it has not lost its impact on me. The song "lust for life" - I honestly thought that was late eighties / early nineties. I would rate this a 3.5 but am rounding up because I WILL be playing it again.

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Sun May 30 2021
4

Good album, a high 3 pushed to a 4. Starts off very strong but second half is nowhere near as good. Will definitely listen again and had listened to most of the songs previously. Great road trip album especially considering the story of how and when it was made.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

A great album with a fantastic cover, but I preferred The Idiot.

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Fun and upbeat

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

listened its aight

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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

I actually really enjoyed some of these songs. The passenger and Lust for Life.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Piaciuto nel complesso. Nello specifico però pochi pezzi di spicco. Non ho avuto tempo però di leggere i testi e riascoltare con attenzione

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

I've been missing out not listening to Iggy Pop

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

Another good album by iiggy

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Fri Aug 13 2021
4

I'll lead off by commenting that this is one of the more intriguing album covers I've come across. It's so simple, and based on the story I read on wikipedia, is well-meaning - it's meant to reflect the more positive tone of the album compared to Pop's previous albums. And yet, I can't shake this feeling that there's a certain mysterious ambiguity to his smile. Fortunately, the music itself is nowhere near as cryptic - the title track 'Lust for Life' is one that I've heard numerous times before in various movie soundtracks, and it's a terrific introduction to this worthwhile album. 'Lust for Life' and 'The Passenger' are the two well-known tracks on the album (for good reason, they're excellent songs), but there's plenty to enjoy here - 'Some Weird Sin', 'Success', the surprising blues-y nature of the aptly named 'Turn Blue', or the album closer 'Fall In Love with Me'.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Iggy Pop, hold the Stooges. An interesting place to start in Iggy's catalog, as this is well after the punk origins and the apparent Bowie oversight. Some very strong songs on here, especially "The Passenger," which I know I've heard in a movie or two (seems very Wes Anderson). I'm glad to read this was Iggy weaning himself from Bowie's influence because I've yet to really understand the Bowie hype like that and certainly don't need a copycat. This was a solid album, but didn't exactly wow me. I'll hold that thought until we get some Stooges albums. Favorite tracks: The Passenger, Neighborhood Threat, Fall in Love with Me, Lust for Life. Album art: Absolutely terrible portrait cover. So lame that I would never have otherwise listened to this. Whoever greenlit this for release should be ashamed of themselves. It's like a fifth grade yearbook picture, if a fifth grader was held back for thirty years. His mom must've said "aww, you look so handsome!" and he rolled with it. Tragic. 4/5

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

This is a good listen. 4

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

Incredible Bowie collaboration.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
4

This might be the prime spot for Iggy Pop. You can hear Bowie being the producer but still a bit of rawness left over from The Stooges

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Sun Sep 12 2021
4

A fun album with several well known songs.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
4

I didn't know Pop and Bowie worked together, but it really shows. Really enjoyed this one more than expected.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

It's obviously got 2 absolute classics on (Passengers & Lust for Life) but loved hearing tracks i'm not so familiar with (Fall in love with me is a great track). What a star - what a unique voice

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

Preety great and fun rock record. As a fan of David Bowie's work from this era, I really dug this album.

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

This is a fine album with a couple of iconic songs...Lust for Life and The Passenger and some fine songs to fill it out; Success, Some Weird Sin, Neighborhood Threat and Tonight rock hard and help me to imagine the glory days of The Stooges, but with better licks. But that title tune I just never tire of; from the Lou Reed style sado-masochistic lyric to the incredible drumming. Just about damn perfect. No, the rest of the album doesn't quite approach it but damn it often comes close. Case in Point the stinging guitar and driving rhythm section of closer Fall In Love With Me. 4.5 stars

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

One of the originators of punk proves he can work solo too. With the help of David Bowie, Iggy knocks it out of the park here.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

Liked it

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

mint! probably warrants more listens, i like his vocals. last song is the strokes lol

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

I knew Iggy was good friends with David Bowie, but I had no idea how closely they collaborated on Iggy's work. You can hear a lot of Bowie on this, yet it still ultimately sounds like Iggy. Great album. 4 stars.

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

Not my favorite Iggy Pop project but still a good album. Hearing Bowie play on here is cool as well. Favorite tracks: "The Passenger", "Success"

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

Норм панк но надоедает

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Berlin-era David Bowie teaming up again with Iggy Pop, this time, with Iggy Pop taking the lead. Opens with the iconic drums and bass of the title track. Subverts poppy chords on Passenger. Would give 4.5

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Veel gedraaid dit plaatje, helemaal goed!

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

I knew some songs, overall nice

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Bra!!!

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

mycket trevlig! förvånansvärt dansvänlig och det kan man ju ej säga nej till. och the passenger!! otrolig låt pluspoäng bara där

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Pretty great album. I can definitely see why it’s on the list.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Enjoyed it!

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Rolling Stones but wittier

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Great album, love Bowie’s influences

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Sun Nov 21 2021
4

Hoe rude of Iggy to be so chipper on what is clearly a pretty hungover day. Though, to be fair, the start of this album got me feeling energized again. There's a reason the passenger is such a classic, what a banger. The album was a steady downhill for me, starting off at a 5 and finishing at a 3, so I'll give it the nice and average 4.

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Sun Nov 21 2021
4

Iggy Pop is always a win for me, would happily listen to the album again, even if not every track was a banger. Though I did listen to this album whilst pissed out my skull, so that may have contributed to it's success.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

Some bangers on here, no doubt. Minus 1 star for the creep factor of "Sixteen" tho. Fave track - "The Passenger" is one of my all time fave tracks by anyone - I even like the Terrorvision cover of it.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

Great album. I didn't like Turn Blue, way too weird, but the rest I really enjoyed.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

A very good album. This album was produced by David Bowie, which is pretty cool. Light genre research tells me that this album is proto-punk, and you can definitely hear some early punk sounds in here, along with just generally really great 70s rock. I haven't really heard Iggy Pop before this, but I can definitely see now why he's so influential and well regarded amongst actual musicians. I'll have to admit, however, that I wasn't as crazy about the closing track as I was with the rest of the album. Eight out of nine is still pretty good though, especially when those earlier tracks are as good as they are.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

Last, Passenger

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Una leyenda del Rock, Cuatro estrellas generoso, serian 3,5. "the passager" la canción mas destacada,

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Sun Dec 05 2021
4

Essencial na forma de mostrar o rock pronto.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

pretty good! i was kind of expecting to start off with something that wouldn't interest me at all, but some of the songs in here are genuinely songs i might listen to again (especially neighborhood watch). i was kind of ehhh about success but it might just take another listen. solid start! also idk if anyone can see these but yea i'm not actually good at writing about music lol

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

Iggy, thank you for saving me from the streak of dud records I've been getting on here. This is a great record. It's not the Stooges, but having Bowie help you out isn't a bad way to continue your career. A classic.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

Obviously it was going to be great with Mr B involved.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

Never actually listened to this one before. I really enjoyed it.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

Really good, more going on than I initially expected.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

Lust for Life will always be a favorite song. Brings me back to my high school days of skating around town.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

The combination of Iggy's vocals and the musical tone is great. Really enjoyed the album.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

I've never been much of a punk fan. I find a lot of it repetitive - musically, lyrically, thematically. I'm probably ignorant. Most of this record sounds like a good ol' R&R album. The Passenger is a really catchy tune. Iggy's singing is perhaps the weakest link, but it's filled with emotion and overall fun, groovy, catchy. Def can see Bowie's influence all over, as well as The Stones. Not bad at all. 8/10

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

Amazing songs. Would listen to the whole album again.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

This album was a super cool listen. It's crazy that Iggy was so far ahead of his time that he had already moved onto his second act as a musician the same year that punk was beginning to break in the US and UK. The title track on this album is a titanic way to kick the album off, but it doesn't disappoint from there. The Passenger is an awesome song, but really all of the songs on this album are good. 4/5

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

It's not "Raw Power", but it's still raw, groovy, and classic. "Lust for Life" is pretty good, but I completely forgot about "The Passenger", it's one of my favorites by Iggy!

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Favourite tracks: lust for life, the passenger, sixteen Least favourite tracks: tonight

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Really interesting to read about the background to this LP, I did not know that Iggy made this with Bowie. The Passenger sounds better than ever, Lust for Life a different take to the Trainspotting mix we all know also really enjoyed the closer ‘Fall In Love With Me’.

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

4.5 tirándole al seis.

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

Liked this more than I thought I would. Always surprises me how old Iggy Pop is...

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