Iggy Pop - Après Après… An aprèsal

Review: Iggy Pop – Après

Published on June 20th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

Bonjour Après, le covers collection that Iggy Pop had to release himself after Virgin EMI said “non merci”.

At first your grizzled Gallic crooning is endearing, Après, mais après quatre ou cinq chansons du même type it starts to sound like a bit of a joke.

You see, Après, your exaggerated vibrato at every single opportunity exudes light-heartedness in a way that registers at first as a harmless fond tribute and that would be great for one-maybe-two songs on an LP, Après.

Oh, but Après, when this is the whole album…well, mais non, Après. Et les covers of “Everybody’s Talkin'” et “Michelle”? Ce n’est pas nécessaire, Après!

Et Iggy, je pense que your next project should be an album of duets with that dangerously unstable puppet version of you from the car insurance adverts, or even sit on a couch with him and snigger Beavis and Butt-head-style at self-indulgently cobbled-together music videos for each of the songs on Après.

Au revoir, Après!

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.