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03.10.10 Iggy Ranked

Iggy Ranked
10 Iggy Pop & James Williamson
Kill City

An almost secret Iggy release, Kill City accounts for the work Iggy did during his loony-bin period between Raw Power and his legendary Berlin era.
Must hear: "I Got Nothin'", "Sell Your Love"
9Iggy Pop
Brick By Brick

A comeback to quality of sorts (but not completely), Iggy proved that twenty-five years on, he still had some good stuff left in him. Also had a minor hit single with B-52's Kate Pierson in "Candy".
Must hear: "Main Street Eyes", "If I Don't Crap Out"
8Iggy Pop

After the two 1977 Bowie-produced records, Iggy's work took a sharp decline. While the consistency wasn't quite the same, there was still quality to be found.
Must hear: "Pumping For Jill", "Sea of Love" (cover)
7Iggy Pop
New Values

First real work apart from Stooges and Bowie. An overall good album, but not nearly the quality of everything that came before it.
Must hear: "Five Foot One", "Tell Me A Story"
6Iggy Pop
TV Eye

TV Eye Live 1977 captures the peak solo era, with help from Bowie on keys and background vocals. Versions are rougher and sometimes better than their studio counterparts.
Must hear: "Dirt", "Nightclubbing"
5The Stooges
The Stooges

First album from The Stooges. Unappreciated in its time (much like Iggy's entire career) but is now remembered well. A hard-rocking, bluesy affair that set a blueprint for the future.
Must hear: "1969", "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
4Iggy Pop
Lust For Life

Lust For Life contains some of Iggy's best work and most recognizable singles. A bit more fun than his brooding solo debut, Lust For Life is a great starting-point for those unfamiliar with Iggy's post-Stooges work.
Must hear: "Sweet Sixteen", "Neighborhood Threat"
3The Stooges
Fun House

Album makes a strong case for the #1 spot. Filled with heavy-hitting tracks, possibly the best of the protopunk era.
Must hear: "TV Eye", "Down on the Street", "1970"
2Iggy Pop
The Idiot

Could be considered the first post punk record. Serving as a guinea pig of sorts for his friend and collaborator, David Bowie, Iggy's sound on The Idiot was dark, cold and heavily synthesized. The album is an influential classic and the best of Iggy's solo career.
Must hear: "China Girl", "Sister Midnight", "Baby"
1The Stooges
Raw Power

Could be considered the first punk rock record. As rough and raw as the title indicates, every track is a spit in the eye; even the ballads. This must have sounded like ear razors to those who weren't ready then - and probably still to some today. Officially listed as "Iggy & The Stooges", as James Williamson would replace original Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, who would find himself relogated to bass duties.
Must hear: "Search and Destroy", "Gimme Danger", "I Need Somebody"
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