Preliminaires - Iggy Pop
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  • Summary: Hal Cragin produced the rock legend's latest album, influenced by jazz music.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. In Preliminaires, the Stooge King has put together a perfect soundtrack for a short, doomy stay in the Hotel Lautréamont.
  2. Risky though it may have seen (in terms of both taste and talent), this is a great record.
  3. This may be his best album since 1977's "Lust for Life."
  4. Pop has crafted a stylistically variegated and broody meditation on mortality, a soundtrack for the ossuary, a lovely lust for death.
  5. 60
    At 36 minutes, Preliminaires is slight and covers-heavy, but points to a promising new career phase for Iggy as Detroit’s answer to Serge.
  6. This odd and occasionally lovely concoction might just redeem Iggy from that insurance ignominy.
  7. Iggy sings ballads. In French. With clarinet solos. He also dabbles in Dixieland jazz, spoken word, and chilled electro-lounge music on his 15th solo album. If that sounds hideous, or hilarious, it's actually a little bit of both.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3