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
  1. johnO
    Jun 3, 2009
    10
    The COOLEST Iggy record since the Idiot and Lust for Life.The man is a force and an original voice of American music...even if its in French! I love Hal Cragins production,Nice to hear interesting music that provokes Iggys creative side.Rocks pretty well too. Expand
  2. mihaelv
    Jun 3, 2009
    9
    This album should not be rated in a way by comparing it to Iggy's previous work. Because if you expect anything like he had done before you may get a bit confused, but after taking some time to really get into the concept and the sound of this album, you will only be awarded and discover a new, tender and brilliant side of Iggy Pop. Expand
  3. JamesL
    Jun 6, 2009
    2
    Pure crap! Iggy's "Metal Machince Music " or "Young Americans" Geti in an elevator and hang your self like Carridine would be more enjoyable. Will fill your collection only. Listen two it twice puke, and hope for the better. Collapse