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Iggy Pop Sweats & Burns on Post Pop Depression

Iggy Pop is the last old gnarled tree standing in the empty field of rock and roll. The flesh on his bones splits like aging oak. His low-lying bellow comes deep from the root. Last month Pop released Post Pop Depression, his seventeenth album. On it he teams up with Josh Homme from Queens of the...

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Arctic Monkeys walk past midnight on subdued “AM”

Arctic Monkeys newest, fifth album, AM, may be the best collection of songs to hear while walking in a big city after midnight. It’s filled with an attitude of cool nonchalance and a tempo that remains mid-level throughout. Out only a few weeks, AM has already been nominated for the Mercury Prize, the UK’s gift for...

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