By Ian Bremner

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have teamed up to create an LP that draws from what the both of them do best. A little punk, a little desert guitar, a little Detroit grit and some brief longing for the Berlin days.

Unofficially dubbed as the sequel to the 1977’s Lust For Life, Iggy is as angsty as ever. It is not too surprising given his music retirement comments, but the production of Homme lifts it up enough to prevent the weight becoming too heavy. The rant against modern culture on the last song, Paraguay, may be heard as the typical “pissed off old guy,” but the rock icon deserves to do what he damn well pleases and be heard. In a time where his legendary colleagues like Lou Reed and David Bowie aren’t around anymore, Iggy is the one guy who bridges so many generations. Josh Homme dubbed him the “last of the one and onlys.”

There are happy moments of course. There is a beautiful string section towards the end of Sunday, and Gardenia is technically a love song.

Josh Homme recruited his Queens Of The Stone Age comrade, Dean Fertita and Artic Monkeys’ drummer, Matt Helders to round out the group and will head out on tour. Whether it is truly Iggy’s last remains to be seen, but for the time being, the actual “post-iggy pop-depression” can be held off until further notice.

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