Iggy Pop, New Values (Buddah/Arista): The most underrated album of the Ig's career has finally been reissued on CD in America, and it's about time. First out in 1979, New Values may be the best Rolling Stones album the Stones didn't record (the other being the Flamin' Groovies' Teenage Head). The tracks are lean, tough, guitar-driven rock. Iggy's voice is deep, mature, yet playful. Go directly to "I'm Bored" for the definitive Iggy mindset, then go back to track one, "Tell Me A Story," and listen straight through. Crank up the volume and prepare to have your mind blown. . — Michael Goldberg

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