Teatime Dub Encounters

Iggy Pop & Underworld - Teatime Dub Encounters
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
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Based on 44 ratings
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July 27, 2018 / Release Date
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Under The Radar
It takes OGs like Underworld and Pop to remind both their peers and their successors how it is done.
The Guardian
22 years after they both appeared on the Trainspotting film soundtrack, this unlikely four-track collaboration finds Smith’s daughter Esme providing sublime backing vocals and channels Pop’s formidable wordsmith talents into spontaneous, narrative freestyles.
While Iggy’s latest effort, ‘Post Pop Depression‘ with Josh Homme and co., marked a late career highlight and Underworld’s ‘Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future‘ also scored highly across the board, ‘Teatime Dub Encounters’ doesn’t pale in their shadow or smack of a vanity or side project.
Drowned in Sound

Teatime Dub Encounters is a beast of three perspectives, over four EP tracks.

Spectrum Culture

A celebration of the ancient marriage between repetitive music and cynical harangue.

The Iggy and Underworld sessions led to this, a diverting if inconsequential EP filled with a lot of flippant humor and a little serious reflection.

If Iggy were to dissect his pride more surgically, he could harness some genuinely moving work. But on Teatime, his reflections lack rigor and drift quickly into petty grievances.

Consequence of Sound
It’s fine, but “fine” reads as damning praise when this caliber of legend is involved.

Iggy Pop once believed music isn't made from computers, so it is nice to see that's no longer the case here. Anywho this is a great EP. It's minimal, punchy, and noisy! The production you hear on this thing isn't too outside a realm you can see the Godfather of Punk to perform on. All four tracks calculate a total sum of crisp moments that last long, play loud, and never overstay their welcome. Underworld lay the groundwork here for planting a dramatic and spiritual setting. The true star here, ... read more


2 songs of Iggy singing and 2 of him telling great stories / life parables, but they fall short; and its easily Underworld's weakest collection. Overall disappointing, though Iggy fans will enjoy it a good deal more than Underworld fans.
Still, a really promising collaboration of which I hope they do more.


very very cool. it's all about smoking on airplanes.

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Track List

  1. Bells & Circles
  2. Trapped
  3. I’ll See Big
  4. Get Your Shirt

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Added on: June 23, 2018