New Values

Iggy Pop - New Values
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1979 Ratings: #67 / 130
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
1979 Ratings: #145
Liked by 3 people
April 1, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
Arista / Label
New Wave, Rock / Genres
James Williamson / Producer / Website
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im only five foot one
i spit on those under twenty one
But now your blue cars are gone
You better say so long
Hey hey hey, bye bye bye


A good example of a release that lets off all its steam right at the beginning to later resort to some less memorable content. I like the brief flashes of new wave synths that make some appearances here and there, and they often tend to be the highlights of quite a few songs, others stick to some post punk and casual rock ideas, which isn't a bad thing, as indicated by my rating, which is indeed almost good. Yes, the ideas are nice, but they are not always the most interesting ones.

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Oh baby, what a place to be
In the service of the bourgeoisie
Where can my believers be
I wanna jump into the endless sea

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Track List

  1. Tell Me a Story
  2. New Values
  3. Girls
  4. I'm Bored
  5. Don't Look Down
  6. The Endless Sea
  7. Five Foot One
  8. How Do Ya Fix a Broken Part
  9. Angel
  10. Curiosity
  11. African Man
  12. Billy Is a Runaway
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Added on: July 15, 2015