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Iggy Pop Goes Mainstream With Brick By Brick

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By nightwing on
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With his Brick by Brick album something extraordinary happened to Iggy Pop and his career, he had a hit single. This collection, which features fantastic production by Don Was, propelled Iggy into the mainstream with the top forty single Candy.

Candy is a really gorgeous sounding duet between Iggy and the B-52's Kate Pierson. The duo have extremely different styles and sounds, but when they come together it sounds great. This song deserved all of the attention that it received, and it is a highlight of the disc.

Other great songs here are the mellow title track, and the rock song Home (which features Slash on guitar). The album is a bit more mellow and contained compared to Iggy's earlier more challenging work.

It's the lyrics that really stand out on some of these songs. Especially on I Won't Crap Out and Brick by Brick, both of which can be seen as anthem for Iggy as gets older and wiser.

Not all of the songs here work, but the majority do. It is great to hear Iggy open his heart with some of the lyrics here and to open his mind to the different types of songs and production styles that are on display here.