The legend returns with his 17th studio album. Produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the album was recorded in secrecy and features contributions from Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
The kick in the nuts that the modern rock scene deserves right now. Pop is in fine form throughout in terms of vocals and attitude. The music is stripped down into rock basics with an arty veneer that recalls Pop’s collaborations with the late great David Bowie in the mid-70s.
“Gardenia”, “American Valhalla”, “Sunday”, “German Days”, “Paraguay”.
The last hurrah from the last man standing? However one wants to consider Post Pop Depression’s significance in the scheme of things, it is the music that deserves to be savoured and enjoyed – to acknowledge that 2016 marks the end of an era. Rock ’n’ roll in the here and now has never sounded so vital and so alive.