Contact Us

Iggy Pop Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomness

Since he first made his presence known with the Stooges back in 1969, Iggy Pop has been a constant benchmark for countless frontmen and bands that followed. We’ve ranked all of his solo albums in order of awesomeness in the gallery above.

Going back to the days of Elvis Presley, the role of rock and roll singer has been a chaotic gig. Then James Brown and Mick Jagger all upped the ante considerably. Jim Morrison took the job to another level, but it was Iggy who truly poured every fiber of his mind, body and soul into the thing.

But his legendary shirtless stage performances are but one view of the entire package. Iggy has been behind some of the greatest rock and roll records ever made. Following three stone cold classics with the Stooges, he jumped into his solo career with more bravado, insight and intellect than most would have thought him capable at the time. And even though mainstream commercial success has eluded him throughout his career, there were a few times when he managed to align with the times and dent the charts.

Over all these years, he has consistently surprised and amazed upon issuing a new set of songs. Not all have been top-shelf, but even on his worst day, he beats most of the competition in the rock and roll wars. But if 2016’s Post Pop Depression turns out to be, as he’s suggested, his last album, he will have left us with a catalog of 18 solo albums to look back on. Click on the above gallery to show how we’ve ranked them.

Next: Revisit Iggy Pop's 'Blah-Blah-Blah'

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Diffuser

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!