What better way to start your musical new year than with the 19th album from the living legend known as Iggy Pop? Every Loser is 100% Iggy Pop. It’s hard to place where some familiar sounds come from until you realize that this is the man that has influenced everyone over the last 50 years. Mr. Pop has transfigured just about everything. The album comes out hitting hard with the track “Frenzy,” featuring Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). “Strung Out Johnny” follows up with classic Iggy Pop melodic storytelling, while “Neo Punk” takes the listener back to Pop’s days in The Stooges. Every Loser goes beyond Pop “still having it” and is a testament as to why everyone wants a small piece of what he has.

-Jamie Varga