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Avenue B (album)

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Avenue B
Avenue B (album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Iggy Pop
Released September 14, 1999
Recorded May-June 1998
Studio 262 Mott Street; The Theatre; Hal Cragin's Studio 12A, New York
Genre hard rock, acoustic rock[1]
Length 49:26
Label Virgin
Producer Don Was
Iggy Pop chronology
Naughty Little Doggie
(1996)
Avenue B
(1999)
Beat 'Em Up
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubmixed[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB—[3]
NME7/10[4]
Robert ChristgauC[5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[6]
Spin4/10[7]

Avenue B is the twelfth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop released in 1999.

A music video was made for the single "Corruption".

The album cover was shot by Jeff Wall.

Critical reception[edit]

"Avenue B" elicited a mixed reaction from music critics. The album holds a score of 52/100 on review aggregate site Album of the Year, indicating mixed reviews.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Iggy Pop, except where noted

  1. "No Shit" – 1:21
  2. "Nazi Girlfriend" – 2:57
  3. "Avenue B" – 5:19
  4. "Miss Argentina" – 4:14
  5. "Afraid to Get Close" – 0:59
  6. "Shakin' All Over" (Johnny Kidd) – 4:35
  7. "Long Distance" – 4:56
  8. "Corruption" (Hal Cragin, Whitey Kirst, Pop) – 4:23
  9. "She Called Me Daddy" – 1:52
  10. "I Felt the Luxury" (William Martin, John Medeski, Pop, Christopher Wood) – 6:30
  11. "Español" (Whitey Kirst, Pop) – 4:10
  12. "Motorcycle" – 2:42
  13. "Facade" – 5:28

B-sides and alternate versions[edit]

  • "Corruption" (Single edit) – 4:00
  • "Rock Star Grave" (B-side to "Corruption") – 4:30
  • "Hollywood Affair" (featuring Johnny Depp; B-side to "Corruption") – 2:53

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[9] none 57,800 [10]*
United States (RIAA)[11] none 15,000 [12]^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Avenue B Iggy Pop | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ Phipps, Keith. "Iggy Pop: 'Avenue B'". The A.V. Club. Onion. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom. "Article: "Avenue B"". Entertainment Weekly. Time, Inc. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  4. ^ Bailie, Stewart. "Iggy Pop Avenue B (review)". WayBack Machine/NME. IPC Media. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Iggy Pop". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  6. ^ Berger, Arion. "Album Review: "Avenue B" - Iggy Pop". WayBack Machine/Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 14 November 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  7. ^ Vowell, Sarah. "Album Reviews (Spin Dec 1999)". Google Books. Spin Media. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Iggy Pop - Avenue B overview". Album of the Year. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  9. ^ "French album certifications – Iggy Pop – Avenue B" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  10. ^ http://www.infodisc.fr/Ventes_Albums_Tout_Temps.php?debut=6650
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Iggy Pop – Avenue B". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/79895/pop-gets-punchy-on-new-set

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