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The Idiot is the debut solo album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. It was the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Although issued after Low, the opening installment of Bowie's so-called "Berlin trilogy", the pair began writing and recording songs for The Idiot in mid-1976, before Bowie started work on his own album. As such, The Idiot has been claimed as heralding the unofficial beginning of Bowie's "Berlin"… read more

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  • Avatar for Janshq
    better than lust for life
  • Avatar for VenusTheMermaid
    Praise The Idiot twice this weekend & now on our sabbath of course...Happy Sunday from the Planet Venus Mermaid Nabbertackle Choir...(⚓)
  • Avatar for ainodinho
    1977 was one of the best years in music.
  • Avatar for MoozyMathers
    Ian Curtis played this in his last hours, before suicide. The album itself is very rough, in a good way!
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    Essential album. Makes a great companion piece to Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy" and any of the Eno albums of the period, in particular Before and After Science.
  • Avatar for LimeBrothers
    This album left me hanging
  • Avatar for OcellatedGod
    Ian Curtis is reported to have listened to this album before killing himself. Interesting choice.
  • Avatar for OcellatedGod
    I find this album is pretty similar in mood/atmosphere to Peter Hammill's "A Black Box". I like to listen to them both on the same day.
  • Avatar for Flandre-chan
    Best album of Iggy Pop.
  • Avatar for althefknamsrtkn
    " thank you iggy, for being the guinea pig to bowie doing his masterpiece 'Low'" Haha. This album is way better than Low, and I think Low is great

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