The Idiot (album) by Iggy Pop

The Idiot
The Idiot by Iggy Pop
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 644th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 424 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1977 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (150th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (644th)

Iggy Pop bestography

The Idiot is ranked 2nd best out of 25 albums by Iggy Pop on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Iggy Pop is Lust For Life which is ranked number 539 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,532.

Iggy Pop album bestography « Higher ranked (539th) This album (644th) Lower ranked (2,436th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 424 votes)
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03/10/2020 20:29 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,91182/100
 
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02/28/2020 05:31 Gussy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,17688/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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Rating:  
75/100
From 07/21/2019 11:52
Favourite track: "Mass Production"
Least-favourite track: "Tiny Girls"
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From 07/02/2019 15:44
85/100

Love this Station to station - Low sound, bowie music at his best, iggy vocals very mysterious and dark, good album
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80/100
From 05/06/2019 12:36
Another album I've loved for years. The opener Sister Midnight is one of my favourite all time tunes - it featured as Red Money on Bowie's Lodger album with different lyrics (and I love that version too).
Also featuring here and to appear later on Bowie is China Girl - again like both versions but prefer Iggy's. Finally, must mention Nightclubbing - there isn't a bad track on this album although Mass Production and Dum Dum Boys won't please everyone. Sadly for me it's just dropped out of my personal top 100 however
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80/100
From 04/20/2019 11:59
Iggy prova que é mais do que atitude!
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85/100
From 03/23/2019 23:45
Mass production. Brilliant.
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90/100
From 09/02/2018 18:45
“Sister Midnight” and “China Girl” are iconic, but that’s it. Makes me wonder whether I shouldn’t actually call this a Bowie album.
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From 08/22/2018 02:04
This is what happens when you combine Lou Reed, Bowie and Iggy Pop.
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From 08/25/2017 01:19
The boozier sibling to Lust for Life. Also vital.
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85/100
From 08/23/2017 17:49
A really solid record for Iggy, and a unique sound overall
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90/100
From 07/30/2016 00:40
As much Bowie's album as it is Iggy's, this is a great complement to Bowie's 1977 albums "Low" and ""Heroes"". Very much in the same art rock vein, it's a great album, but in my opinion is the weakest of the three.
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Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
5. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
6. Aja by Steely Dan
7. The Clash by The Clash
8. "Heroes" by David Bowie
9. The Stranger by Billy Joel
10. Trans-Europa Express by Kraftwerk
11. Pink Flag by Wire
12. Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
13. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
14. Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
15. Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
16. Suicide by Suicide
17. Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
18. Rocket To Russia by Ramones
19. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
20. The Idiot by Iggy Pop
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