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Studio album by Iggy Pop
Released 9 May 2012
Recorded February 2010 – June 2011
Length 28:33
Label Thousand Mile Inc
Producer Hal Cragin
Iggy Pop chronology
Post Pop Depression

Après is the seventeenth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. Consisting of mostly French covers,[2] it was released on 9 May 2012 on Thousand Mile Inc[3] after the album was rejected by Virgin EMI Records. Pop said his record company would have 'preferred that I do a rock album with popular punks' and that "They didn't think they would make any money, they didn't think my fans would like it - very sensible attitudes for a sensible sort of person - but that's a different sort of person than am."[4]


The album has been described as containing 'Crooning vocals, Cole Porter covers, soft melodies, and an all-around sense of everything suave.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

When asked by Bill Flanagan if he had heard any good records lately, Bob Dylan mentioned Après.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Et si tu n'existais pas" Vito Pallavicini, Toto Cutugno, Pasquale Losito, Pierre Delanoë, Claude Lemesie Joe Dassin 3:36
2. "La Javanaise" Serge Gainsbourg Serge Gainsbourg 2:33
3. "Everybody's Talkin'" Fred Neil Fred Neil 2:51
4. "I'm Going Away Smiling" Yoko Ono Yoko Ono 2:40
5. "La Vie en rose" Louis Guglielmi, Édith Piaf Édith Piaf 2:09
6. "Les Passantes" Antoine Pol, Georges Brassens Georges Brassens 4:12
7. "Syracuse" Bernard Dimey Henri Salvador 2:06
8. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" Cole Porter Cole Porter 2:51
9. "Michelle" John Lennon, Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:45
10. "Only the Lonely" Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra 2:51


  1. ^ "Iggy Pop – Après". 
  2. ^ "Iggy Pop Announces Album of Mostly French Covers". RollingStone.com. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Jaroslav Špulák (25 April 2012). "Iggy Pop vydá album s coververzemi". Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Iggy Pop album shuns 'humiliating' record labels". The Telegraph. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Maren McGlashan (22 June 2012). "Iggy Pop: Après Album Review". louderthanwar.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  6. ^ https://www.bobdylan.com/news/qa-with-bill-flanagan/

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