One Of Iggy's Most Underatted Albums.
"The Woj" | Downers Grove, IL | 05/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This ablum is as close Iggy has ever come to "heavy metal".
For the price it is well worth the money. It simply rocks harder than anything Iggy has done since the 70's. Several tracks are co-written with former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and actually sound like Jone's most current band, Neurotic Outsiders, with Iggy on vocals.
A welcome addition to any Iggy collection."
A real find if you don't own it
Max R. Tomlinson | San Francisco, Ca United States | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Iggy Pop and Steve Jones on the same album? Laying down some tasty tracks with Iggy's booming voice and Steve's Pistolesque riffs chunking away? Have we died and gone to heaven? No, it's just a real find if you don't own it yet. One of Iggy's best and a terrific effort by Jones. Gets better every time I hear it."
An underrated, oft overlooked album in iggy's discography
Chris Edwards | East Texas | 10/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Bill Laswell-produced "Instinct" finds Iggy Pop with a new sound once again, after he'd already experimented with darned near everything that was popular in rock music at whatever given moment he'd released his records and with whomever he happened to have in his backing band. The ever-changing sound made for some forgettable records, but as with the always impressive, always interesting Senor Pop, the "forgettable" albums in his catalog were always more memorable than 90% of whatever else was out at the moment. With "Instinct," Iggy has created a great batch of songs, a few of which were cowritten with Steve Jones (yeah, the guy from the Sex Pistols). As Iggy said once on David Letterman when he was touring behind this album, he wanted to get a good "degenerate" sound that was paralleled at the time by the music of Guns 'N' Roses and other Sunset Strip bands. The band, led by Jones is a top-notch rocking unit and there's plenty of '80's-style guitar wankery, but the melodies and the lyrics are very memorable. "Tuff Baby," for one, will get stuck in your head, as will the album's hits "Cold Metal" and "Easy Rider." There's lots else here to check out, and since this record can be obtained from the cutout bins at damn near every single Wal-Mart or major chain record store in America, you should pick up a copy...it's cheap and damn good!"