10. Iggy Pop, 'Post Pop Depression'
Iggy Pop has devoted nearly of his creative energy to the Stooges since they reformed in 2003, but this year officially closed the book on his proto-punk band and revived his dormant solo career. Not wanting to go it alone, he recruited Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme to help craft the brilliant Post Pop Depression. "I work better with other people," Pop told Rolling Stone. "You're out of your comfort zone. You say, 'OK, you threw down. I'll throw down.'" The end result evoked the classic albums Iggy and David Bowie made in Berlin in the 1970s, and to emphasize that he hit the road with Homme playing only songs from the Post Pop Depression and the two Bowie records. They fit together perfectly.