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3.52 | 309 ratings

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3 stars I will do my best to be objective, which is difficult as: 1. Electronic is not my cup of tea. 2. This album was experienced very early in my life and not overplayed, thus gets big familiarity credit.

Autobahn is one of the earliest canned beat albums I know of. It is void of musical complexity in any sense of the word. Yet it is enjoyable. The 20+ minute title track is, as the name might imply, the musical equivalent of a Sunday drive. The sounds are presented with almost a childlike innocence as Kraftwerk attempt to portamento their Moog to make it sound like a car driving by at a high rate of speed. Much of the rest of the album recalls the early days of the New Age music movement with highly transient sounds. The closer "Morgenspaziergang" is a warm melody for an ethreal cap to the album.

I give 3 stars to Autobahn for nostalgia sake, even though I am not predisposed to any enjoyment of electronic (especially modern). I should expect that many fans of the genre would rate it even stronger for said nostalgia.

Tapfret | 3/5 |


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