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4.08 | 326 ratings

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5 stars Neu!'s immpresive debut album, no doubt one of the best debut albums in all of prog and easily one of the best in krautrock toghter with Amon duul II, this one sounds very polished too me compered to the other krautrock bands i have heard so far, it sounds like they spent allot of time on this one too make everything sound perfect. Sure this is still krautrock so you whont be geting any symphonic epics, more like cosmic garage rock but very well played cosmic garage rock, even tough it all culd have been improvisations in the studio, the producation is yust to good sounding and everything is to prefectly played. Its not hard to see why this is so high regarded album every song or instrumental, since theres not much singing here, all of em are good, sure the last one might not be much to jump and shout about but its still intresting like always with krautrock if you have and open mind theres alot of intresting things goin on you might love or hate it but cant deny its very creative, and this album was no doubt a very influential one on alot of 80s and 90s music. The reason the album is so polished and good is probobly caus the 2 guys in neu both where in Kraftwerk before they joined force and started neu so they hade some experience. The songs i like best are the opener Hallogallo, one of the most famus tracks on here, its pretty much a drum beat with some guitars playing over it nothing incredibly complex but it sounds good. The next 3 tracks are all allot more experimental with lots of wierd sounds, sounding allot like Faust, my favorite song is no doubt Negativeland this one sounds allot like hallogallo but it got a beter drum beat, a incedlible bass line and the guitars are rawer and more sinister sounding. The last track is someone singing very bad with some minimalist things goin on in the background shuldent be very good but still it is somehow and pretty intresting and unusual. All in all this is not realy a 5 star perfect album but no doubt a very good high quality krautrock album, 4 stars. Excellent addition to any prog music collection.
Zargus | 5/5 |


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