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5 stars If you 'get' Revoution 9, youll get Faust.

That's the most concise statement that can be made about this most mythical of albums. Rightly considered to be the quintessential krautrock album; it is the innovative, radical and disciplined statement that showcases the genre in its purest most distilled form. Like the skeletal hand on the jacket, this is music exposed to its core: noise, raw sound. Arbitrarily divided into a trio of tracks, it is best to view these as movements in one giant sound collage which combines dissonant rock, the spoken word and avant-garde experimentation which is really light years ahead of its time. Its greatness rests on its daring and unwillingness to compromise with what pop music was typically thought to consist of. I think its safe to say that if you realize that music can transcend the sugar-coated 3 min. sound byte you'll appreciate the profound beauty of what Faust has trying to achieve here. In that sense, all progheads can potentially admire this album.

There can be no half measures with Faust. You either get it or you don't. You either acknowledge its brilliance or treat it with disdain. I unabashedly fall in the former category.

cohen34 | 5/5 |


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