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AUTOBAHN

Kraftwerk

 

Progressive Electronic

3.49 | 204 ratings

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Rune2000
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3 stars This was the breakthrough album for Kraftwerk and Autobahn was quite progressive electronic track for its time. The 22+ minute album-titled composition marks this albums biggest highlight but time has aged the music here much too fast. The sound is just not what it used to be and, in my opinion, the performance tends to drag on for too long. The rest of the material featured here is nothing too spectacular and I would rather recommend listening to some of the lesser tracks from the later Kraftwerk albums instead.

1974 was a significant year for electronic music and, together with Phaedra, Autobahn marked a renaissance in the development of a new genre. Personality I've never been a huge fan of either of these two early electronic releases because both of these bands would make even better music later on in their individual careers. Still both of these releases were undeniably important and therefore should not be missed out on if you're even remotely a fan of the genre and its current state of development.

**** star songs: Highway (Autobahn) (22:30) Comet Melody 2 (Kometenmelodie 2) (5:44) Midnight (Mitternacht) (4:40)

*** star songs: Comet Melody 1 (Kometenmelodie 1) (6:20) Morning Walk (Morgenspaziergang) (4:00)

Rune2000 | 3/5 |

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