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2.86 | 72 ratings

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2 stars Why do I feel like I'm stuck in one of Saturday Night Live's "Sprockets" sketches? I can hear Mike Myers as Dieter whining "Now iss ze time on Sprockets vhen ve dance."

I've never been particularly impressed with Kraftwerk. In the early seventies, when Emerson, Wakeman, and even Banks were making grandiose sounds with their synthesizers, Kraftwerk was making repetitive, simplistic synth pop. Sure, they occasionally came up with something slightly memorable, like Autobahn or Computer World, but despite the synthesizers and effect-laden vocals, I barely thought of it as progressive.

This is a collection of songs of theirs, remixed with heavy rhythm tracks. That makes them even worse. Very repetitive techno.

"Boing Boom Chuck" indeed.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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