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Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine [Aka: Die Mensch-Maschine] CD (album) cover




Progressive Electronic

3.95 | 344 ratings

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5 stars I didn't imagine they could beat Trans-Europe Express with this one, but it turns out that this one's even better! It is different from that one, since the sound of this one's special: it's not as repetitive, there's a lot of interesting stuff happening most of the time, and the atmosphere and the concept is different: they are now speaking about robots, technology, and the technological growth on cities and that kind of stuff. "The Robots" is amazing (thanks to how the synths interact), and so is "The Model" (which you probably know, a nice pop song with good melodies). The title track is the worst since it's main synth riff gets annoying, but "Spacelab" is also great, since its synths are really evocative, sounding melancholic and nostalgic, but with also they sound "futuristic" in a way. A nice combination. It also has good percussion. "Metropolis" has an amazing groove, and "Neon Lights" has even more amazing synths that sound as close to "lights" as possible. Overall a great effort, with a unique atmosphere. I'm surprised by the fact that this one has hardly dated, even though this kind of music and concept might seem as it would sound "cliched" after so many years.
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