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5 stars Third album by Krautrock pioneers, and a masterpiece at that!

Everything that could be said about this album is already said above, so no need to re- review the album. Suffice to note that Tago Mago, and Krautrock genre in general is not everbody's cup of coffee, so care should be taken when approaching this (and most other Can) album...

Yet, the rating should be assessed within the specific genre of the band/album, so this one is "the" album which set Krautrock standards. Whereas the high experimentation level (Aumgn, Peking O) might irritate the mainstream listener, there are also refreshing "conventional" tracks (Paperhouse, Mushroom, Oh Yeah), and another partly experimental side long track, which continues Can's tradition to feature one long- improvisational track in every album. (this tradition will be briefly interrupted in the next one)

The band has settled their direction, with their new singer. Damo Suzuki is fully at work, listen to the Japanese lyrics in Oh Yeah, fetured as sample track here.

The only problem with this record could have been that it is too short for a double vinyl. In case you find a lesser priced edition, or on CD, this disadvantage is removed. Either way, the music inside is guaranteed to pay you back! (Warning: not for the faint-hearted!)

An absolute masterpiece!

Bilek | 5/5 |


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