Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (Die Mensch-Maschine) CD (album) cover




Progressive Electronic

3.93 | 281 ratings

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4 stars An embellishment of the approach taken on Trans-Europe Express, The Man-Machine is Kraftwerk's electro-pop album, yielding a sound which has been much-imitated to this day and yet at the same time remains significantly more inventive and compelling than its imitators. Whilst tracks like The Robots and The Model present stark proto-dance music ditties (though addictively catchy ones), other tracks such as the dreamlike Neon Lights show that Kraftwerk hadn't turned their backs on progressive music - they just weren't averse to combining it with pop hooks. A seminal electronic work which is many people's first exposure to the progressive electronic artists who emerged from the Krautrock scene, though at this point Kraftwerk (along with Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream) had left Krautrock well behind them.
Warthur | 4/5 |


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