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COMPUTER WORLD (COMPUTERWELT)

Kraftwerk

 

Progressive Electronic

3.80 | 144 ratings

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Zac M
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4 stars This is one of my favorite Kraftwerk albums and a highlight in the popular electronic music genre. Kraftwerk started out in a more Krautrock direction, but by Autobahn, they started using more and more electronics in their albums. While this isn't Kraftwerk's masterpiece (that award goes to The Man-Machine), it is still one of the more popular and interesting Kraftwerk releases. Also, contrary to their earlier works, this is a much more mainstream effort and an easier listen.

The songs on this album all flow together well and the album itself is somewhat conceptual, dealing with the idea of machines taking over society or something to that effect. My favorite songs here are Computerliebe and Computerwelt. Computerliebe to this day is probably my favorite Kraftwerk song. I'm not as fond as the remix on The Mix, but that's another album. Truly, there is not one weak track and definitely no filler on this very innovative album.

Kraftwerk were pioneers in the electronic music genre, and this album shows that. This is probably there most commercial and popular release and there is good reason for that. I recommend that anyone who wants to listen to Kraftwer starts here. This is a highpoint of the 80s in Progressive music, but like I said is still not quite a masterpiece. Also, if you can, get the German version (Computerwelt). I prefer the vocals in German, as they were originally released that way. Computer World is an excellent release and addition to any Prog (or pop for that matter!) collection, well deserving of four stars.

Zac M | 4/5 |

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