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Poll Question: Your favourite studio album?
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    Posted: August 05 2009 at 12:22

Underrated, highly innovative artists - both from compositional and technical side - and yet often ridiculed in prog circles. Kraftwerk, the Krautrock children, electronic pioneers, grandfathers of electro pop. Pick your favourite studio album! And leave a comment!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 12:39
Grandfathers of crappy robotic music, that fails to transcend beyond its swedish buffet of artificiality and computer clinging mojo. Sorry, the early krautrock doesn't warm me up.

No vote, since I utterly hate them.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 12:46
The first album I listened from Kraftwerk was Autobahn. Just for the nostalgia, it gets my vote. That album really helped me to get into electronic music alongside Jarre'sLes Chants magnétiques.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 12:47
I guess Autobahn. Don't like them all that much. The Man Machine is very overrated
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 12:53
Trans-Europe Express is my favorite, a real classic. The Man Machine is not far behind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 13:06
Originally posted by Ricochet

Grandfathers of crappy robotic music, that fails to transcend beyond its swedish buffet of artificiality and computer clinging mojo. Sorry, the early krautrock doesn't warm me up.

No vote, since I utterly hate them.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 13:10
I like the first 4,the first being ORGANISATION but i agree with Ricochet about the rest being too robotic for my tastes.I like the Krautrock flavour of the early stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 13:11
Originally posted by Ricochet

Grandfathers of crappy robotic music, that fails to transcend beyond its swedish buffet of artificiality and computer clinging mojo. Sorry, the early krautrock doesn't warm me up.

No vote, since I utterly hate them.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 13:46
Die Mensch-Maschine is my favourite

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 14:07
Die Mensch Maschine for me, although all except Electric Cafe are excellent albums - I was hugely impressed by Tour de France Soundtracks, and would like to think they'll manage one more studio album this millennium.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 14:18

Kraftwerk are fab !!

I do like Bill Baileys version though histerical if youve not seen it
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 16:53
Computerwelt - Computerworld is my favorite, even though I generally describe computers as tools of the devil. Evil Smile  I don't take it too serously, though, I just find it more entertaining than the others (and though Die Mensch-Maschine is good, it seems to take itself too serously for me.)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2009 at 19:31
I voted on Autobahn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2009 at 00:27
everything i've heard from them leaves me cold, the early stuff a bit less
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2009 at 07:22
Originally posted by Ricochet

Grandfathers of crappy robotic music, that fails to transcend beyond its swedish buffet of artificiality and computer clinging mojo. Sorry, the early krautrock doesn't warm me up.

No vote, since I utterly hate them.


I agree with you 100%.

The only German bands I've heard that do anything for me are Eloy and Rammstein.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2009 at 15:13
Trans-Europa Express..! a few reasons why:
 
1) the cover photo is a classic (although the design of Die Mensch-Maschine is nifty too)
 
2) the relentless groove of the title track, filling all of Side Two on the original vinyl
 
3) gratuitous namechecks of Iggy Pop and David Bowie
 
4) Showroom Dummies: the most hilarious and scary song every written about dancefloor culture
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2009 at 17:38
Originally posted by Neu!mann

Trans-Europa Express..! a few reasons why:
 
1) the cover photo is a classic (although the design of Die Mensch-Maschine is nifty too)
 
2) the relentless groove of the title track, filling all of Side Two on the original vinyl
 
3) gratuitous namechecks of Iggy Pop and David Bowie
 
4) Showroom Dummies: the most hilarious and scary song every written about dancefloor culture
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2009 at 02:55
I like a few of these.  Autobahn is an old classic and TEE was great too.

I'm voting for Computer World (Welt).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2009 at 03:09
Ralf und Florian for me.

but I can see Radio Aktitat, Die Mensch Maschine and Trans-Europe Express in my rear view mirrors following close behind

Kraftwerk's best performance,IMHO, is the live performance,'K4',when for a brief moment, Michael Rother and an(other) member(s) of what was to become Neu! were in the line-up. It really is fantastic.Rother's guitars and Dinger's percussion mixed with Ralf and Florian's rhythms and electronics...Wonderful stuff.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2009 at 09:20
I've long been curious about this group, plan to investigate some albums eventually.  Thanks for the thread - this helps sort things out a bit for me.
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