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5 stars Of all the Krautrock bands, Faust is perhaps the most diverse and likely to surprise. You never quite know what you're going to get. Well, on Faust IV, you get just about everything! The opening 11 minute track, appropriately titled "Krautrock" seems to be a parody of Neu! and their long droning motorik style, but even if it is meant as a jest, it works very well on its own. Then you've got reggae (The Sad Skinhead) and the gorgeous dream-pop of "Jennifer," a song so influential that you'll hear an homage to it on the Eurythmics breakthrough album "Sweet Dreams are Made of This." The wonderful thing about Faust is that they never took themselves too seriously, and there's always a bit of humor present in even their most experimental works. Given its diversity, Faust IV wouldn't be a bad place to start if you're a Krautrock beginner, and it's definitely an album you should have if you're already a fan of the style.
thellama73 | 5/5 |


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