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3 stars This album is possibly most popular Can release ever and at the same time very controversially rated one. Long monotonous and very psychedelic compositions with unusual (almost African) drumming, very simplified music and freaky vocals- all that can attract of shock listener, depending on your taste.

For me one of the most interesting thing with this album is being possibly most popular album of most popular Krautrock band, it sounds as Krautrock, but very different from majority of other releases of this genre. I like some Can compositions, but in general Krautrock for me is jazz- fusion psychedelic bands as Guru Guru, with excellent musicianship. Can is better known by their minimalistic ideas, and I really respect their best works. But too often they sound for me as proto-new wave, more proto-punk and minimalist DIY avant wing of Krautrock. Their musical ideas often are more interesting then their music great.

This album, again, is not very typical for them, or even less - for all other Krautrock. I am far not sure everyone will like it, but many really will listen it with interest.

snobb | 3/5 |


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