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Kraftwerk’s finest album and why.....?

Postby C » 23 Mar 2020, 18:22

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Postby never/ever » 23 Mar 2020, 19:52

Radioactivity.
Because it has had the biggest variety in moods and still comes together in the singular topic it presents. Big melodies like the title track, Ohm Sweet Ohm, Radio Antenna and Radio Welle are among the best and don't overstay their welcome as what some later tracks did.
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Postby Positive Passion » 23 Mar 2020, 20:43

The man machine. Neon lights, the model, robots and my current obsession, spacelab - few albums can compare.

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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 24 Mar 2020, 00:27

Trans Europe Express, the fulcrum of their catalogue. Has the motorik rythmn and the melodies. Also the best cover.
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Postby “The Man” » 24 Mar 2020, 09:20

Positive Passion wrote:The man machine. Neon lights, the model, robots and my current obsession, spacelab - few albums can compare.


Yep, MM for me, too. Neon L and Spacelab were highlights on their 3D tour - Jesus, was it really three years ago?

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Postby C » 24 Mar 2020, 12:07

never/ever wrote:Radioactivity.
Because it has had the biggest variety in moods and still comes together in the singular topic it presents. Big melodies like the title track, Ohm Sweet Ohm, Radio Antenna and Radio Welle are among the best and don't overstay their welcome as what some later tracks did.


Yes - exactly the same here Maarts.

One of my top 3 albums.

I have been playing Computer World a lot of the last couple of days - yesterday twice back to back.

Their last great album as far as I am concerned






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Postby C » 24 Mar 2020, 12:09

Positive Passion wrote:The man machine. Neon lights, the model, robots and my current obsession, spacelab - few albums can compare.


A superb album - Neon Lights is an absolute corker and the others you list are not far behind






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Postby C » 24 Mar 2020, 12:10

St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:Trans Europe Express, the fulcrum of their catalogue. Has the motorik rythmn and the melodies. Also the best cover.


Agreed - a seminally robust album. One of my top 3







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Postby The Slider » 26 Mar 2020, 08:45

I love all the 70s ones
But The Man Machine's warm analogue textures, presence of Neon Lights and absence of Hall of Mirrors place it very firmly at No.1
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The Slider wrote:I love all the 70s ones
But The Man Machine's warm analogue textures, presence of Neon Lights and absence of Hall of Mirrors place it very firmly at No.1


Agreed.

But I still have a very warm feeling for Radioactivity. Got given it for my 14th birthday, October 1975. :D :D
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Postby The Slider » 26 Mar 2020, 14:24

I like each one more than the last as the 70s go on.
Then they drop off the cliff edge in the 80s and do the same again - each one better than the last
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Postby Jumper K » 26 Mar 2020, 15:13

Yadda yadda plink plonk wibble wobble squonk. Rubbish.
I like The Mix though.

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Postby The Slider » 26 Mar 2020, 16:15

...so essentially Kraftwerk's Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded-and-not-as-good-as-the-originals)
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Postby Jumper K » 26 Mar 2020, 16:43

The Slider wrote:...so essentially Kraftwerk's Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded-and-not-as-good-as-the-originals)

Yep. I like modern stuff.

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Postby C » 26 Mar 2020, 16:55

Jumper K wrote:
The Slider wrote:...so essentially Kraftwerk's Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded-and-not-as-good-as-the-originals)

Yep. I like modern stuff.

Derivative claptrap!






I am amazed nobody has mentioned Autobahn yet.


It's in my top 3 - possibly top position.

I love Ralf & Florian too but that's possible a different band...









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Re: Kraftwerk’s finest album and why.....?

Postby Positive Passion » 26 Mar 2020, 17:29

I suppose really my fave album is minimum-maximum, but I had assumed we were really only talking about the main 8. Or 11.