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The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 22 May 2021, 18:20

I have them all.

I suppose most of the goons do too

Some may say it is not very adventurous

They may be right.

Okay, which two [only] would you replace and with what?

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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 22 May 2021, 20:16

Not quite sure I understand this statement:

There’s a freedom in all of these albums, an interstellar exploration through music — whether it’s with guitars, drones, or synths — that’s futuristic but completely human (thus, no Kraftwerk on this list, despite their image being the one most associated with krautrock).

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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby pcqgod » 22 May 2021, 22:30

I count six that I have, though I have albums by all of these bands, I'm pretty sure. Would probably switch out 'UFO' for 'Kanguru' and switch out that Can album. I really don't get the appeal of that album at all.
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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby never/ever » 23 May 2021, 00:37

The first La Dusseldorf-album probably is slightly better than Viva but both are most excellent.
Amon Duul- Phallus Dei, surely?
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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 23 May 2021, 00:39

never/ever wrote:The first La Dusseldorf-album probably is slightly better than Viva


pcqgod wrote: 'UFO' for 'Kanguru'


Agreed

I would swop Alpha Centauri for Phaedra - that would be a definite and probably one of the above





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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby never/ever » 23 May 2021, 01:25

I have trouble classifying Phaedra or even Zeit as a pure definition of Krautrock...a term Edgar wasn't found of to begin with.

I'm surprised Ash Ra Tempel didn't make the cut. Prime example of the roundabout way the original bands went about the progression of their sound. Even Walter Wegmullers Tarot was a superb album.

Think I'll play some Cosmic Jokers now too....
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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 23 May 2021, 09:48

Can: Tago Mago
Neu!: Neu!
Michael Rother: Flammende Herzen (Guru Guru: UFO)
Cluster: Zuckerzeit
Faust: IV
Amon Düül II: Yeti
Harmonia: Musik von Harmonia
Holger Czukay: Movies (Agitation Free: 2nd)
La Düsseldorf: Viva
Tangerine Dream: Alpha Centauri



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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby robertff » 23 May 2021, 10:07

I have five of them and I think that is probably enough. ;)


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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 23 May 2021, 11:18

Can: Ege Bamyasi
Neu!: Neu!
Guru Guru: Kangaru
Cluster: Sowiesoso
Ash Ra Tempel
Amon Düül II: Wolf City
Harmonia: Deluxe
Kraftwerk: The Man Machine
Michael Hoenig : Departure From The Northern Wasteland
Tangerine Dream: Rubycon

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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 23 May 2021, 14:20

ConnyOlivetti wrote:Can: Tago Mago
Neu!: Neu!
Michael Rother: Flammende Herzen (Guru Guru: UFO)
Cluster: Zuckerzeit
Faust: IV
Amon Düül II: Yeti
Harmonia: Musik von Harmonia
Holger Czukay: Movies (Agitation Free: 2nd)
La Düsseldorf: Viva
Tangerine Dream: Alpha Centauri


Interesting Conny

I agree with Rother for UFO but not so sure about Movies instead of AF

They are all excellent album - that you identify - that's the difficulty




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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 23 May 2021, 14:22

Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote:Can: Ege Bamyasi
Neu!: Neu!
Guru Guru: Kangaru
Cluster: Sowiesoso
Ash Ra Tempel
Amon Düül II: Wolf City
Harmonia: Deluxe
Kraftwerk: The Man Machine
Michael Hoenig : Departure From The Northern Wasteland
Tangerine Dream: Rubycon


You have changed more than two - that's against (my) rules!

Good substitutions though with the exception of Kraftwerk

I'd go Autobahn instead



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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 23 May 2021, 14:24

never/ever wrote:a term Edgar wasn't found of to begin with.


Agreed - I always feel uncomfortable writing/saying it

I prefer 'German 70s electronica'

But that's not great...





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Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote:Cluster: Sowiesoso


One of my fave Cluster albums




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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 23 May 2021, 14:25

robertff wrote:I have five of them

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Not bad for a blues lad




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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby robertff » 23 May 2021, 19:01

C wrote:
robertff wrote:I have five of them

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Not bad for a blues lad



:D



Now come on C. - psych/blues lad, thank you. :roll:


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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby Lord Rother » 23 May 2021, 19:27

C wrote:
never/ever wrote:a term Edgar wasn't found of to begin with.


Agreed - I always feel uncomfortable writing/saying it

I prefer 'German 70s electronica'

But that's not great...

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Do Frumpy qualify as krautrock?

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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

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Lord Rother wrote:
C wrote:
never/ever wrote:a term Edgar wasn't found of to begin with.


Agreed - I always feel uncomfortable writing/saying it

I prefer 'German 70s electronica'

But that's not great...

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Do Frumpy qualify as krautrock?


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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 23 May 2021, 21:21

robertff wrote:
C wrote:
robertff wrote:I have five of them

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Not bad for a blues lad



:D



Now come on C. - psych/blues lad, thank you. :roll:


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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 23 May 2021, 21:55

C wrote:
Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote:Can: Ege Bamyasi
Neu!: Neu!
Guru Guru: Kangaru
Cluster: Sowiesoso
Ash Ra Tempel
Amon Düül II: Wolf City
Harmonia: Deluxe
Kraftwerk: The Man Machine
Michael Hoenig : Departure From The Northern Wasteland
Tangerine Dream: Rubycon


You have changed more than two - that's against (my) rules!

Good substitutions though with the exception of Kraftwerk

I'd go Autobahn instead



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Sorry sir, i never read your question properly. I agree with Autobahn- I was trying to strike a balance between robustness & accessibility.

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Re: The Ten Best Krautrock Albums

Postby C » 24 May 2021, 12:57

Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote:
C wrote:
Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote:Can: Ege Bamyasi
Neu!: Neu!
Guru Guru: Kangaru
Cluster: Sowiesoso
Ash Ra Tempel
Amon Düül II: Wolf City
Harmonia: Deluxe
Kraftwerk: The Man Machine
Michael Hoenig : Departure From The Northern Wasteland
Tangerine Dream: Rubycon


You have changed more than two - that's against (my) rules!

Good substitutions though with the exception of Kraftwerk

I'd go Autobahn instead



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Sorry sir, i never read your question properly. I agree with Autobahn- I was trying to strike a balance between robustness & accessibility.



:lol:




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