Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)

  • 6 Apr, 2007
  • Perreaux
  • Music

Germanic in approach and delivery, this record gets under the skin and infuriates as you find yourself compelled to hum the melodies. A significant record in the development of electronic music, and not to be confused with other "kraut rock" efforts from the school of mid-70s prog, this is the album from which countless bands borrowed riffs - passages of the Cure, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, and New Order are to be found among the five lengthy tracks. Don't be fooled: Kraftwerk were there at least five years in advance. Great for driving on the motorway in Europe, incidentally!

'Autobahn' is the landmark 1974 album by the forefathers of electronica. The album's title track was a staple of FM radio in the 70's and forged inroads around the world for acceptance of something different in the hard rockin boogie realm.

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