Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] (studio album) by Kraftwerk
The best album by Kraftwerk is Trans-Europa Express which is ranked number 280 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,022.
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My dad helped ease me into the world of electronic music and synthesizers from an early age, so I immediately loved Kraftwerk when I finally decided to check them out for my own. Die Mensch·Maschine is probably their most accessible work I've heard so far, it sounds fat and full, especially compared to their more minimal arrangements in the past. Das Model and Die Roboter are fantastic suites in their catalog, but the entire thing is well worth doing a deep dive into.
Ahead of it's time. Great!
Have recently bought this a vinyl re-issue. The production on this album is superb and really maximises the abilities of my audio kit. Favourite tracks are 'The Robots' and 'The Model'.
Favorite Tracks:Robots, Spacelab
at Same level as trans-europe-express !!!
Their best album. Top notch.
Best track: "The Man-Machine"
Weakest track: "Metropolis"
This landmark synthpop record from Kraftwerk is absolutely stunning throughout and really did set the precedent for the entirety of 80s electronic pop. The shift in genre from prog electronic to more accessible poppier compositions works incredibly well. From hip-hop to dance to rock, there are many worlds of music that have been directly influenced by "The Man-Machine". It's no coincidence that "The Model" topped the charts in 1981 in the UK, over 3 years after this record was released... the world wasn't quite ready for its futuristic pop sound back in '78. Nothing less than a monumental achievement and one of my very favourite pieces of art.
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