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Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] (album) by Kraftwerk 

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Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]
Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk (1978)
Overall rank: 436th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 515 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1978 (7th)
Top albums of the 1970s (108th)
Top 500 albums of all time (436th)

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Kraftwerk bestography

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by Kraftwerk on BestEverAlbums.com.

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 9,784.

Kraftwerk album bestography « Higher ranked (280th) This album (436th) Lower ranked (641st) »
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83/100 (from 515 votes)
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From antiquusxy 10/20/2018 21:57
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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From HoldenM 12/19/2017 20:06
40 years later, and this still feels so magical and effortless. I love it.
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From bobbyb5 01/20/2017 08:41
Die Mensch Maschine!!!!!
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From garycottier 06/22/2016 16:12
My favourite Kraftwerk album. The man machine, features beautiful soundscapes combined with a pop mentality. The model, even became a no:1 hit in the U.K. a few years down the line. Perfect late night chill out music. They were so ahead of their time.
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From DeusExMackia 10/29/2015 14:13
It's Trans-Europe-Express, but with a poppier vibe and more dance beats. How can you argue with that?
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From VitorHugoP 07/29/2015 04:01
This just blow my mind, still have pieces of my brain in the ground.
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From calsper 03/25/2015 00:30
Great one. Not as good as Trans-Europe Express though
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From jan-gus 02/22/2014 05:25
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