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

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]
Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 387th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 601 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1978 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (96th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (387th)
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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 7,022.

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83/100 (from 601 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.8/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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From 09/27/2020 05:33
Amazing!
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From 07/06/2020 06:14
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.
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From 05/31/2020 15:09
Ahead of it's time. Great!
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From 03/22/2020 08:18
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'.
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From 12/31/2019 10:40
Great.
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From 07/23/2019 18:44
Favorite Tracks:Robots, Spacelab
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From 07/09/2019 16:04
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at Same level as trans-europe-express !!!
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From 03/30/2019 01:49
Their best album. Top notch.
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From 03/09/2019 15:48
Best track: "The Man-Machine"
Weakest track: "Metropolis"
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From 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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1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
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3. The Cars by The Cars
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