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Trans-Europa Express (album) by Kraftwerk 

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Trans-Europa Express
Trans-Europa Express by Kraftwerk (1977)
Overall rank: 281st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 671 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1977 (11th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (75th)
Top 500 albums of all time (281st)

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Kraftwerk bestography

Trans-Europa Express is ranked as the best album by Kraftwerk.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 671 votes)
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65/100
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75/100
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81/100

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75/100
From antiquusxy 10/23/2018 23:56
A very good record, but frankly it's quite baffling that this is their best rated. I have a hunch: i think it appeals more to the prog-rock fans (which have a rlly big influence on this site tbh) since "trans-europa express" is basically prog synth haha , unlike the superior synthpop masterworks "the man-machine" and "computer world". and that's... fine, I'm glad a kraftwerk album has made the top 300 and it is a seamless record, but really fails to excite me the way all their other albums from '74 to '81 do.
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80/100
From JimagineL 08/20/2018 00:43
T O O R O B O T I C T O M E
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From Diomed 01/31/2018 03:53
Great electronic album that still resonates. If anyone is curious about Kraftwerk, I'd recommend they start here.
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70/100
From planetneutral 01/08/2018 00:05
Mostly enjoyable.
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90/100
From O.T. 08/18/2017 18:41
It's a bit sad just to list the english version. The german lyrics, especially in "Schaufensterpuppen" (Show room dummies) give the music a quite different sense. I always wondered, how Senor Coconut came to the idea to cover the song in an afro cuban fashion as I only knew the german version of the Kraftwerk LP, where you walk through a dead shopping street at midnight and the heads of the show room dummies in the windows turn while they follow your path. But yes, the english version is simply nice, nice dummies, nice swingin' tune.
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90/100
From O.T. 07/28/2017 23:18
I imagine VW Käfers in pale white on grey streets, the neon lights of the Königsallee in Düsseldorf, the red-brown trains, that connected the cities. In a country still under shock from the unimaginable horrors of a past so near, that you wondered about any old man, what he might have done 35 years ago. Kraftwerk found their answer in a seemingly escapist dandyism, which in itself was a stylish shock. And it gave the ultra futuristic music a retrofuturistic feel - that's HOW ahead of the game they were. But don't think they were free, they were haunted.
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From Michael1981 07/19/2017 06:42
A genuine game-changing album. Kraftwerk basically reinvented the wheel just when the wheel was starting to get boring. A hypnotic, strange and vital masterpiece.
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100/100
From discojets1 12/25/2016 02:12
yes.
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From Graeme2 12/23/2016 18:58
I could just listen to the beat of the title track endless endlessly playing and never get bored. With the riff coming in every so often yeah. One of 3 out and out classic albums they did. Computer world being my fave and even more influential on bambaataa and electro than this.
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From desh79 12/23/2016 15:05
Very influential, and not simply because Afrika Bambaataa sampled it. I would even go as far as saying that this album, particularly its title track, was the birth of house music.
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