Electric Café (album) by Kraftwerk

Electric Café
Electric Café by Kraftwerk (1986)
Overall rank: 3,988th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 93 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (62nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (605th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,988th)
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Kraftwerk bestography

Electric Café is ranked 6th best out of 18 albums by Kraftwerk on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kraftwerk is Trans-Europa Express which is ranked number 283 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,909.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 93 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 71.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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55/100
From santropez 03/09/2019 15:49
Best track: "Sex Object"
Weakest track: "Musique Non Stop"
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From 10/23/2018 23:36
I think this record gets a bad rap. Sure, it's not as great as its predecessor "Computer World", but I think that "Electric Cafe" cleverly taps into the isolation (sexual or otherwise) one feels with increasing technology. Musically a bit stale since all the other 80s synthpop acts caught upto their sound by 1986, but you know, it still sounds fine. A weak Kraftwerk record is still pretty good.
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70/100
From antaiospiano 07/12/2018 22:54
Y’know, it’s fun. You can’t take that away from this album. And because the technology at this time was already somewhat less outdated than previous works, I feel myself gravitating to this album a lot more often.
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From 10/27/2016 12:52
It's telling when one of Kraftwerk's worst albums is still really good. This one in particular may lack any revolutionary streak that "Autobahn" had or the sublime melodies found in "The Man-Machine", but by subtly enveloping the listener in a melancholic atmosphere, "Electric Cafe" manages to create a world of its own. This particular atmosphere really complements the record's cyber-paranoia themes, which seem to revolve around the monotony of technology and our reliance on it.

Songs such as "The Telephone Call" & "Sex Object" are great examples for that interpretation, and others like opener "Boing Boom Tschak" & closer "Electric Cafe" bring back the Kraftwerkian bounciness (even if it isn't as radiant as "Computer World"). Overall it's an impressive record, thematically ahead of its time, and it's one that's sadly been neglected (or simply misunderstood) by critics and audiences alike, but you know, hopefully it'll be given the rightful amount of acclaim by future generations.
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85/100
From zonrod 03/01/2014 08:49
Sehr gut!
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80/100
From jan-gus 02/22/2014 05:27
Very Good !
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