Neu! 2 (studio album) by Neu!

Neu! 2 by Neu!
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 3,768th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 102 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (77th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (674th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,768th)
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Neu! bestography

Neu! 2 is ranked 3rd best out of 6 albums by Neu! on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Neu! is Neu! which is ranked number 813 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,295.

Neu! album bestography « Higher ranked (1,480th) This album (3,768th) Lower ranked (51,940th) »
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Neu! 2 track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 84 (19 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 75 (11 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (14 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (15 votes)Comments: 2
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 102 votes)
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09/14/2021 04:56 mostlymor  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,12779/100
 
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07/14/2021 10:31 JamesMowbray  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,29371/100
 
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05/16/2021 09:23 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,11978/100
 
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04/30/2021 12:10 videoheadcleaner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,61283/100
 
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04/18/2021 12:25 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,26067/100

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 10.9.

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80/100
From 10/17/2018 10:53
Rumor would have it that they didn`t had enough material for an whole album, so they recorded some tracks withe differnt speed....
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From 11/26/2016 19:20
A fragmented album lacking the viscerality and atmosphere of its brilliant predecessor, but the vitality remains if not increases. Murky, gloopy sound effects are replaced with loud, joyous guitar riffs and the record (with its more accessible track lengths) is a pleasure to listen to.

Not a masterpiece like "Neu!"('72), but still an artful & great record in its own right. My personal favourite tracks are the frenetic "Super" and "Super 78".
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85/100
From 02/03/2016 15:15
They ran out of money and by necessity had to use the tapes from their debut record to finish this one. The result being an ingenious utilization of the studio as a instrument. The influence of this record is still being felt today.
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70/100
From 07/31/2011 17:09
The minimilist structure and repetitive rhythm of the album is closer to "Sister Ray" than their seminal debut. The percussion is relentless amongst distorted guitar sounds which trump melody. The latter is effectively abandoned in favour of an eerie narrow expressiveness. The album contains versions of songs at different speeds which by accident or design resulted in Neu becoming one of the first to utilize the technique known as "remixing".
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From 07/29/2011 13:54
Gwaa *facepalm* I'm so used to putting 75 next to Neu! to differenciate them. I meant Neu! (72)
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From 07/29/2011 04:15
I disagree..this is a great album- an rhythmic/experimental success. Other than Neu, I can only think of Talking Heads whose opening trilogy of albums were classics. Of the three, Neu75 is the most disappointing - still very good but a bit bland.
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From 07/29/2011 01:56
Was hoping someone would add this with the new 100 lists. I remember listening to this thinking it was the most empty pointless album ever. Just wanted to diss it. Neu! (75) is so good, you wonder why this happened...
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2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
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