Autobahn (studio album) by Kraftwerk

Autobahn
Autobahn by Kraftwerk
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 905th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 397 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (203rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (905th)
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Kraftwerk bestography

Autobahn is ranked 4th 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 7,034.

Kraftwerk album bestography « Higher ranked (526th) This album (905th) Lower ranked (1,924th) »
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 397 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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80/100
From 07/14/2020 18:46
Autobahn suffers from 2112 syndrome; an amazing 20 minute epic on one side of the record, encompassing everything great the group had done up to that point, followed by a seemingly random assortment of good songs on the other side that pale in comparison to the first song/side, making for a puzzling album to discern. Should it be called great just because that one song is great, or should it be called mediocre because the rest isn't up to snuff? In the case of Kraftwerk, the music they made always appealed to a specific audience (again, much like Rush) that gobbled this up, and I enjoy it greatly as well.
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From 05/30/2020 09:46
Fav. Tracks: Autobahn, Komtenmelodie 1 and 2.
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65/100
From 10/04/2019 21:22
Inegável a imensa influência! Gigante!
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From 08/16/2019 00:28
Favorite Tracks:Autobahn
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From 03/09/2019 15:46
Best track: "Autobahn"
Weakest track: "Morgenspaziergang" / "Morning Walk"
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From 10/20/2018 23:28
Kraftwerk's fourth studio album marked a dramatic change in genre, from Krautrock jams to progressive electronic music, and what a refreshing revamp. The 22 minute title track is, simply put, one of the best tracks of all time. Innovative and transporting, "Autobahn" is a sublime track with Kraftwerk's trademark humour and playfulness sprinkled on top. Side B is also transporting as it takes you on a journey down the autobahn through the dead of night leading into the beautiful morning on "Morgenspaziergang" complete with tuneful flutes! A seamless, landmark journey. Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn!
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85/100
From 09/30/2018 04:07
VERY nice to listen to if you want to relax. The title cut is my favorite by the band. It's hypnotic sound draws you in to what it must actually be like while you're driving on the Autobahn! This is just a wonderful listening experience.
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From 07/08/2018 22:01
Well, once you realise this was made in 74, you start to recognize the revolution in music they were doing in germany with eletronic sounds.
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From 02/25/2018 09:06
Considering that this album was released in the same year as Tangerine Dream's Phaedra, it has to be considered quite groundbreaking. Much as I love Tangerine Dream, particulary the earlier albums, this album is much more accessible if not a little repetitive. I don't think that Kraftwerk had such a wide spectrum of synths as TD so when you have less you are forced into creativity. The bass synth sequences are very similar to TD, probably created with a Moog Modular, the main difference between TD and Kraftwerk apart from the vocal aspects is the lack of string and pad textures, the overall Kraftwerk sound is much more staccato.
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From 03/16/2017 00:26
One of the more better Kraftwerk albums. Autobahn is obviously the highlight.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
8. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
9. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Radio City by Big Star
13. Mirage by Camel
14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
16. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
17. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
18. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
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