Autobahn (studio album) by Kraftwerk

Autobahn by Kraftwerk
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 869th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 457 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (189th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (869th)
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Kraftwerk bestography

Autobahn is ranked 4th best out of 20 albums by Kraftwerk on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kraftwerk is Trans Europa Express which is ranked number 292 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,487.

Kraftwerk album bestography « Higher ranked (524th) This album (869th) Lower ranked (2,034th) »
Computerwelt [Computer World]AutobahnRadio-Aktivität [Radio-Activity]

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 457 votes)
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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 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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70/100
From 10/14/2022 22:31
A great first half is let down by a massively disappointing second half that really drags the whole record down in my opinion. The majority of that second side could be cut as it is a lot of filler content. It seems to lack all that Kraftwerk charm and infectiousness that they had on the first track while maintaining their more experimental style. On the second half it just seems to be all experimental with them trying to make the craziest sounds possible at the time of recording. This does not make for enjoyable listening for us for the most part. Overall, the titles track is fantastic and with its length it really does carry this record and makes it worth a listen.
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From 01/09/2022 11:54
This was my first listening to Kraftwerk and that album was really impressive, especially considering it is from 1974.
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60/100
From 08/03/2021 12:12
techno instrumentation truly is something original
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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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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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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
3. On The Beach by Neil Young
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
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17. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
18. No Other by Gene Clark
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
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