Autobahn (studio album) by Kraftwerk

Autobahn by Kraftwerk
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 885th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 479 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (191st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (885th)
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Autobahn by Kraftwerk (CD, Aug-1995, Astralwerks) VG+
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Kraftwerk Autobahn (Vinyl) 12" Album Coloured Vinyl
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KRAFTWERK AUTOBAHN Cassette Tape 1974, 1985 Electronic Synth Rock
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Kraftwerk bestography

Autobahn is ranked 4th best out of 19 albums by Kraftwerk on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kraftwerk is Trans Europa Express which is ranked number 312 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,800.

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78/100 (from 479 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 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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80/100
From 01/24/2024 18:04
As others have said, title song is fantastic, and the rest, while it's good as well, isn't as iconic or memorable.
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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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From 08/03/2021 12:12
techno instrumentation truly is something original
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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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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
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