Computerwelt [Computer World] (studio album) by Kraftwerk

Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 538th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 474 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1981 (2nd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (79th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (538th)
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Kraftwerk Computerwelt LP Computer World IMPORT YELLOW colored vinyl SEALED NEW
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KRAFTWERK COMPUTER WORLD (COMPUTERWELT) NEON YELLOW VINYL GERMAN VERSION
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Kraftwerk bestography

Computerwelt [Computer World] is ranked 3rd best out of 20 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 6,830.

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81/100 (from 474 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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70/100
From 01/10/2022 14:00
Tough one to rate. On the one hand, the music is so dated but on the other hand, the band really grasped the coming social and personal problems that would emerge in the computer age.

On the other other hand, there’s a soothing and rhythmic lure to the music, on the other other other hand, Computer Love inspired a future Coldplay song, which can honestly never be forgiven.
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80/100
From 01/09/2022 09:23
This is an album that is so short and sweet and it is packed full of enjoyable moments that make it so easy to fall in love with. Tracks like Computer World and Computer Love are so catchy and have such an amazing rhythm that you feel like you are getting infected by them. Musically, it can sound a little dated at times with some of the synthesisers but that just adds to the charm of the record for me. Whilst it is dated now when it first released it must have been completely stunning and unique to hear. The vocal matches the sound perfectly as well which creates a brilliant techno feel. At times the record can feel a little repetitive with the same or similar beats being used quite a lot. Overall, an album that is hard not to enjoy and one that is a pleasure for me to play every time I do.
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60/100
From 03/28/2021 22:44
Oh dear. There are some nice moments but this sounds so dated. Very boring in places, and the vocoder vocals are so naff and the childish one-fingered synth melody lines get quite annoying. Sorry, but they had passed the torch on by this time and there so many better electronic albums in 1981 from the UK post-punk new wave creative explosion and from YMO. Only highlight is Home Computer which at least does some interesting stuff.
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85/100
From 07/16/2020 23:25
Inventive as always. Computer World is one of the best Kraftwerk has to offer.
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80/100
From 04/19/2020 17:03
Highlights:

Computer Liebe [Computer Love]
Computerwelt [Computer World]
Heimcomputer [Home Computer]
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From 12/31/2019 10:40
Great.
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85/100
From 03/09/2019 15:48
Favourite track: "Computer Love"
Least-liked track: "Computer World"
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80/100
From 01/06/2019 10:26
Influentes e modernos até hoje.
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From 10/23/2018 23:38
Excellent synthpop record ! Very melodic, innovative and cohesive complete with their trademark dry wit . "i'm the operator with my pocket calculator !"
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80/100
From 07/12/2018 22:47
I always asked myself why exactly I was listening to this album, but somehow I kept returning to it. It’s the most rhythmically creative album by them if you ask me, to the point it becomes rather hypnotizing. Paradoxically it is also the most melodically oriented album by them. It is certainly their strangest.
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
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