Trans Europa Express

Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1977 Ratings: #11 / 102
User Score
Based on 467 ratings
1977 Ratings: #10
Liked by 31 people
March 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kling Klang / Label
Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider / Producer / Website
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From the highway that led to success, Kraftwerk had subsequently embarked on a somewhat hazy road with "Radio-Activity". Futuristic theme that contrasts with the following album: "Trans-Europe Express", a return to excellence for the Teutonic pope of electro. This is an opportunity for Kraftwerk to invite us once again to travel. This is an opportunity to glorify old and modern Europe. The only way out of this magnetic torpor is to dance to the syncopated and enjoyable ... read more


Had an exam period over the last couple days, so I wasn't active and that. Anyhow, regular reviews should be back now.

On their sixth album, German synthpop quartet Kraftwerk take you on a journey on the Trans-Europe Express, a train line that passes all the continent's greatest cities and attractions with a very futuristic aura and grand scope. Kraftwerk lingers on each of their ideas for ages which, at times, does make the record tedious and repetitive, but predominantly contributed to ... read more


While at times a little thin sounding and tedious, Kraftwerk's seminal record 'Trans-Europe Express' does an amazing job at building an intense atmosphere that sounds incredibly dense and oftentimes beautiful. The textures and futuristic ideas work well to build this atmosphere and while it can be redundant at times it absolutely shines on its best moments and leaves me in a trance like state.


omg he said David Bowie Station to Station!!!


Some good Electronica music. Definitely could see why this was heavily influential and essential. Some songs I felt dragged though, despite how I loved the synth textures and instrumentation.

1. Europe Endless - 90
2. The Hall of Mirrors - 85
3. Showroom Dummies - 85
4. Trans-Europe Express - 90
5. Metal On Metal - 80
6. Abzug - 90
7. Franz Schubert - 85
8. Endless Endless - 75

Favorite Tracks: Europe Endless, Showroom Dummies, Trans-Europe Express, Abzug, Frank Schubert

Least Favorite ... read more


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Track List

  1. Europa Endlos (Europe Endless)
  2. Spiegelsaal (The Hall of Mirrors)
  3. Schaufensterpuppen (Showroom Dummies)
  4. Trans Europa Express (Trans-Europe Express)
  5. Metall auf Metall (Metal on Metal)
  6. Abzug
  7. Franz Schubert
  8. Endlos Endlos (Endless Endless)
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Added on: February 20, 2013