Soon Over Babaluma

Can - Soon Over Babaluma
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1974 Ratings: #46 / 99
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
1974 Ratings: #41
Liked by 2 people
November 1, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
United Artists, Spoon, Mute / Label
Can / Producer
Krautrock / Genres
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I think this is pretty weak compared to their previous work. Still though, some pretty great jams off this. The first two tracks were good, just nothing compared to their earlier work. You can tell they are starting to lose it, lose their flavor of what made them special.


'Soon Over Babaluma' is a logical next step after 'Future Days' and shows that Can were now committed to the direction established by this album's predecessor. Once again we're dealing with an exotic, more laidback feel - this approach is no less psychedelic than their early work but we're trading in a different brand of psychedelia.

Their reach for new styles and influences is still expanding, to the point this almost feels like a tour of world music, so you can't fault this album for a lack ... read more


This was the first Can album I ever heard. Borrowed it from Jeff Robins along with about thirty other albums after I read that the Spin Alternative Record Guide gave it a 10 out of 10. As much as I bitch about that book, it really has helped turn me on to a lot of good music, none of which is Patti Smith's Horses. But at the time, I couldn't get into this crap at all. I was expecting it to be like The Fall, but it was this hippy funk shit! With violins and Steely Dan piano lines and songs that ... read more

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Added on: March 15, 2013