Computer World

Kraftwerk - Computer World
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1981 Ratings: #13 / 129
User Score
Based on 239 ratings
1981 Ratings: #3
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May 1, 1981 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kling Klang, EMI, Warner Bros. / Label
Electronic / Genres / Website
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cyborg sex jams
as well as pioneering synthpop, kraftwerk paved the way for 2000s post punk revival on the first word of this album
I mean, who doesn't love a song about calculators?!
Considering this is one of my dads favorite albums, I’ve heard it a rediculous amount of times when I was a kid. However as an adult I can say I now truly appreciate how insanely ahead of its time this album is. The sound is phenomenal and so trippy. It is other worldly. It is so strange and experimental in the best possible way. A timeless album. I’m still determining the score but I can say I am really impressed
With the possible exception of the 1983 single, "Tour de France", "Computer World" represents Kraftwerk's swan-song from the cutting edge. As the rest of the world caught up with their electro-pop antics, that which made the Düsseldorf group so pioneering to begin with would, in its failure to move forward, bury the godfathers of the genre. 1986's "Electric Café" managed, shockingly, to sound dated *on release* thus drawing a solemn line under ... read more
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Track List

  1. Computer World (Computerwelt) 
  2. Pocket Calculator (Taschenrechner)
  3. Numbers (Nummern) 
  4. Computer World . . 2 (Computerwelt 2) 
  5. Computer Love (Computerliebe)
  6. Home Computer (Heimcomputer) 
  7. It's More Fun to Compute
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Added on: April 12, 2013