Kraftwerk - Autobahn
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1974 Ratings: #2 / 102
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1974 Ratings: #23
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Within Autobahn, the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident -- it's a pioneering album, even if its electronic trances might not capture the attention of all listeners.


Along with Trans-Europe Express this is one Kraftwerk's truly great albums, providing a blueprint for all future electronic based bands to examine.


CFCE 87.8 FM Weekly Genre : Progressive Electronic

It's the middle of spring 1968. Europe, mainly France and Germany respectively, are experiencing a very important social movement, mainly student. Tension is high between the demonstrators and the authorities, it is a rebellion as rarely seen in Europe since the end of the world conflicts. The countries concerned are out of breath. To tell you how striking it is, by focusing from now on Germany alone, we notice that this social movement ... read more


The German electronic act Kraftwerk's 4th album 'Autobahn' is quite the interesting electronic record, it's the first album from them I've heard and it makes sense why this record in particular is held in high regard as it really was something else for its time, granted not everything here is amazing to me but there's moments that intrigue me for sure, especially the massive opening track with its 20 minute runtime and its progressive structures. Plus that track isnt even my favourite on the ... read more


Love the overlapping synths and electronics on this thing, I don’t think it’s their most overtly conceptual record, but truth be told it doesn’t need to be.

Standout: Mitternacht
favs: Autobahn, Kometenmelodie 2
Least fav: Kometenmelodie 1


It's amazing that a record this old can still sound so fresh. Given to the untrained ear they would have a difficult time guessing which year this LP was released. It's a testament to how forward thinking Kraftwerk was and how impactful their sound was on electronic and pop music. Autobahn is perhaps one of the most important records of the electronic genre right up there with Daft Punk's Homework. It's not perfect, especially on side B but I think that says something about how great the title ... read more


Ahead of time


These guys had a time machine, there's no way this is from 1974

However, Kraftwerk will go on to create more enjoyable records than this one

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Track List

  1. Autobahn
  2. Kometenmelodie 1 (Comet Melody 1) 
  3. Kometenmelodie 2 (Comet Melody 2) 
  4. Mitternacht (Midnight)
  5. Morgenspaziergang (Morning Walk) 
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Added on: April 29, 2013