Autobahn

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the shimmering electronic keyboards and trance-like guitars all the more hypnotizing. The 22-minute title track, in a severely edited form, became an international hit single and remains the peak of the band's achievements -- it encapsulates the band and why they are important within one track -- but the rest of the album provides soundscapes equally...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the shimmering electronic keyboards and trance-like guitars all the more hypnotizing. The 22-minute title track, in a severely edited form, became an international hit single and remains the peak of the band's achievements -- it encapsulates the band and why they are important within one track -- but the rest of the album provides soundscapes equally as intriguing. 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • EAN: 5099930830028
  • Catalog Number: 08300

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Autobahn (22:42)
  2. 2 Kometenmelodie 1 (6:20)
  3. 3 Kometenmelodie 2 (5:45)
  4. 4 Mitternacht (3:40)
  5. 5 Morgenspaziergang (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kraftwerk Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Wolfgang Flür Percussion, Electronic Drums
Ralf Hütter Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Voices, electronics, Electronic Drums
Klaus Roeder Guitar, Violin
Florian Schneider Synthesizer, Flute, Drums, Keyboards, Voices, Vocoder, electronics, Electronic Drums
Technical Credits
Ralf Hütter Lyricist, Artwork
Konrad Plank Producer, Engineer
Florian Schneider Lyricist
Emil Schult Lyricist, Artwork
Johann Zambryski Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Autobahn is THE essential Kraftwerk song.

    Get ahold of it any way you can! Of course the best way is to get the original album. Side 2 is virtually unlistenable, however... very boring. But Autobahn itself may very well be the greatest synthesizer song in history. So Kraftwerk are forgiven! When you hear the "cars" whooshing by in stereo, you'll also forgive the cheesy robotic German lyrics! And you'll be singing them for the rest of your life, guaranteed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love this album

    i bought this back in the 70's on l.p. and fell in love with electronic music ever since. i have other albums by kraftwerk but this one is a must have.

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    Posted August 17, 2009

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