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NEU! 75

Neu!

1975

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NEU! 75

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3.15

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Have you ever been showering late at night with your grandmother and accidentally slipped over causing your face to press snugly against her vulva? This record felt like that wholesome family moment. Like a hugging embrace from an old friend...who's a massive racist.Like using a dildo for the first time, but it's a hand-me-down from your brother. Interesting, but perverse.

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What an influence for all of my influencers. This was great

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Fresh, bold, daring, expansive... and never dull. "Neu! 75" cements Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger as two of the coolest, most forward-thinkers in rock. There are just six tracks here, and each one of them is a fully realised sonic world, offering a unique view of this extraordinary band. It's a cross-roads of different styles at the midpoint of the 1970s, indicating the different routes popular music was about to split off into. We begin with "Isi" and "Seeland", two instrumentals that are calm in tone, with very simple repeated melodic figures on synth, piano and guitar. They're psychedelic leaning, with hints of early 70's space-rock, but nothing ever falls apart or loses control. The air is cool, detached, and utterly captivating: simplicity is key, a firm tonal centre is key, and a steady tempo is key. While these tracks still offer strong melodic hooks, they're perfect exercises in restraint. In fact, vocals don't enter the mix at all until some semi-spoken word declarations in "Leb' Wohl". This piece is so beautiful, so stirring in its two piano chords and the space it affords, that its nine minute length is not an issue. It's meditative and contemplative, and it feels like an early foray into ambient that Brian Eno would later capitalise upon. The second half is driven by more energy, heightened aggression. Klaus Dinger takes the lead. We get the jagged edges of punk (and even post-punk prior to punk) with its bellowed vocals and abrasive instrumentation. Really though, it's just a warm-up to the sublime proto-industrial "E-Musik", with its liberal use of flange and its propulsive, motorik beat so relentless it feels like it could be a drum machine, and finally the blistering hard-rock of "After Eight". By the time this closer hits (by Neu's standards, out-and-out anthemic punk) it feels like a full-blown catharsis. It's the moment everything comes together. There are so many highlights across the record, but my favourites per side are "Leb' Wohl" and "After Eight" (honorable mentions to "Isi" and "E. Musik") This album is just missing out on 5* owing to "Hero" and "Seeland" not being quite up to the same standards as the other tracks, but it's a 9/10 for sure. Very grateful to have been introduced to this album and it's absolutely one I'll be spending a lot of time with.

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I guess it was cutting edge in 1975.

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An interesting album, divided in two halves between a solid atmospheric electronica style and an electronic rock style. Both are really good halves, and are worth listening to even if you're not particularly into either genre.

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5

I listened to this one with Julianne and it was incredibly soothing for the a side and a lot more engine like and moving on the b side. I loved the imagery that this was able to keep consistently in my head with its ambient passages and incredibly clever use of different tones

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5

This album is something! Given it was released in 1975, it is basically (correct me if I'm wrong) post-punk that was recorded before punk. Legit stuff that reminded me of some later records I sincerely love. Highlights: Hero and After Eight.

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It feels like the building blocks for something, but not super exciting on its own.

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J'ai pensé à détacher crisdusseld le temps d'écouter cet album originaire de sa terre natale et puis je me suis souvenu de l'ordure qu'il était.

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Comme vous le savez tous, je me suis reveillé ce matin de très mauvaise humeur, la faute au service e-banking de ma banque UBS ayant décidé de ne pas fonctionner au moment exact où j'en ai besoin. Ce n'est certainement pas cette parodie musicale qui aura réussi à rehausser mon humeur, 45mn d'allemand se prennant pour des esthètes musicaux, qui ne proposent pourtant qu'une soupe de sons fort peu ragoutante. J'espère ne jamais vous retrouver dans ce génèrateur

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This, boys and girls, is why it's important to listen to an album all the way through before rating it. I was pleasantly surprised by the first three tracks of this six-track album. They're chill but interesting melodic soundscapes and they made a nice backdrop to my morning. Unfortunately, those first three tracks are followed by 20+ minutes of incoherent screaming and mind-numbingly repetitive drums that utterly tanked the album for me.

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Cool

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Production: 17/20 Songwriting: 15/20 Innovation: 19/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 18/29 =84 Wallop what a fucking cracker

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really good!

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NEU! is brilliant asf. Remains one of my top experimental electronic music artists from Germany.

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kruatrock masterpiece. A lifetime's worth of ideas in a single album.

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bon descobriment... after eight es molt bona... la resta és molt tranqui.

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Production: 17/20 Songwriting: 15/20 Innovation: 19/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 18/29 =84 Wallop what a fucking cracker

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Great find

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This was really interesting.

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5

A great experience, atmospheric at first and psychodelic during the second part of the album. Draws you into the music.

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Krautrock legends. Brilliant.

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me ENCANTO sublime hermoso perfecto .

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Why have I never heard of this band?

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I liked this album. To make this chill music in 75 without getting wankery with the guitar is pretty respectable. This was nice. 5/5

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Very chill album.

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A krautrock classic! I have listened before and loved it. Listening again, I still love it. This albums comes at the end of their relatively short stint in the 70's, forming in 1970 and releasing this as their last official album in, well, 1975. This finality was due to differences between the duo of NEU! that could not be reconciled. As such, this is widely know as a fantastic "double album" with side 1 being completely by Rother and side 2 being only Dinger. Rother's side is noticeably more calm, entrancing listeners with ambient bits while keeping that classic steady Motorik beat. This is my favorite side of the 2, but side 2 is still worth exploring. A much more punk-influenced edge on the sound, still with the Motorik beat driving it. Dinger decidedly makes his side a wake-up from Rother's side, a stark contrast for listeners who had got up to flip the record over just a few seconds ago. The only major low point for the album is near the end of E-Musik where Dinger slows everything down. It just doesn't work as well in comparison to side 1, and ultimately takes away from the upbeat precedent set by the rest of side 2. Other than that, this is a wonderful album. Well-worth the listen. Loved it!

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5

Yeah, this one's very sick. A blend of experimental soundscapes and hard rocking that never felt stale at any point. Favorites: Isi, Seeland, Hero,E-Musik

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Fantastique!!!

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Kolejna niemiecka pozycja w tym tygodniu, ale nie jest to jedyna rzecz laczaca ten album z kraftwerkiem, oba zespoly nagrywaly z legendarnym w tamtych czasach Connym Plankiem, ktory byl chocby jedna z osob stojacych za sukcesem autobahna, tym razem trafilo na hardy kraut, wiec blizej mainstreamowym gatunkom muzycznym eksperymentalnie progresywnemu rokowaniu, ale jednak jest w tym cos o wiele bardziej czarujacego i tajemnicznego, bo jednak jest to muzyka z starego kontynentu, ktora jednak byla influencyjna na tak mainstreamowych tworcow tego okresu jak chocby pan Bowie i jego trylogia berlinska, gleboko czerpiaca z dorobku takich zespolow jak neu, nawet tytul srodkowego albumiku trylogii berlinskiej nawiazuje do openingowego traka b sajda dzisiejszej plyty, wiec neu!'75 jak sam tytul wskazuje wydanego w 75, 42 minuty, 6 trakow i idealna rownowana pomiedzy strona a i b, prawdziwy muzyczny jin i jang, pierwsza strona spokojna, niekiedy nawet melancholijna przez te deszczowe brzmienia oraz motyw przewodni calego nagrania, wiec rozlaki, bo otwierajacy isi, to zdrobnienie od izabeli, kolejny na plejliscie utwor seeland, wiec calkiem samotlumaczacy, jako kraina do ktorej iza pojechala, a zamykajacy pierwsza czesc leb' wohl na polski oznacza zegnanko, druga czesc rowniez zawiera slady tego motywu juz w samym hero, ktory jest najbardziej lirycznym trakiem calej plyty jest wspomniany wyjazd do norwegii jakiegos skarbeczka, ale to jak obie strony sie roznia jest czyms pieknym, hero nie ma w sobie nic z ambientowego grania do ktorych przez pierwsze dwadziescia minut czlowiek sie przyzwyczail, a atakuje ostrymi gitarami dzwiekami, ktore sa w pewnym sensie petane przez lagodne synthy, dodatkowo drumsy, ktore graja pierwszo planowa role na drugiej stronie, dodatkowo wokale ktore rowniez biora z zaskoczenia, a przypominaja jak cos co mozna bylo uslyszec pozniej u sex pistolsow czy stogesow, wiec proto punk kipi z drugiej strony tego materialu, oczywiscie liryka po anglinsku jak przystalo na jakosciowego krauta, ktory sluchany byl globalnie, a nie tylko lokalnie, na plejke wrzuce openingowe utwory obu stron zeby podkreslic dualizm tej plyty nawet na plejce, jesli mialyby grac po sobie oba traki, ale cala plyta leci na poleczke spotifajowa, bo album nagrany z zamyslem zeby przesluchac od poczatku do konca zeby poczuc roznice jak roznorakie oblicza moze posiadac jeden material, a nadal trzymac sie jednego konceptu

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5

5/5. Lowkey inspirational doe. Still futuristic

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Another aural dreamscape. I haven't listened to much Krautrock apart from Can and Kraftwerk so was really surprised as how much Neu!'s sound is echoed in newer acts. They really reminded me of Stereolad who obviously are influenced by them which was great by me. I also picked parallels with Suicide and am curious as to who influenced who or if they hit their sounds independently. Either way, I love this and will be listening to it a lot more

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5

Love this album. Is kind of one mood broken into lots of different moods, starting with the soaring Isi. It helps that I played it on a Monday morning as I sat down to start work. You can see why / how Bowie was so inspired by this band.

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Krautrock with ambient tendencies? That's my jam! ✌️ I could happily listen to this looped all day. Fave track - "Seeland" maybe? But this is an album album, and should be listened to straight through...

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5

Superb. New favourite

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5

Fantastic album! Great music to just sit back and reflect. Any album that features waves crashing can do this for you. The order of tracks was very well done as they flow into each other pretty seamlessly and build to a climactic ending. For example, first couple track have no lyrics. Then the middle tracks featured just small little pieces of vocals here and there. And then the back half showcase the vocals pretty heavily. I also really dig how the opener sounded like something you’d hear on Rainbow Road in Mario Kart. This is definitely one I’ll be running back in the future

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epic!

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Four stars and a half An all-time classic of krautrock / komische As is usually the case with those five-stars albums, I won't write a full-blown review about this particular record, because others have already written wonderful stuff about it and there's not much I can add that I feel could be relevant and interesting. It's just a gem. Go and listen to it a.s.a.p. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 917 (including this one) Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 43 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 22 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 19

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The third in a line of practically perfect albums.

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Tanvi: Liked it Rajiv: I listened to half and it was fine. Will listen later

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Sorta lost between 2 directions. Very high peaks though

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makes for good chill background music !

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Brilliant example of early mainstream electronic music

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I love all the NEU! albums (well, the first there anyway).

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fajne brzmienie, ale bez wiekszego pierdolniecia

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Never heard this before - excellent!

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Förvånad över att krautrock kan låta såhär !

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Soothing, atmospheric, fun!

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Great album, love the first side especially

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I liked this one a lot. It was some chilled-out ambient rock if that's a thing. Will look to it if I just want some quiet goodness in the background. favorite song, probably Isi because it really set the tone, 6/8 my kind of music.

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Pretty nice little techy, almost electronica, vibes. Fun listen!

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This is the best old album I’ve never heard of that I’ve discovered in years. First half is total John Carpenter and second half is just cool late 70s style punk.

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Like this one alot

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Cool instruments, different sounds. Great change from a norm. Can see how this album influenced others in the 70s

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Surprisingly good

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Enjoyed it! Nice surprise!

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honestly really good to do work to. each song is so different from each other/has a different vibe but is really consistent in its energy so you can still focus but vibe with the change of pace

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The exclamation point threw me off -- I was expecting some euro-centric electro-pop. But this is super chill and really surprisingly good.

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Very ethereal. Very minimal lyrics. Good for concentration/focus.

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Long chill jam vibes

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Somewhat relaxing ambient first side that mixes electronic sounds with sounds of nature in some songs. Side two starts with a more rock type sound with drum/guitar sounds. Almost a more punk sounds with 'Hero'.

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Really great easy listening! Would listen again!

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I like it. 4/5

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I really enjoy this kind of krautrock. I preferred the instrumental songs much more to the ones with vocals though.

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Every time I listen to Krautrock, I think I need to listen to more of it. It's amazing how such an obscure sub genre had the influence it did on the future of rock.

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Never heard this before but really liked! The two "sides" of this record are so different but both were good.

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Quite fun

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I do enjoy a bit of kraut in both its guises - sauer and rock.

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What a little gem! Coming across albums like this that I’d never heard before is what makes rating this list so exciting for me. Most of the time I’m either broadening my listening vocabulary by way of expanding on bands I already know or landing on albums I’d never heard of from artists as equally unknown to myself. I mean who the hell is ‘Neu!’?? Well I can tell you they made at least one terrific album...this one. Track 3, Leb’ wohl, is a beautiful piece of music that transports you away to another place and time. The piano playing reminding you to take everything in and enjoy it in that moment. There are only 7 tracks but each one has a story and that story is up to you to decide. Give it a listen and allow your mind to roam free.... 4 Stars!

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Jedan od najbolji Krautrock albuma. Odličan od početka do kraja, kad imam fazu Krautrocka, ovo je među prvim albumima koji si pustim.

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Good to work to!

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A pleasant surprise. Super boring cover doesn't really do justice to the music that's on here. You can clearly hear the influence it's had on countless bands and ambient artists, and especially on David Bowie.

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Sounds so fresh - if you told me this was released last week I’d believe you. Fascinating, pioneering sound and points the way for so much electronica to come.

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Favourite album so far. I can't say I've explored Krautrock beyond a surface level, but it's a genre I adore. NEU! 75 was a nice step forward in my journey through this sound. // Favs: Seeland / Leb' Wohl / E-Musik / After Eight Score: Decent 4

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This is a very enjoyable listen. New to me but sounds fresh and interesting. Melodic and rhythmic. I will definitely return to this album 4 🌟

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This album I fully love. It’s not a particular track I like a lot or anything, it’s just the thing as a whole and the feel that permeates it. The cool german progressive cosmic energy. I also have a deep-seated allergy to unnecessary vocals, especially bad vocals over an excellent instrumental. I’m a strong believer that if the vocals don’t add something substantial and central to the experience, you're probably better off without them. /Neu! 75/ mostly had excellent judgement on this front. Overall, every track was unique and brought something new yet there was still a connection between them all. ”Isi” is like a sequel (prequel?) to ”A new career in a new town”. ”Seeland” is equally depressed and hopeful. Leb wohl has an enthralling ticking noise. Hero - annoying punk rock with nice synth arrangement. E-musik: sounds like a bouncing basketball.

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Initially didn’t like but the more I listened the more I got it.. an intense listen but very good

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Great

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This is a very enjoyable listen. New to me but sounds fresh and interesting. Melodic and rhythmic. I will definitely return to this album 4 🌟

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Funky and fun, brooding

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I enjoyed this more than I was expecting. Mostly slower, jazzy instrumental stuff, but After Eight kinda rocks.

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Though there are few sections that give a hint of the era, this seems pretty timeless. Sparse in places, and more driving with a good groove in others. I couldn't tell if the vocalizations were english, german or just noises... but after getting past that, it was quite enjoyable and cool.

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Loved it Just in so many things … hard to imagine punk without it

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Interesting.

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And now for something completely different and unexpected! This was like listening to two different and short albums - one almost modern electronic and softly melodic, and one with some really great unconventional psychedelic jam rock. I really enjoyed both sides, especially ‘Seeland’ and the opening track to the second half, ‘Hero’. I can definitely see the influence on Sex Pistols and Bowie.

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Leb' Wohl is perhaps the most relaxing song I've heard. Album is an enjoyable listen but not really a MUST listen 7/10

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Sehr schräges Album

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Het eerste deel is heel zweverig en rustgevend, het 2e deel is wat steviger, en chaotisch. Er is dus een groot contrast binnen dit album. Was het contrast wat kleiner, ging deze volle punten krijgen

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Cool! Been wanting to listen to them, perfect time to start. You could probably play Leb’Wohl at a yoga studio. Hero is what I’m talking about. There is a definite difference between sides 1 and 2. I really liked side 2 and especially the drumming. I don’t know if it has a name - not the motorik beat. I’ll have to listen to the other albums now :-)

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never heard of krautrock! Loved this, need to do a deeper dive into the genre. very interesting.

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Interessante rustige muziek. Zou makkelijk als achtergrondmuziek kunnen weggezet worden maar heeft toch iets complex.

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Stilig konsept, kommer tilbake til denne

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When I read psychedelic rock on Wikipedia, I was ready to give up on this. More fool me! With the exception of Heroes when they actually sing (bad decision), this is a great listen. Uplifting at times, peaceful at others.

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Ótimo álbum para concentrar nos estudos, leituras, meditação e fazer nada.

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Как очень ранний эмбиент

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20 minutes of atmospheric soundscapes and another 20 minutes of post-punk noise psychedelic rock, years before punk rock even became a staple of mainstream music. Brilliant record.

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beautifully repetitive, insistent, and driving

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Spacey, psychedelic. I dislike using the word "hypnotic", but "Leb' Wohl" has beach sounds, a man speaking softly, and what sounds like a steady metronome... so... A bit repetitive, but that definitely feels like it's by design. It's pleasant background music that I feel like I could dig into a bit more, or just enjoy it passively. Favorite tracks: "Seeland", "E-Musik"

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Dont really know what it is, but do sounds pretty good

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7/10. Maybe even an 8 out of 10, because parts where it was just pretty sounding instrumentals were really nice, but then there'd be weird and somewhat offputting vocals from time to time.

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7/10 some lame songs, but it was pretty relaxing for most of it

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Has some good Kraftwerk Autobahn vibes. I prefer all the instrumentals to the lyrics. Still a good time for all!

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I'd never heard of this band before, and found this album pretty appealing. Definitely identifiable as a precursor for a lot of other artists I like. A good discovery

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This was an unexpected but fun ride. Not sure if I knew much of krautrock but it seems in my wheelhouse. Wish the production was just a little less sterile.

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Yeah very cool. Would have appreciated more vocals on this one. Favorite tracks: Leb' Wohl, E-musik

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This album really took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting such a wonderfully layered and atmospheric album. I like when albums take their time to build and allow each layer to be savored. The sounds of wind and the ocean really added to the effect. The use of the driving Motorik beat, typical of Krautrock, kept the songs moving. The more contemplative tracks are punctuated by high energy tracks which read more like proto-punk while still featuring the droning synth in the background and the Motorik beat.

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two halves to this album, chilled beats vibe and more guitar second half. Enjoyed both

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Quite interesting and likable, but the contrast (or clash) of styles presented by “Hero” undercuts the overall effect. The influence sound of that song is clear – John Lydon would steal this vocal style. and Bowie pay respects – but it belongs on a different album and maybe to a different band. Sign me up for the chiller, subtler and more evocative tracks (“ISI,” “Seeland” “Leb Wohl” and “E-Musik”), all of which have wonderful meditative hooks (like spa or chill music before it was cool). I think I prefer Neu! to the much better known Kraftwerk. Glad to know it and will listen again. However, I am dubious about the “invented the remix” claim and can’t / don’t love unconditionally, at least not initially. 3.6 for 4 (but just barely).

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Relaxing instrumental, I enjoyed it

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A quiet and gentle album that downplays the rhythmic element and incorporates a stronger melodic element. It builds up like a Wagnerian climax . (7/10) FT: ISI

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Fyrsta lagið, ISI, er algjör banger. Svo fylgja flott lög í kjölfarið, en þegar Klaus Dinger fer að pönksyngja í laginu Hero minnkar sjarminn smá. Samt... helvíti fínt.

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Älskar det här, härlig produktion, älskar alla grooves. Shoutout till denna! Stark 4

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Swag

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Loved the instrumentals, didn't like the vocals on the other songs that much.

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3

Interesting instrumentals!

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6/10

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David Bowie specifically names this album as an influence on his German era, which is very evident, especially once you know that fact. This is by far the most listenable of any album I've had so far with the label of krautrock. I'm still not sure I want to voluntarily spend time with it. It was fine. Best track: After Eight

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Great Monday morning album, timeless!

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leb wohl fajne plaza morze vibe pogg reszta utworow w sumie git ale jakos nie rozjebalo mnie

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Nice background music but didn't stand out

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Fav Song: Seeland

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This was a nice surprise. A weird mix of instrumental, punk and new age ambient!

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Mostly chill

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Great background ambient music, I was listening while I worked and some of the songs were very effective. Highlights: -Isi -Hero -E-musik

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Surprisingly good and interesting krautrock. I've never been a huge fan of the genre, but this album is worth the listen.

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Another sort of "whatever" album. It's decent electronic rock to have on in the background, but it's entirely forgettable.

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3

nice, but overstays its welcome

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couldn’t make heads or tails of this album. it wasn’t bad but it was strange.

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Its like a stadium soundtrack for an empty stadium. an audience of 1 or no one. Ambient rock. which is cool if that's your thing. Its a cool contrast between desolation and life. order and void.

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I'd never heard this before. Slower than I was expecting but still right up my street

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3.5

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Go on the Krautrocks. Thomas Tuchel loves it. He's tops off on the autobahn.

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Enjoyable. Slow in parts, but enjoyed this whilst I was working.

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Good background music

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Quite good. Probably ahead of its time.

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I really enjoyed this. Quite a contrast between the chilled out 'Seeland' and the more 'in your face' 'Hero'. 'Hero' came across as the kind of thing a 70s punk bank would do if they were told to put a tranquil spin on a tune. I almost put a 4 for this one as sonically, this is right up my street, especially the early songs. It's just not something I'm going to be listening to much and I'm a bit 'take it or leave it' with the punk vocal. Might regret not giving this a 4 but for the fact that I won't be inclined to listen to this too much, I'm going to stick with a 3.

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Tiene más valor como ruptura en su época que musical como lo que es. Es decir, abrió camino, pero no es nada que no haya sido mejorado. Hay una canción bonita con sonidos de mar.

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3

Started well but then went down hill.

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i've listened to the 1972 album a few times and enjoyed it, don't know why i never thought to listen to the back catalogue. on the whole pretty good. tracks 2 &3 should have been later in the album, you can't start an album with a good tempo hit us with a wall of slow downbeat and then just pick it up again. crazy germans don't know shit about planning an album, where's my roller coaster of emotions?

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I love a bit of kosmische, but Neu! have never been my favourite for whatever reason. On this album, I think maybe the spacey ambient music and the rock elements are too separate maybe, so it feels like a record of two halves. I also don't love the vocals, and find the final track a bit weak. Still a quality recording. It's interesting how "Hero" foreshadows post-punk, even though this a few years prior to "punk proper". I'm thinking 3.5 for this. I hope there are plenty of other albums in this genre on the list.

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Sehr erstaunliche Musik. Gut, werde ich aber nie wieder hören

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Nie was von gehört, aber ein ganz schönes Gesamtpaket!

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More German music. Starts very atmospheric and has sea, bird and plane(?) sounds in it. Vocals come in on the fourth track and then on the B-side. Interesting for sure, and very variable. E-musik's chugging guitar sounds almost exactly like a train. Wikipedia mentions summer heat vibes which I can agree with. Don't rate the last track (After Eight) very much.

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3

This was all over the place. Some good stuff some not. Three stars.

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Instrumentals were really really fun, loved the atmosphere and like reminds me of the national's sleep well beast. Solid album but the vocals can be forgettable sometimes so dropping this to a 3

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Didn’t finish.

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Hero

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Instrumentals were good, vocal tracks not so much.

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It's basically two different albums on each side. Side A was kinda boring but pretty. Side B was much more in my wheelhouse. Hero is a fun song and I can see why it's consider influential / proto-punk. Interesting album but not sure if I'll revisit

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3

Chill electronic rock bem maneirinho

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at times it was exciting, mostly just droned on... not in a bad way, but eh

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Most of this album is much more soothing than I was expecting haha. Probably will not listen again.

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This was different than I was expecting. I REALLY enjoyed the first half that was really chill and relaxing and calming. The harder, wilder stuff was cool too, just a little jarring after the first few songs.

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Pretty cool, but didn't dig the change of vibes on the second half. Cool synth stuff though

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3

Not bad. Worth another listen

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Liked the first through tracks but then got samey

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Liked how its divided in two very different halves!

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First time listening to this band. An album of its geography and time, but still works today. A good example of how to use the medium with two contrasting 'suites', with the soothing soundscape of the first setting up the more clattering second.

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Ken always tried to get me to listen to Krautrock, but I usually found it quite difficult if not completely unlistenable. This was actually pretty enjoyable.

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ehhhhh I wasn't super keen on this one. Not bad to have on in the background though.

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I like the vibes. Very vibey. If it were a sex toy, it’d be a vibrator. An instrument, the vibraphone. I need to do my homework on this whole scene. Kraftwerk, Can, Neu! Who else do I need to check out?

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Hard to know what to make of this, as it frustrates as often as it delights, frequently within the same track. Yet its influence is beyond question - the fingerprints of 'Isi' are found on a slew of contemporary synth acts. It also happens to be a gorgeous piece of music in it's own right.

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A decent vibe here and sounds way ahead of its time. Maybe only ten years ahead of its time, but still. It stayed in the background, but it had some pep.

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💺

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Needs more listens before rating properly

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Resposta de dos dels primers membres de Kraftwerk a l'incipient èxit de la seva exbanda. Aquesta autoreivindicació deu ser en mode d'expressió krautrock, perquè déu n'hi dó l'abstracció amb la qual s'expressen. 'Hero' és el tema a destacar i el més accessible. La primera part és dominada pels paisatges musicals més onírics i la segona es deixa emportar per un protopunk batallador

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um okay x that one clock ticking song was torture

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Not sure what this was, but it wasn't bad. It generated a decent playlist after.

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3

Set a pleasant mood. Good for cinematic background noise.

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Some nice easy sounds - preferred the ones without voice, nice sound building on a couple

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I couldn't quite believe this entire album was made by the same artist. First few tracks made me think of Osric Tentacles meets Kraftwerk, then it morphed into something else completely different.

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3

Mainly instrumental and not half bad.

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Neu! are... new to me. I'v never felt brave enough to dive into Krautrock. This doesn't sound like it was recorded in 1975. It's not exactly a whistle happy sing-a-long album, more of a film soundtrack waiting to happen. It provided a decent wfh companion.

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Intéressant. Hero détonne un peu sur cet album, mais ça n’en fait pas une mauvaise pièce.

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pretty good, 3/5

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Ok

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Lately I've been hung up on stoner/sludge rock and bands like Elder, If These Trees Could Talk, and Russian Circles. I really enjoy how their albums fuse together the movements and diversity of sound that you would find in classical music, with the instrumentation and overall sensibility of prog-rock/metal. This album scratches similar itch for me. Between that and tracks like 'Isi', 'Hero' and 'After Eight' sounding like direct influences for LCD Soundsystem, this is definitely an album I can enjoy.

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Gary Neu-man ?

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Not at all what I expected based on the cover. Super chill thinking music

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Good for driving, I guess.

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I actually didn't mind this. I liked 1st half ambient better than 2nd half!

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3

Up, up, up, down, up, down

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1001 albums that got us from The Damned to Flock of Seagulls

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Weird mix, but I liked most of it

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This is the third album from the German rock band Neu!. It's an experimental rock album commonly referred to as krautrock for its emergence in Germany, and in fact this album is one of this unique genre's creators. The music is a combination of progressive rock and electronica. The album is actually split between sides, as one is the older Neu! style of ambient pop/rock tracks, and the second side is more experimental proto-punk / krautrock tracks. The tracks are hypnotic, day dream causing melodies that will nicely compliment any activity. Want some club music? The second side of the album is for you. Want soothing music to relax to? Then listen to the first side of the album. I loved this interesting album and will be on the lookout for more music like this. Every rock fan should listen to this German classic!

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very immersive

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Neu is band whose influence exceed their quality. The music is good, don’t get me wrong, but it’s superceded by the myriads of bands that took what they did and expanded upon it. That being said, it and their debut (which is suprisingly not on here) should certainly be listened before you die. It gets a 3 because 😈

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3

weird and funky.

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3/5 nice but not enough

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Krautrock eh? So this is what it's come to. It wasn't too bad. This kind of music isn't for me, but it was a pleasant enough listen the whole way through while I was working. Ambient background music that boosted productivity. Is that a compliment? I don't think so. But maybe these Krauts would take it as one.

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i could see why other people might like this… but i don’t. it’s slow and repetitive. some songs feel like good music to fall asleep to. others absolutely overstay their welcome. i’m not getting anything from it.

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Album był nudny, podobałą mi się jedna piosenka leb wohl, reszta bardzo przecięna, na dodatek niemcy ją robili wiec -10 do stylu

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Nie siadło mi. Pierwsze dwa utwory bardzo mnie znudziły i musiałem odłożyć słuchanie reszty albumu na później. Następne utwory, zwłaszcza Hero są bardzo spoko.

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Not my cup of tea.

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MMh not bad, but nothing that really stuck with me.

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I like songs with lyrics and not a fan of long tracks (5mins plus). Musically it was good but missing vocals

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An interesting album for 1975 to be sure, but ultimately I would never listen to this album again. 42.5 mins of ambient noise and loud breathing to the sound of waves. Glad 1/14 is over, onto the next one!

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Bom para ouvir trabalhando, mas não me agrada muito de uma forma geral, principalmente a música lenta e experimental.

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Some moments were VERY chill. If I wasn't at work, I would have fallen asleep. Kind of nice to be soothed, but hardly 'music'. Other moments were more upbeat, but not very interesting.

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Basic krautrock, first 3 tracks are good, rest is okey.

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forgettable

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Very short, sex pistols meets melancholia

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2

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I enjoyed that some of the songs (especially at the beginning of the album) were super chill, but the back half kind of hurt it’s chances of a decent score from me. There are some really great ideas that come out of Krautrock, but overall I’m not a huge fan. Favorite Tracks: “Seeland” and “Len Wohl”

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Ambient first, rock en la cara B. Inspirational e easy listening

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This is just instrumental with white noise. It's not bad but it's not my thing either.

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Background music at best

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Meh!

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I think this band had something to say but I didn't get it. A 9 minute song which is mostly a recording of ocean waves and the occasional lyric doesn't really do it for me. Defying conventions, but alienating listeners. Had great promise, but not really for me. Maybe will try their other albums.

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Not the biggest fan... 2/5

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Muy ambiental. Ideal para dejarlo de fondo mientras trabajas o tratas de relajarte. No es más que eso. Muy New Age para mí.

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This was very relaxing, so much so that I kept falling aslep while listening. I don't really know what else there is to be said about it, it relaxes. It doesn't do anything too dramatic that would cause one to unrelax, it just floats along.

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I once let Noel Edmunds and wolf from gladiator shit on my chest

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NEU! 75 surprises by its singularity. Kraftwerk's style is an obvious inspiration but nothing truly sounds like the 6 songs on this album. Is it the latest Vangelis' score ? Lost Pink Floyd's recordings ? Is it a punk album ? Electro ? Rock ? Well, as a whole, the album does not fit in any box. On the other hand, NEU! 75 is as experimental as it can be from a German group in the mid-70s. It goes everywhere, not really planned and especially not really ambitious. The songs stretch for miles repeating themselves for no reason and listening to them is hard. As a background-ambience-album, NEU! 75 will please but as a 42-minute experience, it disappoints.

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Mostly white noise, or screaming rock 2/5

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Kinda all over the place

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Mwah

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A bit too much like background music for me to get excited about. Nothing negative about it as such. Just nothing standing out to blow my mind. Hero is a nice catchy 70’s rock tune. Good to see lyrics and vocals introduced to the record late on.

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What an odd album, would be better as a score to a film or TV show 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears

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yehhhhhha ha

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On the first half I liked the overall structure of the compositions a lot, could have been really good - but too minimalistic for my tastes in terms of execution. Could have profitted from fuller-sounding production or some more compositional detail. Would have rated it a 3. The second half was just pretty bad rock. I can see how it must have been fresh and interesting in terms of ideas back in the 70s and I think I can hear its influence on the great David Bowie. But as a modern-day listener I really don't like it and would rate it a 1.5.

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Suave.

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Tardo casi media hora en empezar el disco

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Boring

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Fine, mostly instrumentals so not a huge fan.

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Eh

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It's just really mellow. Probably good if you're doing your taxes, but then a "Hero" comes along and you say what the heck was that? And did the mic get blown over in E Musik?

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reminds me of early Jean Michel Jarre. Not my kind of thing,but horses for courses i guess

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Dang it. It started out with a sound I really liked...then the 'singer' came in and basically slapped it in the face. Disappointing.

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Ok mere instrumental 70er atmosfære musik tilsat punk... Lidt kedeligt og uinteressant

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Didn’t get much of a chance to listen to this one

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Actually meh

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Not terrible, but I didn’t love it.

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Fine in the background but wasn’t revelatory

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Interesting sounds at the start of the album, like a film sound track or opening credits on a TV show. Diverts from this as the album goes on, not for me.

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An ok electronic album. The first few songs were pretty chill and enjoyable. They then started getting less exciting a little weird. Felt like I was getting bored halfway. But the genre of krautrock is cool. 3.9/10

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Nomas para saber

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Just sort of washed over me tbh

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Really like the first song, rest is maybe too punky for my taste. Need to defo listen again

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Why is the singer doing a G-Man from Half-Life impression. First half was very chill and inoffensive (almost boring at times). Second half was punk before punk was even a thing. Clearly very influential and ahead of its time. Not something I would willingly listen to though. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy I listened to this, but I think one time's enough.

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"Isi" - the first song on the album - is such a nice intro; hard not to love the gently building major melody; the added synths/sequencers partway through are slightly-reminiscent of mid-Who period. The problem for me is ... that song works as described: a lovely intro. After listening to it (and it doesn't really *go* anywhere, which would be fine if only...) serve as such, I want/expected the story to start. "Isi" serves as a transitional piece - an overture. After 4 minutes I wanted more and the rest of the songs just end up following the same slightly-repetitive pattern only less-catchy. ...except for "Hero" - that song is a damn abomination. Stop singing. Please. Best suited for background music to an indie-film about a divorced guy driving his pickup solo across the canadian prairies with no other dialogue. 4/10 2 stars.

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… the majority of these songs were literally just white noise? and then the times there was actual singing it was not good… the songs were also really unnecessarily long and i got impatient with the repetition

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Soothing… in a weird way…

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I liked the more ambient tracks than the more rolling stones songs. Overall, not something I'll need to revisit.

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Ok.

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First few were good

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Rubbish

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Listened to 2 songs, just don't care. Nothing there to like. This is my least favorite among all albums so far

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Felt like a lot of ambient noises in between a couple (?) songs

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I don't get it, maybe not enough drugs.

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Shite

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Not a fan. I'm sure it inspired some great bands I like i.e. Daft Punk etc. But just could not enjoy the singing style. Musik ain't for me. And actually really enjoyed the opener, but the album just didn't take me where I'd have likee it to have gone.

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Not good

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“Neu 75!” by Neu! (1975) This piece of krautrock is cool, and worth at least one listen. Innovative for the time, these tracks are completely soulless, but puzzling enough to attract. Musically, this can be characterized by steady rhythm, slow chord progressions on keyboards and synthesizers with plenty of seemingly random effects and sampling. I think they wore out their (way overused) phase shifter. The two simultaneous tempos on the instrumental “Seeland” (metronome and wood block[?]) are interesting, and resolved at end of the track with a sampled rainstorm, which, of course, has an infinite number of tempos. This is very curious, and then it segues into “Leb’ Wohl”, with sounds of rhythmic waves on a seashore, again overlaid with metronome. Sensing an invitation from Neu! to reconsider the relationship between tempo and progression, I think I’ll turn it down. I’m going to have a headache that evening. Or will I be washing my hair? Vocals are positively offensive in both content and quality. Enough said. Unfortunately, the digital presentation of this album completely obliterates the emphatic ‘side 1/side 2’ distinction of the LP. The two very different styles are indicative of the progressive evolution the ‘band’ was experiencing at the time. Does evolution have a reverse gear? I hope so. 1/5

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a little like that digital Autobahn stuff, mostly instrumental & very ethereal. not great.

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Скучно

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standard 70s pop, sounds like one long song with pauses thrown in

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More noise that doesn't go anywhere.

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palha

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The first side is boring and inoffensive. Side two starts out promisingly, then he starts screaming. One star because I wasted a car ride and couldn't pull over to change to something decent.

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Meh

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Farjancik taa i chuj wam w dupE ze korzystam z tego jak komunikatora, aLe sobIe pierdolne Kime, będziecie mieli zdziwko jak wStaniecie - a co TO za cwany skurwysyn jebany tutaj wylądował, Panowie i panIe nigdy Się nie dowiecie kto wylewa swoje sZczyny na ten obsrany album o godzinie piątEj

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Dramat

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