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Maestro

Kaizers Orchestra

2005

Maestro
Album Summary

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Maestro is the third studio album by Norwegian alternative rock band Kaizers Orchestra. It was released on 15 August 2005 by Kaizerecords and Universal Music Group. Like the two previous albums, the lyrics of the compositions are stories that all relate to the theme of the album, this time in a post-war mental hospital owned by a man called Dieter Meyer. The first song that was written for the then-untitled third album, "Dieter Meyers Inst.", frontman Janove Ottesen wrote on the pump organ in Café Mono, Oslo. The song is about a man who willingly commits himself to a mental asylum, which set the tone for the overall theme of the album.

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Rating

2.88

Votes

76

Genres

  • Rock

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Wed Jan 10 2024
3

Hard to connect with without understanding the language, but I can’t hate getting the opportunity to hear a new kind of music and I love that this thing of ours has led to some (presumably) Norwegian person recommending me an album

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

What if The Fratellis were from Norway?

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Wed Sep 06 2023
4

Yeah pretty cool, Norwegians tend to do rock music pretty well. I enjoyed this. 4/5

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Mon Jan 22 2024
4

As always with music in a language I can't speak I feel limited in judging it. Are these lyrics rad or super dumb? Who knows? (Norwegians). I liked the sound anyway, interesting elements of rockabilly and even surf.

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Sat Feb 03 2024
4

Cool album. Thanks for suggesting.

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Sun Feb 04 2024
4

7/10. Better than I expected

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Mon Feb 05 2024
4

Consistently cool alt rock. I liked this quite a bit!

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Sat Feb 24 2024
4

I don't understand Norwegian. But I liked the mood and sound of the music very much.

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Sun Jan 21 2024
3

It sure is mid 2000s alt-rock.

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Sun Jan 21 2024
3

Is this in the Norwegian version of the book?

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Wed Jan 24 2024
3

It's all but impossible to have a blast with the Kaizers, and reading about Maestro's concept puts it in perspective. Treats the impulse to read scattered English words into syllables. I get the distinct sense that the band, not only the character, enjoys cheeky quotation. Is noisy extension a rejection of alt-rock tradition or embrace?

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Mon Feb 05 2024
3

The kind of album that makes you go "hmm".

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Sun Feb 18 2024
3

Un bizarre d’album je suis pas certain si j’ai aime cetait unpeu eclate pour moi. 3.25

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Thu Feb 22 2024
3

This was interesting. Also short and sweet so thumbs up

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Wed Mar 06 2024
3

That surely was a blast of energy!

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Wed Mar 06 2024
3

This was pretty cool! Although the native vocals sounded a bit weird at first, I got really into this.

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Sat Jan 20 2024
2

This Norwegian rock definitely has a different vibe to it. I thought Christiania was the best song, very reminiscent of the Red Hot Chillis. I probably wouldn't seek it out but its was a novel listen.

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Tue Jan 30 2024
2

Ehem... respect, but... what's this, exactly? A bit of Gogol Bordello vibes... I was never a fan of Gogol Bordello

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Sun Feb 04 2024
2

I apologize to my Nordic ancestors but Nordic languages sound so ugly to me. Almost like Jack White choking on his own vomit. Perhaps even worse than that is when they sing in English with a Norwegian accent. That evoked early career Nick Cave pretending to be a woman in some sort of Monty Python skit. And it wouldn't be an album without some circus music. 3/10

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Wed Apr 24 2024
4

Couldn't understand a word of it but a very good album

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Sun May 05 2024
4

I have literally no idea what to expect 4 oh its like half norwegian just like me!

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Thu May 09 2024
3

Despite being unable to understand the lyrics, I quite enjoyed this. Kept my attention. 3 stars.

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