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Kraut, Noise and Art top 25

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Stevo Pay Us What You Owe Us - Vol. 2 - Horse Rotorvator
Stevo Pay Us What You Owe Us - Vol. 2 - Horse Rotorvator
"A masterpiece from the darkside. An epic journey that explores the concept of death."
Neu! '75
Neu! '75
"Motorik mayhem. For true music fans, an absolute delight from beginning to end!"
Come On Die Young
Come On Die Young
"Lovely, just lovely. Tragic, emotive, hypnotic and hard edged. Is there a more beautiful album?!!"
Musick to Play in the Dark, Vol. 1
Musick to Play in the Dark, Vol. 1
"If this list was for best night-time albums, this album would be tops. It is truly what the title suggests. Gorgeous, serene, haunting and groundbreaking; this is a one off."
20 Jazz Funk Greats
20 Jazz Funk Greats
"They gave the industrial genre it's name and this is, arguably, their most essential release."
Closer
Closer
"Genius, just pure genius. Poetic and tear inducing classic."
Ege Bam Yasi [VINYL]
Ege Bam Yasi [VINYL]
"Seminal! Intense Kraut grooves that you must hear. Amazing vocals!"
Scatology
Scatology
"Coil's stunning debut album. A classic industrial riot. Relentless, frightening, beautiful and alluring. A must for any fan of the genre!"
Ein Produkt Der Deutsch-Amerikanischen-Freundshaft
Ein Produkt Der Deutsch-Amerikanischen-Freundshaft
"Very different from the rest of DAF's output. Industrial, vocal-less punk with electro touches. A pure animal of an album!"
Seventy One Minutes Of
Seventy One Minutes Of
"An odds and ends collection that's better than most band's best works. True innovators! All Faust's works are essential, old and new!"
The Modern Dance
The Modern Dance
"an amazing collection of proto-post punk. Awkward genius!"
First Album
First Album
"In a world of it's own! So many years ahead of their time you have to suspect them of owning a De lorean!"
Public Image/Second Edition
Public Image/Second Edition
"Great value! Two amazing albums. Mix of punk, krautrock and stunning originality. 2nd edition(metal box) is better but only just.Brilliant!"
Derbe Respect, Alder
Derbe Respect, Alder
"Kraut - hop anyone? The newest album on this list. Industial noise, complex rythyms and harsh vocals. Evil, pure evil!"
XTRMNTR
XTRMNTR
"The end is nigh! When the sirens start wailing, the looters begin looting and the world turns red. This album will be the soundtrack, very dark, aggressive and disturbing!"
Assault on Precinct 13 (Carpenter)
Assault on Precinct 13 (Carpenter)
"Seminal electro soundtrack! Dark and satisfying, this half hour of sinister film music is perfect to play with the lights out!"
Deluxe
Deluxe
"This is an excellent album - pure Krautrock! A natural progression from Neu! Driving beats, catchy synths and crazy German vocals. Fantastic! Recommended, big time!"
Spiderland
Spiderland
"They gave us post-rock, for that we should be grateful! This is amazing, like this genre's Joy Division - Closer! (yes, it's that good)"
Microminiature Love
Microminiature Love
"This lost classic from 1968 is sheer genius. Spiky, echoey garage, wierd electronics, brilliant repetitive bass and strange narratives. If this had been released then, it'd be a classic now"
Philophobia
Philophobia
"Us Scots have a way with words you know, just don't listen to it when your kids or mother in law are around. Downbeat, Lo-fi sadness."
9-15-2000 Brussels
9-15-2000 Brussels
"Clearer sound than most band's studio albums, I kid you not! Einsturzende Neubauten Mk 2 still have the power to disturb but its all a bit more tuneful now. Still brilliant after 20 odd years!"
Murder Ballads
Murder Ballads
"What the title says - Murder Ballads; this album is hilarious! The music is excellent too! Who else would have the nerve to do a song about a fifteen year old blonde haired, green-eyed mass murderer?"
Outside the Dream Syndicate 30th Anniv. Ed.
Outside the Dream Syndicate 30th Anniv. Ed.
"Wonderous minimalism, very hypnotic/trance inducing; Faust's rythym section pound out an almost motorik pulse which complements Conrad's exploitation of a single violin chord - a masterpiece!"
TG+
TG+
"Genius, rubbish, seminal, noise, chaos and difficult arewords that spring to mind. 10 CD box set of TG's final 10 shows. Go on, treat yourself; I did and look at me - all cosey in my straightjacket!"
Peel Slowly And See
Peel Slowly And See
"You don't need me to tell you about this lot. Laid the foundations for everything else in this list. Like Adam and Eve for cool music! If you have them already, fine; if not, buy this!"