Overall, a good mixture of music. Lots of these groups will be new to your average British music fan of the 21st century, so it's a good place to start exploring if you're not sure what this "Krautrock" thing actually is. There are some glaring omissions: Amon Duul II, Neu!, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh - although some of these behemoths make an appearance on later volumes (yes: this is just Volume One!). And yes, as other reviewers have stated, the overall balance seems to be in favour of bands who sound like a lot of British or American groups of the early seventies (even if they do sing in German). It would seem that this compilation was put together as an introduction to kind of music that was coming out of Germany 40 years ago and, as far as that goes, it achieves just that. Some purists might sniff at this, but a 6 CD box-set of Krautrock in its purest form (described by Progarchives.com as a "German avant-garde / experimental rock movement...intended to go beyond the eccentricities developed by the wild psychedelic rock universe...by giving a special emphasis to electronic treatments, sound manipulation and minimal hypnotic motifs") would probably put off more people than it attracted (the die-hards will already own most of it anyway). There are some complete stinkers on here (I'll leave you to work-out which tracks), some surprises, and a few gems. To top it all, there's the fourteen and a half minute absolute wig-out of Can's Mother Sky to blow your brains out - Worth buying the set just for this monstah track boi!