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4.0 out of 5 stars Some balance is needed here..., 5 Dec 2004
This review is from: Radio-Activity (Audio CD)
Wedged in between Autobahn and Trans-Europe Express, this album has been largely ignored by Kraftwerk's 'pop' fans. This album was hastily created by the band to follow up their huge Autobahn, and anybody who knows Kraftwerk knows that they NEVER rush themselves (ha long did it take to release TDFSoundtracks...12 years??)
Radioactivity is also of of KW's most conceptual albums, maybe too conceptual as sometimes you're not listening to music at all, but aural paintings meant to signify the air/gamma waves themselves.
This is definitely worth a listen. It's the last album KW made in a strictly avant-garde mode, though it still has plenty of poppy tracks (Ohm Sweet Ohm is my particular favorite.)

Psycho's Path
Psycho's Path
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4.0 out of 5 stars America Needs To Meet Mr. Lydon, 24 July 2004
This review is from: Psycho's Path (Audio CD)
Living in America and having been born in 1982, it's a wonder I was ever able to find this album. Alas, after three years of picking through every record store in Seattle I finally found a used copy in good condition. And what an album! Not as menacing as PiL's early albums, this album avoids the pitfalls of John's late 80s work. Psycho's Path is, in my opinion, one of Lydon's very best albums (alongside Metal Box and Album). I would give this another star if it weren't for two songs. A No & A Yes is interesting at first, but doesn't warrant much repeated listening and the original version of Stump is rather dated and cheesy. Otherwise, this is another reason why Mr. Lydon ought to recieve more credit than he already does for his work with the Sex Pistols.

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