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5.0 out of 5 stars great tunes + great beats = pop genius, 27 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Computer World (Audio CD)
This is easily Kraftwerk's poppiest album. Their ear for a beautifully simple yet original melody began to show itself as early as Ralf & Florian but reached its fullest flowering here. Three years' advancement of technology since the preceding Man Machine also mean the whole album sounds a lot less stark, and the beats are much more danceable than on any of their previous records, especially on the extraordinary and much-sampled Numbers. The beautifully streamlined sound (I won't resort to Audi advert cliches but they're very tempting) makes this a superb listen from beginning to end, and given their huge and much touted influence, it's a shame that so many listened to the beats but forgot the melodies - from that point of view, this album's nearest rival has to be The Human League's Dare. But great as that album is, most of it pales beside the sheer perfection of Computer World - it's easily the best electronic pop album ever made, with the added attraction of Kraftwerk's extremely dry sense of humour.
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2010 13:09:59 GMT
P. B. Koeb says:
Interesting. "The Man Machine" is often considered as Kraftwerk's greatest album, but i feel that "CW" is, somehow, a more enjoyable listen.

Posted on 6 Sep 2013 07:35:39 BDT
Alex says:
I need to say this. The British were and are every bit as good in producing electro pop. Don't get me wrong, Krafwerk were superb. This isn't football, if it were then i would totally agree with you.
I don't think I have missed anything there.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Sep 2013 12:14:14 BDT
You're right, it certainly isn't football! TBH Alex, I would say the British are BETTER at producing electro pop than the Germans, or anyone else - certainly there isn't one pre-eminent act as there is in Germany. Ironically, Kraftwerk are more popular here than in Germany, while Depeche Mode are more popular in Germany than here. My failure to mention the latter in the review is perhaps rather unfair, given how long they have kept being creative instead of joining the 80s package tours like many of their contemporaries. But all that said, I still don't think any British act has quite rivalled Computer World's consistent perfection and total lack of filler across the full length of an album.
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