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Autobahn (German for "motorway") is an album by Kraftwerk, released in 1974. The album’s 22-minute title track was edited to about 3 minutes for single release and reached #25 on the US Billboard charts, charting even higher around Europe, including #11 in the UK. This commercial success came after the band had released three highly experimental and purely instrumental albums. Autobahn is not a completely electronic album, as violin, flute, and guitar are used along with synthesizers. The title… read more



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  • I love everything about this album
  • "U.S. cover art is fucking ugly as fuck." Uh... by "U.S. cover art" do you mean "the original cover art?" Because every U.S. version of this album of which I'm aware uses the original album cover. The sky blue one with the basic white highway drawing was the U.K. cover.
  • Huge turning point for the group. I love the early stuff (despite Rolf and Florian's attempts to deny its existence) but this is where they started to really develop the sound that made them icons. The title track is, of course, a stone cold classic but the rest of the songs are great as well.
  • I've fallen in love with this masterpiece by 1st listening... 900000 millions ahead of its time..
  • Masterpiece!
  • U.S. cover art is fucking ugly as fuck.
  • Just kidding. It's not their most accessible album but I find it quite listenable myself if I have the time and patience. It's my favourite Kraftwerk album right now.
  • @brunogramacho "Difficult to listen. But its good." - 2deep4u
  • can't wait to have my own car and listen to this

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