In a career full of peerless masterpieces, Kraftwerk’s ‘Trans Europe Express’ might be the most peerless of them all. This 1976 LP was the culmination of everything they’d done since ‘Autobahn’, a synthesiser music album at once in tune with so many others and also alone in its class. It is a love letter to Europe, to music and to the future. So, so many genres - techno, hip-hop, synth-pop - would sound very different without this ‘Trans Europe Express’.
Vinyl LP £24.49 5099996602010
Kling Klang Digital Master LP on Parlophone.
Vinyl LP £23.49 0190295272357
Clear vinyl LP on Parlophone 16-page booklet.
- Coloured vinyl
CD £13.49 CDSTUMM306
2009 Digital remaster CD on Mute.
Vinyl LP £8.99
USED LP on CEMA Special Markets.
10/10 Jack 5th March 2018
Trans Europe Express may perhaps be considered a further exploration of the travel theme that Kraftwerk captured so brilliantly on their 1975 hit Autobahn. This album is more accessible than Radio Activity as it does not rely so much on atmospheric bleeps and crackles and the song structures are simpler. So you have the sweeping synth melodies, the forlorn vocals and the hypnotic rhythms taking the listener on a stunning musical journey through time and space. This is electronic music at its very best, hypnotic and engaging.
10/10 Sally 11th September 2014
Simply the best album in the whole world. So many artists have been influenced by Kraftwerk - way too many to mention here + I'll no doubt inadvertantly miss some of them out. Repetitive lyrics, haunting melodies & highly addictive tracks. Buy this, you will not be disappointed!! After this, buy every album they've produced & you'll soon become a robot too.
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