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Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Re-Issues of 2009

PopMatters presents our 20 best re-issues of 2009, highlighted by the long overdue remastering of the Beatles oeuvre, a number of '80s and '90s classics, and one of the most storied catalogues in electronic music.


Thursday, April 19 2012

Kraftwerk at the Museum of Modern Art on 10 April 2012

Nearly 40 years ago, Kraftwerk must have seemed as though they’d beamed in from another dimension, a window into a clean, emotionless yet oddly sexy future. And they still sound like that today.

Monday, May 26 2008


The whole shtick borders on kitsch, there’s no doubt about it, but it also taps into a weird, almost uncanny realm. Kraftwerk are futuristic in a primitive way, satirically serious.

Thursday, June 23 2005

Kraftwerk: Minimum-Maximum

Man or machine? Live or digital? Will the questions ever end?"

Sunday, June 12 2005


's intrigue stems from the impossibility of determining how seriously they take themselves. You want to laugh at them, but you're never sure if the joke is really on you.

Wednesday, October 22 2003

Kraftwerk: Tour De France Soundtracks


Friday, August 3 2012

Counterbalance No. 92: Kraftwerk's 'Trans Europe Express'

Even the 92nd most acclaimed album of all time lives its life in the looking glass. From station to station, back to Dusseldorf city, Counterbalance gets on board the T.E.E.

Tuesday, October 13 2009

Kraftwerk Remasters (video)

Last week Kraftwerk released a remastered discography of some of their most inspired albums: Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine, Computer World, Techno


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