"She's a POLL And She's Looking Good": Kraftwerk, The Man-Machine

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Poll Closing Date: Saturday, 20 June 2020 00:00 (in 2 weeks)

Because this has never been polled and it's my favourite Kraftwerk album.

The Robots
Spacelab
Metropolis
The Model
Neon Lights
The Man-Machine


the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:13 (two weeks ago) link

Easy, "Neon Lights".

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:14 (two weeks ago) link

Why not "MetroPOLLis", btw?

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:15 (two weeks ago) link

Damn, I knew I should have come up with something better. What a missed opportunity.

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:16 (two weeks ago) link

yeah "Neon Lights" easy, the last 4 minutes of that are one of my favorite moments in all of electronic music really

shame they abridge that part when playing it live

frogbs, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

these are all great tracks, I went with "Spacelab"

sleeve, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

the model is perhaps the catchiest song ever written, so that one

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:42 (two weeks ago) link

ROBOTER

Jeff W, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:10 (two weeks ago) link

Surprised nobody has made a video with The Robots + clips of Autons yet.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

love this album! voted man-machine

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:25 (two weeks ago) link

Surprised nobody has made a video with The Robots + clips of Autons yet.

― Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length)

the bbc would probably send a takedown, they're _really_ not into transformative use

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

besides which, why the autons when chris boucher's fantastic robots of death are available?

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

"We are ze robots" comes unbidden to play in my brain over and over...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:48 (two weeks ago) link

Considered voting for "The Robots," but — heresy, I know — I prefer the version on The Mix, because that was the first Kraftwerk I heard. So yeah, "Neon Lights."

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

MASHEEN MASHEEN MASHEEN MASHEEEEEN

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

xps because "WE START TO MOVE... AND WE BREAK ZE GLASS!"

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

honestly i've only ever listened to "die mensch-maschine" and even though their german is fairly straightforward it's not a language i speak :)

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:15 (two weeks ago) link

That's Schaufensterpuppen, not Die Roboter but OK?

Even though every song on this album is a contender, answer is very easily Neonlicht - but not so much because of the amazing album version, but because of all the incredible live versions from the 1981 tour, the highlight of which is always more and more extended breakdowns of "Karl Bartos gets incredibly funky" which make my heart go weak. I've found at least 9 different versions from that tour, and I can't even decide which is best, I can just listen to that song for hours.

Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

That's Schaufensterpuppen, not Die Roboter but OK?

I am a fucking idiot, sorry.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:29 (two weeks ago) link

I will blame it on the heat

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:29 (two weeks ago) link


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