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May 2, 2012

SFJ On Kraftwerk

Sasha Frere-Jones on the importance of Kraftwerk.

It turned out not only that anyone could make electronic music but that almost everyone wanted to. Kraftwerk is perhaps the only group that played the Ritz in 1981 that sounds entirely current today. Plenty of people saw the machines coming, but nobody else has listened as carefully to them, or documented their strengths as lovingly.