My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Neu ’75 is third album by German Krautrock band NEU!. The album has two distinct sides with the first being rather mellow instrumental rock and the second being more agressive proto-punk with vocals.
What I think: I really enjoy this album and on a whole have enjoyed the whole Krautrock genre so much more than I thought I would. I always thought the songs would be much more weird and synthy than they are. I love that all of the songs really have a hook to them, a pop element if you will. I need that a lot of times and this album does the same. The first side is especially nice, with the harsh vocals on the second side turning me off a bit. Of the six tracks here, I think my favorite is the dark and moody “Seeland”.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Very solid album, I have no qualms about it being here.
Rating (Out of 5) 3.5
Neu! 75 Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (265/338)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%