My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Kollaps is the debut album by German Industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. The album was recorded and released in 1981.
What I think: From the beginning, this album had difficult written all over it.
I just knew it would be industrial, experimental and angry and I was not wrong. It’s not what I would usually listen to, but it was interesting. Most of the percussion was done on found metal objects, the lyrics are insanely angry and without understanding the German I can even tell… twisted.
To me, the strength of the record comes more from what it obviously influenced that what it is in itself. You can just hear Nine Inch Nails all over it.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Again, we have a borderline record. I’ll keep it, just because of the influences.
Rating (Out of 5) 2.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (373/490)
Amount that are new to me: 76%