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The Best Krautrock Bands/Artists

Used as a term to describe German bands to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s, Krautrock is known as one of the most important and influential genres of the time. While some used the term to describe all German bands of that time, Krautrock is a fusion between rock and electronic music that ended up become a subsection of experimental music. Many facets of Krautrock can be heard still in the present day, especially with regards to the fusion of electronic and synthesizer-driven music. This radical new sound allowed Germany to become one of the most important centers to music and was the home of many of the best bands, nevertheless the best Krautrock bands.

So, what are the best Krautrock bands? For starters, you have to include the likes of Kraftwerk, CAN, Neu!, Cluster and Tangerine Dream. These are bands closely associated with the Krautrock movement and their impact on both rock and electronic movement can't be overstated enough. Some Krautrock bands can also be described as being part of the ambient music movement as well.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Krautrock rock bands. If you think a band should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best krautrock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest krautrock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular krautrock bands that you might've heard of. (27 items)

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    Tago Mago, CAN, The Lost Tapes

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    Neu! 2, Neu! '75, Neu! 4

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    Illegal, Jumbo, Ballermann

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    Yeti, Phallus Dei, Carnival in Babylon

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    New Age of Earth, The Private Tapes, Volume 6

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    Derbe Respect, Alder, Faust IV

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    Hyperborea, Tangram, Exit

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    The Man-Machine, Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express

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    Psychonaut, Cottonwoodhill, Alchemic Universe

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    Time to Turn, Colours, Eloy

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    Letzte Tage-Letzte Nächte, In den Gärten Pharaos, Seligpreisung ...

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    Wah Wah, Shake Well, Guru Guru

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    Malesch, 2nd, The Other Sides of Agitation Free

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    Yeti, Phallus Dei, Carnival in Babylon

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    Tracks & Traces, Deluxe, De Luxe

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    Apropos Cluster, Cluster & Eno, Old Land

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    Backdoor Possibilities, Hoodoo Man, Alsatian

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    En=Trance, Time Actor, Dosburg Online

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    Gold Regen (Gold Rain), Japandorf

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    Frumpy 2, All Will Be Changed, News

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    Get in High, Motherfuckers GmbH & Co. KG, Electrip

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    Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Andy Nogger

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    Zwei Osterei, Klopfzeichen, Eruption

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    Bad Heads and Bad Cats, Embryo's Reise, Rache

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    A Different Ship, Here We Go Magic, Pigeons

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    Hölderlin, Clowns & Clouds, New Faces

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