The Best Krautrock Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Krautrock Bands/Artists

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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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    Yeti, Phallus Dei, Carnival in Babylon

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

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    The Man-Machine, Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express

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    Derbe Respect, Alder, Faust IV

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    New Age of Earth, The Private Tapes, Volume 6

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    Hyperborea, Tangram, Exit

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

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    Time to Turn, Colours, Eloy

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    Yeti, Phallus Dei, Carnival in Babylon

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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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    Apropos Cluster, Cluster & Eno, Old Land

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    Tracks & Traces, Deluxe, De Luxe

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    En=Trance, Time Actor, Dosburg Online

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    Backdoor Possibilities, Hoodoo Man, Alsatian

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

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    Illegal, Jumbo, Ballermann

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    Psychonaut, Cottonwoodhill, Alchemic Universe

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    Frumpy 2, All Will Be Changed, News

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    Zwei Osterei, Klopfzeichen, Eruption

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    Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Andy Nogger

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    Gold Regen (Gold Rain), Japandorf

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

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    Hölderlin, Clowns & Clouds, New Faces

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    A Different Ship, Here We Go Magic, Pigeons

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