Yellow Magic Orchestra   Yellow Magic Orchestra
4.0
excellent
Release Date: 1978
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4.5 superbpraise jimmy STAFF | March 26th 14

Japanese Kraftwerk, you know it to be true.

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0.0 RYMsfullofscenesters | October 27th 13

Strangely YMO were really only ahead of their time here in the late 70s--they started falling into Kraftwerk & Depeche Mode worship in the 80s. They more or less invented video game music with this hodgepodge of lounge, kitschy exotica and progressive electronic music. The inclusion of actual piano and guitar (mostly adding minimal watery harmonics) gives it a fresh earthy texture that still sounds rather contemporary.

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4.5 superbKrumkake | September 23rd 11

Listening to this album is like taking drugs. You're in a happy state of mind!

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3.0 goodTheManMachine | February 21st 14

Pioneers of electronic music to Japan as Kraftwerk were pioneers of electronic music to Germany. Ultra-chipper, busy, jaunty, lots of beeps and blips, nauseatingly upbeat, but mostly entertaining. A definite predecessor to video game music, and on a good listen, it's easy to imagine yourself in an old-school sidescroller, or a shmup perhaps. However, I think my cold and heartless soul prefers the dark mechanisms of ol' Dusseldorf.

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4.5 superbReini Eden | February 11th 19
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2.0 poorChrysalis76 | November 26th 18
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