~ Release group by Neu!


Neu!Neu!12" Vinyl6
Metronome (Hamburg), Brain1004, brain 1004[none]
Neu!Neu!12" Vinyl6
BillingsgateBG 1001[none]
Neu!Neu!Digital Media6
  • -2001-05-15
Grönland Records[none]
Grönland RecordsCDGRON I5024545344929
Grönland Records7243 4 30780 2 7724353078027
EMI Electrola GmbH (not for release label use! DE subsidiary of EMI Records from 1972–2002), Grönland Records7243 5 30780 2 7724353078027
Neu!Neu!Digital Media6
Grönland Records, High Wire Music854882200719
  • JP2012-03-28
Grönland Records, P‐VINE RECORDS (record label — add releases here)PCD-935274995879935279


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part of:Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 64) (order: 64)
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Neu! are often touted as one of the most influential bands of the last thirty years; they've been praised by Julian Cope and imitated by the likes of Stereolab, yet it's only now their three albums have made it to CD after years of legal wrangles and poor bootleg releases. In fact, for a long time it's been easier to get a Neu ! T-shirt than any of their records.

Neu!,their 1971 debut is arguably the strongest record the duo of Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger made; its stunningly reductionist stuff, rock stripped down to its essentials of pulse and texture, arguably predating techno and the whole post-rock movement by a good fifteen years. It's music with no narrative structure, not much in the way of dynamics - it just is.

The opening "Hallogallo" is the classic Neu! sound in a nutshell - Dinger's crisp, insistent tribal drums underpin Rother's yearning guitar figures and the whole thing spends 10 minutes going nowhere beautifully.

Elsewhere, "Sonderangebot" is an illbient dronescape of processed cymbals, "Negativland" is a wholseome slice of proto punk squeal featuring Dinger's infamous Japan banjo, while "Weisensee" recalls Meddle era Floyd without the pomposity. All three albums are essential, but if you're (ahem) new to Neu!, this is the place to start.