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  • Summary: This 2-disc set was recorded during the band's 2004 world tour.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    This [is] all the Kraftwerk you need, if you didn't need all the Kraftwerk ever made. [Jul/Aug 2005, p.106]
  2. Nearly everything on Minimum-Maximum sounds astoundingly fresh.
  3. 90
    Magnificent. [Jul 2005, p.100]
  4. 80
    Attest[s] to the group's pummeling might off vinyl. [#16, p.87]
  5. 80
    Minimum Maximum is the sound of Kraftwerk shedding all previous skins and staking their claim on the now. [Jul 2005, p.106]
  6. As you’d expect from a band as clockwork tight and renowned for perfectionism as Kraftwerk, the quality of sound and precision of delivery is so spot-on as to be worthy of a studio recording.
  7. So what's the problem? It's too, uh, perfect.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. ChristianP
    Apr 30, 2007
    10
    For true KW fans. A fantastic comiplation of favorites, including Autobahn & Robots but "souped-up" with modern bass. A must for all.
  2. florencis
    Jan 19, 2006
    10
    The pass of time only gets to increase the incredible energy, youth, beauty of that timeless music. Kraftwerk aren´t not only the first The pass of time only gets to increase the incredible energy, youth, beauty of that timeless music. Kraftwerk aren´t not only the first electronical music masters but real sensible reviewers of our world, so sensibles as a butterfly wing as so powerful as as a thunder. Minimum Maximum is a pure joy, a pure resume of thirty five years of musical genious and a unique way to describe our day to day lifes: deep, frivolous, honest, coherent, incorruptible, ever loyal to their own attittude, never trying to teach or convince nobody about nothing, trusting in the audience´s intelligence, funny, severe, pure. Kraftwerk are still being the teachers about how to be brave fighting for an personal aesthetical idea. Thank you! Expand
  3. didi
    Mar 31, 2006
    10
    Simply the best!
  4. papid
    Jun 30, 2005
    9
    This live album is the best Kraftwerk in years, the remix of numbers, TTE and the rest is worth the money. If I were them I would come out This live album is the best Kraftwerk in years, the remix of numbers, TTE and the rest is worth the money. If I were them I would come out with a maxi single of numbers and call it 2005 Numbers Remix Expand
  5. salomey
    Sep 1, 2005
    9
    a great compilation, great sound by (arguably) the best in this particular business a must have
  6. BrutusO
    Jul 18, 2005
    9
    About time, too. I have been a Kraftwerk fan since Autobahn, and have been somewhat frustrated by the insane period of time since they put About time, too. I have been a Kraftwerk fan since Autobahn, and have been somewhat frustrated by the insane period of time since they put out anything that justifies their (legitimate) claim to be the electronic Beatles. But, basically, does this offer anything beyond a greatest hits (of which there have been several, in one form or another)? Well yes, actually. Kraftwerk really rip it up on numerous occasions on this one. The versions of Man-Machine, Elektrocardiogram, Tour De France, Autobahn, Musik Non-Stop and even Trans-Europe Express still put the opposition well and truly in the shade. There is enough in the way of new approaches and rampant energy here to keep even the most disillusioned fan happy. While on one level this is not really any advance on the peak period of the early 80's, and a few more new elegant melodies would have been welcome, nevertheless this is a stand out record of one of the great live bands. Drive your neighbours to the brink, by cranking this one up in your lounge room. Beautiful music, beautifully recorded. A pity "Computer Love" didn't make the cut instead of one of the leser tracks (of which there are a few), but this makes 99% of techno sound like the elevator music that it is. Expand
  7. Shooman
    Jun 4, 2006
    1
    Oh god I'm falling asleep just listening to this. Remember that episode of Friends where Ross played all those 'new-age' Oh god I'm falling asleep just listening to this. Remember that episode of Friends where Ross played all those 'new-age' sounds on his keyboard at Central Perk? It's like that personified. Expand

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