The Lost Tapes

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  • Summary: The three-disc collection collects live, studio and soundtracks songs from tapes recorded between 1968-1977 by the Krautrock band.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
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  1. 100
    Despite restlessly exploring hitherto untrodden musical terrain, there are precious few wasted seconds in these three hours.
  2. Jun 18, 2012
    90
    With staggering live versions of Spoon and Mushroom to boot, The Lost Tapes turns out to be even rarer than its contents: a collection almost as vital as Can's official album output.
  3. Jul 13, 2012
    90
    A treasure chest of riches that provides considerable new perspective on the band's processes and progress through the years.
  4. 80
    The Lost Tapes is no barrel-scraping… it's more dark magic straight from the source.
  5. Mojo
    Jun 26, 2012
    80
    The Lost Tapes is such an impressive testament to Can's inspiration and questing spirit that without being greedy, one hopes that there may be more tapes sequestered away. [Jul 2012, p.96]
  6. Jun 19, 2012
    80
    The Lost Tapes isn't an easy album to listen to, but then that was never the case with Can. Nonetheless, as the years pass and more bands form, by default their influence grows, which makes this a fascinating addition to any collection.
  7. Jun 18, 2012
    70
    With both music and curation straying into increasingly beguiling territories The Lost Tapes is as delightful as it is overwhelming.

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  1. Jun 21, 2012
    9
    It's hard to fathom a band sitting on tracks this good, but here they are. Forty years later you will likely find a bunch of new favorite CanIt's hard to fathom a band sitting on tracks this good, but here they are. Forty years later you will likely find a bunch of new favorite Can tracks in this collection. How many people saw that coming? Expand