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Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Although they weren't as essential to the development of modern industrial music as, say, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, or Front 242, Germany's KMFDM have pretty much been around since the inception of the genre. In their inf... more »
Although they weren't as essential to the development of modern industrial music as, say, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, or Front 242, Germany's KMFDM have pretty much been around since the inception of the genre. In their infant days they may have been clanging on metal pipes like country mates Einstürzende Neubauten and using animal intestines as stage props, but through the years they've mastered the art of guitar-augmented industrial dance music, experimented with thrash metal, and become one of the few modern industrial acts to still create original, cathartic music with electronics. For the uninitiated, Retro is a nice introduction, mixing the razor-edged riffing of KMFDM's latter-day discs Xtort, Nihil, and Angst with the earlier drum-machine barrages of UAIOE and What Do You Know, Deutschland? --Jon Wiederhorn
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I HATE YOU KMFDM
J. P. Stephenson | 08/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My whole life I'ved hated industrial, techno, trans, rap, whatever it is you call that music with all the machines. Some guy I knew from work used to play these guys all the time and I used to give him so much crap for it. I thought songs like "Power" and "Juke Joint Jezebel" Were some of the crappiest things I had ever heard. There just so cheesy! But low and behold after weeks of listening to this emotionally unstable trench coat mafia guy's KMFDM CDs......By god it just grew on me!!! I've only been listening to them for a year and i Just can't get enough. I'm completely obsessed. now he makes fun of me cause I have more KMFDM cds than he does. BEWARE! No matter how much you hate this music the first, second, third, or 27th time you hear it, it will take over your life eventually and you will become as obsessed as I am......spending hundreds of dollars on amazon trying to get all nineteenbajillion of thier CDs and shucking out an extra 20 dollars an order for one day shipping cause you can't wait. I hate you KMFDM, you turned my world upside down!"
KMFDM "promotional" album
Dontlistentome | Bellingham, Washington United States | 05/30/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Everybody's complaining about why didn't they make a 3-disc set, or how come they didn't include Megalomaniac, well the reason is that Retro was never intended to be a greatest hits album. It was originally released in 1996 (before the Symbols album, and thus Megalomaniac) as a promotional album for "DJ's and journalists," so the official website says. So, technically it's not a greatest hits.If they had intended to make a greatest hits record they should've at least scratched a few songs songs on here, such as More & Faster, Rip The System, and What Do You Know Deutschland?. Personally I think it's a great record for people who are just starting to listen to KMFDM, or who aren't really hard-core fans. However, if you've got their other CD's, then there really isn't a point to own Retro. I use to own it, but I sold it because I didn't want to have the same songs on more than 1 disc... it just seemed like a waste of my money that way. Just get Angst, Naive, Nihil, Xtort, Sybmols, Agogo, Adios, and whatever else singles too. Then you'll have the ultimate KMFDM collection."
An excellent compilation.
Chris Ochman | Stafford, VA | 03/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is perfect for people who want an introduction to KMFDM. I think that's what it was intended as, and I couldn't agree with the idea behind it better.
You don't have all the best tracks, but you have a sampling of some of the really good stuff ---->"Juke Joint Jezebel" and they don't have the really hard stuff on here either, so you don't scare newbies away with that.
I think this is a perfect introduction to this exciting band. If you're new to the genre, this is a place to start. Buy this album and see if you like it."