Kraftwerk Are World’s Most Influential Band?

At least that’s what one expert argues. As the band gets ready to do another of its museum spectaculars, the expert observes: ‘These are art-event spectaculars to which everyone wants entry because no other band since the Beatles has given so much to pop culture. Kraftwerk’s beats laid the foundations for club music: for hip-hop, synth-pop, techno and house. The sounds they invented have been sampled by hundreds of artists, from Madonna to R.E.M, from Missy Elliott to Fergie, from Coldplay to Jay-Z.

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