The Tour De France suite, consisting of Prologue, Étape 1, 2, 3 and Chrono, brings out the excitement and euphoria of the famous sporting event, with its rhythmic pulses, swirling keyboards and perfected synth lines. The other compositions seem to interpret the physiological processes during exercise. This also makes for euphoric listening, as well as invoking a strong desire to cycle or do some form of exercise which, in turn, makes Tour de France Soundtracks one of my favourite Kraftwerk albums. Quite an otherworldly album in a very Kraftwerkian sense. Released in 2003, it has aged remarkably well, a standout in modern electronic music.
Reviewed by: Seanwilson556