LP - Faust - IV (180 Gram)
Faust “IV” has been notoriously difficult record to find on vinyl. A couple of us have personally been searching for a reasonably priced copy of the original for years, to no avail. It's one of those records that get held on to once their acquired, and for good reason. It's one of the best records of all time. No joke. If you like Can, Neu!, or Krautrock in general, you must own this record. In our humble opinion, it's a must own for fans of all types of music. It's a perfect record. It's like the German Sgt. Pepper's. Enough of our opinions, though, here are a couple hard facts. Faust IV was originally released in 1974. Faust coined the term Krautrock with the title of the epic jam that is first track on the album. It's an experimental album, with a strangely accessible, catchy vibe, especially on tracks like Jennifer and Giggy Smile. It's finally been reissued on vinyl by Capitol for your enjoyment. Don't let this one slip through the cracks, it may not be so easy to find the next time you go looking for it. Faust IV gets a perfect 10 (Pitchfork gave it a meager 9.4) in our book and it comes with the highest recommendation we can offer. It was neatly filed near the top of our Best Reissues of '09 list.