It was inevitable that Kraftwerk's time in the sun would end sometime and the weight of expectation can't have been helped by the five-year gap between 'Computer World' and 1986's 'Electric Cafe'. Not a bad album by any means, it just didn't set a benchmark for the future of electronic pop like the three albums preceding it and was therefore viewed as a disappointment. Still, on its own terms, the aptly-titled 'Techno Pop' has aged well by virtue of its skeletal instrumentation and the excellent 'Musique Non Stop' possesses some precise skittering beats and - in keeping with the remainder of the record - was not afraid to experiment with sampling. As always, technical proficiency was never in doubt but listening to the likes of 'Boing Boom Tschak', Kraftwerk's usual gift for human qualities is strangely absent. It would be another seventeen years before the next album's worth of new material - the decent but unremarkable 'Tour De France Soundtracks' - calling in to question their apparent obsession with perfecting their material.