There’s no shortage of tunes about evil machines in the industrial soundscape, so this month, Ed and Justin explore the concept of robotics in music. Check out some songs about replicants, androids, cyborgs, and more from a very eclectic selection of artists. We’ve got steampunk, industrial, goth, and… chap-hop? Why not?
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1 – “Turn Back the Clock” by Steam Powered Giraffe from the album Mk III (2013)
2 – “Replicant” by They Might Be Giants from the album Nanobots (2013)
3 – “Phuturist (Razordblade Restrukt)” by Goteki from the album O/S: Corrupted Files (2003)
4 – “Jet Boy Machine” by H3llb3nt from the album Hardcore Vanilla (2001)
5 – “You’re Being Hunted” by Professor Elemental from the album The Giddy Limit (2014)
6 – “The Robots” by Kraftwerk from the album The Man-Machine (1978)
7 – “Budala” by Affet Robot from the album Fiyasko (2021)
8 – “Cowgirl” by Underworld from the album Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1994)
9 – “Sudno” by Molchat Doma from the album Etazhi (2018)