Seminal, crucial, and riding high at number 440 in my most listened to artists chart are German synth-stabbers and uncanny valley pioneers Kraftwerk. As one of the most influential bands in the history of pop and rock, I for one feel they deserve better. That said, I probably felt they deserved better about ten years ago, and even ten years before that. And what did I do about it? Well, I listened to the Tour de France album once, and Trans Europe Express a few times, and every now and then I’d throw Das Modell into the middle of the dinner party mix safe in the knowledge there isn’t a man or woman alive who can resist its silky organo-electronic charms.