Anthony Rother ‎– Popkiller

Datapunk ‎– DTP 4-2
CD, Album


1 Day 1:29
2 Father 6:30
3 Back Home 6:59
4 Punks 5:57
5 Age 5:40
6 Space 7:37
7 Bodytalk 6:06
8 10.000 Dancer 8:12
9 No Love 5:54
10 Running 4:29
11 Who Knows 4:09



Published by Warner Chappell
Copyright 2004 Datapunk
Photography by Klaus Wäeldele
Art direction and design by Rafael Jimenez Heckmann

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 807297056129
  • Barcode (Text): 8 0729705612 9
  • Label Code: LC 13342
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DTP 4-3, DTP 4 Anthony Rother Popkiller(2x12", Album) Datapunk, Datapunk DTP 4-3, DTP 4 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
DTP 4-3, DTP 4 Anthony Rother Popkiller (2x12", Album, Promo, TP) Datapunk DTP 4-3, DTP 4 Germany 2004 Sell This Version


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July 29, 2010
Fifth album released in 2004 by Anthony Rother, "is an album well Popkiller complete with beautiful piece dancefloor, just listen to" Father "to understand the meaning of the album. Probably the song of this album, we love both the songs and play all the vocal accompanying.

With 11 tracks, this album is a gem of Datapunk label (label founded precisely by Anthony Rother 2003), released in 2004 "Popkiller" makes us vibrate in the depths of us. " Feel free to express yourself then on music, one thing is on, with Electro sounds, bass enhancement and the very specific rhythm, it's the style of Anthony Rother we discover it.

Easy to spot, ideal and effective in the mix, each track is a discovery, "Back Home", "Father", "Space" or "No Love", to place at a party is a success for sure. So take a seat in your chair and let yourself be lulled by the sweet melody of "Popkiller.

To continue this adventure, we recommend the second volume of this album "Popkiller II" released in 2010 with a new time, songs that moved a lot. He has not finished being talked about, so if you do not already know the artist, we recommend it without hesitation.


January 11, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
I don't know, punk made with synthesizers may refer to early DAF albums but certainly not to this one. I must admit I'm no fan of Mr. Rother although he manages to score a hit with me from time to time and I've got to admit he knows his stuff, but most of the time he doesn't sound too original even in his best moments. And this here is even worse as everything sounds like heard before and better. Surplus album. Avoid.


September 25, 2008
I have to disagree with the previous comment. I too like "Simulationszeitalter" and "Sex With The Machines" but this is different album, in the good meaning.

I really like the over all feeling in this, really rough, minimal and the lyrics are top notch. It sounds a bit like punk, only made with synthesizers. I guess it is some sort of electroclash/electropunk. Maybe not as melodic than the earlier stuff but absolutely fantastic four on the four that makes your hand clapping feet go thumping.

If you like electro, I'm sure you like this. I personally only like a handful of artists from this genre but Anthony sure is one of the best, whatever he does.


January 10, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

"Popkiller" is not a pop killer. "Sex with the machines" and "Simulationszeitalter" were pop killers. But it doesn't matter.
Rother has created a new label with this release: Datapunk. "Popkiller" is a new direction (maybe not the most inventive) that can really shocks if you loved "Sex with..." and "Simulations...".
In fact, "Popkiller" follows to "Electropop" (2001, under the name Little Computer People). This is an high quality pop/dance music that you'll never heard on the radio, that you can dance and sing on it. I think that it's what Rother aimed with this release, successfully.


August 6, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

A weak new album from Anthony Rother. Most of the elements that made "Simulationszeitalter" and "Sex With The Machines" modern classics are missing; the electro beats are ditched in favor of the 4-to-the-floor thump, the previously superb vocoder vocals now sound crude and in-your-face, the lyrics are just inane and most of the riffs and basslines are of the embarassing one-finger variety. In short, the subtlety is all gone, and this new sound is what Rother defines as "datapunk", I suppose - crass and unrefined. The album does have redeeming moments like the instrumental "10.000 Dancer", and some tracks have good elements behind the annoying vocals, but otherwise this is a highly uninspiring effort. Back to the drawing board.