Pop/Rock Pop music in Germany to 1989 German pop music tends to be viewed abroad as second-rate. But after getting off to a shaky start in the 1950s, a rich and diverse music scene soon took shape, and its most illustrious exemplars were to gain world recognition. Pop in Germany after 1989 Since German reunification, German pop music has prospered and developed a more natural rapport with the use of German lyrics. Nowadays anything goes, including everything from German rock and German rap to German reggae. Island of Spare Time – Wolfgang Müller’s Book about West Berlin in the 1980s West Berlin’s subculture created social spaces for creativity and it was imperative that their stories be told. This has now been done by Wolfgang Müller. Krautrock The rehabilitation of a genre Krautrock, long appreciated only abroad, is at last finding appreciation in its native Germany as a groundbreaking chapter in pop music history. A Bit of Dada – 30 Years Einstürzende Neubauten In November 1981 Kollaps appeared, the first album of the Einstürzende Neubauten. It became the first manifesto of a band project that inspired the international art world.