Eh, I've got to disagree.
I think it fits perfectly into the Kraftwerk mold. If you listen to it as a whole, as you've always had to with Kraftwerk albums, it's a complete idea in a slightly new style.
Stuff like La Forme holds up toe to toe with the best of their older material
Aerodynamik, Vitamin, Electrokardiogramm -- I'd prefer these to Pocket Calculator.
The production is colder and there's less singing; melodies are often shorter but with more layers; otherwise, same band. The years will take their toll on anyone but here it is minimized if visible at all.