Back on topic, I must admit that it is only in more recent years that I have developped a real appreciation for those early(ish) days electronic classic albums, perhaps because I start to realize all the work that went into making these albums given the technology available at that time. It's the same thing listening to classics like endtroducing or it take a nation of mllions... those were made in a time before timestretching samplers with hours of sampling time were available. The sheer metier that was developped by the pioneers is somehow mind blowing. Same goes for Deliah and her army of tapemachines creating the early Dr Who soundtrack.
I'm quite sure that my love for early electronics like Depeche Mode an Yazoo and other Fad Gadgets is also linked to the simplicity in the sounds and arrangements that makes them quite timeless.