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(Huffington Post)   Daft Punk's new single breaks a digital record. Difficulty: on Spotify   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 50
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2013-04-21 10:17:46 AM  
My facebook and spotify a few days ago:

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2013-04-21 10:38:38 AM  
Based on how little Spotify pays artists, I'm sure they can't wait to spend that check for $.32.
 
2013-04-21 10:40:47 AM  
I choose to believe that this is the worst track on an album that will recapture the magic of Homework.
 
2013-04-21 12:01:36 PM  
I DONT WANNA DO HOMEWORK!!!
 
2013-04-21 12:49:46 PM  
MEXICAN MONKEY!
 
2013-04-21 12:59:33 PM  
Daft Punk Get Lucky Deft Funk
 
2013-04-21 12:59:44 PM  
it struck me as fairly faceless Disco, IMO.

I've never really understood the appeal of Daft Punk. I recall Homework being not-bad, but everything after (or at least Discovery) sounded like awful pseudo-Anime music.
 
2013-04-21 01:01:12 PM  

Apos: I choose to believe that this is the worst track on an album that will recapture the magic of Homework.


I decided to listen to a bit of it because of your comment.

If people want this style of music, it seems to me it would be better to go back and listen to old disco which sounds a lot more vibrant than this.

The vocals sound really bland, the hook isn't anything special.  It's a really boring track.

I've always said Daft Punk are incredibly overrated by their fanbase who usually don't listen to a lot of electronic music.  This single doesn't change my opinion.
 
2013-04-21 01:01:54 PM  
I honestly never understood anyone not liking Daft Punk.
 
2013-04-21 01:06:44 PM  

Richard Sauce: I honestly never understood anyone not liking Daft Punk.


This.  Or the assumption that Daft Punk fans don't listen to electronica.  That's about all I'll actually listen to lately.
 
2013-04-21 01:08:47 PM  
But was the song playing at their house?
 
2013-04-21 01:08:48 PM  
very retro..

..late 90s/early 00s retro

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2013-04-21 01:13:45 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: I've never really understood the appeal of Daft Punk.


Daft Punk came up with a package of robot costumes, fancy videos, and big lights shows.  It's marketable and it sells.

There's an endless amount of better producers, but they don't dress up in costumes, don't make videos, and can't afford a big light show when they play live.

FeedTheCollapse: I recall Homework being not-bad, but everything after (or at least Discovery) sounded like awful pseudo-Anime music.


I didn't like "Homework" very much at all.  "Around the World" is cute for 30 seconds, but then it becomes clear there's not much going on.  Same with the rest of that album.
 
2013-04-21 01:15:02 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: This.  Or the assumption that Daft Punk fans don't listen to electronica.  That's about all I'll actually listen to lately.


To pull an Ishkur move, that you called it "electronica" says you don't actually listen to it.
 
2013-04-21 01:25:26 PM  
Hmmm... it sounds okay.  It's a bit of a relic, and they've been lapped several times over from other artists from that era... but i like it.  I might even get the record.  That 1999-era Daft/Cassius/Basement Jaxx sound is dated two times now, but it reminds me of the best times of my life.

The prime time of my life, even.
 
2013-04-21 01:51:59 PM  
Anyone else think it sounds like a copy of Chromeo?
 
2013-04-21 01:55:11 PM  

Glitchwerks: FeedTheCollapse: I've never really understood the appeal of Daft Punk.

Daft Punk came up with a package of robot costumes, fancy videos, and big lights shows.  It's marketable and it sells.

There's an endless amount of better producers, but they don't dress up in costumes, don't make videos, and can't afford a big light show when they play live.


I figured that was the answer. Style over substance.
 
2013-04-21 01:58:36 PM  

Glitchwerks: The My Little Pony Killer: This.  Or the assumption that Daft Punk fans don't listen to electronica.  That's about all I'll actually listen to lately.

To pull an Ishkur move, that you called it "electronica" says you don't actually listen to it.


DEPECHE MODE == ELECTRONICA
 
2013-04-21 02:22:07 PM  
Still a thousand times better than what Bowie dished out. And it hurts my heart to say that.
 
2013-04-21 02:26:45 PM  

YodaBlues: Based on how little Spotify pays artists, I'm sure they can't wait to spend that check for $.32.


Well its 32c more than they would get if it was played on American radio

/other countries radio may pay more
 
2013-04-21 02:35:43 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: DEPECHE MODE == ELECTRONICA


You'll dance to anything by Depechka Mode.
 
2013-04-21 02:59:30 PM  
Let me guess...They're back to ripping off Kanye again...Good luck with that.
 
2013-04-21 03:11:15 PM  

ReluctantPaladin: Let me guess...They're back to ripping off Kanye again...Good luck with that.


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2013-04-21 03:33:26 PM  
Spotify? This probably means Daft Punk made almost $3 in royalties.
 
2013-04-21 04:01:07 PM  
They've only released four albums?
 
2013-04-21 04:18:03 PM  
I like it overall, but the verses has Pharrell's natural voice with no voice effects. It's a bit jarring the first time I heard it.
 
2013-04-21 05:32:43 PM  
around and around, over and over. why.
 
2013-04-21 06:02:50 PM  

Glitchwerks: Jon iz teh kewl: DEPECHE MODE == ELECTRONICA

You'll dance to anything by Depechka Mode.


especially A Broken Frame

love that s*#t!!
 
2013-04-21 06:15:12 PM  
Any of you questioning Daft Punk's appeal haven't listened to Alive 2007.

That is one of the best albums ever by anyone.  I agree their studio albums are more of an acquired taste, but this band got famous because of their live shows.  To judge them on a single like this is like judging the Grateful Dead based on their studio albums.

You can feel free to use that as your only barometer, but you're selling yourself way short if you do.
 
2013-04-21 06:24:31 PM  
never thought i'd say this, but Daft Punk makes 'pleasant' music now.  They used to have a minor edge, even some really grating (yet good) tunes.  But that was saturday night roller rink fare.  it's not awful but it's too palatable to be very engaging enough for repeated listening.
 
2013-04-21 06:34:18 PM  

PawisBetlog: Any of you questioning Daft Punk's appeal haven't listened to Alive 2007.

That is one of the best albums ever by anyone.  I agree their studio albums are more of an acquired taste, but this band got famous because of their live shows.  To judge them on a single like this is like judging the Grateful Dead based on their studio albums.

You can feel free to use that as your only barometer, but you're selling yourself way short if you do.


This is the most rational post in this thread.  Thank you.
 
2013-04-21 06:55:56 PM  

Glitchwerks: The My Little Pony Killer: This.  Or the assumption that Daft Punk fans don't listen to electronica.  That's about all I'll actually listen to lately.

To pull an Ishkur move, that you called it "electronica" says you don't actually listen to it.


It's funny that you would actually believe that.
 
2013-04-21 07:02:57 PM  

ReluctantPaladin: Let me guess...They're back to ripping off Kanye again...Good luck with that.


9/10 - would bite again.

/ Seriously though Spotify is a shiatty music service. I'll take Pandora over Spotify's bloated shiatbag of an app.
 
2013-04-21 07:04:25 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: It's funny that you would actually believe that.


Feel free to list some of the stuff you listen to.

While I was being sarcastic and referring to past Fark arguments, there is some truth to it.

There's no such thing as "electronica."  It doesn't exist.
 
2013-04-21 07:11:28 PM  
It's a fun tune to listen to.  That's all, you crazy people.
 
2013-04-21 07:34:25 PM  

Glitchwerks: The My Little Pony Killer: It's funny that you would actually believe that.

Feel free to list some of the stuff you listen to.

While I was being sarcastic and referring to past Fark arguments, there is some truth to it.

There's no such thing as "electronica."  It doesn't exist.


If it doesn't exist why is the a Wikipedia entry for it?
 
2013-04-21 07:49:21 PM  

fusillade762: If it doesn't exist why is the a Wikipedia entry for it?


I'm going to quote another Farker here:

You know what I really find annoying?

The fact that we have this immense depository of freedom and accessibility at our fingertips and no one farking uses it properly, because the dead truth about individualism is that people don't want it. When you give people unlimited freedom to be themselves, they just end up imitating each other.

People, if you can believe it, don't actually like choice. They want their decisions, their desires, their tastes, their habits, their moods, and everything that makes up the most important aspects of their lives decided for them. They like being told what to do and what to enjoy. It gives them a comfort zone, a purpose and a place in life knowing that someone somewhere is taking care of everything. It removes all the stress and responsibility from going out there and really enjoying something without fear of provocation or social ostracization. Go with the winner, join the herd, like what everyone else likes, fall in -- life becomes so much easier that way. You can practically put it on auto-pilot, replace your thoughts and ideas with the seething mass of market uniformity. Live a second-hand life, bereft of compulsion, ambition or conflict

Thinking for yourself is hard work, and people don't like doing things that are hard.

In the old days, a person had limited contact and understanding of what the general mindset of a subculture considered good. He had to go out and listen to the music himself, on his own terms, almost in a vacuum, with limited amounts of external persuasion. He had to uncover the nooks and crannies of underculture. He experimented, he taste-tested, he spent a lot of time in record shops, at after-parties talking to people, hanging out with DJs in dank basements with old analog gear getting drunk/stoned and making stupid geek music. In short, simply absorbing the culture and participating in it, understanding it and growing with it. He did a lot of things hardly anyone today does.

Today, a person is spoonfed his culture through hype, money and marketing. He is constantly told what is good, what is big, what is popular, what is expensive, and he accepts it as readily as any of us accept an "amazing new study or find" in the latest paper by whatever science thinktank. Because we rely on those people to tell us how the world works; they are the "experts". And who are we to disagree with people more knowledgeable than us in the field?

But in those old days, the "experts" were your friends and the living experiences you acquired while partaking in the culture. Today, the "experts" are press releases from Vandit or Black Hole Recordings or, god fearing, pretentious nonsense from RichDork Media. The difference is one is honest and self-reinforcing, the other is parasitical and encroaching.

Sure, there are more avenues of communication today, but why praise all this new signal when its stuffed with so much noise? At least the old ways had a bottleneck and a filter. Those who were eager and enthusiastic enough to want to participate in the culture eventually found it and enjoyed themselves. Those who were too lazy and wanted everything spoonfed to them eventually gave up because it was too hard. And things should have stayed that way.

Today it's not hard anymore. But the problem is not the accessibility, the problem is the popularity. As with most things, the more people involved in something, the slower and stupider that thing tends to be. At its outset every genre is earnest -- raw, arresting, experimentative, with limitless power and persuasion in it. It has feeling, humanity, and emotion, undeterred by bullshiat, uncorrupted by frivolous gimmicks, and unswayed by money and pop uniformity.

But as soon as it reaches a critical mass wave of popularity, a second generation of commentators and producers take over eager to capitalize it, and they water it down into a fake, feather-lite, shiny, plastic shell of its once proud sense of self-worth. Bright and crisp, like a predictable Hollywood blockbuster, armed with relentless PR and marketing of big DJs, big stadiums, big sing-a-long anthems. Cheap, canned, candy-coated happy clown music. Not even the genre in its essence -- a total bastardization and betrayal.

True culture comes from the bottom up. Grassroot level. It bubbles, it cultivates, and it broods among like-mindeds for social sustenance. It is to be cherished, valued, and preserved. Things like "electronica" did not come from the bottom up. They came from the top down. From corporate oligarchies. From boardroom execs, from suits, from marketers and psychologists and cultural engineers who needed a "label" attached to a "fad" so the very values of your culture can be ripped from you, slapped with a pricetag and sold back to you by those who never cared much about it in the first place and to whom it was never their right to do so. The transference of social wealth from culture to commodity.

Of course, you are free to not care about any of this. Just that you recognize why it is that you do not care: Because you prefer to swallow culture, not create it. To be a spectator of your own life, not a participant. To embrace a culture of passivity, of under-achievement, of purchasing the hollow shell of the ideal lifestyle (As Seen on TV), not working towards achieving it. Where every flavour of creativity, ambition, originality and diversity is mashed into the omnipresent control of market uniformity.

By all means, proceed.


-Ishkur
 
2013-04-21 07:54:34 PM  
TL; DR version:  Electronica is a term made by record execs.  Not the people who created the music.

There is no "electronica."  It's not a genre, subgenre, or style.  It's electronic music.

That's it.
 
2013-04-21 09:22:49 PM  

Glitchwerks: TL; DR version:  Electronica is a term made by record execs.  Not the people who created the music.

There is no "electronica."  It's not a genre, subgenre, or style.  It's electronic music.

That's it.


So, basically your argument amounts to 'its the same thing being described, but it's better to use four more letters in the name'.

Whatever, pedant. It's all electronica and had been for more than 20 years now.

/been listening to electronica since Utd State 90.
 
2013-04-21 09:42:41 PM  

AdrienVeidt: It's all electronica and had been for more than 20 years now.


Nope, it isn't and people into the music never adopted the term.
 
2013-04-21 10:35:10 PM  
Discovery is one of the best albums by anybody in the last 20 years.
 
2013-04-21 10:58:26 PM  

Glitchwerks: TL; DR version:  Electronica is a term made by record execs.  Not the people who created the music.

There is no "electronica."  It's not a genre, subgenre, or style.  It's electronic music.

That's it.


If there's a bin of it at Amoeba's, it's a genre or style.
 
2013-04-22 12:05:35 AM  
What I love about electronica music is the sheer amount of recycling that goes on.

Hearing a dance station here playing music that sounds suspiciously like the european dance music of the late 90s (with the exception that the female vocalist gets top biling, not some asshole DJ), I feel vindicated. Because people are now listening to stuff they once told me was crap (it is crap, but I enjoy it).

"Get Lucky" was not the enjoyable kind of crap. It was like elevator music Daft Punk. It was like Daft Punk + Jamiroquai.  It was like recycling something from the early 90s that was recycled in the late 90s. Compared to "Discovery", it's McDonalds compared to Five Guys.
 
2013-04-22 12:31:29 AM  
"What kind of music do you like?" "Electric music"
 
2013-04-22 01:44:27 AM  
What's with the vocal mix? I think I'm the only one who things it sounds way too raw, with group vocals that are too loud and a little out of tune.
 
2013-04-22 01:50:35 AM  

snailbarf: What's with the vocal mix? I think I'm the only one who things it sounds way too raw, with group vocals that are too loud and a little out of tune.


I thought the same thing as well. It needs to go back into the oven and bake until the vocals sound better. I still like it though.
 
2013-04-22 07:46:52 AM  

MadSkillz: It was like elevator music Daft Punk. It was like Daft Punk + Jamiroquai


Wait, Jamiroquai is elevator music somewhere?
 
2013-04-22 09:28:07 AM  

TotallyHeadless: Discovery is one of the best albums by anybody in the last 20 years.


I'll agree to that.
 
2013-04-22 04:35:33 PM  
With a slight pitch change, it suddenly sounds like it could have easily been on Off the Wall:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/someone-pitchshifted-daft-punks-new-s in gle-and-now,96817
 
2013-04-22 05:48:49 PM  

NeoCortex42: With a slight pitch change, it suddenly sounds like it could have easily been on Off the Wall:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/someone-pitchshifted-daft-punks-new-s in gle-and-now,96817


lol, wow.  total pop song.
 
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