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2013-05-20 07:42:03 PM
Random Access.....'70s?


No matter..... I'll take it!
 
2013-05-20 09:12:06 PM
I really enjoy it.  I've spent the last few nights listening to it while chilling on my balcony with a beer and a good book.  It's relaxing.
 
2013-05-20 09:13:14 PM
Also.  It reminds me of a mellowed-out Chromeo.  And that's perfectly rad.
 
2013-05-20 09:31:23 PM
Why would someone want a regurgitation of previous albums?  Shouldn't artist progress in their sensibilities?
 
2013-05-20 09:31:39 PM
I just listened to it for the first time tonight.


I don't like it.


I will however give it 4 more shots before I declare it an utter failure.
 
2013-05-20 09:33:59 PM

Fair_Poopsmith: I really enjoy it.  I've spent the last few nights listening to it while chilling on my balcony with a beer and a good book.  It's relaxing



I've pretty much done the same thing.  A lot of it reminds me of Michael Jackson before he became...whatever he was.

I like the 2 Pharrell songs and The Game of Love the most.
 
2013-05-20 09:38:11 PM
Just got it when I got home from work today, and liking it so far.  Then again, I liked Human After All better than Discovery, so what do I know?
 
2013-05-20 09:40:26 PM
I listened to it once.

I heard ONE song (Contact) that will go in my MP3 player for bike rides.

The rest was not to my taste at all, and I doubt I'll be listening to it again anytime soon.
 
2013-05-20 09:45:54 PM
I'll just go watch Interstella 5555 again instead..
 
2013-05-20 09:52:03 PM
When I first heard "Get Lucky" on the radio I thought it was a Justin Timberlake song.
 
2013-05-20 09:58:51 PM
I loved it, already ordered it, looking forward to the release. It's a great album for kicking back and chilling.

It may not be that in line with what they've done before, but it sounds great. Heck, even my father (pushing 60 years old) liked it... this has broad appeal.
 
2013-05-20 10:01:06 PM
Get Lucky's been in heavy rotation on the KCRW's music stream, and it's catchy as hell. I just have to ignore the lyrics which are really dumb to 52 year old ears...
 
2013-05-20 10:05:23 PM
I remember when I first heard the teaser during SNL for Get Lucky, and it sounded incredible.  Then I heard the second teaser with lyrics, and was disappointed.

Heard the album on iTunes last week, and I'm a bit upset.  I was expecting a bit more from this album for some reason, probably because I didn't like Human After All.  Discovery is one of my favorite albums of all time.  I like every single track on that album.  With this new albums, there are maybe 4 songs I can listen to and appreciate (I especially like the song Touch).  I'm not sure if it's because of the robotic autotune vocals, or something else.

Maybe I'll try listening a bit more to it and see if my feelings change about it.
 
2013-05-20 10:05:30 PM
This album is awesome. It's like robot 70's soul but not just a boring 'retro' album. It's been in heavy rotation around here. Fragments of Time sounds like Steely Dan in a good way.
 
2013-05-20 10:07:33 PM
If I was a Daft Punk fan, would the "humor" of this "article" make sense?
 
2013-05-20 10:10:16 PM
The Tron soundtrack is excellent. That's all I came to say.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:12 PM
I love this album.  I can see how some die-hard dance/club/"kick in the bass" types won't love it, but it's got a lot of depth.   It's got some radio-friendly songs, some dance/club scene tracks, some left-over Tron soundtrack aural/sonic stuff and all of it with Daft Punk electronica behind it.

Good stuff.
 
2013-05-20 10:18:54 PM
From what I've heard, I'm really liking it.  It may not be a fair comparison but it kind of comes across as a really refined version of Squarepusher's Shobaleader One album.
 
2013-05-20 10:25:43 PM

phaseolus: Get Lucky's been in heavy rotation on the KCRW's music stream, and it's catchy as hell. I just have to ignore the lyrics which are really dumb to 52 year old ears...


I was sick of "Get Lucky" when it was only Jason Bentley playing it. Had to listen to Homework and Discovery driving to the desert this weekend  just to listen to good Daft Punk. I found I drive too fast when I'm listening to Discovery. Cruise control is my friend.

And every on-air DJ is playing "Get Lucky"  in his or her shift...they're running promos featuring listeners' feedback and one of them says "They don't play the same five songs over and over." Oh YES they do. Oh and my 51 year old ears hate the new weekend lineup.  There's a kid named Travis Holcomb who has ruined my afternoons playing crap he liked as a kid and way too much reggae. Jack Johnson? And yesterday, "Ice Cube's Today Was a Good Day," and LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali?" On my KCRW??
 
2013-05-20 10:33:42 PM

dickfreckle: The Tron soundtrack is excellent. That's all I came to say.


Can't wait for the next daft punk music video, I mean tron 3
 
2013-05-20 10:47:17 PM
The problem is that you've been listening to stuff other than French music for the past few years, whereas they have.

What I've heard so far sounded an awful lot like Justice's second studio album. I haven't been on my iTunes computer today so I haven't purchased it yet.
 
2013-05-20 10:49:58 PM
I'm glad they tried something different and edgy instead of rehashing what they've been doing. It's easy to forget that artists need to grow, evolve, and try new things to keep from getting stale. Human After All and Alive really finished off the futuro robot vibe in a great way. Going back to their influences to look for new inspiration is a natural next step.

This may not be the album for everyone, but hey... I didn't like most of Homework the first time I heard it, and I wanted to stab someone the first time I heard "One More Time" on Discovery because of that annoying clanging song in the opening notes.
 
2013-05-20 10:56:34 PM
I farking love it.  The insane noise rush of Contact really breaks me out of my workflow, but i'll probably get used to it in time.  Now i just need a new copy of Homework.  I sold my old copy to a used CD place for three bucks back when i was young and stupid.
 
2013-05-20 10:57:06 PM

North_Central_Positronics: I love this album.  I can see how some die-hard dance/club/"kick in the bass" types won't love it, but it's got a lot of depth.   It's got some radio-friendly songs, some dance/club scene tracks, some left-over Tron soundtrack aural/sonic stuff and all of it with Daft Punk electronica behind it.

Good stuff.


A huge steamy pile of dog shiat has depth too if you're being pushed into it face first.
DP has descended into Top 40.

Genesis did that too and were popular for a while but now that they are gone all anybody wants to hear is the old stuff- from the 70's. Maybe in fifteen or twenty years DP will be relevant again and the die-hard dance/club/"kick in the bass" types will listen again with their children and discuss sequencing and subwoofers...
 
2013-05-20 11:04:26 PM
Only one of 2 acts I can tolerate a vocoder is this one.  There is some old funk artist that also uses it and is amazing, can't remember the name my friend told me.
 
2013-05-20 11:14:04 PM

il Dottore: DP has descended into Top 40.


Oh My God, tell me it isn't so !!   Now other people will like them, and that means I can't like them because I won't seem edgy, cool and above it all ... and I've spent no small amount of effort to formulate and project my "I'm not a person who listens to Top 40 music" identity to let everyone know Im the type of guy who doesn't worry about what people  think of me.
 
2013-05-20 11:19:55 PM
Nile Rodgers rules and I heartily recommend his autobiography.
 
2013-05-20 11:23:53 PM

InmanRoshi: il Dottore: DP has descended into Top 40.

Oh My God, tell me it isn't so !!   Now other people will like them, and that means I can't like them because I won't seem edgy, cool and above it all ... and I've spent no small amount of effort to formulate and project my "I'm not a person who listens to Top 40 music" identity to let everyone know Im the type of guy who doesn't worry about what people  think of me.


I went to a supposedly "nice" restaurant that served a GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH. No thank you, that's common people food.
 
2013-05-20 11:53:46 PM
DissonantEscapist:  Then again, I liked Human After All better than Discovery, so what do I know?

Gigantos:  I was expecting a bit more from this album for some reason, probably because I didn't like Human After All.  Discovery is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Maybe I'll try listening a bit more to it and see if my feelings change about it.


FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
 
2013-05-20 11:55:09 PM

rev. dave: Only one of 2 acts I can tolerate a vocoder is this one.  There is some old funk artist that also uses it and is amazing, can't remember the name my friend told me.


You're probably thinking of Zapp...
 
2013-05-21 12:05:41 AM

rekoil: rev. dave: Only one of 2 acts I can tolerate a vocoder is this one.  There is some old funk artist that also uses it and is amazing, can't remember the name my friend told me.

You're probably thinking of Zapp...


No love for Beastie Boys "Intergalactic"?
 
2013-05-21 12:06:40 AM
rock n roll is judged by a single governing law - do women want to dance to it?

as a male, i had no problem with the album, and Get Lucky is regurgitated & repackaged discopop brilliance that is already the song of the summer.

why?  its got a backbeat, you cant lose it.  save the intellect for coltrane outtakes of 'a love supreme,' and get your ass on the dancefloor.
 
2013-05-21 12:29:09 AM

LowbrowDeluxe: DissonantEscapist:  Then again, I liked Human After All better than Discovery, so what do I know?

Gigantos:  I was expecting a bit more from this album for some reason, probably because I didn't like Human After All.  Discovery is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Maybe I'll try listening a bit more to it and see if my feelings change about it.

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT


I liked the first album, then lost track of them for a few years, only to find two albums had come out in the meantime. It took seeing the movie for me to appreciate Discovery. Review after review screamed disappointment with Human; it kept me away until after the second Alive.  Then I got Human anyway and wondered what was wrong with the people giving out bad reviews.  Have finished the new album now, and it's going to be playing a lot in the car.

Anyway, work in the morning, have to sleep now.
 
2013-05-21 12:32:39 AM

catzies: too much reggae. Jack Johnson? And yesterday, "Ice Cube's Today Was a Good Day," and LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali?" On my KCRW??


Dude, you're local radio station sounds dope as fark, wish we had radio like that where I live. Daft Punk, reggae, and golden era hip hop? What's not to like?
 
2013-05-21 12:36:17 AM
The game of love is robo-seduction music. Bender, with a robo-stache, robo-chains, and a robo-robe open waaayyy too low...
 
2013-05-21 12:49:35 AM
Amazon doesn't have samples?!?!  Whar
 
2013-05-21 12:52:33 AM
Using this occasion to listen to Daft Punk's early albums since the new one's not on Spotify yet.  I've never heard them before but I'm starting to branch out into their genre of music.  I'm enjoying it.  Looking forward to hearing the new one.  Hopefully will be up tomorrow.
 
2013-05-21 12:56:54 AM

TheJoe03: catzies: too much reggae. Jack Johnson? And yesterday, "Ice Cube's Today Was a Good Day," and LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali?" On my KCRW??

Dude, you're local radio station sounds dope as fark, wish we had radio like that where I live. Daft Punk, reggae, and golden era hip hop? What's not to like?


It's the Santa Monica, CA NPR station.  It's pretty dope, and I live in DC.
 
2013-05-21 01:04:59 AM
Just downloaded it, on the second track, is the whole album downtempo like this?  I'm enjoying it so far, super smooth.
 
2013-05-21 01:56:50 AM
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2013-05-21 02:31:57 AM

craigzy: rock n roll is judged by a single governing law - do women want to dance to it?

as a male, i had no problem with the album, and Get Lucky is regurgitated & repackaged discopop brilliance that is already the song of the summer.

why?  its got a backbeat, you cant lose it.  save the intellect for coltrane outtakes of 'a love supreme,' and get your ass on the dancefloor.


I give it an 82. It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.
 
2013-05-21 02:49:51 AM
Just started listening to the album and holy shiat this is great stuff, I like where the took the sound, back to basics. It just might bring back disco in some form.
 
2013-05-21 03:35:54 AM

Marc L'Hommedieu: I farking love it.  The insane noise rush of Contact really breaks me out of my workflow, but i'll probably get used to it in time.  Now i just need a new copy of Homework.  I sold my old copy to a used CD place for three bucks back when i was young and stupid.


I read your comment right as the noise rush started. Are you a wizard?

I'm two songs in and I'm enjoying it a lot.
 
2013-05-21 03:39:05 AM

North_Central_Positronics: I love this album.  I can see how some die-hard dance/club/"kick in the bass" types won't love it, but it's got a lot of depth.   It's got some radio-friendly songs, some dance/club scene tracks, some left-over Tron soundtrack aural/sonic stuff and all of it with Daft Punk electronica behind it.

Good stuff.


There's hardly any sampling at all.

That's what people are failing to realize about this album, other than a few sampled synth notes, it's all instrumental.

I'm a Daft Punk fan, this is the first album of theirs I won't be purchasing. I just can't get the same groove from this album. They're usually the kind of music I pop into my ears when I'm at work (machinist, procedural, extremely math heavy, lots of problem solving) to clear my head. This stuff is useless for that.
 
2013-05-21 04:06:24 AM

iq_in_binary: That's what people are failing to realize about this album, other than a few sampled synth notes, it's all instrumental.


Their most human album yet and it's obviously better than Human After All.
 
2013-05-21 04:18:14 AM
Been listening to it since Friday (yes i'm that special)

It's good...yes it's not as upbeat as discovery...but whats not to like, the production values are through the roof as per usual...and as others have said, perfect to kick back with your headphones on and digest the day thats just been!
 
2013-05-21 05:46:12 AM
I like the song that features Paul F Tompkins as Warner Herzog
 
2013-05-21 06:51:28 AM
What I wanted was a good article. What I got was a pile of crap thrown together in about two minutes.
 
2013-05-21 08:12:49 AM
Oh...my...god. Daft Punk has discovered 80's dance music!
 
2013-05-21 09:00:35 AM
I will say the more I listen to it the better it gets.  Same thing with their other albums even if it's a totally different flavor.  The only thing that bugs me is that monologue on track 3, the music there is great and yeah I get the whole Moog invention thing but save it for a Director's Cut or something not the third track on your first album in freaking forever.
 
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