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(New Musical Express)   Daft Punk to sell a $350 boxed set version of their latest album which really only had that one good song   (nme.com) divider line 83
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2013-10-24 11:46:20 PM
actually it has about 4 good songs on it, I just don't expect the other ones to get much radio play
 
2013-10-25 05:34:14 AM
When subby was fifteen, sixteen, when he really started to post on message boards, he definitely wanted to become a troll
 
2013-10-25 05:51:58 AM
Does it come with Stephen Colberts video?
 
2013-10-25 06:00:04 AM
Screw the haters. That album is fun as hell to listen to. People go way overboard when their favorite artists go in a different direction. Dylan goes electric. The Beatles stopped being a boy band. Justin Beiber's new concept album was too deeply rooted in James Joyce references to be palatable...

I think Tron and RAM are both welcome detours and both excellently crafted. Disclosure: I'm a huge, HUGE fan of 70's soul, a well from which RAM draws heavily. So yeah, I was already a little biased at first listen, Even if not, it's always nice to not hear the same sh*t.
 
2013-10-25 06:02:09 AM
Who are you to not buy this? Their children need wine.
 
2013-10-25 06:19:41 AM
Headline is accurate.

It had one good song.
 
2013-10-25 06:40:01 AM
It's a catchy song. I enjoy listening to it. But I can call it up on Slacker Radio if I'm really desperate to listen to "Get Lucky"
 
2013-10-25 06:46:09 AM
It had 3 or 4 good songs on it. The Giorgio Moroder track was a cool tribute. I would like to own it on vinyl, but $350? Uh, no.
 
2013-10-25 07:00:35 AM
Random Access Memories is pretty good. Album of the year, man.
 
2013-10-25 07:33:12 AM
If you want French Pop sample some Justice. At least a third of each album has staying power.
 
2013-10-25 07:56:11 AM
Lose Yourself To Dance is the intro to my radio show, once I get one.
 
kab
2013-10-25 08:05:44 AM

SpdrJay: Headline is accurate.

It had one good song.


Interesting.  4 or 5 months ago, folks who apparently never heard Earth Wind & Fire were praising 'Get Lucky' as the best musical effort since Chopin.
 
2013-10-25 08:13:32 AM
I don't know if I've ever heard a draft punk song. Guessing I probably have but i dunno.
 
2013-10-25 08:18:11 AM
For the price tag there doesn't seem to be anything on there that makes it worth it.

If you're going to do a Box Set then go all out and put something in there that's rare and unattainable.  By far one of the best ones was Wax Trax including analog tape as packaging from the masters.
 
2013-10-25 08:38:04 AM

kab: Interesting.  4 or 5 months ago, folks who apparently never heard Earth Wind & Fire and Carl Craig were praising 'Get Lucky' as the best musical effort since Chopin.


FTFM.
 
2013-10-25 08:53:34 AM
I actually think it has only 2-3 bad songs on it.

Great album to have on the background and relax.

/I second "album of the year"
 
2013-10-25 09:01:50 AM
 
2013-10-25 09:02:14 AM
Daft Punk to sell a $350 boxed set version of their latest album which really only had that one good song that every's sick of.

FTFY
 
2013-10-25 09:14:00 AM

abhorrent1: I don't know if I've ever heard a draft punk song. Guessing I probably have but i dunno.


You probably have. But if you haven't, I highly recommend the Tron soundtrack.
 
2013-10-25 09:19:45 AM
pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com

Buy this thing instead for $250.  Unless you dont want to.
 
2013-10-25 09:29:06 AM

homarjr: /I second "album of the year"


No where close, especially not in electronic and dance music.  There's been tons of brilliant albums this year.

The only reason they haven't been noticed is because they don't have Daft Punk's marketing money.
 
2013-10-25 09:29:13 AM
You're up all night to get laid,
They're up all night to get paid,
You're up all night to get laid,
They're up all night to make money.
 
2013-10-25 09:32:16 AM

Glitchwerks: homarjr: /I second "album of the year"

No where close, especially not in electronic and dance music.  There's been tons of brilliant albums this year.

The only reason they haven't been noticed is because they don't have Daft Punk's marketing money.


It's music. To each their own.

But the masses love this album, and it's critically acclaimed. That doesn't happen too often.
 
2013-10-25 09:35:10 AM

Gunny Highway: [pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com image 658x388]

Buy this thing instead for $250.  Unless you dont want to.


I'd like to, but I'm not sure if they already sold out
 
2013-10-25 09:36:19 AM

LewDux: Gunny Highway: [pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com image 658x388]

Buy this thing instead for $250.  Unless you dont want to.

I'd like to, but I'm not sure if they already sold out


I wasnt alive when The Clash were active so the sold out criticism means nothing to me.
 
2013-10-25 09:43:22 AM
Wait, that song is for sale? Like in physical form?  I thought everybody was just downl........

Never mind.
 
2013-10-25 09:44:30 AM

Gunny Highway: LewDux: Gunny Highway: [pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com image 658x388]

Buy this thing instead for $250.  Unless you dont want to.

I'd like to, but I'm not sure if they already sold out

I wasnt alive when The Clash were active so the sold out criticism means nothing to me.


Not everything has to be criticism. Especially on Fark
 
2013-10-25 09:45:51 AM

homarjr: It's music. To each their own.

But the masses love this album, and it's critically acclaimed. That doesn't happen too often.


It happens all the time.  There's plenty of terrible albums that get that.  Take "Yeezus" for example.  One of the biggest piles of crap this year, yet people raved about it.

Without advertising and radio play and under a different name, "RAM" would have been largely ignored.
 
2013-10-25 09:48:58 AM

LewDux: Gunny Highway: LewDux: Gunny Highway: [pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com image 658x388]

Buy this thing instead for $250.  Unless you dont want to.

I'd like to, but I'm not sure if they already sold out

I wasnt alive when The Clash were active so the sold out criticism means nothing to me.

Not everything has to be criticism. Especially on Fark


Ahh, well apologies, friend.  I have all the albums but I am seriously considering picking up the boxset.

Cheers.
 
2013-10-25 09:55:47 AM

Glitchwerks: homarjr: It's music. To each their own.

But the masses love this album, and it's critically acclaimed. That doesn't happen too often.

It happens all the time.  There's plenty of terrible albums that get that.  Take "Yeezus" for example.  One of the biggest piles of crap this year, yet people raved about it.

Without advertising and radio play and under a different name, "RAM" would have been largely ignored.


Without advertising, nearly everything is ignored.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOPu0_YWhw
 
2013-10-25 10:01:48 AM

homarjr: Without advertising, nearly everything is ignored.


Exactly my point.
 
2013-10-25 10:47:06 AM
I think it's a pretty good album.  I like Get Lucky, it was simply overplayed this past summer.

Lose Yourself to Dance and Touch are good, and Contact is great.
 
2013-10-25 10:49:44 AM

homarjr: Glitchwerks: homarjr: It's music. To each their own.

But the masses love this album, and it's critically acclaimed. That doesn't happen too often.

It happens all the time.  There's plenty of terrible albums that get that.  Take "Yeezus" for example.  One of the biggest piles of crap this year, yet people raved about it.

Without advertising and radio play and under a different name, "RAM" would have been largely ignored.

Without advertising, nearly everything is ignored.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOPu0_YWhw


I'm curious to know what point the creator of that "experiment" was trying to prove. That people won't know what's good if they hear it? That without exposure, nobody cares?

How about "people want to get to work or home during rush hour", or "Cultural awareness of classical music and its stars isn't what it was a century ago"? or "People don't know the difference between a classical master and a begging hack?" or "People see this kind of thing (man playing in train station) all the time and are jaded to it"?

There are a huge number of explanations, none of which lead you to the conclusion that the creator wants you to get to. I despise being led somewhere like that, especially when its so blatant.
 
2013-10-25 10:56:28 AM

grinding_journalist: homarjr: Glitchwerks: homarjr: It's music. To each their own.

But the masses love this album, and it's critically acclaimed. That doesn't happen too often.

It happens all the time.  There's plenty of terrible albums that get that.  Take "Yeezus" for example.  One of the biggest piles of crap this year, yet people raved about it.

Without advertising and radio play and under a different name, "RAM" would have been largely ignored.

Without advertising, nearly everything is ignored.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOPu0_YWhw

I'm curious to know what point the creator of that "experiment" was trying to prove. That people won't know what's good if they hear it? That without exposure, nobody cares?

How about "people want to get to work or home during rush hour", or "Cultural awareness of classical music and its stars isn't what it was a century ago"? or "People don't know the difference between a classical master and a begging hack?" or "People see this kind of thing (man playing in train station) all the time and are jaded to it"?

There are a huge number of explanations, none of which lead you to the conclusion that the creator wants you to get to. I despise being led somewhere like that, especially when its so blatant.


Everything you said was right, and are all viable explanations to this "experiment".

But I think it's exactly what we've been talking about in this thread. Without advertising - on the classical music, on the acclaimed violinist, etc - people have no idea what they are listening to or who they are watching. Sadly, many/most people need to be told what's good and what isn't.

If Justin Timberlake was performing in a train station, no matter how busy people are, they would stop and watch. Hell, if it was the farking Black Eyed Peas, you'd have a lot of people stopping to watch.
 
2013-10-25 11:03:23 AM
Dear Daft Punk,

Disco sucked the first time around, please stop trying to bring it back.

Sincerely,
People Who Don't Like Stuff That Sucks
 
2013-10-25 11:05:45 AM

homarjr: If Justin Timberlake was performing in a train station, no matter how busy people are, they would stop and watch. Hell, if it was the farking Black Eyed Peas, you'd have a lot of people stopping to watch.


Lots of people would watch if somebody performed in train station dressed like this
blogs.ajc.com
or like this

wpmedia.blogs.theprovince.com

Fark eyes!
 
2013-10-25 11:06:05 AM

PanicMan: abhorrent1: I don't know if I've ever heard a draft punk song. Guessing I probably have but i dunno.

You probably have. But if you haven't, I highly recommend the Tron soundtrack.


Forget that, I say start with Discovery. Brilliant.
 
2013-10-25 11:07:19 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Dear Daft Punk,

Disco sucked the first time around, please stop trying to bring it back.

Sincerely,
People Who Don't Like Stuff That Sucks


They didnt?  Seems like it was pretty popular.
 
kab
2013-10-25 11:08:28 AM
grinding_journalist:
I'm curious to know what point the creator of that "experiment" was trying to prove. That people won't know what's good if they hear it? That without exposure, nobody cares?

Those two statements are quite obvious, this is just video proof.Marketing yields far more attention than actual talent in modern music, and this is true across ALL genres.  I'm not sure why you'd be offended at such a confirmation.
 
2013-10-25 11:10:11 AM

kab: grinding_journalist:
I'm curious to know what point the creator of that "experiment" was trying to prove. That people won't know what's good if they hear it? That without exposure, nobody cares?

Those two statements are quite obvious, this is just video proof.Marketing yields far more attention than actual talent in modern music, and this is true across ALL genres.  I'm not sure why you'd be offended at such a confirmation.


Everyone loves to get offended by something.  I know I do.
 
2013-10-25 11:12:50 AM

Gunny Highway: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Dear Daft Punk,

Disco sucked the first time around, please stop trying to bring it back.

Sincerely,
People Who Don't Like Stuff That Sucks

They didnt?  Seems like it was pretty popular.


Forget it, he's rolling
 
2013-10-25 11:15:14 AM

Gunny Highway: They didnt?  Seems like it was pretty popular.


Disco was extremely popular, but then tons of people jumped on the band wagon and started oversaturating the style with bland, soulless pop ripoffs.

Then there was a pretty substantial backlash that, in my honest opinion, seemed fueled by racism and homophobia.
 
2013-10-25 11:19:22 AM

dj_spanmaster: PanicMan: abhorrent1: I don't know if I've ever heard a draft punk song. Guessing I probably have but i dunno.

You probably have. But if you haven't, I highly recommend the Tron soundtrack.

Forget that, I say start with Discovery. Brilliant.


Discovery is also great.
 
2013-10-25 11:19:48 AM
comeon,comeon,comeon,comeon,comeon
comeon,comeon,comeon,comeon,comeon
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE!
comeon,comeon,comeon,comeon,comeon
 
2013-10-25 11:20:12 AM

Glitchwerks: Disco was extremely popular, but then tons of people jumped on the band wagon and started oversaturating the style with bland, soulless pop ripoffs.


That seems to be pretty standard (see: Sunset Strip).

Glitchwerks: Then there was a pretty substantial backlash that, in my honest opinion, seemed fueled by racism and homophobia.


I am not familiar but that makes me sad.  I wasn't around and I have not researched the topic so it is hard for me to comment.  I can tell you I know older people who disliked disco and they weren't/aren't bigots.
 
2013-10-25 11:33:01 AM

Gunny Highway: Glitchwerks: Then there was a pretty substantial backlash that, in my honest opinion, seemed fueled by racism and homophobia.

I am not familiar but that makes me sad. I wasn't around and I have not researched the topic so it is hard for me to comment. I can tell you I know older people who disliked disco and they weren't/aren't bigots.


"I disliked the veiled racism of the anti-disco movement" Guess who
 
2013-10-25 11:43:17 AM

Gunny Highway: Everyone loves to get offended by something. I know I do.


Perhaps offended wasn't the right word.

It irritates me a great deal when I'm exposed to a piece of writing, video, imagery, or any other media where it's pretty clear that the author has an agenda, and is promoting it with their piece, as if to say "SEE? You automatically draw the same conclusion as I do, and its OBVIOUS that..."

...whereas most of the time, the behaviors or reactions that result from said piece have any number of explanations, none of which are the author's rather forced conclusion.

Super Size Me infuriates me.
 
2013-10-25 11:45:10 AM

grinding_journalist: Gunny Highway: Everyone loves to get offended by something. I know I do.

Perhaps offended wasn't the right word.

It irritates me a great deal when I'm exposed to a piece of writing, video, imagery, or any other media where it's pretty clear that the author has an agenda, and is promoting it with their piece, as if to say "SEE? You automatically draw the same conclusion as I do, and its OBVIOUS that..."

...whereas most of the time, the behaviors or reactions that result from said piece have any number of explanations, none of which are the author's rather forced conclusion.

Super Size Me infuriates me.


I hope you become to most successful journalist in the world.  Good luck!

/no snark at all
 
2013-10-25 11:45:42 AM
I wasn't there to experience it either, but in a Tom Petty interview he stated a lot of disco became hated because of it relying too much on computers and synths. It became soulless. Not enough real instrument musicianship.
 
2013-10-25 11:51:20 AM
I dig the song they did with Panda Bear.
 
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