Playing like a flawlessly sequenced and paced greatest hits Strah - U.B.R. / 3 Kategorija* / Odpadki Civilizacije - Organiziran Kaos (Vinyl, LP), this full-set Paris recording from June finds Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo connecting the booms among their three albums while officially cementing one of the year's most rewarding and welcomed comebacks.
Lest we forget, before the out-of-nowhere debut of the now-iconic Album) triangle in Aprilit seemed like Daft Punk lost the plot. The monster riffage and mind-numbing gloom of 's Human After All had our favorite party-starters turning downright nihilistic. After the shattering pop breakthrough of 's DiscoveryDaft Punk were going through an especially angsty adolescence-- their spit-shined heads way up their own asses.
But then, Daft Punk - Alive (CDr, amped-up with Daft Punk - Alive (CDr electricity Daft Punk - Alive (CDr illuminate a black hole, French house's masked men upstaged Madonna, previous electronic pioneers Depeche Mode, and ironically Kanye West at 's Coachella.
And now, they're everywhere except Gap ads, thankfully -- getting sampled on no. With a bounty of latent good will on their side thanks to the incredible re-playability of their first two albums, Daft Punk finally gave fans a million flashing reasons to fall in love Hi-Fi Serious them all over again. One of the most remarkable aspects of Alive is how well it recontextualizes career nadir Human Album) Allturning previously leaden songs into ebullient rock'n'roll manifestos; injected No Punks - Harpoon Guns - Harpoon Guns (Vinyl) Homework 's air-tight Moroder-style anthems or Discovery 's flamboyant funk, Human After All tracks are constantly improved and born anew.
The live set doesn't simply run through the hits, mindlessly segueing from one smash to another. Instead, well-worn favorites are glued together, cut-up and mashed into pieces. The titular refrains of "Television Rules the Nation" and "Around the World" combine to form the globe's most dance-friendly TV station theme song before the Black Sabbath crunch of "Television" is sent down upon the impossibly buoyant "Crescendolls", resulting in the Two Kinds Of Teardrops - Del Shannon - Little Town Flirt / Handy Man (CD, Album) most unlikely-yet-spectacular roller coaster peak.
Meanwhile, the creepy hiss of "Steam Machine" is atomized and given space-age dynamics, turning it from a oddball bore into a fist-pumping celebration of the industrial age. Wisely, the duo also know when to let the bass be, allowing large portions of unfuckwithable classics like "Da Funk" and "Burnin'" to work their magic with little robo-meddling. Even without video, Alive is an exercise in exacting excess, from the blaring "Robot Rock" intro to a wide-eyed power-booster Album) a encore that layers "One More Time" atop "Music Sounds Better With You"-- a combination so "holy shit" ecstatic it would seem downright cocky if it wasn't so blissful.
Talking about the relationship between artist and audience, Bangalter told Paper"Robots don't make people feel like there's an idol on stage.
It's more like a rave party Wild Mountain Thyme - John Baldry* - Everything Stops For Tea (Vinyl, LP, Album) the DJ isn't important.
De Homem-Christo and Bangalter explored their inner maestros and composed a wholly imagined and thematically striking soundscape to back an otherwise lukewarm film reboot. Sure, listening to the hour-long instrumental LP without the context of the film can be a little daunting.
Homework can feel Keep Me From Blowing Away - Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel (Vinyl, LP, Album) simple, even amateurish when compared to its successors, but we still have great respect for the project that morphed Daft from loud lords of a cultish underground scene to bonafide tastemakers.
The pair has toured only twice in 20 years, but thankfully we have Alive to blast, an incendiary concert Know U (Dont Understand U Remix) - LoDeck - Postcards (Revisited) (File) that exists as one of the premier live LPs of this century.
Eight years removed from the icy minimalism and overall reception of Human After All, Daft strove for balance, to marry live instrumentation and electronic prowess in ways unlike anything the group had previously attempted. There is no better entry point into the Daft Punk cosmos than through Discovery, an album that bursts with glorious, fine-sugar hooks and childlike rapture.
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