Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger [2001]

There’s a lot of songs by Daft Punk I simply cant stand but this isnt one of them. Taken from their seminal 2001 album Discovery, well worth a purchase for any price, its superb. For me it takes a bit long to get into it but its all worth it for the breakdown and vocoder work in the later half of the track. I’d love to hear a bigger break chucked in there. Ridiculously simple and absolutely sublime.

The Alive Club Mix is a bit special too, more just straight up tech-house banger but worth a listen!
Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Alive Club)

From Discogs
With Discovery, Daft Punk leave their acid house roots behind and delve more into 70’s disco and synthpop. The result is a fresh combination of disco and house and leaves a lasting impression.

Most of the songs are based or includ3e samples from many 70’s songs, even the first song “One More Time” sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place in a disco during the 70’s. Many guest artists do vocals work, such as Romantony and some works show a heavy rock influence as well, but with a twist. Aerodynamic contains a guitar arpeggio throughout which makes the basis of the song while Digital Love contains a very cool buzzy synth solo, close to sounding like a real guitar but there are give-aways. Overall Discovery is a very enjoyable album with wide appeal. Sadly it raised the bar so high that Daft Punk disappointed many new fans with the release of the slightly over-repetitive and minimalistic Human After All.

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One Response

  1. A classic everytime….AWESOME!

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