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Hasn’t really been my cup of tea TBH, a bit excessive in length and that stuff, I’m gonna try again in a few weeks.
*Were terrorized by Godzilla. Artists do it out of pity.
Im with you 100% on the whole back vocal shit. Seriously, why bother having Nick Olivieri on the record if you wont have him do anything noticeable.
*Also to add: I can’t remember who said it or whatever but someone on here brought up the fact that the early stream was anti-climactic after the huge promo before, that was the wrong move I believe, completely defied the point of the whole thing they built up in the time preceding it.
I wanted to love this album with all of my being, but I can’t I find myself repelled by it. I’m sorry to Daft Punk, Myself and everyone. It’s honestly mostly because of the hype too, the amount of slow building hype (Which is fittingly like a lot of their songs themselves, DP mastered that draw the shit out of a song/buildup technique) this album got just choked the shit out of it for me and I find it impossible to actually get past that. I think I’ll revisit it in a few years once this hype has cleared from my brain.
R.A.M. I love you but this hype is bringing me down, catch ya later!
Fetisch pro, classic!!!!!!!!
I agree it can take time to process, but you’re wrong in saying they are the first to bring back disco and that people don’t understand it. Artists from Ed Banger like Breakbot and Justice have been doing this as long as they’ve been around, except they are just working elements of disco into their music as opposed to working elements of their music into disco which is what Daft Punk seems to be doing here. Elements of disco have been present in all types of dance music since, as disco is the genesis essentially, what Daft Punk have done is just moved backward musically, instead of looking back and moving forward.
Thats not to say I don’t enjoy it or like the songs (I do, they have good grooves, crisp production and catchy melodies) but they aren’t doing anything ground breaking, this album is good, but I wouldn’t call it great.
What I’m really interested in hearing is how they would interpret them for a live setting, hopefully something like the Alive 2007 mashup/remixes, seeing as they said they would tour all of their material if they were to. It would be cool to see how they would work it into their full catalogue seeing as sonically, this album is a bit of an outlier.
This is particularly funny for me because a friend of mine who was 100% obsessed with “Gangnam Style” (he knew literally all the words and the dance and got overly excited when it was played) is/was obsessed with “Get Lucky” and would not stop singing it all the time to the point of it being extremely irritating and made me dislike the song because the association.
Not sure what you mean by “these guys proved that people really don’t have their own taste in music” though, maybe you meant style?
I would agree that they do have an amazing marketing team, the hype levels were insane. However this album, being more of a disco album than the house music of 15 years ago, I would say is more of a seventies album.
While I would agree that there can at times be a mob mentality with the downvoting of critical comments, I would argue that the more thought out, better-articulated comments aren’t necessarily received horribly. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the articulated critical comments get many upvotes, its just all about how you present what you’re saying.
Sure, the “Wow, OMG i LUV IT!!!!!! SOOO GOOODD” comments will get more upvotes as opposed to “this is music is awful, garbage” comments by default, nothing will change that, but I do believe the majority of SG readers appreciate and can respect a well reasoned and articulate response no matter what the personal opinion of the writer.
jon, u no just what 2 say <3
Gah I always jump the gun on my comments and leave typos :(.
I like the opener, the vocoder is smooth and so is the instrumentation. But all the pre-release statements saying how they were going back to push forward, I would argue, are not necessarily true, sure they used different styles than were around then, but it’s an essentially revisionist disco with some proggy stuff thrown in. I would suggest that artist that are really pushing forward through referencing style as opposed to just using a set style are the artists who are really pushing music forward.
Artists like Breakbot and Justice (mostly just on Cross, as Audio, Video, Disco was more proggy) are doing this really well, as the music they make feels current but still has the good ol groove. It feels to me like Daft Punk got way too caught up in nostalgia to make a truly great album.
THAT BEING SAID, it’s a smooth and pleasing record with solid grooves and a gorgeous analogue sound.
Ironically, that was a fairly general and negative comment address to a mass amount of people who are simply trying to offer criticism!
I feel like “Diane Young” will be used in lots of summer movie trailers.
Wow, my late weigh in: Love it. Love it. Rostam is his FUCKING GAME, the production is tight. I love how vampire weekend have subtly evolved their sound over their albums, they each transition beautifully into each other, thats such an awesome thing.
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I have a special place for paparazzi, it is covered in flaming chainsaws that shoot acid. :)))))
Ah it really annoys me how SG always refers to L.A. beat music as bass music. Bass music is like the dance/club music like skream and benga.
The music that originates from the Low End Theory types (FlyLo, Nosaj Thing, Groundislava, Daedalus, Gaslamp Killer) is part of the “L.A. beat scene”, therefore, L.A. beat music. The music itself is all about the irregular of timing and often atypical kit sounds.
If this gets hate I’ll be sad, but whatever, that’s what the music is, I’m not trying to hate on Tom or SG, its just a pet-peeve is all.
When every part of me says go ahead….
Wow :’( the year of so many comebacks in music we lose too many great gum commenters!!
Raptor Jesus please don’t leave too :’(((((
Hats off to Tommy, best use of the thanks Obama meme I’ve seen, woooooo
Now thats a jaaaaaam for the summer.