Massive blowback for them. No one wants to hear boring 1970s disco sans hard-hitting electronic dance music. I don't know what they were thinking. Working with Pharrell on two songs, even using one of them as the lead single, was just insane. There's not on stand out track on this album.
Entertainment Weekly posted a raving review of one of the singles. So I downloaded it. WTF? It just sounded so MOR. Yick.
This is Bowie all over again. These critics give rave reviews because the industry demands it, and the public, which has been brainwashed ahead of time, made to believe that such and such release is going to be a game changer, also demand it. It's really ridiculous, and it's really getting old at this point. I have a desire for nitpicking critics now. Enough ass kissing.
Oh please, Just because it's different from what they normally do doesn't make it bad. [R2]must also be a 9/11 truther.
It just doesn't have dancefloor ready tracks like you expected.
I haven't heard the entire album, but Get Lucky is the best thing to come out of EDM in a while now.
EDM has become a collection of teenbeat targeted twats, thinking they are musical genius types, while they publicly idolize Taylor Swift and Justin Beiber as role models.
THANK YOU for restoring my faith in electronic dance music again Daft Punk!
[quote][[R2]]must also be a 9/11 truther.
[quote]I haven't heard the entire album, but Get Lucky is the best thing to come out of EDM in a while now.
That's like saying that "Baby One More Time" is akin to Mozart.
"Get Lucky" is atrocious, and it's not edm. The song is basically a crap R&B NERD song. Their credibility went out the window the moment they worked with Pharrell Williams.
Anyway, the consensus is: this album is horrible. People are outraged. Paid off critics just stepped in it again.
I love how r4 thinks we don't know he's from Columbia Records.
"Get Lucky" isn't atrocious, but it isn't very good, either. I was really excited for the new album before hearing "GL", which deflated me a bit. Buzz from critics I respect who've listened to it is mixed at best.
Yes, the Pharrell connection is, to me, deadly.
Daft Punk went mall rat & bridge&tunnel to sheepleville, Justin Timberlakeland with their work with Disney and Tron. This is further brand devolution.
At least it puts Chic, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards back in the spotlight.
I just sampled "Get Lucky" on iTunes and if this is how the whole album will sound, I will be buying it as soon as it comes out and look forward to many hours of uplifting listening!
Seriously, how can anyone think that single isn't catchy and fun?
It's a little self indulgent. They are paying homage to thier hero Georgio Moroder
This is clearly their most palatable album (to the average music listener) and the one that will make them rich. It's not bad, just a complete sellout. They've been on the path to this for a while - see the Disney movie, etc.
That said, I don't mind this release.
It is the crap coming from other EDM releases which makes Daft Punks "Get Lucky" sound so good by comparison.
(See the UltraMusic Festival for details)
It's just more user friendly, easy accessibly disposable low-brow trash, hyped up by press who get favors from labels.
A critic will hype up some low-brow mainstream piece of shit so they get more hits or readers. I blame R&B and Hip-Hop. It was the saturation of R&B and Rap about 10 years ago that just killed off real music.
No I'm not racist, but just saying it like it is. Some of my favorite artist are African American like Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Leontyne Price, Martina Topley-Bird and Esperanza Spalding. So don't even.
Oh, I think I understand, r13. It's [italic]those[/italic] black people you have a problem with.
I'm pretty sure record companies today surf teenage sites, Facebook and Twitter feeds, then tell their A&R people to find me a "XYZ" type.
There is no money in music sales, because nobody under 20 has ever paid for music. So nobody seriously bothers with the music development. It is all about the show hype - AKA Beiber/Swift.
EDM is just lowering the bar another notch. Rap is similarly bad music and talentless, but Rap was not created because there was no money in selling music. Rap was the "anyone can be a star genre".
The EDM shows are quite amazing even though the music is lame. Stick a well amped beat under any crap with a 21st century light show and people will dance to it.
Rap use to mean something, it was street politics, it had something important to say and it said it. It all went to shit when people like Diddy and Jay-Z realized they could become vastly wealthy by selling stereotypical ghetto shit to bored white kids.
Not at all r14, I alway have a problem with Justin Timblerlake and Justin Biber.
R16's post is not nearly as bad as R15's ahistorical, quasi-racist screed, but it's not even close to the truth, either.
Q gave it 5 out of 5, so we know it appeals to the radio 2 listening middle-aged dad who thinks he is still street.
I hate that rap/hip hop killed funk and soul bands. The worst part is that many rappers have built their careers on the sampling of great hooks from those bands.
I listened to it on iTunes - you can stream it for free. Sorry, I thought it was great.
Listening to it right now. It's very nice.
Daft Punk "Random Access Memory" is currently the #1 selling album in the world right now. Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Spain etc. etc.
The exception is the USA where Jesus Loving Country Music singer George Straight is currently at the top (Daft Punk is still #4).
If this does not show you what the world is like today or what!
The Paul Williams' song is both awkwardly horrible and great. I was wondering if it was THAT Paul Williams, who I just watched a sort of horrible yet great documentary on.
America loves Country Music and Jesus.
Daft Punk look like weird commie homosexuals to Americans.
Is it as good as their earlier albums? No. But given what passes for dance music these days (David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, crap like that...) it is Mozart-like genius.
I would take the music of Skrillex over Taylor "Twit" Swift any day, even though he is a lying closet case.
R25, so "weird commie homosexuals" look like robot Pez dispensers?
It got 10/10 in the NME. They very very rarely dish out that. Colour me super excited after loving the glorious "Get Lucky".
Though it seems to have come out of nowhere considering their last damp squid album. This album must be huge in the US with the saturation of dance now.
Funny, Adam Lambert worked with both Pharell and Nile on his album and went for that disco funk thing too.
The one with Nile called Shady reminds me a little of Get Lucky. Both have Niles funy guitar line and both are about being on the prowl at night to get lucky. Except adam's looking for a dude.
Yes, R30, because everyone considers Daft Punk to be in the same league as a screeching AI runner-up.
I'm actually listening to "Get Lucky"!
To the Nashville crowd, anyone who is different than them, is classified as a weird commie homosexual.
So derivative and uninspired.
The people who are claiming they have sold-out and are releasing mainstream crap couldn't have listened to the album. Paul Williams's 8 minute opus "Touch" is not going to play in fly-over land. It's insane.
The album is brilliant. You just have to really ignore the fact that it's Pharell. Both his songs are good, though. Julian Casablancas comes off the best in "Instant Crush," which is easily as good as anything Daft Punk has ever done.
They've always been overrated. They have some good songs, but nothing to deserve the acclaim they get. They've always been derivative. People are such sheep when it comes to them. I bet they know it and are secretly embarrassed by their fans.
Pharrell is extremely talented. There's no need to "ignore" his work on this album. Why is there so much hostility to ANYTHING hip hop on this deeply thread? You sound like cracker coots--and I say this as a cracker myself.
You know there will always be one big album left because Daft Punk will eventually pull a "KISS" and reveal themselves to the world.
So much misinformation in one thread ... but most of all, I'm 100% sure that we will never, ever see a photo of the real Daft Punk on an album cover. Robots yes, faces no.
Daft Punk = Mainstream crap for morons. End of.
So sad, to think there has been some brilliant albums released this year, and they will be ignore by the press and the public in favor of this utter undiluted shite.
Music "journalists" are the worst thing to happen to music since MTV.
Who will they get to guest on their next album, Justin Biber? Probably.
Actually it is EDM "stars" like ZEDD (Russian DJ Anton Zaslavski) who publicly promote Justin Beiber.
Daft Punk SELL A LOT OF MUSIC, so what they are creating, is what the people like.
Some bitter music industry rejects on this thread.
[quote]Daft Punk = Mainstream crap for morons. End of.
pretending for a moment that your comments makes sense: yes, their movie Electroma. So very mainstream.
R61 does not know about the Requiem, or is desperately trying to equate Taylor Swift with Mozart, which happens a lot on the teengirl boards, but usually not on DL.
[quote]Yes they do. They're now Teen Bop Magazine. They dumbed themselves down a couple of years ago to get more sales.
True. I don't buy it anymore (too old now anyway), just skim it in the shops. The writers of the 90s were brilliant.. they were much more scathing before.
Anyway, the three tracks NME highlight to download didn't include "Get Lucky" so I'm very curious. I'll put in my iTunes pre-order.
Has Pitchfork came in? I kinda hate them and their hipster indie snob elitism, but they're much more likely to tell it how it is if it indeed sucks. The writers there have opinions and aren't paid shills.
Pitchfork are such affected Kill Whitey Hipsters. If Pharrell has anything to do with it, They'll cum all over it multiple times.
I've kinda burnt out "Get Lucky". When I first blind bought it, I played it like 5 times in a row it was so amazing, loved it on first play. It's on the radio all the time as well.
I don't think it sounds like a generic Pharrell track at all as someone said in the other thread. It doesn't even sound like his vocals until the chorus, the verses sound very much like a French disco singer. Daft Punk or half of them at least of course did "Music Sounds Better with You".
Oh R64, you sound old. Pitchfork are reactionary snobs who will take whatever position they think is cool. They are notorious for slamming classic albums on first release because they deem them not cool and will then go back and remove or change old reviews when the popular opinion changes. They're only worth reading to get a sense of what the general trend is on music.
I know r68, didn't they trash In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, when it was first released, gave it a 3 or something. Then voted it 3rd best album of the 90s a few years back.