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.
Well, Daft Punk's New Album Sucks
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/28/2014|
Entertainment Weekly posted a raving review of one of the singles. So I downloaded it. WTF? It just sounded so MOR. Yick.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/14/2013|
[quote][[R2]]must also be a 9/11 truther.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/15/2013|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/15/2013|
It's a little self indulgent. They are paying homage to thier hero Georgio Moroder
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/15/2013|
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)
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/15/2013|
Not at all r14, I alway have a problem with Justin Timblerlake and Justin Biber.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/15/2013|
America loves Country Music and Jesus.
Daft Punk look like weird commie homosexuals to Americans.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/15/2013|
I would take the music of Skrillex over Taylor "Twit" Swift any day, even though he is a lying closet case.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/15/2013|
R25, so "weird commie homosexuals" look like robot Pez dispensers?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/15/2013|
Yes, R30, because everyone considers Daft Punk to be in the same league as a screeching AI runner-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/15/2013|
To the Nashville crowd, anyone who is different than them, is classified as a weird commie homosexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/15/2013|
So derivative and uninspired.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/16/2013|
You know there will always be one big album left because Daft Punk will eventually pull a "KISS" and reveal themselves to the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/16/2013|
Daft Punk = Mainstream crap for morons. End of.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/16/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/16/2013|
Who will they get to guest on their next album, Justin Biber? Probably.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/16/2013|
When I think of shit mainstream dance music I mostly think of David Guetta.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/16/2013|
Oh Please, it's crap. Commercial success in this day and age equates low-brow shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/16/2013|
[quote]Daft Punk SELL A LOT OF MUSIC, so what they are creating, is what the people like.
People don't like this album.
All those pre-orders. People are gonna riot. lol!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/16/2013|
DP will not be touring, nor be making any music videos for this album. They even shelved the video with Pharrell that they were using for commercials.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/16/2013|
[quote]It got 10/10 in the NME. They very very rarely dish out that.
Yes they do. They're now Teen Bop Magazine. They dumbed themselves down a couple of years ago to get more sales.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/16/2013|
[quote]Pharrell is extremely talented. There's no need to "ignore" his work on this album.
He's a one-trick pony, and he turned DP into him with his crappy song.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/16/2013|
I think DP are best when they don't collaborate or feature guest vocalists, whereas Air's best songs feature Beth Hirsch or Thomas Mars.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/16/2013|
The Pharrell song, Get Lucky, is simply atrocious. I cannot understand how anyone thinks it's good or cool. Sometimes it sucks being so much better than Joe public, I guess the little people get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/16/2013|
Speaking of Thomas Mars, I'm really liking the new Phoenix album. Much better French reinterpretation of American music.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/16/2013|
R58, Mozart was the pop music of his time. Complex he is not.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/17/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/17/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/17/2013|
Pitchfork are such affected Kill Whitey Hipsters. If Pharrell has anything to do with it, They'll cum all over it multiple times.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/17/2013|
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".
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/17/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/18/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/23/2013|
The album sucks. What's left to discuss?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/28/2014|
"If you lose your way tonight, that's how you know the magic's right!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/28/2014|
A couple of great songs,
a couple of horrible songs
and a whole lot of just o.k. ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/28/2014|
Haha R70! Get Lucky was my song of the summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/28/2014|
Could they be the return of Milli Vanilli in mufti?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/28/2014|