16 Songs, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wanna dance? The funk-house party of the robots’ debut makes it a stone-cold classic. Using whomping beats, vocoder vocals and razor-edged pop instincts, the 1997 release from French producer/songwriters Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter sparked a disco revival. Homework also proves that house music has unlimited potential on the pop charts, fusing hip-hop swagger, swiggily synths and sparkling '70s glam into wildly catchy, hypnotic tunes like “Da Funk” and “Around the World.” Revolution has rarely sounded so fun.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wanna dance? The funk-house party of the robots’ debut makes it a stone-cold classic. Using whomping beats, vocoder vocals and razor-edged pop instincts, the 1997 release from French producer/songwriters Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter sparked a disco revival. Homework also proves that house music has unlimited potential on the pop charts, fusing hip-hop swagger, swiggily synths and sparkling '70s glam into wildly catchy, hypnotic tunes like “Da Funk” and “Around the World.” Revolution has rarely sounded so fun.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Amazing

esteban223

This album is amazing! This is one of daft's best albums next to discovery and alive!

Top 10 songs on the album

PeaceLoveMusic4ever!

1. Da Funk: maybe a little repetitve but still clearly best on album
2. Teachers: weird but awesome, hidden gem of all Daft Punk songs
3. Around the World: catchy, over-rated, and still fantastic, but consider buyong the radio-edit
4. Burning: better version of Crescendolls on Discovery
5. Alive: great overall song
6. Oh Yeah: not a dance song, but a good beat
7. Revolution 909: catchy, and cool
8. Daftendirekt: whatever that voice is saying, it is very addicting
9. Phoenix: takes a while to get to the good part, but the good part is worth it
10. Indo Silver Club: very cool

The Best Dance/House Album Ever! Daft Punk is Amazing!!!!!

Gresh854

I LOVE THIS ALBUM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! I AM A HUGE DAFT PUNK FAN AND LET ME TELL YOU, THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF THEIR BESTS! This album stated Daft Pnuk and this is my 2nd favorite album of theirs. The song contains very original and amazing songs! This is no doubt the greatest house album eve created! I have no idea why iTunes is deleting the reviews on Daft Punk's albums, but, whatever! Wow Daft Punk, you guys amazed me!

Dafendirekt - An Awesome song! This song is so cool! (10/10)

WDPK 83.7 FM - A very short song, but basically what it is, is an introduction to the album. Nice! (9/10)

Revolution 909 - A great dance song! You could dance to this song 24 hours straight! (10/10)

Da Funk - This is actually the song that started Daft Punk's fame and I love it! It's my 2nd favorite song in the album! It's instrumental, but, it's the best instrumental song in the world! This is a must buy!!!!!!! (10/10)

Phoenix - A great song! I love to dance to it! Awesome! (10/10)

Fresh - Such a peaceful song! I love it! (9/10)

Around the World - Wow! Just wow! This is the best Dance/House song ever to exist on planet Earth! Holy cow! This is my favorite song in the album and my 2nd favorite song of all time! The bass line in this song is amazing! The tune is incredible! The voice repeats but it's incredible catchy! Dang! This song also contains the best bass line ever in my opinion. I even bought a bass to learn this bass line! IT's so cool! I could listen to this song 1 billion times in a row and not get board of it! 7 minutes is long, but it's totally worth it! This song has gotten many rewards and is one of Daft Punk's most famous songs! Wow! This song really goes Around the World! (10/10) (I wish i could rate it more than a 10 but I guess it's not possible!)

Rollin' & Scratchin - The sng is actually really annoying and it may hurt peoples noises, but it's very catchy and has a nice beat. (9/10)

Teachers - I love this song! It does have the most lyrics out of all songs (mainly cause most of the songs are instrumental or repeats) and contains a lot of DJ's names in the lyrics. A great song! But how does it relate to teachers?

High Fidelity - A very interesting and cool song! I like it! (9/10)

Rock'n Roll - Basically the same as Rollin' and Scratchin' and Burnin' but it's very cool! (9/10)

Oh Yeah - I love this song! It's very catchy ad I love the girl chorus! Awesome! (10/10)

Burnin' - I love this song! It's very cool, kind of annoying, but it's awesome! Reminds me of fire! (10/10)

Indo Silver Club - A very fancy song! Awesome! (9/10)

Alive - A very awesome song! Very cool and a electronic, dance mix! Awesome! (10/10)

Funk Ad - A cool song. It sounds like a mix of Da Funk and Dafendirekt. It's awesome! (10/10)

Overall this is my 2nd favorite album of all time! I love it so much! If you guys didn't know, Daft Punk made this whole song in Thomas Bangalter's (One of the Guys in Daft Punk) room. It's pretty awesome. Daft punk started a revolution of music and this album started this House and Dance Era! Daft Punk's are the gods of music and kings of Dance and House! Amazing artists! This is a must buy album!!!!!!!!! (10/10)

About Daft Punk

Even as they evolved from French house pioneers in the '90s to dance tastemakers in the 2000s to mainstream heroes in the 2010s, Daft Punk remained one of dance music's most influential and iconic acts. The combined talents of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the Parisian duo quickly won acclaim for their unique blend of first-wave acid house and techno with pop, indie rock, and hip-hop. One of the pair's first projects together was Darling, an instrumental indie cover band; their current recording name derives from a review in U.K. music weekly Melody Maker of a compilation tape Darling were featured on, released by Krautrock revivalists Stereolab (their lo-fi D.I.Y. cover of a Beach Boys song was derided as "daft punk"). Subsequently ditching the almost inevitable creative cul-de-sac of rock for the more appealing rush of the dancefloor, the pair released their debut single, "The New Wave," in 1993 on the celebrated Soma label. Instantly hailed by the dance music press as the work of a new breed of house innovators, the single was followed by "Da Funk," the band's first true hit (the record sold 30,000 copies worldwide and saw thorough rinsings by everyone from Kris Needs to the Chemical Brothers).

Although the group had only released a trio of singles ("The New Wave" and "Da Funk," as well as the 1996 limited pressing of "Musique"), in early 1996 Daft Punk were the subject of a minor bidding war. The group eventually signed with Virgin, with its first long-player, Homework, appearing early the following year (a brief preview of the album, "Musique," was also featured on the Virgin compilation Wipeout XL next to tracks from Photek, Future Sound of London, the Chemical Brothers, and Source Direct). As with the earlier singles, the group's sound is a brazen, dancefloor-oriented blend of progressive house, funk, electro, and techno, with sprinklings of hip-hop-styled breakbeats and excessive, crowd-firing samples similar to other anthemic dance-fusion acts such as the Chemical Brothers and Monkey Mafia. In addition to his role in Daft Punk, Bangalter operates the Roulé label and has recorded under his own name (the underground smash "Trax on da Rocks") as well as Stardust (the huge club/commercial hit "Music Sounds Better with You").

After four long years of fans eagerly awaiting a follow-up to their brilliant debut, Daft Punk finally issued Discovery in March 2001. The live record Alive 1997 followed at the end of the year, and a by-now predictable four-year wait preceded the release of Human After All in early 2005. One year later, Daft Punk released a compilation, Musique, Vol. 1: 1993-2005, and in 2007 their second live record, Alive 2007, arrived. The album and its single "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" won Grammy Awards early in 2009; shortly after, it was announced that the duo would compose the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the 1982 classic sci-fi film Tron. Daft Punk's music for the movie was released in November 2010, shortly before the film -- which featured the group in a cameo -- arrived in theaters.

Early in 2013, Daft Punk announced that they planned to have a new album released by May of that year. That March, the duo announced the album's title, Random Access Memories, and also launched an extensive press campaign featuring snippets of the album's lead single, "Get Lucky," and interviews with some of their collaborators (Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear). The single was officially released in April, and Random Access Memories arrived in May. The album became one of Daft Punk's biggest successes, ultimately winning Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album, Album of the Year, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "Get Lucky" earned Grammys for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year. In 2014, the duo appeared on Pharrell's album G I R L and collaborated with Jay-Z on the song "Computerized." A 2015 documentary titled Daft Punk Unchained charted their history from the '90s into the 2010s, featuring interviews with Rodgers, Pharrell, and Kanye West, among others. The duo remained active, collaborating next with the Weeknd's Abel Tesfaye on a pair of songs from his 2016 album Starboy, including the number one hit title track. ~ Sean Cooper

  • ORIGIN
    Paris, France
  • GENRE
    Dance
  • FORMED
    1992

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