- Vancouver, British Columbia - In celebration of Daft Punk's new album that has very recently come out, I plan to review all of the Daft Punk albums and share my thoughts on them. However, I have already reviewed a couple of them so I will cover the remaining two studio releases and then hopefully review Random Access Memories when I feel confident that I know the album well enough. You can ready my review of Discovery and the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack here on Sour Grapes. Hopefully in this time I can reveal what it is that has made Daft Punk so influential and long lasting, despite not actually having that many albums to their name.
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - Last week I tackled Neon Indian’s first album, Psychic Chasms, and found it to be a delightful psychedelic romp, although I questioned whether Alan Palomo and the band could produce a follow-up that didn’t sound stale and repetitive. To be honest, I already knew the answer because I had already heard the 2011 release, and had long since added it to my album collection. Era Extraña is an astonishingly good album with a feel that is nostalgic and unique at the same time.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - Ah, this is more like it. After reviewing LMFAO's album, I decided to review a favourite of mine as if to wash off the stench from me. I hope it works. I decided to pick Daft Punk's Discovery for a number of reasons. First, I only recently concluded that it in fact was one of my favorite albums after realizing that I've been able to listen to it for years and still maintain a great amount of enthusiasm when I put it on. Second, I wanted an album that was very accessible and pretty popular to show that I don't hate popular music. When it's done well, it can be very rewarding. Third, as difficult as this is to comprehend, 2001 was ten years ago which makes this album a decade old. I guess I want to give it an anniversary review to say thanks for the years of enjoyment.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - I must admit, I bought this album on a whim. One of my staff was playing her iPod, and a particularly groovy song came up. I snuck over and checked out the album information, then wrote it down. When I was finally able to hit up my local music store for a money dump, I couldn’t even recall what the song sounded like. Plus, I make it a point to never buy an album after only hearing one song – I’ve been fooled before. Maybe it was because I was buying them with gift cards, or maybe it was based on how much I enjoyed their first album (“Daft Punk is playing at my house…at my house!”), but I decided to purchase LCD Soundsystem’s third and final album.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - While Tron: Legacy was still in production, it was announced that the French electronic duo Daft Punk would be scoring the film. Fans, both casual and hardcore, nodded their heads and agreed that it actually made a whole lot of sense. They were one of the frontrunners who helped turn electronic music from a genre that was strictly for clubbing Eurotrash and confused Grade 8s into a kind of music that could be appreciated universally, being both fun and eclectic. Besides, their music is no stranger to the film medium considering their second album, Discovery, had a cartoon motion picture created around the music called Interstella 5555. Furthermore, the duo has stated their appreciation for the original Tron and as such they have a passion and respect for the material.