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With no frills or fluff, every original track on their third album from 2001 appears here in crunching glory, not sounding an inch rougher or time-weathered. Aptly, 'Discovery' was described by the duo as a reflection of their childhood memories, when they listened to music with a more innocent ear; 20 years on, Discovery can certainly be said to have lived up to that original inspiration. So, I didn’t own this on CD, nor do I have the original vinyl so I can only talk of this version but I’ve been waiting for this (and the re-release of homework) for ages. The vinyl came in very safely packaged in a box bigger than I expected to prevent damage to the vinyl. So I’ve got this 2 disc version of the Discovery Album, and it’s the same songs on both sides of one of the discs.
After a spell of being aggravatingly out of print, Daft Punk's Discovery finally repressed on their own Daft Life imprint. Gatefold jacket with full printed paper inner sleeves including lyrics, credits and a photo of the band. Digital Love" starts off silly and gets sillier, but the monosyllabic lyrics lull the senses just right, allowing the song's summery groove to grab hold with authority. Aerodynamic" eschews breakbeats for an Yngwie Malmsteen-ish guitar interlude that somehow ends up meshing in a crazy blend of stomping bass lines and hyped-up harmonics.
In this case, it seemed more like the music video was just a distraction than an extension of the music. On Discovery, the follow-up to the 1998 worldwide smash Homework, the answer is obvious: they have no shame, and they know how to make us dance. There's also the Moroder-like composition "Verdis Quo," the sequencing stutters of "Face to Face," cosmic disco looping "Voyager," etc etc. Ultimately, Discovery is less of a mission statement than its predecessor, but no less danceable or listenable. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is a resounding standout amidst the retro/Vocoder deluge that transpired after Cher's Believe turned the kitchy disco device into a worldwide pop music trend, spinning a clever groove around an ever-escalating string of computerized seduction.Music (BMI) administered by Careers - BMG Music Publishing (BMI), performed by Barry Manilow, used by permission of Arista Records. An exclusive unreleased track ('Ouverture') and several remixes (streaming only) were then accessible.
Nightvision" is a mellow, wordless, Quiet storm-meets-Eno soundscape, while in an interpolation sure to gain plenty of attention, "Superheroes" marries a Barry Manilow sample to an unrelenting house beat.
The beat is so infectious that I found I absolutely had to move to the song while I was listening to it.
Other than, it’s a great album, side 1 has all the ones you’ll know but keep listening and you’ll get more of the same. In March 2001, the electronic duo released their second album discovery, a total of 14 tracks, driven by the hit singles one more time, aérodynamic, harder better faster stronger, digital love…a multi-platinum album. Included is a sheet with a credit card with a "member personal access code"; expiration date 12/02, to be used at www.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Very quiet in between tracks that aren’t gapless with lots of crispy bass and everything sounding even and true, levels are great and no discernible distortion towards the middle of the disc, probably helped by the fact that it’s a 2 disc affair and the run out on each disc is pretty large keeping a lot of the “music” towards the outer edge as much as possible. All the copies of 'Discovery' were released with a 'Daft Club' card included that permitted a web access to the Daft Club (Daftpunk.