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Discovery

November 21, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 7, 2001
  • Release Date: November 21, 2011
  • Label: Parlophone France
  • Copyright: 2001 Daft Life under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd./Parlophone Music, a division of Parlophone Music France
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  • Total Length: 1:01:00
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  • ASIN: B0064UPU4G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (524 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I can listen to all the songs one more time.
JacobNotBlack
It's one of the more fast-paced songs on the album and just has a cool beat with good synthesizer rhythms.
Hayabusa Will
Because it is one of the best albums out there I have ever heard.
J.F.Lin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 84 people found the following review helpful By "dpfan2001" on May 3, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Even if you bought this record just for it's liquefied metal cover, you would not be disappointed. This is truly a fantastic album in every sense of the word. And the techniques used in the creation were just fabulous. One of the things my friend said when he first heard me playing it was "the samples sound so CLEAN!" And they do. Every sample has been processed at incredibly high quality, there is no "Lo-Fi" on this record. The entire record is permeated with funky-style samples that you swear you know but just can't seem to place. Every song has some fantastic SOMETHING about it:
1.One More Time - the perfect party track! a thick thumping bassline and everybody-that's-not-a-raver's-view of the raver world lyrics -:)-, catches your attention immediately.
2.Aerodynamic - by far, the most significant bit on this track is the squealing pseudo-guitar solo. It may be simple, but it sounds REALLY COOL!
3.Digital Love - early 80's motivational tapes samples with cheesy vocoded lyrics = something still meaningful? To be honest, it's still fun to listen to, despite it's cheesiness.
4.Harder, Better Faster, Stronger - one of my favorite songs on the record. Easy to dance to, but it features one of the most incredible things I've ever heard. To understand you have to know what a vocoder is. A vocoder is a device that takes your voice, specifically the vibrations in your voice, and converts it to the tone of the instrument it is attached to, which is almost ALWAYS a keyboard for simplicity. What's really neat about Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, is that at 2:25, the vocoder is switched over to an odd device that triggers it by a guitar. It's especially obvious at certain points, where the player is playing a really neat solo.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Strategos on November 10, 2004
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Now this is interesting. Apparently these guys have been famous for quite a while, yet somehow I'd never heard of them. All that was remedied recently though. When I heard that Leiji Matsumoto had created a full-length animated feature with stunning animation based on an ablum by Daft Punk, I just had to check it out. While my opinion of that excellent piece of animation is mixed (I just didn't dig the story or think most of it matched the songs all that well), it did something to me. It made me buy the album it was based on "Discovery". Wow.

In this case, it seemed more like the music video was just a distraction than an extension of the music. When I first started listening to the album I thought it was okay, but as I progressed through it, listening to the songs in order, and then repeating some just to hear them one more time, I got HOOKED.

It's hard to describe. I love electronic music and techno and all that sort of thing, but this is different. The voices and music are all really just toyed with by the musical artists in these songs. Everything is just a way to get you into a feeling, of a rhythm, or a beat. The more you hear the songs, they more they grow on you, the more you get into them, the more you like them, the more you listen to them.

Take that song "One more time". That song is downright addictive! The beat is so infectious that I found I absolutely had to move to the song while I was listening to it. Ditto for the next three tracks. "Aerodynamic" is amazing because it uses electric guitar like a piano player uses his keyboard, not just for show, but to extend and play with a melody, finally turning it into a music-box version of itself before transforming into my favorite song on the album "Digital Love". I love that song.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Rob on March 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Let me start by saying this CD is really great!

Its definitely Daft Punk's most 80's sounding release, but has a lot more to it than something like "Darkdancer" by Les Rhythm Digitales. Where that CD was very one sided, "Discovery" is a kaleidoscope of sound, with so much to hear on so many levels.

The beats are still there - it's like nothing has changed since '97 - but what Daft Punk seem to have done on "Discovery" for the most part is incorporate all the sounds from their childhoods (the 80's) into these tracks. That means vocoders, heavy metal guitar soloing, FM Rock keyboard sounds, computer game sounds, all stuck together with huge disco beats.

Starting with the single and opening track "One More Time", you get 14 pieces of funk without the slightly annoying interludes featured on "Homework". In fact, the only slightly interlude-ish song here is "Nightvision", and even that sounds like an 10cc / Chicago / Supertramp crossover.

Best songs here are "Digital Love" (which sounds a bit like Buggles(!)), "Harder Better Faster Stronger" (the best use of vocoder I've ever heard) and probably "Something About Us", only because it's so different from anything they've done before: It sounds like an 80's funk ballad! Hello, Level 42?!

You may have noticed that I've used the phrase "80's" a lot here. But don't be put off - this is still a very modern sounding album. In fact, it sounds amazing; the production level is very high here.

So buy it basically. If you liked "Homework", "Music Sounds Better With You", and the whole Cassius / Air / French genre, you will love this.
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