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Human After All

Daft PunkAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

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From Daft Punk’s first single release in 1993, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter were hailed as a new breed of electronic music innovators. Following their seminal debut in 1997 (Homework), the band went on to release two more studio albums (Discovery-2001, Human After All-2005) and two live albums (Alive 1997, Alive 2007), winning them both critical and popular acclaim ... Read more in Amazon's Daft Punk Store

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  • Audio CD (March 15, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B0007DAZW8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,735 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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You'd never guess from Human After All that these are the same guys who came up with the opulent dance grooves of 2001's Discovery. On Human After All it sounds like Daft Punk's robotic alter egos have finally gotten the upper hand and made an album that is defiantly free of emotion and personality. Instead, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo amp up the irony and deliver a set of songs that are maddeningly repetitive, raucous and bound to test the most devoted fan's patience. But even as the French duo short-circuits it manages to captivate--the spoken-word "Technologic" and the digitized "The Prime Of Your Life" are just bananas enough to make its euphoric hit "One More Time" sound positively last century. --Aidin Vaziri

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The French duo featuring Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem recorded the album at their home studio in Paris between September and November 2004. Virgin.

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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hypnotic Trip August 30, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I noticed quite a few reviewers claim this album is too repetitive. Our French androids' last record, "Discovery," was a very fun and poppy collection of songs that made you just want to dance and have a good time. This new record is less danceable perhaps, and it's certainly not something you can sing along to, but this album has a certain beauty that puts you in a completely different state of mind. That has always been the magic of Daft Punk.

The music is harder, darker, and filled with a broader range of emotion than Daft Punk has previously expressed. The opening track, "Human After All," becomes progressively more tense and seems to speak of a desperate search for identity in a cold world where technology is dehumanizing us, and I would call it my favorite Daft Punk song of all time. This theme continues into tracks like "Television Rules The Nation." There are some dancey, active tracks as well, such as "Robot Rock" and the better known "Technologic" that flows like a well-oiled machine. Tracks such as "Steam Machine" and "The Brainwasher" are harsh and busy like faceless cities where people are all plugged into their electronics and completely disconnected from what they were born with inside. Then there are soft songs that surprised me, "Make Love" and "Emotion." These are dream-like melodies that remind one of simple times, simples touches, simple connections, memories that bring us hope on lonely nights while also reminding us that we are imperfect and in need of love.

"Human After All" is not something you can play at a party. It is something you can zone out on, something that can put you in another world. It is something to listen to while you are drawing or writing, while driving alone at night, while staring up at your ceiling in your room and wondering if you're the only person alive. It is a powerful, introverted, emotional work and deserves another listen or two before you throw it back on the shelf.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most misunderstood album in recent memory June 14, 2006
Format:Audio CD
"Human After All" is a concept album. The title is "Human After All", but the music couldn't be more robotic and cold. From my perspective, the album seems to be about a robot who is analyzing humans. What is their function, their purpose, their fascination with technology, their relationship with it, their relationships with one another, etc.

The tracks seem to each focus on a specific theme. One moment, it's about robots making music ("Robot Rock"), the next it's about our fascination with technology and all the things we do to it and it does to us ("Television Rules The Nation", "Technologic").

Daft Punk releases music only every 4 years or so, and making an album like this made the fans wonder what exactly happened to them. Did they rush release a demo album? Did they loose their minds? The answer is no. They have merely tried to make an artistic statement. Their first album was, as Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk put it, "making something out of nothing". The second album was an experiment into the world of emotion, I think, and really was their try at making a more "human" album. If anything, "Human After All" is an artistic statement. It may have alienated a few fans, but after giving the album a few listens, the music starts to grow on you. It really feels like a progression, despite the repetitive and cold nature of the album. The tracks seem to have gained popularity over the past year, especially when Daft Punk played a now legendary set at this year's Coachella festival.

Perhaps the album will make more sense when Daft Punk release their upcoming film, "Electroma", which centers on two robots (Bangalter and de Homem-Christo) in their quest to become human. In the meantime, let the album grow on you and you might just "get it".

Key tracks: "Human After All", "The Prime Time Of Your Life", "Robot Rock", "The Brainwasher", "Television Rules The Nation", "Technologic".
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do the robot October 19, 2006
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Expectations are a funny thing. It was expectation that made me buy this album as soon as it was in stores, and it was the same expectation that led me to feel -- at first -- a little disappointed.

Disappointment in music is nothing new, especially if you pay too much attention to critics. If an album's too much like the one before it, they're in a rut. Too different and they've lost their way. Daft Punk managed to turn a lot of critics on their heads with "Discovery", most that gave it middle of the road reviews have since changed their tune, thankfully addmitting that Homework Part 2 would have been too simple. But still many were and still are uncomfortable, mislabelling the fleshing out of their sound as going mainstream. I'm sure I would have tired of One More Time if I actually listened to the radio, but if you tune into Top 40 you get what you deserve.

When "Human After All" landed, you could cut the anticipation with a knife. A lot of the negative reviews I've seen branch off from a literal interpretation of the title before it even saw light. People everywhere were looking forward to a more vibrant, living, breathing Daft Punk. We might be treated to that in another few years, we might not. It's not important. Daft Punk did the classy thing and decided not to make another Discovery. They made new fans with that album, and that's great, I can't think of another act that deserved a bigger fan base more than them. When I first heard their latest, I couldn't find the heart. I fell into the trap of assuming they took the easy way out, and cooked some passable beats to get an album out.

But time makes fools of us all, and it didn't take too long for me to fall in love with "Human After All".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Tom Austin
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best!
I gave it five stars because almost each track is a hit. If you like or are interested in Daft Funk this would be a good album to start with. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Nope, still robots
The funny thing about Daft Punk is that every album they make sounds different. Their debut Homework was a classic piece of house music designed to get people on the dance floor. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Goldberg Family
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk
After purchasing their very hip and newest release, Random Access Memories, shortly before seeing them on the Grammys last month, I thought I would check out more from Daft Punk. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Timothy T. Ward
3.0 out of 5 stars Wired
Daft Punk has always been a fun group to listen to. It seems like they have a big hit every other album. This album is a little self indulgent. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alan C
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying.
It may not get the same praise as their previous releases, but it still has plenty of tracks that are enjoyable.
Published 7 months ago by M. Gormley
5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase.
It is a good purchase.
I got it used but it was in good condition and came with everything an album would.
Music: It's really up to the person. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jackie Alvarez
5.0 out of 5 stars Different feel for DP
I love this album! It's definitely one of my favorites. It has a much darker tone, overall than their other albums, but it's not at all unpleasant. Read more
Published 9 months ago by M Huston
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Daft Punk.....
These guys are very good. They make music that transcends genres and is great to do stuff to. Highly recommended.
Published 10 months ago by TDog1783
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