Well that’s 8 mins of my life I won’t get back…
I liked their first 3 albums, not really into their later stuff though, they seemed to have lost their Robotic roots IMHO.
My thoughts exactly, the whole thing seemed a bit drawn out and self indulgent.
Good news, they should have stopped at homework.
I’m a bit gutted. I saw them for their Alive tour, which was a totally amazing show – the best gig I’ve ever been to. I was hoping (post pandemic) they might do another album and tour it. Still they had a pretty great run.
They are robots trying to be erotic humans
seems reasonable. not sure where else they could go.
I also found their latest boring and self indulgent.
Homework is still a great album (and my fav from them), and One More Time’s anthem-like energy can’t be denied (some other great tracks on that album as well, of course).
Wondering if they’ll dive into some personal projects or just work producing big league artists until the end of times.
Truly an iconic duo.
Random Access Memories is the closest thing we’ll get to a modern Steely Dan album. Sad to see them go.
Homework and Discovery mean the world to me. Saw them in Leeds for the Alive '07 tour and it was hands down the best big show I’ve ever seen (Do you remember those grainy Coachella videos?)
Absolute legends of music.
Still got the Around The World and Da Funk promo 12”s I picked up (via Kiss 102) back in the day.
Homework was the soundtrack to my summer as an 12 year old with a walkman. Got me into house music. Discorvery was good too, but i was really disappointed when that palmsounds blog post came out showing how much of the album was just sampled loops. I still enjoy it, despite that. It’s a good showing of what a discerning ear can make from bits of old records.
Maybe my fave of theirs? Homework came out just as I was winding back DJing and getting more into writing and production. Happy times.
Bummer! I recall rumors of them making a new house record a few years back and hoped to see that become a reality.
I think after 2005 they were past their best, time flies.
A lot of people didn’t like HAA but I thought it was ok, although not as good as Homework and Discovery, RAM and the TR2N soundtrack were disappointing IMHO.
Ah no this makes me super sad. First thing since Prince’s death that I feel real remorse about having never been able to see something live. Can’t really start to imagine the musical influence of Daft Punk in their heyday. Absolute legends to me. And after their classic albums I’ve had their Tron soundtrack on extreme repeat.
damn, that’s a banger. there are some mentions of gear in the comments. it would be cool to see how they routed and played everything back then.
As far as I understood, MDMA was taking care of the technical side of the show