Friday, May 01, 2009

851. Daft Punk - Homework (1997)

Track Listing

1. Daftendirekt
2. Wdpk 837 Fm
3. Revolution 909
4. Da Funk
5. Phoenix
6. Fresh
7. Around The World
8. Rollin' & Scratchin'
9. Teachers
10. High Fidelity
11. Rock'n Roll
12. Oh Yeah
13. Burnin'
14. Indo Silver Club
15. Alive
16. Funk Ad


Another electronica album, this time from France. I actually really like Daft Punk but after three days listening to this album it does get quite tiring. That being said it is still more interesting to listen to at home than most contemporary electronica.

There is an expression I profoundly hate which is "Intelligent Dance Music" but this album is kind of integrated in what most people describe as IDM. Still, Daft Punk is still pretty danceable stuff in parts.

The best thing of the album really are the singles which is really a pity. Most other tracks are endlessly repetitive. That is the problem with much electronica the idea of music by the pound, lengthy repetitive tracks often with little to grab your interest at all. But these are not albums to listen to while sitting at home, so it should be judged like that.

Track Highlights

1. Around the World
2. Da Funk
3. Teachers
4. Dafendirekt

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Daft Punk deliberately ordered the album's tracks with a two-disc vinyl LP in mind. As stated by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, "We had many tracks and we had to put them on four sides... there was no intended theme because all the tracks were recorded before we arranged the sequence of the album. The idea was to make the songs better [more listenable] by arranging them the way we did; to make it more even as an album."

Da Funk:

1 comment:

Rod McBan said...

I don't really like the term IDM either, although once you ignore what the letters stand for it becomes a useful catchall term for a particular flavour of experimental electronic music. I don't really know if I'd apply it to Daft Punk, though. I think they're just innovative house music.

This is a really great album.