I've learned to love this album after ALIVE 2007 came out. In 2006, I dismissed it as weird and annoying and really didn't pick it up again. The reason why I didn't like it at first is that It's pretty stagnant. I thought, "Well Daft Punk's always been repetitive, "Around the World" is my jam, why do I dislike "Steam Machine" and "Emotion"?" They loop waaaay more on HAA. Unlike their previous two albums where even though the lyrics are repeated, or the music is repeated, one of them changes. In "Around the World" you don't always hear the vocals, or the music changes. In "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" there's variations in the vocals with pitch and words, as well as the music. The prime example of what bothered me on HAA was "Steam Machine"- it screamed "sssSSSTEEEEAM. MAACHIIINEEE" the same way with the same music for a few minutes. It got annoying."Robot Rock" is literally just a section of Breakwater's "Release the Beast" looped with vocals added to it. I thought, "this isn't Daft Punk. This has to be a joke."
But after hearing how they transformed their music on ALIVE 2007, I gave this a listen (ok, like 8 years worth of listening) and did a complete 180. I listen to "Human After All" (the song) on a regular basis. I run/work out while listening to "Make Love" and "Technologic". It's a good album, I just wish it was longer!
- Vinyl (6 May 2013)
- Original Release Date: 6 May 2013
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: PARLOPHONE
- ASIN: B0007DAZKU
- Other Editions: Audio CD
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,973 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)