Discovery

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2001
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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 420 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 420

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  1. Jun 18, 2016
    4
    The album is sincerely unimpressive. The feature songs are great in there own right (including 'one more time' 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger'), however every other song is just repetitive and annoying. For the first 4 songs you will enjoy the album but it just breaks apart afterwards and becomes a complete mess. For a 15 song album by such a critically acclaimed band, I expected more,The album is sincerely unimpressive. The feature songs are great in there own right (including 'one more time' 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger'), however every other song is just repetitive and annoying. For the first 4 songs you will enjoy the album but it just breaks apart afterwards and becomes a complete mess. For a 15 song album by such a critically acclaimed band, I expected more, and I definitely did not receive any enjoyment whatsoever.

    Discovery was essentially an attempt to bandwagon the rest of the songs with the hits that Daft Punk had made, and it does a terrible job of doing so. The album essentially represents the era that it came from, full of annoying and repetitive phrases that try to make you go insane simply by playing the same (excuse my french) **** over and over expecting it to get better, but it doesn't. I suppose that you could say it was good for it's time, but I don't think that human intelligence had gotten that low in the 2000s.

    Don't buy this album, seriously, it's pathetic, maybe if you're a really hardcore fan of Daft Punk you would enjoy this album, but I didn't.
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Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Apr 3, 2013
    100
    Daft Punk are such stellar, meticulous producers that they make any sound work, even superficially dated ones like spastic early-'80s electro/R&B ("Short Circuit") or faux-orchestral synthesizer baroque ("Veridis Quo").
  2. 70
    Matching Homework in quirkiness, buoyancy, and club-ready freak-beats, Discovery combines the best of what Daft Punk has to offer: mid-'80s synth-pop ("Digital Love"), sleazy euro-funk ("Harder Better Faster Stronger"), shake-your-booty electro-metal with spacey guitar effects ("Aerodynamic" -- Basement Jaxx meets Eddie Van Halen), and minimal, big-beat tunes that Underworld wishes it would have thought of first ("Superheroes").
  3. Not enough of this album delivers on the promise of [lead single] "One More Time."