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  • Summary: The French electronica band returns with its long-awaited follow-up to its hit 1998 debut, Homework.

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Work it, Make it, Do it, Makes us. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. More than, Hour, Our, Never. Ever, After, Work is, Over. Work it Harder Make it... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. Daft Punk have pulled off a brilliant wheeze by re-inventing the mid-'80s as the coolest pop era ever. And not even the officially approved retro-kitsch cool of Madonna's lukewarm excursions into post-Daft terrain but all the bubble-permed, sports-jacket-and-jeans excesses they can muster.... Mostly, though, 'Discovery' is simply fantastic pop...
  3. Mixer
    80
    The duo's ingenuity and willingness to push the envelope shines as brave and completely commendable. [Apr 2001, p.90]
  4. Listeners might tire of its mechanical edge, but luckily Daft Punk folds in a few more layers. Whether the listener believes it or not, Discovery postulates that club music can possess depth of sound and be more than a never-ending beat that simply marshals your body along with it. Thus, the songs are shorter, more eclectic and rife with hills and valleys of beat that urge you to stop and listen.
  5. 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").
  6. Vibe
    70
    You don't even need to be strung out in a dark room full of beautiful strangers to enjoy it. [June 2001, p.158]
  7. While Discovery embraces the cheesiness of the lamest of lame music, the strategy frequently comes across as gimmickry. The album isn't so much fun as it is silly, and while Daft Punk's members may just be musical smart-alecks, funk hasn't sounded this resoundingly stupid since Bootsy Collins' squiggly solo work.

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  1. Negative: 1 out of 121
  1. JonC
    Mar 3, 2002
    10
    Once you've bought Discovery you will never take it out of your CD player.
  2. BenS.
    Oct 4, 2009
    10
    A magical album that you can listen to and enjoy many times. Every track has its place and even filler tracks such as 'Voyager' are A magical album that you can listen to and enjoy many times. Every track has its place and even filler tracks such as 'Voyager' are pleasant and intriguing. Particular Strength is found in the electronic synth solo of "Digital Love" and the catchy melodic hook of "One More Time" A Must have album in anyone's music library. Expand
  3. BrianC
    Feb 10, 2007
    10
    This is one of the most critically underrated albums of this decade. That is to say it was underrated initially: most critics have taken the This is one of the most critically underrated albums of this decade. That is to say it was underrated initially: most critics have taken the path of revisionism and finally recognized that this is easily Daft Punk's greatest, and in my opinion, the greatest dance and electronic album of this decade. Includes masterpieces: One more Time, Aerodynamic, Digital Love, Harder/Beter/Faster/Stronger, and Something About Us. Rating: 9.4/10.0 Expand
  4. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    One of the greatest dance albums of all time, an absolute classic. Fans of house and dance music will enjoy it, as will fans of pop. It's alsoOne of the greatest dance albums of all time, an absolute classic. Fans of house and dance music will enjoy it, as will fans of pop. It's also one of the greatest feel good albums, alongside "since I left you" by The Avalanches. As perfect an album as possible. It's that good. Expand
  5. TomM.
    Jul 22, 2002
    10
    You either like it or you don't, but if you do then you will never go back, just simpaly the best thing i have ever heard and it's You either like it or you don't, but if you do then you will never go back, just simpaly the best thing i have ever heard and it's brilliance will never be bettered, every element of each song can be felt as you listen. Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2016
    9
    Personally I really like the album. Starting from spotify, continues on vinyl, it is just a very good album to listen to. Most of the songsPersonally I really like the album. Starting from spotify, continues on vinyl, it is just a very good album to listen to. Most of the songs are used in Interstellar 5555, movie. I would always suggest this album to anyone. Expand
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    Mar 18, 2007
    0
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