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  • Summary: The French electronica duo's third LP is closer in sound to their first than to 2001's 'Discovery.'

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Technologic
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Portraying the state of pop as a series of predictable formulae long since exhausted by corporate superstructure, Human After All more than lives up to its name, rendering a metaphor for failure on the grandest yet simultaneously most personal of terms.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    Not as overtly catchy (or cheesy) as Discovery, Human After All nonetheless is a hilariously cold and mechanical work that makes Kraftwerk sound like Curtis Mayfield. [May 2005, p.138]
  3. Magnet
    70
    The album's most human aspect is its contradictory nature, an ultimate lack of emotion that make the exhilarating Homework and the sentimental Discovery so accessible. [#67, p.90]
  4. Daft Punk may have become the victim of their own animatronic satire.
  5. Where the weight of expectation and precedence get to have a say, this feels like not just a failure, but a heartbreaker.
  6. Too much of it is straightforward four-to-the-floor anodynity, and a number of tracks run out of ideas almost immediately, explore touchstones they've caressed more inspiringly before or, worse, do both.
  7. Under The Radar
    30
    The snarky, ironic title only seems to poke fun at what is Daft Punk's most programmed and artificial album to date, and this is just a part of what feels like an all in-joke record. [#9]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 96
  2. Negative: 12 out of 96
  1. Stafford
    Feb 21, 2007
    10
    This album is a bit of shameful point for me. Rarely do I listen to reviewers, but for some reason or another I did with this one. I think it This album is a bit of shameful point for me. Rarely do I listen to reviewers, but for some reason or another I did with this one. I think it was the universal critial panning of the album that let me to ignore it for so long. For almost a year after it was released I went merrily on my way, driving around late at night with "Discovery" still cemented into my CD player. By some odd stroke of fate though, this began wriggling its way into my life track by track. First one track, then two, and once I was up to three tracks that I really found amazing, I asked myself what the reviewers were blabbering about. So I began listening to it in its entirety. Since then the album has creeped its way into my subconcious. I'll find myself listening to something else and then, without even thinking change it to "Human After All." Certain facets of all those negative reviews are true. It is simpler and darker than "Discovery." But almost all of the negative statements made by the reviewers have ultimately become why I completely have become obsessed with this album. There are few albums in the recent past that I find myself thinking about the day, wishing I was listeing to it. It works on both a "headphone" level as well as purely in the background. I honestly can't put into words why this album has taken a hold of me as it has. But if you go into this not expecting "Discovery Deux" it becomes an extremely addictive and ultimately rewarding album. Whereas "Discovery" was the consolidation of 30 years of dance music into one cohesive brilliant statement, "Human After All" is future music. It's uncomprimising and like nothing you've really heard before. Brilliant in both its simplicity and complexity, the album confounds in the best of ways and presents plac ein music where computers begin to have emotion. Expand
  2. carlosa
    Nov 8, 2005
    10
    critics are wrong....if you just listen to it and take it for what it is you'll see how focused and powerful daft punk is on human after all
  3. Oct 23, 2020
    9
    creo que la critica le ha jugado muy mal a este disco, lo bueno que ultimamente se esta viendo menos afectado, este que fue criticado en sucreo que la critica le ha jugado muy mal a este disco, lo bueno que ultimamente se esta viendo menos afectado, este que fue criticado en su tiempo por los mismos fans, se ha convertido en de los consentidos y los mas queridos, con el tiempo se ha podido mirar y escuchar la joya que es este album, tiene muchos pero muchos problemas, el mayor problema es el que sea muy repetitivo, daft punk es repetitivo, esa es la escencia, pero aqui si es mucho la repetitividad.

    lo mejor es que fue mejorado en un album posterior, Alive 2007 (Human After All Version Perfecta con mezcla de los demas albumes de Daft Punk)
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  4. KyleK
    Mar 15, 2005
    8
    you know, it is good. it really is. yeah it's not discovery, but really, i don't want another discovery. Discovery should be left you know, it is good. it really is. yeah it's not discovery, but really, i don't want another discovery. Discovery should be left as something that is completely unique and on it's own. taking a look at human after all, and taking out the fact that it's daft punk and all the hype that surrounds them, this IS a good album. it has character, it has consistency, and songs like robot rock and technologic are fun and danceable. this isn't their best, but it's solid. Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2016
    6
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  6. Oct 3, 2013
    5
    Despite the clear goal of the album, it fails to hit the same chord Homework and Discovery were able to do. Overly repetitive, overly-samplingDespite the clear goal of the album, it fails to hit the same chord Homework and Discovery were able to do. Overly repetitive, overly-sampling on Robot Rock (Breakwater-Release The Beast), and a rather boring album. The album may be a hit at dance clubs, but listening to this by yourself will bore you. Expand
  7. JackC
    Oct 9, 2006
    0
    Augh, it's terrible. Daft Punk set a pretty high standard with their previous two albums... and then to be treated to plodding, Augh, it's terrible. Daft Punk set a pretty high standard with their previous two albums... and then to be treated to plodding, unmelodic messes like Technologic, Prime Time of Your Life, and Television Rules The Nation... I feel like Daft Punk is laughing at me and everyone else who bought this record. Every song is just a repetitive mess that I could have put together in 3 minutes with Protools, and feels especially shoddy given the fact that Daft Punk had years to work on this thing. Instead, they spent 6 weeks on it... and it shows. Expand

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