Daft Punk Discovery
Q: 5 stars out of 5 - "...It attacks old questions and spent ideals with such renewing verve and invention that you wish you were French yourself....a towering, persuasive tour-de-force..."
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- Released: March 12, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Virgin Int'l
Rolling Stone - 3/29/01, pp.59-603 stars out of 5 - "...A scatter-shot triumph,, a blow against monolithic record-making....DISCOVERY helps you get your mainstream on...loading the front of the album with the best songs....[its] Euro dance at its absolute best..."
Spin - 1/02, p.76Ranked #8 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001".
Spin - 6/01, p.1458 out of 10 - "...Crystalline intensity....No record this side of SIGN 'O' THE TIMES or NEVERMIND could hold such a pace..."
Entertainment Weekly - 3/30/01, p.68"...A retro-techno-suite positing SWITCHED ON BACH and Van Halen guitar solos as the new apex of club-culture chic. The beat editing and EQ wizardry still wow..." - Rating: B
Q - 4/01, p.975 stars out of 5 - "...It attacks old questions and spent ideals with such renewing verve and invention that you wish you were French yourself....a towering, persuasive tour-de-force..."
Alternative Press - 2/02, p.65Ranked #12 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001"
Alternative Press - 4/01, p.634 out of 5 - "...This album is all about getting down...it virtually has no use outside of a club setting..."
Mixmag - 4/01, p.1635 out of 5 - "...Daft Punk regin again....altering the course of dance music for the second time....Alternating between 80s-inspired art-schoolish excursions in noise racketeering and straight-up raise-the-ceiling club acts...the perfect non-pop pop album..."
Vibe - 6/01, p.1583.5 discs out of 5 - "...An even bolder statement with a high level of gloss....You don't need to be strung out ina dark room full of beautiful strangers to enjoy it..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 4/01, p.100"...This is a slicker Daft Punk, the raw edges slicked back under glossy production....Mullet techno, if you like..."
NME (Magazine) - 12/29/01, p.59Ranked #16 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".
NME (Magazine) - 3/10/01, p.319 out of 10 - "...Simply fantastic pop....This is a record so polished, intense and bursting with Pop Art ideas it almost belongs in the Tate Modern..."
- 1.One More Time
- 3.Digital Love
- 4.Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
- 8.High Life
- 9.Something About Us
- 11.Veridis Quo
- 12.Short Circuit
- 13.Face To Face
- 14.Too Long
Daft Punk: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem Christo.
Additional personnel includes: Todd Edwards, Romananthony.
"Short Circuit" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. "One More Time" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.