🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Daft Punk

Around the Rudolph indeed…

Vampire Weekend do okish

Summary
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
No Doubt 2.10
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And now, as selected at random by @Tuna

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  • Homework
  • Discovery
  • Human After All
  • Random Access Memories

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  • Da Funk
  • Indo Silver Club
  • Around The World
  • Burnin
  • Revolution 909
  • One More Time
  • Aerodynamic
  • Digital Love
  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
  • Face To Face
  • Something About Us
  • Robot Rock
  • Technologic
  • Human After All
  • The Prime Time Of Your Life
  • Derezzed
  • Get Lucky
  • Lose Yourself To Dance
  • Doin’ It Right
  • Instant Crush
  • Give Life Back To Music

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One of my favourite live albums ever. Just an absolute joy.

5 Likes

Perfect pick for the festive season

Royksopp > Daft Punk mind

5 Likes

5 for the secret Rudolph

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Sounds like a mogwai song

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3/5 like the first 2 albums. Discovery was a starting place for a lot of “discoverys” for me. Like Homework a lot.

Random Access Memories is just not great that teaser of Get Lucky made it sound amazing and then it wasn’t like the rest of the album. Still can’t believe that I bought that fucking Random Access Memories boxset, I am a fucking idiot.

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Discovery is in my top 5 all time favourite records, and Digital Love IS my favourite song of all time, hands down forever and ever. Gutted I missed Alive 2007 in person, best live record ever maybe?

RAM was a bit disappointing on the whole ( andtheir whole ‘give life back to music’ shtick and using real instruments was super pretentious and really self-unaware?) but Giorgio By Moroder incredible.

Big +1 for the secret DP banger that is Music Sounds Better With You

My head is saying 4/5 but going to go with my heart and give them an Interstella 5555

2 Likes

It’s a 5, even though the last two albums weren’t all that, simply because of Discovery. Even the first album could have been less than amazing and I still would have done.

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Abstain. Real blind spot for me. I like the song with Justin Casablancas

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Never really liked them tbh despite them being, on paper, the sort of thing I may sometimes enjoy.

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There’s a joke to be made here about sheet music or something but I’m too tired to think of it so just pretend I did please.

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I bought Homework and Discovery at the time but I wanted to like them more than I actually did. I think it’s music that needs to hit a spot where it basically gets inside your head and it never did make that synapse connection for me so it ended up just being boring.

Never listened to Human After All. I did listen to Random Access Memories a few times and I think I liked it more than people who maybe really loved the earlier albums but still not a keeper for me, was happy just with a few listens to get a feel for the album.

So feels like a 2.5. 2 feels mean, 3 too generous.

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Easy 5

Missing their gigs in 2007 is one of my biggest music regrets. Don’t think I was even busy that night either.

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Based on this comment, I listened to that song (Instant Crush) this morning. I enjoy it a lot more than I remember. It’s got a perfectly melancholy disco vibe you can easily get lost in.

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I don’t engage with their full albums as much as I would like but you really can’t fuck with that singles discography. Probably a 3.something but the music videos bump them to a 4. Plus y’know, the robot masks are genuinely, unironically cool.

That record is a serious influence on so very many musicians too (myself included). Unfortunately it also accidentally invented deadmaus, skrillex and the whole American EDM event scene. Guess that’s the problem with influence, it can be used for good or evil

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Random Access Memories is one of my favourite albums ever, just wonderful. Touch is incredible, Georgio by Moroder obviously, would love them to do more with Julian Casablancas too. And for all its ubiquity, I’m still not sick of Get Lucky. I think I played the whole thing round and round in my car for about two years, it’s brilliant, it’s got an atmosphere like nothing else.

Never been that bothered by anything else they’ve done, I think I thought One More Time was a joke song at the time, don’t mind it now.

3 Likes

Definitely more of a singles band, apart from Alive I can’t really do a whole album… but man those singles are just perfect. Went for HBFS but could easily have been Da Funk, Aerodynamic or Around the World. I will also defend Get Lucky, now that I haven’t heard it 400 times in the last week it is actually quite splendid.

Also - this is the coolest a dot matrix printer has ever sounded:

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