Discovery

Daft Punk - Discovery
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2001 Ratings: #83 / 176
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Based on 806 ratings
2001 Ratings: #9
March 13, 2001 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Deserting the shrieking acid house hysteria of their early work, the album moves in the same smooth filtered disco circles as the European dance smashes that were co-produced by DP's Thomas Bangalter during the group's long interim.

90
NME
Call it pop. Call it art. Call it retro-cheese neo-fusion with a side order of emperor's new arse. But play this orgasmically great record until your brain implodes with joy. That's what it's there for.
90
Sputnikmusic
All in all, a solid album. It's one of the few that has a lasting catchiness, which itself seems to be an oxymoron. Enjoy drunk, stoned, or sober.
80
Spin
It feels like a concept album -in this case, the story of how wine-flow disco circumnavigated intellectual pretentions on all sides en route to a temporary utopia that may finally believe in nothing but the boogie but still has the infinite on its mind every minute.
80
musicOMH

To say that the album is flawless would be something of a misstep, but even when Discovery flounders, it never ceases to provide an intriguing and far-reaching sonic vision unmatched by anything that’s come before it.

75
Entertainment Weekly
The Parisian duo return to claim their DJ-booth throne with a retro-techno-suite positing Switched-on Bach and Van Halen guitar solos as the new apex of club-culture chic.
64
Pitchfork
Prog and disco have never openly begged for their own hybrid, but the genres' newborn Frankenbaby is alive, whether we like it or not. Still, this beast, however grotesque, is relatively harmless-- rather than running amok in the village and snapping the necks of civilians, it only wants to "celebrate and dance so free, one more time." Just don't let it sing.
60
Drowned in Sound

Yes zey drive you up zee wall, yes zey sound like Kraftwerk covering Barry Manilow through a vocoder…but for zees little time, at zees point in time zey sound good.

60
Rolling Stone

The first five songs are the work of a real band, Daft Punk, whoever the hell they are ... As for the rest, it grows anonymous, and not in the artful way that Daft Punk used to capitalize on.

60
NOW Magazine
In their initial doses, these sounds are impressive enough, but for all their conceptual smarts, the French duo seem content to simply rework the same ideas over and over again on record without really pushing them further out. A great EP masquerading as a full album.
40
The Guardian

Most of Discovery probably sounded like a good idea at the time, but there's not much point in having ideas if they don't work. At worst, Discovery is less a record than a hypothesis. At best - like a lot of other records these days - it just sounds like Daft Punk's first album.

Lavalot
90
Wait a minute...

Veridis Quo
Ve-ri-dis-quo
Very disco
Disco very
Discovery

Discovery: It's very disco, and very great
exception
86
Fuck this is so much better than Homework. Where I was disappointed on Homework, I was amazed on Discovery. Every single song is so infectious, I had to do my best not to just dance throughout the entire album.
ACreativeName
45
i mean if we bein real
KingKRoolisBack
92
This album is really dazzling, much of this album I listen in awe and this album is truly amazing. This album was made for night time listening and I think it’s really great to listen to after 9 P.M, this album was also made to be dancing to, this album is a really fun experience, I do wish I had some kind of disco ball and some people to invite to my home because I would blast this album and be dancing all night long. Each song is so well constructed and like I said earlier, they are all ... read more
FearFlour
90
Simply put: Shit bangs.
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Track List

  1. One More Time
  2. Aerodynamic
  3. Digital Love
  4. Harder Better Faster Stronger
  5. Crescendolls
  6. Nightvision
  7. Superhereos
  8. High Life
  9. Something About Us
  10. Voyager
  11. Veridis Quo
  12. Short Circuit
  13. Face To Face
  14. Too Long

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