So alot of newcomers to the edm wave that hit a few years back are sure to hate on this album, and with just cause. The only problem is this is far from a typical edm album.
For true Daft Punk fans this album is the 13 track musical journey we have all been waiting for ever since the Alive live album from 6 years ago.
Here is a quick run down of the best tracks on the album.
Track 5- Instant Crush Feat Julian Casablancas
Throw the lead singer from the Strokes onto an incredibly arranged, heavy instrument layered, Daft track and you have a winner. Can’t believe they convinced a true artist like Casablancas to let them auto-tune (very very slightly) his voice, but unlike T-Pain this works. This is my favorite song on the album. Like nothing else I’ve really ever heard before and thats why it stands out.
Track 6- Lose Yourself to Dance Feat Pharrell
If this had been the first single released instead of “Get Lucky” the reception by the masses would have been unanimously well received rather than met with a “thats it?”
This song bangs. It is such a great club song. Not a fist pump and jump up and down dance song. This is a grab the sexiest chick on the dance floor and shake your asses dance song.
Track 9 – Beyond
This is one of the chillest tracks on the album. Very similar composition wise to two all time jams. Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin'” and Warren G & Nate Dogg’s “Regulate”. (If you don’t think I’m mixing these three tracks you’re out of your mind)
Track 13- Contact
This song is an absolute heat rock. It starts off with a NASA transmission and drops into a very “Robot Rock”- esque track that sounds like they brought Jimmy Hendrix back to life to go in hard on guitar. Throw in some pounding kick and bass drums and you have a master piece. I cannot wait to hear this song live at festival someday, hopefully very soon.
All in all this album is another gem. Listen to it and appreciate it for what it is, not for what its not.
and P.S. – if you dig this shit be sure to check out the Chromeo & Hall & Oates Sessions from a couple years back.