Daft Punk CD review by Steve Miller

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Daft Punk CD review by Steve Miller
Feb 27, 2008, 18:52

Daft Punk - Alive 2007

DAFT PUNK Alive 2007 CD

When I went to see Blue Man group, I had to wear a poncho, which pissed me off. When I listened to this CD, I had to wear earplugs, which helped. But both acts forced me to do something I didn't want to do: Poncho; earplugs; Blue Man; Daft Punk. Both don goofy robot get-ups, both benignly encourage substance use of some sort, which is fine with me. But both also crank a faux-dance soundtrack with nods to everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Madonna, which is not a good thing. (For real deal, see Prodigy) And, unfortunately, unlike Blue Man, Daft is not mute. This is music to pitch product to and nothing more. Here the Daft duo are all flash and show off, banishing the less chest-beating, smarter textures of Human After All and the progressive, we-love-American-pop sentiments of Homework, which are together this unit's top achievements. And even “Prime Time of Your Life” is bastardized and gentrified in the live setting, stripped of its bareness and treated up like a Pepsi ad. Sacrilege. Daft Punk isn't a band, it's an act. Big difference. [Virgin]



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