Human After Allby Daft Punk
The title of this French outfit's long-awaited return might seem ironic, given the proudly robotic tenor of the duo's output to date. But the passion bubbling beneath the synths and effects that adorn the surface of these ten tunes is unmistakable -- and, yes, very human. More aggressive than any of the duo's recent offerings, songs like "Brainwasher," which borrows a bit from vintage Black Sabbath, convey a combination of bewilderment and anger, feelings that are underscored by the harsh vocorder-laced vocal delivery. "Robot Rock" maintains the harsher tone --fueled by slashing guitar chords -- but lets up a bit on the bleak outlook, allowing the sweat-soaked dance groove to bull through. Not everything on the disc falls into the set-to-stun category, as evidenced by the soft-focus sensuality of "Make Love," which recalls nothing so much as a computer-age revisiting of Francophone songstress Françoise Hardy's breathy bedroom purr. Less immediately friendly than 2001's Discovery, Human After All feels more like a sequel to Daft Punk's groundbreaking debut -- and it puts them squarely back on the vanguard of electronic music.
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- Parlophone (Wea)
Performance CreditsDaft Punk Primary Artist,Guitar
Technical CreditsKae Williams Composer
Thomas Bangalter Composer
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo Composer
K. Williams Composer
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all of these songs sound like demos, this album is not as good as Discovery or Homework
If you like Daft Punk, you WILL love this CD, make no mistake. It's awesome, high energy, it's essential Daft Punk. Once again they have produced something Different and more Artistic than the average electronic/dance stuff out there - it's Fresh. If I named all the tracks I like the best, I'd have to list them all! Get it.
human after all is the only song i like on this CD. this album is horrible. they compilled it in months and it shows, they owe us more than this especially since they only come out with an album like 1nce in seven years WHY DAFT PUNK WHY (still love them there awsome)
With it's grity,grainy, inhuman, eerie sounding vocoder, and the pulse of electro magnetic synths, "Human After All" is Daft Punks' most robotic album ever, and I mean that in a good way. Its somewhat scary to hear the voice of the vocalist, singing through a machine, witch reminds me of blues and R&B singers who naturally sing with a grity/gravaly sound in their voices. Daft Punk has seen the future of electronic music, and what a bright future it is. "Human" is minimal yet has life, despite its kit and drum machine style. "Human After All" is some of the best electronic music I've heard, personlly, in years, and the french duo has pushed the envelope, while keeping their distinct sound.