Discovery

Discovery

by Daft Punk

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Overview

French house isn't just a geographical classification, it's a stylistic category -- a distinction that's the result of Daft Punk's 1997 debut, Homework, a woolly slice of wiggly disco-house and cheeky analog-techno that basically defined the style. Selling more than 2 million copies worldwide, Homework introduced sonic quirks -- clipped funk loops, extreme frequency filters, vocoder vocal snippets, goofy repeated chants -- that have become standard operating practice in the world of DJ music, from Cher to Bob Sinclar. Their long-awaited sophomore release, Discovery, picks up where Homework left off. There's plenty of cyborg vocals and banging disco-house, but there are some new wrinkles in the Daft Punk sound. In general, the Parisian pair (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) display a newfound eclecticism that looks beyond the dance floor for kicks. Here, they tackle '80s-synth pop ("Digital Love"), Air-ish downtempo ("Nightvision"), and electro-jazz fusion ("Short Circuit"), alongside their legendary disco-house floor-fillers ("Too Long," the kickin' single "One More Time"). And they've dispensed with the raw, lo-fi experimental sound of Homework in favor of an über-slick production ethic that is totally '80s -- the new age-padded chords, crispy drum sounds, and frilly keyboard wiggles conjure the same vibe as the Reagan-era funk of Prince and Michael Jackson. It's a joyous, irresistible, and over-the-top sound that's destined to be an international nightclub smash in 2001 -- even if it sometimes sounds like 1981.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2001
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724384960629
catalogNumber: 496066
Rank: 2156

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daft Punk   Primary Artist,Vocals
Romanthony   Vocals
Todd Edwards   Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Composer
George Duke   Composer
Edwin Birdsong   Composer
Marty Panzer   Composer
Daft Punk   Producer,Illustrations
Romanthony   Producer
Daniel Vangarde   Art Direction,Concept
Simon Scott   Art Direction,Concept
Todd Edwards   Producer
Thomas Bangalter   Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Concept
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo   Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Concept
Carlos Sosa   Composer
A. Moore   Composer
Kumiko Izumiya   Artwork,Logo Design
A-Lex   Art Direction,Concept
Tonya Gardner   Engineer
Gildas Loaëc   Art Direction,Concept
Alexandre Courtès   Logo Design
Pedro Winter   Art Direction,Concept

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Discovery 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
TeamProfessor More than 1 year ago
Daft Punk's Discovery album is the best album i've ever heard. If you buy the CD, the cover shown above is NOT the cover you will receive. I recommend that you guys watch INTERSTELLA 5555 because it is an animation paired with this album. If you buy this CD you will not regret it. One More Time is my favorite song, I believe that it could bring world peace and Something About Us is so depressing I cry every time I hear it! 
Guest More than 1 year ago
i like this kind of music, in my country we listen a lot of electronic music they have diferents sounds like tempo, and acid house i would like some day they come to Guatemala
Guest More than 1 year ago
Discovery by Daft Punk is a fantastic cd! A must have, even if your not into House, Techno, or Dance, check it out! It's GREAT fun to listen to and keeps you smiling. If you haven't seen any of the video's yet try to to as soon as you can they're BRILLIANT all the way from the hit One More Time, through Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These guys are awsum! I loved Homework, and this one is top notch! I love their videos!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are few times when an album is a defining moment for multiple genres, "Discovery" is one of those albums. So much more than a club album, Discovery tries as hard as it can to be a masterpiece, which it accomplishes. from the deep, introspective, and spacey beat of "Voyager" to the Arena Rock Vibe of Aerodynamic, to the gentle, passionate lulluby that is "Something about us" this album doesn't skip a beat. Daft Punk can make anything a masterpiece, whether it be a snippet of an old disco song, or a simple melody, when Daft Punk does it, tey do it well. Like Moby, you hear every imstrument, every genre, and it doesn't go all over the place. This album is one that will be played for a big chunk of time. It truly is the masterpiece it thinks it is. And for the record, yes, it IS better than homework. Homework has boring parts, discovery doesn't
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't even heard the whole track and I already love it. 'One More Time' is the best in digital/techno to come out in a long, long time and I LOVE IT! You've got to get this one:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
BEN RATLIFF HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT, IN HIS FULL REVIEW HE COMPARES THE ALBULM TO CHER. I'VE HEARD PLENTY OF BAD REVIEWS ON THIS ONE BUT WENT AHEAD AND PICKED IT UP, I CAN'T COMPLAIN! I HAD HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND THEY WERE MET.
Guest More than 1 year ago
hey i thought and think daft punk did such a great job.you have to buy it!and their videos for the first four songs on the album are so creative!youll just like them! digital love is the best song!
SoundandFury More than 1 year ago
Daft Punk is a group that can create and manipulate textures so easily and craftily, and this album fully displays their talents. Each song is unique, dynamic, and totally danceable. The beats are contagious, and many of the songs will easily stick in one's head for a prolonged period of time. Though it is not chronologically first in Daft Punk's discography, I would definitely recommend this as an introduction to their music, as it is accessible but never cliche.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is there anything these two frenchmen can't do? Four years ago, they gave us the little slice of house heaven called Homework, now they have Discovery, a gem of a CD that gives Daft fans cause to trust long delays again. From hard disco funk (Harder, Better Faster Stronger) to looped fiesta craze (Cresendolls) to ambient movie score-type (Nightvision), Daft Punk does not disappoint. If you ahven't got it yet. Now is the time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Must have!! Dont miss this
Guest More than 1 year ago
As Matt mentioned above this is an outstanding album. It becomes even MORE outstanding when one realizes that Daft Punk took the music from this album and had animation commissioned for it to create a full length story under another name (see below). The animation explains who the characters on the cover of this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daft Punk made Homework and now Discovery! Their GREAT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite CD. Aerodynamic and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger are the coolest songs! Daft Punk is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I spelled it right. Well, thats my all-time favorite song. Too bad not many people know about this band. My favorite album, next to any Beatles albums! :-D
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