Album of the Day
After French house heroes Daft Punk were hailed for their debut they decided to take a slightly different direction on follow-up DISCOVERY. The collection's accessible song structures reflect the joy the duo felt discovering music in their late-1970s youth, and as member Thomas Bangalter put it, “HOMEWORK ... was a way to say to the rock kids, like, 'Electronic music is cool.' DISCOVERY was the opposite, of saying to the electronic kids, 'Rock is cool, you know?'” Working with noted producers Todd Edwards and Romanthony, Daft Punk deliver such danceable tracks as “Digital Love,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and the irresistible “One More Time.” The 2001 club classic also marked the debut of the group's distinctive mechanical personae, and as the robots retired on this day in 2021, we'll take this opportunity to re-discover DISCOVERY.