daft punk - human after all
Where's the topic for this? Anyway, what do you all think?
Last edited by seahorsegenius; 01-02-2005 at 09:35 AM.
the downtempo tracks stand out, the human tracks
I don't know... Send me a promo, and I'll tell you.
Originally Posted by seahorsegenius
Horrible 'can't be arsed', contractually obliged rush job
twelve plays in...
i'm still finding it half-written, perfunctory, emotionally numb, and rhythmically on the lifeless side
except for 'make love' which is sweet
'steam machine' is so cumbersome and plug ugly it's quite impressive
and the concept of 'technologic' is clever -- the dizzy mire of digital-era options
but yeah, on the whole, disappointing
strangely there's a whole squad of people who think it's great!
when certain people rally to the defens(iveness) of certain universally reviled things on ilm, i know i'm right to hate.
Eh I just like how it sounds. Abrasive and rawwwwwwww. the title track in particular, but i like the whole thing pretty much. (Apparently I'm one of the very few...its me and ... who, Ronan?)
I don't know how well it'll age on me but it made a good first impression.
no, there's apparently a growing number who find something in it. it's still a while til i have to review it, so i'll have to live with it a while longer. maybe it will grow on me, but i'm not holding out hope.
i haven't been into anything they've done since the first album to be honest. my favourite tune of theirs is that one that sounds like a nuclear explosion going off (rollin' and scratchin'?). saw joey beltram drop it at the complex in angel many years ago. total screeching distorted mayhem.
Originally Posted by dubplatestyle
the shiny ultra compressed thing never really grabbed me which seems to be what they've based their subsequent career on.
R + S the top track of that album for sure. i agree completely re: the glossy thing. never seemed as hip as that first album.
Originally Posted by bassnation
I can agree with everything that Simon says--"half-written, perfunctory, emotionally numb, and rhythmically on the lifeless side"--and yet still say this:
There is something innately modernist and ...here's the word...IRREDUCIBLE about this record. I think it is what it is _because_ it is "underdeveloped". "Half-written," in the same way that a painting is "unfinished".
I can be disappointed and bored with this record all I want; it persists. "Human After All" remains. It is a negation; don't listen to it. Whatever. It's still there. I see it as Daft Punk's Beckett moment. "I can't go on... I'll go on."
It's a lifeless record. But so was "There's a Riot Goin' On".
(...which has saved my life.) (I'll go on_
THNKS FR CMNG
Last edited by juliand; 03-02-2005 at 09:17 AM.
Okay so it sucks.
so does anyone know if bangalter has remarked why he made such a horrible album?
i am so devestated by this.