I love this album. I absolutely fucking love it. And before you all jump on me for being a fanboy, I almost gave up on it my first listen through. Nothing about it is even in the same universe as what I would have thought a new Daft Punk album would sound like a few months ago. Hell, 3/4 of it isn't what I thought it was going to sound like last week. It's going to end up extremely high on my top 10 list for completely different reasons than I anticipated, and I think that's pretty awesome.
10 songs in, I've enjoyed 3 or 4 so far. I could really do without the shitty R&B and faux-experimental spoken word garbage.
I took the opportunity to learn about Giorgio Moroder after hearing that track, and now I absolutely love and appreciate his spoken word portion of it.
I'm currently on my 5th listen of the album and it honestly gets better every single time. It bums me out that a lot of you are probably going to give it one spin and never listen to it again. A lot of it didn't hit me until the 3rd and 4th time through.
My favorite part about this curveball of an album is that I have a feeling that people like HG and Burrito have the potential to fall in love with it, while the nu-rave kids will instantly hate it and turn their backs on the duo that they've been told they're supposed to blindly love and worship.
I hope you are totally alone because that's probably my favorite moment on the entire album (maybe tied with the end of "Hannah Hunt," thank you Pea). I got chills when I heard it. I remember thinking, this is exactly what I wanted to happen right now. It reminds me of Discovery, and Discovery is the shit.
I absolutely agree with all of that. Also, I think it's pretty hilarious that I managed to sneak in that comment about Hannah Hunt right before Pitchfork had this to say about it:
"In some sense, it seems like Vampire Weekend's entire career thus far has led to this one song."
The second half of the album is much better than the first. The Game of Love is definitely a fucking dud, and overstays it's welcome by at least 3 minutes. There are actually a few tracks that could have benefited from having a bit of them shaved off the end, but overall I'm very pleased with this album so far. It will take me a long time to digest, that's for sure. I just can't shake the feeling that I need to buy a little space capsule and lose my mind to it while sailing through galaxies. Motherboard especially. Jesus fucking Christ.
This album is nowhere near the super sexy disco dance party I was expecting. It's sprinkled throughout, but there is so fucking much going on in here I don't even know what to think. It's overwhelming.