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Old 12-23-2013, 07:01 AM
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I really liked that Chvrches song, but I only went with songs I heard here on the pop radio stations. I heard the Tegan and Sara song too and I liked it, but not enough to get it here. I do not know those other two bands.
You haven't heard Haim? They were pretty huge this year. Check out "Forever" and "If I Could Change Your Mind."
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:22 AM
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  • Loved #10, #9, #8. (OK, that Eminem song was pretty good too.)
  • Hated the rest (yes, that includes Daft Punk - see below for further discussion).
  • OK, that Passenger song wasn't too bad. It can stay, but fuck the rest.
  • Haim is the shit for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that they can take a song from your "worst of" list and turn it into something far better than the original.
As far as Daft Punk is concerned, let's just say you (albeit inadvertently) touched a nerve there. I was feeling the first paragraph of your write-up bigtime. I've loved Daft Punk since the beginning.

I was feeling the second paragraph of your write-up as well. I was dying for new Daft Punk, after an eight-year drought that felt more like fifteen.

Then I heard the album, and I threw up in my mouth a little.

Hey, I get it. I grew up during the disco era. I don't care for most disco today (although I do get a bit nostalgic when I hear certain songs that revive some of the better memories of my early youth), but I tolerate its existence as a retro thing that works for some people the way certain early 80's stuff still works for me.

But...et tu, Daft Punk? I mean, draw on it for influence, sure - but did you actually have to try to write a full-on disco album and almost completely abandon the electronic awesomeness that made me fall in love with you in the beginning? Why?!?!?!?

Let's just say that I'm not sure if I'll have a list of disappointments in my 2013 year-end thread or not, but if I do, Daft Punk's new album will be at the very pinnacle of that list. I haven't been punched in the gut so hard by an album in a long time.

All of that said, I get the appeal of the song in question. It's not bad, in and of itself, but it's so much an integral part of a larger disappointment for me that I can't seem to divorce the two no matter how hard I try, and every time I hear the song, I think about the new Daft Punk album full of electronic genius and sick beats that I was expecting, but never came (and perhaps never will again).

Excuse me while I go listen to "Alive 2007" and cry into my pillow.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:29 AM
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I don't know what you were expecting - I mean, you heard Discovery, right there's disco influence there too
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:38 AM
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I don't know what you were expecting - I mean, you heard Discovery, right there's disco influence there too
Influence, fine. Read my post. "Random Access Memories" is a full-on disco album, and that's not OK with me. Plus, where the hell are the BIG, FAT FUCKING BEATS?!?

EDIT: Listen to songs like "Within" and "Touch" and tell me I should have been expecting turds like those based on the songs on Discovery. Negro, no.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:40 AM
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Influence, fine. Read my post. "Random Access Memories" is a full-on disco album, and that's not OK with me. Plus, where the hell are the BIG, FAT FUCKING BEATS?!?
Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffttt, if Touch, Girogio, Instant Crush and Give Life Back To Music don't make you boogie, you must be dead!
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The Nat does not boogie.

However, I did like "Giorgio" because it's a tribute to one of the earliest progenitors of electronic music. My parents had his album "From Here to Eternity" when I was a kid and I used to beg them to play it over and over again.
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