Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Musique 1: 1993-2005 (W/Dvd) (Spec) (Dig)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Musique to the ears
Dogville | Sunny Island | 05/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To the uninitaited, Daft Punk's around for more than a decade or so though it's really in 1997 when they exploded with Homework that the dance/electronic world sat up and took notice. With their unique brand of French electronic flavor, the duo were able to dazzle their audiences.
Mixing hard rock beats with pulsating electronic basslines and vocordered vocals, Daft Punk brings a whole new experience which includes Alive, Da Funk, All Around The World and Musique. In 2001, following the success of Homework, the duo finetuned their sound and brought in some retro-funk on Discovery to their electronic stable. First single, One More Time, with its catchy chorus and retro-disco sounds immediately caught attention. Tie-up with Japanese anime Interstellar 5555, singles such as Digital Love and Aerodynamic further secured their place in the dance/electronic world with stunning visuals accompanied.
Last year's Human After All was a disappointment, having being completed in 6 weeks and sounding a lot like a miscast record of leftovers except Make Love and Emotion were two of the best songs they have written.
Musique Vol. 1 is like a pitstop of Daft Punk's wide repertoire, giving casual fans an opportunity to try the band out. However, as essential with any money-making scheme, Virgin opted to leave the excellent Digital Love and Aerodynamic from Discovery off.
Then what's left for diehard fans on this special limited edition are the videos. 12 videos of which one is a remix also leaves out the above said two singles. Still, it's a visual treat and a collection to hold. (B+)"
Harder, ALWAYS Better, ALWAYS Faster, ABSOLUTELY Stronger
Lil' Rowlands | Detroit Lakes, MN | 04/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Daft Punk is one of those groups that is able to combine techno and electronic music into the simplest forms of music that tops even some of the hardest dance tunes (examples of SIMPLE: Around The World, Da Funk, Robot Rock). I found Daft Punk a little bit harder to get familiar with, cause I thought their work was very different from the usual techno you hear nowadays (The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, etc). A lot of people say that Daft Punk is one of those groups that is in its own genre of techno and electronic music, but I disagree. A lot of other DJ's have become familiar with their work and enjoy re-working their music, making their songs through mixes/remixes more recognizable. Since their last album (Human After All), they've made quite an exception in the world of techno and electronic music. Musique, Vol. I brings together their best (Something About Us, Technologic, Revolution 909, etc...), along with three remix tracks towards the end of the CD. The DVD is definitely worth the extra couple bucks added onto the $19.99. The music videos are very unique and are well put together w/ each song. Daft Punk fans will enjoy this Singles set."
The Videos Make It Worth It
R. Miniato | Toronto, Canada | 08/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am the worlds biggest Daft Punk Fan. Having all thier previous work, even the 'hard to find' stuff, this CD was of no use to me other than for nostalgic purposes... that is until I learned of this edition, which includes a special DVD with all of thier music videos to date. Right there I knew I had to own this gem. Worth the buy for the unique videos, especially Around The World.
I do have to point out that the quality of the video could have been better, as I have seen Daft Punk music videos on DVD (like the collection of video from Micheal Gondry) that were higher quality, so I know it isnt the video itself, but none the less its only something a videophile would really notice."