🎵 Discovery (Daft Punk)

Listened Discovery Turns 20 from Stereogum

Discovery is a work of obsessive craft. Bangalter and de Homem-Christo used vintage equipment whenever possible, fussing over each individual sound to make sure it had just the right pitch and resonance. But Discovery isn’t a product of overthinking. Every sound and idea and feeling seems to flow naturally into the next. Even the album’s silly conceptual stunts — like ending things with a track that lasts exactly 10 minutes and has the title “Too Long” — never get too cute. Instead, the album finds a careful, delicate balance between internal memory-journey and dancefloor catharsis. Nobody — including Daft Punk — has ever managed to fuse those two urges in quite the same way.

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