#8- Daft Punk- Discovery


Cheers to all the house parties we had when we were out of the house, but still too young to go to the bars. Discovery is an album full of youthful dance anthems. Songs like "One More Time" or "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" still get people cheering and dancing, almost a decade after being released.

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo developed a timeless spin on house music that was loved by heavy digital loyalists and pop-listeners alike. Between choice samples, 70's bass lines, and soulful vocals, the album just made you want to dance. The French duo asserted France's position in the digital music world. Remember that Gap commercial Daft Punk did with "Digital Love"? That was awesome. Watch it here and go buy some denim.

Discovery is one of the best concept albums out there to date. It acts as a soundtrack to the anime film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. It's some fun film about an outer space alien band being kidnapped. Each music video off the album is actually just a scene from the movie.

This album had alot of influence on digital music for many bands to date (Justice, MSTRKRFT, all the Dim Mak stuff...). With the hits from this album constantly being remixed and revisted by various DJs and college students... Daft Punk was building a huge following. When they announced their Tour in 2007, tickets were swept up and the bar was raised for live DJ sets. Seeing them was one of the most exciting nights of my life.

It's a feel good album. Dance to "One More Time", have a cigarette to "Aerodynamic", and make out to "Something About Us." This album is a good reminder of all the sloppy and silly nights some of us had earlier on in the decade.

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