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Thursday, December 26 2013

The Artists of the Year: 2013 Edition

It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Blooody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.


Sunday, November 3 2013

The Modern Dance: Daft Punk Gives Music Back to Life

In the quietly experimental Random Access Memories, the androids have inverted postmodernism to make something not just pretty, but something pretty useful, too.


Columns

Thursday, April 18 2013

How to (Be a French Pop Band and) Make It in America

Through an analysis of Daft Punk and Phoenix’s recent careers, a recipe for success may be unearthed for those French bands aspiring to win a Grammy or two.


Reviews

Sunday, May 19 2013

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

Daft Punk unleash their inner disco auteurs and release a colossal, self-indulgent mess as their comeback album. And make it work.


Sunday, December 5 2010

Daft Punk: Tron Legacy

Daft Punk’s robot shtick makes them a natural fit for science fiction films like Tron Legacy.


Monday, July 21 2008

Daft Punk: Electroma [DVD]

Inevitably, Electroma will eternally be defined in music and film history by what it lacks. Calling the film one-dimensional would be understandable, but it would be simplifying a complex moebius strip whose surface, if lethargic, at least engages the screen for 70 minutes.


Monday, December 3 2007

Daft Punk: Alive 2007

Rare is the band that can craft a live album good enough to stand shoulder-to-shoulder alongside its studio releases. Rarer still is the band whose live albums can cross the divide between being merely good and damn near essential.


Sunday, April 10 2005

Daft Punk: Human After All

For those about to rock, we... download you? Daft Punk continues to tease your hair, while slipping you a spyware mickey. 'Dude. Did we f--- Staten Island last night?'"


Blogs

Thursday, May 23 2013

CONTEST: Win a Copy of Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'

Daft Punk unleash their inner disco auteurs and release a colossal, self-indulgent mess as their comeback album. And make it work. Like PopMatters on Facebook and Twitter to double and triple your chances to win.


Wednesday, April 24 2013

Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell) - "Get Lucky" (song review)

The teaser seemed to herald greatness, but the newly released radio edit of "Get Lucky", the lead single from Daft Punk's forthcoming LP, Random Access Memories, doesn't quite deliver on the hype.


Friday, April 12 2013

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories: The Collaborators: Nile Rodgers (video)

The incomparable Nile Rodgers talks about his musical inspirations, long career in R&B, and work with Daft Punk. Essential viewing from the Creators Project.


Tuesday, October 26 2010

Daft Punk - "Derezzed" from 'TRON: Legacy' (video)

Undoubtedly you've seen the posters around your local multiplex and maybe even gaped at the first trailers... Tron is coming back as TRON: Legacy with


Thursday, March 12 2009

Daft Punk - Discovery video collection (video)

Eight years ago this week, French electro group Daft Punk released Discovery, their follow-up to 1997's Homework. Q gave the record five stars and we


News

Wednesday, January 8 2014

A ‘Get Lucky’ Move for Daft Punk and the Grammys

LOS ANGELES — The Grammy telecast is known for one-of-a-kind collaborations. Sometimes they’re inspired, sometimes they’re head-scratchers, but Daft Punk fans now have a


Thursday, January 6 2011

'Tron: Legacy's' orchestral score reveals a new side of Daft Punk

LOS ANGELES — Played in the denouement to a gripping shootout between digital warriors on rocket-propelled hang-gliders, the musical passage "Adagio for Tron" arrives about two-thirds


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