Wednesday, October 8 2014
From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.
Thursday, December 26 2013
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody 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
In the quietly experimental Random Access Memories, the androids have inverted postmodernism to make something not just pretty, but something pretty useful, too.
Thursday, April 18 2013
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.
Monday, October 13 2014
Abaporu is a record that, despite all of its differing hues, manages to come across as a unified mosaic of sound.
Sunday, May 19 2013
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’s robot shtick makes them a natural fit for science fiction films like Tron Legacy.
Monday, July 21 2008
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
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.
Friday, March 6 2015
Last night I dreamed about you, 202nd most acclaimed album of all time. I'm dancing beside you, and it looks like everyone is having fun. Or are we? An electronic landmark from 2001 is this week's Counterbalance.
Thursday, May 23 2013
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, January 8 2014
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
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