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Joe Goddard: Electric Lines

Hot Chip's Joe Goddard takes a solo turn with Electric Lines.

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Let the Music Move You: A Conversation with Eden's Félix de Givry and Sven Hansen-Løve

Mia Hansen-Løve's Eden is a love letter to modern dance music (with a Daft Punk subplot), but its star and co-writer discuss its surprisingly realistic origins.

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Jutty Ranx - 'Discordia' (album stream) (premiere)

Jutty Ranx's modern, international take on electronic, soul, and dance on their new LP Discordia is certain to appeal to fans of Daft Punk and Chromeo.

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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 40-21

From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.

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Ranking the Performances: The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Was music’s biggest night worth staying up all night for? Read on to find out.

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Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

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The Artists of the Year: 2013 Edition

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.

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Darkside: Psychic

Psychic isn’t quite rock, but it does lean more heavily on backbeats, guitars, and occasionally even traditional song structure than any of Jaar’s previous work.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kavinsky: Outrun

On Outrun, Kavinsky firmly defines himself as a musician capable of forming, and then effectively nailing, an overarching concept of artistic vision.

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Flume: Flume

With this record, Flume has announced himself as an up and coming producer with a big future in taking the sort of calculated stylistic risks of artists like Diplo.

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Daft Punk: Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

The music and the storyline build off of and rely on each other to the point that, after seeing Interstella 5555, you may never be able to disconnect the two again.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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Various Artists: TRON: Legacy Reconfigured

Yet another disposable remix album proving that zero multiplied is still zero.

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The Year in Music: December 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in December 2010.

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Squarepusher: Shobaleader One - d'Demonstrator

Squarepusher's not pop. He's not R&B or French house. I’m not sure I can dance to his music.

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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.

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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.

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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?'"

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