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VINE VOICEon 27 February 2008
Reclusive French electronica legends Daft Punk, delivered their finest moment with this classic album of house and techno.

Most young people will probably be familiar with Daft Punk after Kanye West sampled Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger on his hit Stronger last year. What they probably don't realise is just how influential Daft Punk have been on the dance music scene for many years and how many musicians have been inspired by their filtered electronic funk. They are genius at spotting perfect samples in obscure records and using them to devastating effect on big brash electronic stompers. Daft Punk's heavy bass and vocodered vocals were way ahead of the times when they released Homework and despite the more commercial success of 'One More Time' from the Discovery album, 'Around the World' and 'Da Funk' remain their best work. Homework is full of similarly good production and other standout tracks include 'Rollin' and Scratchin' and 'Teachers'. It's hard to imagine that this album is over ten years old when it sounds as fresh as this.

Like this? Try: Ed Banger Records volume 2
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on 22 January 2004
I brought this album after discovery, so my expectations were a little skewed. Luckly i am a big house fan and found this album right up my street. The only problem that i have with this album is that the songs are too long, almost to the extreme.
I know i shouldn't compare the two albums, but i feel that homework has the better tracks while discovery has the better layout and appeal.
One or two friends of mine won't listen to this album because there is litle to break the album up. This is the only reason that i haven't given this the whole five stars.
All in all a good, if somewhat strange album. I'd recomend that anyone should at least listen to it.
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on 15 March 2003
This is the 1996 debut album from "Thomas Bangalter" and "Guy Mauuel DeHomem".
This album is truly a test for the bass reponse on the listeners speakers, the opening track has an incredible bass slam as it's opener!The whole C.D. is just asking to be played at the max volume you can get away with,just watch the walls and floors bounce!
They recorded this album on an eight track desk at "Bangalter" home, it's an eclectic collection mixing arcane analogue keyboards with hip-hop talk box effects taking in house,techno,and electro and little hits of disco.As a footnote "Bangalter" father wrote "D.I.S.C.O." for "Ottawan" and "Cuba" for the "Gibson Brothers",so it's no surpise that "Daft Punk" mutated,oddly comforting 70's influnces are all over the hit singles from this album "Da funk" and "All around the World"
A real leap forward in the French music scene they took the lead started by St.Germain and ran with it, this is cracking stuff for the pre-going out party at the weekends,gets you right in the party mood buy for this purpose....
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on 9 May 2003
This remains one of my firm favorites. even if I came to it in late 1998. The CD contains well known tracks such as the famous 'Around the world' to the weirder end like 'Rollin' and scratchin''.
My favorite track, one which keeps drawing me back is 'Revolution 909'. This starts very quietly with the sounds of a big beat on a boom box in the street. that's rudely interrupted by an announcement ("Stop the music!") then ... hell breaks loose. All of a sudden you're thrown into an amazing blast of BIG BEAT THUMPING that almost MAKES you reach for the volume knob and BLAST this one from the houses.
It is that good.
When this one ends we hear 'Da Funk' cleverly slide in with it's weird but very additive warbled beat. The album after that is definitely in the realms of experimentation but if you listen carefully to this album you'll begin to notice similar sounds in later dance tracks......
I'm very impressed.
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on 15 November 2009
When this first came out in 1997 I was totally blown away. I had been into dance music for a couple of years, listening to stuff like sasha and digweed, oakenfold, carl cox, slam, david holmes, chemical brothers etc but this was something new and fresh. It is essentially a retro electro funk techno album! From the very first track Daftendirekt this album draws you in to another world of funky basslines, beats and robotic voices. It has quality from start to finish but some of my highlights are Revolution 909, Da Funk, Around the World, Burnin, Alive. Don't expect to find any lush production because this album was basically recorded in one of their bedrooms on a 303 and drum machine! It is minimal techno beats at their funkiest and best! I listened to this album constantly on my walkman for about a year and even today when I put it on it still has a fresh and new quality which so many dance albums are lacking. It is one of the most influential dance albums of all time full stop. The only pity is that their subsequent releases fell so far short of this masterpiece.
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on 18 May 2011
I think I got Daft Punk backwards. Beyond hearing the odd single and track in a bar I didn't really pay them a lot of mind. Then I saw Tron Legacy and was blown away by the soundtrack. And the light cycle stuff, but that's really neither here nor there. I bought the soundtrack and loved it. So I figured the best thing to do was go back to the beginning and see what else I've missed out on. Sure, there were some reviews that said there was no guarantee a fan of their work on Tron would love their early work. But I figured give it go. And I am glad I did. It's nothing like the one other CD of theirs I own but that's not a bad thing. This album has become the anthem to a Friday night for me. Leave work, get home and on goes Homework. It is funky, it still sounds fresh and it is dangerously addictive. I'm just angry I missed out on this when it first came out. This album is something we all need if we want something to blast the cobwebs away and get us ready for a good time.
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on 21 July 2011
This album will never be beaten, much much imitated but never equalled. Play it loud and proud as this was released in 1996 and still "Around the world" sounds as "Fresh" as it did then as it does today. Ive had it since then and felt compelled to write about it 15 or so years later. When "Da Funk" came out you'd never heard anything like it. I like the way that "Teachers" thanks all the influences the guys have had in their own electro beauty. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the sound perfect for hot summer days. Thomas Bangalter and Guy Homem de Christo churn out rubbish these days but these people set the standard for house music. It truly is "Da Funk" also check out the music videos, Many thanksHomework
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on 16 February 2013
Homework is a great album, i will admit that couple of tracks are slow to start and might annoy a few people, however once the songs get into their main rhythm and the 'meat' of the songs, they are very enjoyable and being a fan of daft punk, i can barely fault the album, however, what i will say (and i'll possibly be disliked for this) out of Homework and Discovery, Homework might not be to everyone's tastes and so i'd say this is more of a 'personal CD' and Discovery a 'Party CD' however i'll be reviewing that in a second as well, but overall, i LOVE Homework (the album, not actual homework, that kinda sucks) and would say, before buying it, try to find a track of it online and listen to it before making a purchase
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on 28 November 2007
My best track on here would be rock n roll which i find competely ground breaking. I can understand how many people would listen and think that it is far too long, but these are the sngs that defined a genre and this album is not for you if you are only shallow enough to listen da funk and around the world. If you want to have a really engaging experience listen to all the songs and forget about the skip button. This is an album that works on all levels. I wouldn't start here if you were new to daft punk though try discovery it is far more user friendly so to say.
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on 7 February 2013
One of the greatest albums of all time (certainly in the dance genre), I've been replacing lost/stolen albums so this was a must.
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