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4.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits - not one to miss.
This latest release from Daft Punk might seem like it's nothing more than a cash-in before they go touring again in summer 06. However, if you're a hardcore fan, then there's some stuff on here you probably won't want to pass up.
The CD is mainly stuff from the past three albums (most of it from Homework, and 3 songs a piece from Discovery and Human After All). It's...
Published on 9 April 2006 by Daft Punk Fan

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty useless compilation
Considering that Daft Punk have only released three albums, it would have been easy to make this compilation a proper singles collection. If you dropped the album tracks and the remixes from this issue, there would be plenty of room to include Burnin' (you would think that with 5 tracks from Homework that they would have covered all the singles!) and the two missing...
Published on 23 Jan 2007 by A. Godin


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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty useless compilation, 23 Jan 2007
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A. Godin "Noisy Flowers" (Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 (Audio CD)
Considering that Daft Punk have only released three albums, it would have been easy to make this compilation a proper singles collection. If you dropped the album tracks and the remixes from this issue, there would be plenty of room to include Burnin' (you would think that with 5 tracks from Homework that they would have covered all the singles!) and the two missing singles from Discovery (Digital Love and Aerodynamic) as well as The Prime Time of Your Life from Human After All. To add insult to injury, the booklet features cover shots of the first three missing singles just to remind you of what you're missing.

The three remixes might justify the purchase of the album for some but they sound more like filler to me. Having all the singles in one place and maybe an additional Homework era b-side (Assault) would have justified it a lot more.

The music being what it is, I have to at least give the album three stars but I can't give anything more to this compilation that feels to me like a missed opportunity.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It would be perfect if it had the 3 missing singles..., 14 July 2008
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M. Sinclair "Mike" (Crumlin, Northern Ireland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 (Audio CD)
This is definitley a great compilation, however there are three great songs missing. Aerodynamic- one of their best songs with the amazing guitar part, without a doubt, almost all daft punk fans will say that that would be their favourite song. The other is Digital love, another great catchy song from daft punk from the discovery era where they came back to reclaim the crown of dance music. The other is, Burnin, from the Homework album, a really catchy song, much more worthy of a place on the compilation, rather than rollin and scratchin which wasn't even released as a single.
But, that aside its a very good collection of songs from the two french house wizzards. The first song on it- Musique, I had never heard it before and to be honest, it was the only reason I bought this CD. It was worth it though, as it is just amazing!! Dangerously addictive house, which I can't get enough of. No doubt that song that song paved the way for a great musical future for them.
The other three songs are quite good, I like the mothership connection and chord memory remixes. Though the remix of Gabrielle's forget about the world is just OK. It has a strange noise of changing her voice to sound higher, and loads of kids screaming at the start..
Anyway though, this collection would be perfect if it had those other 3 songs, but, the final verdict is just: Quite Good
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits - not one to miss., 9 April 2006
This latest release from Daft Punk might seem like it's nothing more than a cash-in before they go touring again in summer 06. However, if you're a hardcore fan, then there's some stuff on here you probably won't want to pass up.
The CD is mainly stuff from the past three albums (most of it from Homework, and 3 songs a piece from Discovery and Human After All). It's a decent CD to listen to if you can't be bothered setting up a playlist with your favourite tracks, but otherwise, the majority of it is nothing new. There are 3 Daft Punk remixes as well, but none of them stood out as particularly amazing, and they did kinda seem tagged on as filler. The best part of the CD for me was the inclusion of "Musique" - the B side to Da Funk, which I bought back in 97, but then I lost the cassette and forgot how much I missed untill now.
It's also worth noting that there are some very odd choices of tracks (or lack thereof) - there's no "Digital Love" or "Aerodynamic" for example, two of the best tracks from the awesome Discovery.
The real highlight of this, however, is the DVD - it's got 5 videos of Homework tracks, three from Discovery/Interstella 555, and four from Human After All, including the immense "Robot Rock Maximum Overdrive" - which, if you're into glitch or cutup music is a real treat, though I can imagine it won't appeal to everyone's taste. But seeing the videos all in one place, collected together is such a treat. Daft Punk's videos are some of the best of recent years, if not all time. Definatley worth a look.
All in all, I'd say, if you're a fan you'd be daft not to pick this up (apologies for the terrible, terrible pun).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definatly not Daft ..... Genius!!!, 1 May 2006
This review is from: Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 (Audio CD)
The French duo Daft Punk helped shape 90s dance and intensely influenced club music, producing the floor filling tunes we recognise today. If you're familiar with Daft Punk, and perhaps own 1997s Homework and the synth-pop style club hits found in Discovery, perhaps Musique Vol 1 is not for you. Not due to lack of brilliance, but of consistent repetition. This is a first class compilation beginning with underground electro, house and techno, moving to dance floor classics such as One More Time. Musique Vol 1 oozes the fresh, euphoric sound that is unmistakably Daft Punk.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good cd, 29 May 2007
This review is from: Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 (Audio CD)
daft punk are iconic electronica proformers and this album collects some of there greatest songs together for an amazing cd

with human after all and around the world included. this is a great cd to start with if you are new to daft punk and would like to check them out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good If You Don't Have Their Albums, 16 Feb 2009
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This review is from: Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 (Audio CD)
Daft Punk haven't really had a good time lately, Human After All got such poor reviews from many sources, so this album was probably a damage limitation - but they put Volume 1 there to keep loyal fans happy that one day, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo will release yet another album.

This is really a four part album, the Homework era, the Discovery era, the Human After All era, and the remixes. You'll find that nearly half of the Homework album is here, with noticeable addition of Around The World, with it's funky bassline, and repetitive vocoded lyrics, and the brilliant Revolution 909. The Discovery era is missing Aerodynamic - which is a pity as it's the best track on there apart from Something About Us, a late-70s love ballad which could have easily been on an early OMD album. Then you get the latest tracks from Human After All, which is considered a flop, but tracks like Technologic is a parody of techno lovers who really enjoy new gadgets.

You get 3 remixes that Daft Punk did, which are not bad, you can definitely see their influence in the tracks and the feeling of total disco house immersion.

This isn't a bad "greatest hits" for those of you who don't have the albums, but really for people like me and other die-hard fans this is a waste of time. Yes, you do get a lot of the hits, but already 3 tracks are missing from this, and a few remixes, but really this isn't really that good. If you enjoyed their videos you should get Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 [CD + DVD], otherwise this isn't worth your time.

The music is great, but this really doesn't do Daft Punk any justice.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger..., 5 July 2007
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P. Limmer "MrMellow" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 (Audio CD)
...just four words you could use to describe Daft Punk i the face of most other dance acts around today. This best of just reminds you how slick, impressive and downright FUN Daft Punk are - something missing from a great deal of dance acts today. The highlights are obviously One More Time, Around The World and the aforementioned Harder Better Faster Stronger - all perfect reminders of amazing club nights gone by. A great place to start for those that are new to Daft Punk - you'll be amazed by how many songs you actually know. Go and buy it immediately.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One More Time!, 12 April 2006
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Mr. S. Buljoo (United Kingdom AVON) - See all my reviews
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This is the definitely collection of all the best Daft Punk single through out their career. The only reason why i gave it 4stars. Because one track is missing out of this excellent collection is the rare remix of Franz Ferdinand 'Take Me Out (Daft Punk Remix'. Apart from that you get a wicked DVD video to groove!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accurate, 4 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Musique Vol.1 1993 - 2005 (Audio CD)
The enigmatic duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo - otherwise known as the critically-acclaimed, club- and chart-friendly French House act Daft Punk - weren't exactly the most diligent of artists in the nineties and noughties. They released a mere three studio albums between 1993 and 2005: Homework; Discovery, and Human After All. This cumbersomely titled, chronological anthology of singles, album tracks, B-sides, and remixes looks to bring together some of their best material from that leisurely era.

It works pretty well.

In examining their first dozen years the compilers have sensibly included the lion share of their 12" they put out. This is understandable when you consider that virtually all of Daft Punk's best releases were singles. Hearing energetic, floor-filling classics like 'One More Time', 'Around The World', and 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' strung together back-to-back on a single disc is impressive. They provide a pointed reminder of why Daft Punk - with their funky bass-lines, repetitive lyrics, vocoded vocals, and banging beats - are one of only a handful of dance acts who have managed to acquire mainstream success whilst distancing themselves from the more pejorative, wrongheaded associations about the type of music they play (Bacardi Breezers, glow sticks and Ibizan night clubs). The inclusion of the opener 'Musique' - the B-side to 'Da Funk'- which gives this collection its title is a welcome bonus. With its raw production values, insistent disco rhythm, and treated vocals it is the better side of one of their best singles.

There are only a couple of things wrong with this 2006 release from the group's former label Virgin Records. Curiously, three of the group's most well-liked singles are omitted (the trio of 'Aerodynamic', 'Burnin'', and 'Digital Love'). Whilst, somewhat dispiritingly, the overly slushy electro-ballad 'Something About Us', and three second-rate tracks from the critically-panned 2005 album, Human After All are included. These two errors are compounded by the inclusion of three competent but inessential Daft Punk remixes of tracks by Scott Grooves, Ian Pooley, and Gabrielle at the untidy conclusion of this collection.

Nonetheless, in the absence of any competition the nearly-CD filling, 75 minute Musique Vol. 1 1993 - 2005 seems worth owning if you want an accurate introductory survey of Daft Punk's slightly inconsistent, small body of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not quite Greatest Hits, but still very good!, 4 July 2006
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C. A. French "stranger2odd" (Sussex) - See all my reviews
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One of the best Greatest Hits albums around, I'm suprised it didn't get into the top 10; but It may have to do with their last album being a little bit of a let down. Get the bonus DVD edition a its even better, containing almost all their videos to date plus the new video for "Prime Time Of Your Life" which is a bit odd and not exactly for the faint hearted, I think is about an anorexic girl who sees eveyone else as skeletons- latterly! and tries to become one by doing something rather sick. But still its good! It also includes "Musique" a track that was released with "Da Funk" as a double a-side. Still all the tracks are great, but I'd wish they had put the full version of "Around The World" on it, the Radio Edit doesn't sound as good although it is much more shorter than the album version.
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