Daft Punk
Homework


3.5
great

Review

by Chris Jackson USER (177 Reviews)
October 9th, 2005 | 67 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist


This is Daft Punks debut, released on January 20th 1997. Daft Punk has released two other albums that I know of, "Discovery" and there most recent "Human After All." "Homework" is my 2nd favorite out of the three Daft Punk albums I own, it is far better than "Human After All" but it's not as good as Discovery. Daft Punk is a French twosome that create dance/electronica music. "Homework" is a 73 minute party album that has energy and will get you dancing right away. "Homework" is powerful, energtic, and fun. This music can get you pumped up in a second. If you like dancing than I strongly recomend this album because that is mainly what it's used for. Once "Homework" starts playing the party never ends.

This is one of those albums that never lets up. From beginning to end you will find yourself dancing, nodding your head, or partying. This album is not mellow by any means, and it also isn't heavy-techno. Daft Punk combine deep throbbing dance beats with influences of electronica, funk, and disco. Electronica is obviously the biggest influence on this album. Daft Punk do not use a lot of vocals and lyrics on "Homework", it is mainly just for dancing and having a good time. When Daft Punk uses a vocalist they just repeat the same words over and over again in songs like "Around the World" and "Oh Yeah." This can get repetitve, but it works well. If you want a lot of range, this album doesn't have to much. "Fresh" and "Pheonix" are both danceable and they make you feel good and you can even relax to them. "Teachers" has a very nice bassline and it is funky, extremely catchy, and even humorous. "Revolution 909" is a quick, dance song that gets you out of your seat in no time. This album doesn't have a lot of range, but it gets you up and dancing in no time.

Some of you are probably wanting to ask. What if I don't like to dance? Is this album still effective? It depends. I don't really enjoy dancing but when I hear some of these songs I just get up and go for it. Even if you don't dance at all this album isn't a complete waiste. Basically if you don't like to party or dance then this album might not be the best choice. If you enjoy electronica than you might want to check this album out, but mainly "Homework" is for partying and dancing. Daft Punk tries to change things up by adding in different genres and styles, but ultamately this album fails when it comes to a wide variety of music and being unique. Electronica fans might enjoy some of these songs, but a few of these tracks just don't get the job done. "Rollin' & Scratchin" sounds like the the cd is broken, there isn't much rythm and the song is a complete mess. This also goes for "Rock'n Roll." While there are a few awful tracks, a good majority of them are accessible, and danceable. If you like disco and funk then you may like "Homework." While "Discvoery" has a lot more disco influences, "Homework" still sneaks some funk and disco in here and there.

This is not an album where you can sit down and listen to the whole album all the way through. I find myself getting bored around the 10th track or so, and then I start skipping tracks for no reason. This is a 73 minute intense dance album so unless you can get up and dance for about half of it you won't be satisfied. "Homework" is a great album to use when you want to party. Are you tired of going to party's and hearing the same old crappy R&B or pop songs. Pop "Homework" in and you have 73 minutes of non-stop dance madness. While the music hear isn't boring and dull it isn't very inventive. Daft Punk mix throbbing beats with intense, upbeat, fun, energetic, exuberant music. This album pumps you up and makes you want to kick someone in the face. While this isn't a hardcore dance album it isn't soft and mellow either.

Overall "Homework" is mainly used for dancing and having a good time. This isn't an album you can fully enjoy unless you like to dance, there just isn't enough spice to make this a truly unique and interesting album. This album is great for parties and highly recommended for dance fans and even electronica fans. While this album isn't hardcore it still pumps me up everytime I listen to it. "Homework" is powerful, energetic, fun, and upbeat. For those who don't like to dance may be missing out, and I wouldn't recommend this. While "Homework" is an awesome dance album it doesn't quite do it for regular listens. You can't just pick this up and listen to it whenever you please. "Homework" is awesome for those who like to dance, but it just doesn't work for almost any other situation.

Members : Thomas Bangalter
Guy- Manuel de Homen- Christo

For a Dance Album : 5/5
For a regular album : 2/5
Overall Rating : 3.5/5

Pros :
Great for dancing
73 minutes
Effective at parties instead of R&B and pop songs.
Not a lot of bad tracks
Electronica fans may also enjoy this

Cons:
Too long in some cases
Repetitive at some points
If you don't like dancing, then you probably won't like this

Recommended Tracks:
"Da Funk"
"Teachers"
"Burnin'"
"Fresh"



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Rudd13
October 9th 2005


952 Comments


Great writing. The group's name must be awfully misleading.
This gets my vote, and your writing is how to put it....

Freakin' Sweet. :thumb:

Thor
October 9th 2005


10200 Comments


This is a good review, but where's the picture?

ocelot-05
October 9th 2005


807 Comments


Nice review, but Daft Punk is some cheesy, camp rubbish, IMO.

Jawaharal
October 9th 2005


1832 Comments


I heart zebra

Zebra
Moderator
October 9th 2005


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Daft Punk is a misleading name, they are not a punk band.
I can understand what your saying when you say that Daft Punk is cheesy, I suppose they are in some cases.

^^^Cheeto your comment makes me happy.

francesfarmer
October 9th 2005


1477 Comments


Really good review. I only heard a few songs from this band, but I can't say I would like to hear anymore.

Again, nice review.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
November 5th 2005


3995 Comments


Zebra, is English not your first language? I had to fucking slalom my way through your review because of how miserable your grammar is.

"Freshly Baked"
April 9th 2006


583 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good review, this album is absolutely hated outside of the dance community.

halfdeadhippo
August 27th 2006


52 Comments


I don't know, I kind of liked it, and I'm far from being part of the dance community.

bleep_bloop
September 21st 2006


37 Comments


I actually prefer this to Discovery. It's just more consitent in it's quality.

Apocalyptic Raids
February 12th 2007


810 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album.

DonVito666
June 22nd 2007


7 Comments


dude, this album is excellent. Don't make the mistake of linking daft punk music to strictly partying and dancing. This is tecno/electro music destroyed and rebuilt. An absolute classic ( way better than discovery)

fprock
February 16th 2009


68 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ocelot-05- What? They're not cheesy! They rule!

Iai
Emeritus
October 4th 2009


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lmao @ dfelon's comment

you can tell this was before the days of staff

ferrum
November 24th 2009


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

easily their best
discovery is pop

cjgone
June 14th 2010


767 Comments


Around the world around the world around the world around the world

bab808
November 20th 2010


456 Comments


idk i dont dance that much to this, but i enjoy it a lot. same with discovery. i like listening to it on the plane lol

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
September 16th 2011


6487 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They will never top this


Digging: Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers

AltPunkMetal101
December 3rd 2011


94 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this.

I prefer Discovery because it has more variety, and less songs are unnecessarily long. This still kicks ass though.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 13th 2012


50500 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hey guys, let's talk about this
and get it to at least 2 pages



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