After producing legendary albums in the form of 'Homework' and 'Discovery', fans of everyone's favourite French electronica artists had their faces lit up upon hearing about the release of the 'Human After All' LP release in 2005.
Expecting a similar kind of magic that came with their 'Discovery' album, I put this CD on and after hearing its tracks I had a feeling of bitter disappointment, almost one of resentment towards Daft Punk. The initial feeling was that they had gone too hardcore.
How naive of me to feel that way though, knowing that Daft Punk's tracks over the years were ones which seemed to grow on me rather than make a huge first impression. For this album it was no different. After a few listens I began to love some of the tracks, and the invention behind them, particularly 'The Prime Time Of Your Life' and 'Technologic', the former of which was cleverly arranged and the latter of which was very catchy.
Despite eventually adapting to the general sound of this album, in my opinion this is still Daft Punk's weaker LP. Perhaps this is no surprise considering that it took only six weeks to produce. However, a weak effort from Daft Punk would still be considered a very good effort in the general music world. In its own right it's still an album worth owning.