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The Showcase of Depravity

This is the long hard truth. It goes extra deep.

"Comedy's a dead art form. Now tragedy, that's funny." The Showcase of Depravity showcases... depravity. Wisdom and humor from the perspective of a few disgruntled (& sexy) video store professionals.

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Friday, March 18, 2005

Best/Shortest Daft Punk Review on the Net

This is from the Guardian, a UK side/newspaper, in regards to the new Daft Punk album, "Human After All." I was going to post about this album earlier, as I got a leaked copy from a Media Wave operative out west, but I was too ashamed, shocked, scared, and disappointed. It hurts, man. Bad. Anyway, my review wouldn't have been as hilarious, pointed, or smug as this one (as only the British could do it):

Daft Punk, Human After All (Virgin)
Dorian Lynskey
Friday March 11, 2005
The Guardian
Buy Human After All now
LCD Soundsystem's recent single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" was witty confirmation of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's unique hipster cachet. But LCD Soundsystem may wish they'd chosen another talisman of cool once they hear Human After All.

Apparently knocked off in just six weeks, Daft Punk's third album sounds like it took six days. Six short days. With long lunches. When these tracks were leaked onto the internet in January, some fans assumed they were bogus, and they do indeed sound like the work of lacklustre imposters. Previous album Discovery had its flaws but at least its ultra-brite MOR homages showed vision. Human After All simply recycles a handful of familiar production tics - vocoders, processed rock guitars, snub-nosed beats - to the point of inanity.

Apart from the title track's euphoric burble-and-grind and "The Brainwasher's" acid-house villainy, Human After All is a joyless collection of average ideas stretched desperately thin. If Daft Punk played this at your house, you'd chuck them out.


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