It probably means that RAM will soon be heard blaring from the SUVs of soccer moms.
Just because I became a mom doesn't mean I have to have awful taste in music.
Absolutely not. It was just my way of saying that the album is being noticed in the main stream. It is much more musically advanced than the dance music that is currently topping the charts. If Kelly and Michael are wearing Daft Punk masks then the mass public must be taking notice. I have no idea if the album sales have increased. It is almost like when Michael Jackson passed and his sales skyrocketed and people were reminded how good pop music could be. I'm in no way comparing this album to Jackson. Just saying that instrumentally it is far better than what currently sits atop the iTunes charts and gets played in the majority of clubs.
I'm loving how no two reviews are the same. Every one agrees there are some amazing songs on the album as well as a few duds, but there's no consensus on which is which. Quietus loved "Lose Yourself to Dance" while Pitchfork called it the worst track on the record. Quietus hated "Touch," Rolling Stone raved about it.
Post by problem dog on May 28, 2013 20:57:58 GMT -5
I like the Quietus, but I think there's a bit of knee jerk to that review. I really don't care how the album was marketed, or how much of the anonymous robot mystique has been stripped away during this album cycle. That review spends a few too many words on the extra-musical details.
I saw that earlier tonight. I especially appreciated this paragraph: "The photo, which was apparently floating around, was popularized when it was posted by The Knocks, a New York-based electro pop duo. Shortly after it was posted on their Facebook (and screenshot-ed by crafty tumblr users), The Knocks deleted it, presumably because folks at Sony and/or in the French robots' camps were upset that their long streak of no non-helmeted photos had been snapped."
Post by gogolgodzilla on Jun 19, 2013 13:24:44 GMT -5
It is annoying.
There was an interview with Daft Punk not too long ago. They asked them about keeping their anonymity and the challenges of that when dealing with others. They pretty much just said that they count on others not to take pictures and post them on the internet.
"When music affects us to tears, seemingly causeless, we weep not... from excess of pleasure; but through excess of an impatient, petulant sorrow that, as mere mortals, we are as yet in no condition to banquet upon those supernal ecstasies of which the music affords us merely a suggestive and indefinite glimpse."
Part of what makes pop (or popular) music good is its popularity. Sure, RAM is a great album I can enjoy all by myself at my house or in my car, but part of what makes it fun is all my friends are listening to it, even those that are more rock fans than dance fans, and everybody loves it.
I've long been interested in the collective/communal aspect of music. This interest came out of my first communal live music experiences, which were small shows by a local Mobile band called Pain (I'm sure the inforoo GULF COAST CLIQUE knows what I'm talking about). Every one of my friends loved Pain, and we'd catch them at Bayfest or the all ages show at Monsoons or the Temple or whatever, and it was so cool because I got to see all my friends, whether they went to McGill or Murphy or Davidson or Baker or St. Pauls/UMS, and my Baldwin County peeps were there taboot (from whatever weird schools they went to). This community aspect of music extrapolated once I started seeing Panic/Phish etc., and was further ingrained in me at Bonnaroo 2003/2004. Still to this day I'll run into old friends at the lot in Raleigh or whatever, people I haven't seen in double digit years sometimes, and we are all united by our excitement for the show.
So while good music is good music regardless of popularity, when it is good music enjoyed by a large number of people, for me at least, that enjoyment is multiplied. Think of the "bigness" of the Paul McCartney set at 'Roo this year.
My point is, anyone, including Tiesto, that doesn't think "hype" and "coolness" and "popularity" are all wrapped up in one's enjoyment of a record is kidding themselves. And Daft Punk has done a damn fine job of developing that hype and mystique over their career.
I've long been interested in the collective/communal aspect of music. So while good music is good music regardless of popularity, when it is good music enjoyed by a large number of people, for me at least, that enjoyment is multiplied. Think of the "bigness" of the Paul McCartney set at 'Roo this year.
^^^ definitely. I loved Paul's set all the more for that reason. yes, I'm a Beatles/Paul fan, but if it had been just me standing there listening to him sing the impact wouldn't have been anywhere near as huge. as I've said before, singing along with what felt like the whole world was pure magic.
I think the community vibe is always a big part of the experience. my best friend and I used to go to all the local shows of a band called Jump, Little Children when they first started playing. there weren't many people who were really into them at first, maybe a core group of less than 50 people, so it was a small community of die-hard fans. seeing the same people at the shows and everyone singing along to all the songs was definitely part of what made it great.
I live somewhat in the past because the only tv I watch live is news, all the rest is usually vis a via the DVR. So old news from last night, did anyone catch the promo for the show "Super Fun Night" where they used the Get Lucky tune for the music? Those guys are marketing geniuses imo ... cr****