commenter at Rolling Stone on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories
"listening to this album for the 5th time now...after readin everyones thoughts on it on tumblr...
i’m not trying to like it … i’m trying to understand why people like it
cos between all the sheep i believe that their r genuine people that
love this album…so i go through the tag…and every body is getting all
crazy about this touch song.
and i listen
and just listen, not judging, allowing the music to do its thing
and it starts and it feels like i’m in this 1970s AGAIN! anybody ever
see the movie FLASH GORDAN? no…of course not how about the original
planet of the apes movies?? still no?? cool ummm the episode of south
park where kenny sniffs cats and ends up on that boob planet??yeah
that!!…well it starts off as u are transported to these worlds via some
whack interstellar tube thing u even hear that weird wind sound u end up
in this cave with this weird echo voice and then all of a sudden there
is this old dude just sitting on a chair singing and this singing is not
bad…not bad at all…very stop motion animation type stuff then bam!! u
on the mother f12king love boat!! in the lounge area and the bands
playing and then the lights go down and the smoke machine kicks in and
the band is totally psychedelic man(google george clinton and the
Parliament funkadelic)!! and then u are transported and now you are the
stop motion singing robot dude trapped in a cage and it fades out.
and as i write this and listen to my words i can’t help but appreciate
the production value and talent that daft punk has…i mean all that in
8mins but still…still its so in the past its so retro…it feels
unoriginal…its so 1970s disco era…its good…but its not new…its not the
future…its the pasts future its the dreams of the 70s pushed on to us…i
want something new i want to move forward…i want our generation to leave
a impact…our now fashion is late 80s early 90s bright colors chunky
chains beanies animal prints and aggressive make up GOOGLE TLC!! …we are
a generation that have nothing to claim as our own…who wants to say
they are part of the reality tv generation? not me!!.60s flower power.
80s had people power.even the 70s had disco 90s had grunge and i’m not
talking just music …look at your dashboard this generation has tried to
be all of that but we never try to make our own style.
who are we?"
(i love the album, well most of it anyway -- the first five or so
tracks I could live without, it starts to take off with "Giorgio By
Moroder" and then just gets better and better - but the above strikes me as a perfectly defensible and understandable reaction -- "it's 2013 ferfucksake")