I can get the hate this album has but I think it's far from a horrible release by the group. Granted it doesn't hold it's own against Homework or Discovery or even RAM because they're so polished but I think this album does have its own merits. When you consider it took only 6 weeks as opposed to the years of other albums I think it's a decent album. Competent and harshly criticized because of how amazing the previous 2 albums were. It's an entirely different concept and approach to the process. It also has several of my favourite songs on it.
You can't even compare the production between Discovery and RAM to this. It just sounds so cheap in comparison. The others are so much more polished and the tracks flow much better. Hard to imagine this wasn't their first release.
I don't understand why everyone bitches about this album. Main complain I hear is that it's repetitive as hell but that is not a valid complain for a Daft Punk album, especially if you praise the piece of shit that was Homework.
A lot of idiots in this shoutbox who seem threatened by the fact that some people apply critical thinking and analysis to music. The "shut up and enjoy the music!" brigade makes me sick. You bunch of anti-intellectual proto-fascist dicks.
You all do know the recording process for the album was very short intentionally, correct? Because they did it to prove a point. It's total genius.  Emotions are fleeting. The recording process was very short intentionally because they just furiously emotion'd all over the album and have shown us all that they're Human After All. Stop being cuntfarts, everyone.