"This 74-minute excursion into a re-imagined past seeks to rewire the brains of Daft Punk fans by forcing an encounter with a central principle of 1970s popular culture: the pleasure principle. Its songs suggest that by understanding how pleasure felt then, we might better pursue pleasure now."
For those of us who needed no reminder as to why Steely Dan, Donna Summer, the Doobie Brothers, and Chic are the absolute smoothest of smooth and mellowest of mellow, this album is hardly problematic. In fact, it’s everything.
If you find it difficult to build the bridge between Something About Us and Steely Dan, or Face to Face and Nile Rodgers, then you’re an idiot. But if you got into Daft Punk because someone at a Skrillex concert told you to listen to it, then yeah, this album is probably pretty challenging.