Daft Punk just got the Grammy because all the judges now regret not giving Discovery a Grammy. In the late 90’s / early 00’s. All the really cool music heads ‘knew’ that Daft Punk wasn’t ‘real’ music because it was made with computers with the push of a single button automagically, and drums machines have no soul… And just listen to it it’s not real music. Then boom. 15 years later they discover it is real music in the same way that Mozart composed sheet music with non musical tools (pen, paper) and then had that music performed automagically back by a small army of humans. Mozart couldn’t play the tuba, but he can program I mean write for a tuba… And then oh wait while they spent all those years figuring it out Daft Punk sat with the shame of the scorn of their peers and decided they were gonna set out and make real music. So they walked away from the thing that they did just naturally and oh so well and embraced the musical templates of their forefathers and in doing so created another record like so many before it. The same instruments, The same sonic landscape. In doing so they completely lost the thing that made them so special. That digital touch that no one before had ever gotten so right. They pulled the ghost in the machine out of its shell and then it spoke with the infinite number of voices it contained. A stunning chorus that could mimic and master any tone, and sound, any meter, any note, any timber, with every variation of attack, decay, sustain, and release. Cool, you got a trumpet, well it can be any and every trumpet that ever existed all at once. @Daft Punk was the first act to truly cultivate that into something human. Discovery and Human After All are incredible records that went uncelebrated for a number of years. It wasn’t until that unbelievable Coachella performance 6 or so years ago that they were finally recognized for what they are. Back in 2001 musicians who knew better than me would explain to me this isn’t music because no human can play it while they seethed with jealousy. The compositions are fucking incredible… So I bet after all these years they felt like they just had to try their hand at making ‘real music’. They did a good job, but it’s nothing new and special like the precious offerings - so you’re like why the fuck all this recognition for sub pad?? Well, I think it’s because the musical world wants to apologize for being such a dick to electronic music all these years know that he’s the coolest kid in the record store. Electronic music will accept everyone’s apologies, invite them into the party, then sample them all and put em on the next record. He’ll use less than 8 second samples though so none of those mafuckas will get a mothafuckin dime of his sales. Biatches.