It sucks if people have a budget turntable or wrongly setup turntable that can't handle the grooves of this album but it's unfair to blame the pressing. Bought a Homework vinyl off amazon on Cyber Monday last year, and I was quite surprised at the condition.
Played it 3 times since purchase and seems like a decent record from the press with no serious defects.
After hearing this album, I will never again struggle to understand the phrase 'too much of a good thing'.
I don't think you could really call anything on this album bad ("Phoenix" comes closest), but my word it's a slog to get through - 16 tracks of the same, admittedly good, sound is a hell of a chore.
I am still new to this whole Vinyl Record thing, so I don't know what a good or bad pressing of a record is like. I checked the reviews on Discogs and there are a lot of comments blaming the pressing of multiple versions.
I have that same turntable (definitely meaning to upgrade soon...) and when I got Discovery I read a lot about them skipping on the LP60, yet I've never had a skip after dozens of plays. All 1997 versions are solid, the 2012 Electrospective reissue is a bit dubious, but the 2014 Parlophone reissue looks good. Their work is loved all over the world, and they have single-handedly put France on the map of important electronic music. Yet this album is an incredible house record, and shouldn’t live a life in the shadows of its successors.Songs like “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, or “One More Time”, both of the 2001 album Discovery, as well as the latest single “Get Lucky” – which is already 6 years old by the way – have cemented their place in the hall of fame for poppy electronic music. Homework was released at a time when France started to gain more of a name for electronic music all over the world. Oizo who all rose to fame with their signature sounds in or around the 1990s. It was grittier, dirtier, more like an underground house album, yet more accessible than Mr. It was harder than Jean-Michel Jarre, and it missed the poppy edge Daft Punk would become so famous for.I was recently gifted a vinyl version of homework as my first vinyl record.I was reading reviews of the vinyl edition and i saw a lot of people saying the pressing was awful and the record was skipping from the day they got it.Throughout the album, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter keep returning to this theme of the album being presented by a radio station called WDPK 83.7 FM.Most people will probably remember song number three: “Da Funk” opens with the most iconic electronic riff Daft Punk have ever created. “Phoenix” is a proper club banger, “Fresh” is the perfect chillout sound for your after-party, and if you put “Around the World” on, you know the dance floor will just explode.The gatefold insert picture, complete with a Ronco compilation and an Iron Fist comic, added to the '70s magic of it all.At the same time, the '90s were full of '70s-worshipping, and this wasn't nearly as overt as, say, Len's "Steal My Sunshine" or .Everybody has heard at least some of their songs, and every album they ever released got them into the charts not just in France, but in Germany and England as well – and 2013’s Random Access Memories was number one in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, France, and the US at the same time. But that doesn’t matter, because every song on this album is a hit in its own right – “All killer no filler”, so to say.However, when it comes to their discography, one album is often forgotten. The album opens with a skit called “WDPK 83.7 FM”, made to sound like a radio station announcement.