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YMMV: Daft Punk
  • Actor Shipping: Some people seemed to ship the duo, given by the staggering amount of fanarts. But they usually ship their robot personas.
  • Award Snub: The VMAs are a rather prominent example, losing to One Direction. To make matters worse, "Get Lucky" was near the bottom of the votes. See also Fandom Rivalry below.
    • The French musical awards (Les Victoires de la Musique) are even worse in this regards. None of their albums got nominated ever, despite the presence of a "best electro album" category. They only got nominated twice for "best concert" and lost, once to a veteran of French music (understandable), and once to a singer discovered in a TV musical competition (not quite understandable). No wonder French people are usually derisive towards Les Victoires.
    • Averted at the 2014 Grammys; Daft Punk took home 5 awards that night, one of them being Record of the Year.
  • Broken Base: Daft Punk has been notorious for having a very split fanbase in regards to new albums (except for Homework). It's downplayed to an extent, as Vindicated by History seems to be in effect for the most part.
    • The trend also seems to be going full force with the leak of an unreleased song called "Computerized", particularly due to the inclusion of guest rapper Jay-Z.
  • Contested Sequel: Human After All and Random Access Memories (among fans, critics are favorable toward the latter).
  • Ear Worm: Given that their main genres are house and techno, and that their lyrics are very simple and repetitive, a lot of their songs fall under this.
  • Epic Riff:
    • The solo in "Aerodynamic".
    • The solo in "Digital Love".
    • "Robot Rock"
  • Fandom Rivalry: Ever since One Direction won the award for "Song of the Summer" (it was fan-voted, after all, and One Direction has won almost every such award they've been nominated for), things haven't been alright between the two fandoms. Though, to be quite fair, "Best Song Ever" received more than 8.5 million votes, (even their closest rival, Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop," had less than half of that total; a little more than 4 million, to be exact), while "Get Lucky" had a paltry 42k votes, barely beating "Blurred Lines" to avoid finishing dead last.
    • It's better if nobody mentions anything about the one-sided hatred between fans of Daft Punk and Taylor Swift (aside from the fact that it exists).
  • Fanon Discontinuity:
    • Originally, Discovery was this to some Homework fans, though that sentiment is pretty much gone by now.
    • Human After All. Though it has since regained some pride among fans through what Daft Punk does to it in their live shows.
    • The soundtrack to TRON: Legacy is getting some of this, because some people were expecting a Daft Punk album and not a film score.
    • Random Access Memories has no doubt proved that the "hate it now, love it later" mentality is the case with all their albums.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • The video for "Around the World" seems like a random Halloween-themed number until you realize that each costume is a different musical instrument. The track stars (with the false heads) are the bass, the skeletons are the guitar, the mummies are the drums, the swimsuited women are the keyboards, and the robots are the vocals. And they're dancing around a vinyl record. The stairs are the high and low notes, which go with the track stars.
    • The lyrics to Something About Us seem pretty lazy compared to other love songs out there, as if DP spent a few minutes to scribble a repetitive verse and a simplistic love declaration as a chorus and didn't bother continuing. But when you watch Interstella 5555 you get introduced a context in which the narrator of the song only has a few minutes to say everything he wants, so he's being brief, direct and earnest.
  • Gateway Series: For many people into house and electronic music as a whole.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: In addition to the usual They Changed It, Now It Sucks reaction, some of Daft Punk's early fans feel betrayed by Random Access Memories and "Get Lucky" getting much radio airplay and being a smash success.
  • Love It or Hate It: Human After All reeked of this.
    • Random Access Memories seems to be generating this as well.
      • Specifically "Giorgio by Moroder." Either it's slow, repetitive and the worst song on the album, or it's a fitting tribute to one of the biggest names in 70's and '80s electronic music.
  • Memetic Mutation: Daft Hands. And other variations.
  • Mondegreen: It's not entirely clear whether "Daftendirekt" has a hook saying, "The funk back to the punk, come on", or "The funk back to the brain, come on" (or "comma"?). The heavy distortion and filtering throughout the intro doesn't help, to the point where there's brief moments where it sounds like, "The kumquat boopity-boo."
    • In "Technologic", due to their accents, "pause it" is constantly interpreted as "pose it."
  • Narm Charm: Some of their lyrics display a less than perfect grasp of the English language, with painful rhymes throughout. Does it matter? Nope.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • "One More Time" sat on a hard drive for three years before its release in 2000.
    • An early version of "Contact" was spun by DJ Falcon before its eventual release in 2013.
  • Sampled Up:
    • "Digital Love" did this to "I Love You More" by George Duke.
    • "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" did this to "Cola Bottle Baby" by Edwin Birdsong.
      • By extension, Kanye West's song "Stronger" did this to "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."
    • "Robot Rock" did this to "Release the Beast" by Breakwater.
  • Signature Song: Interestingly, while the duo themselves like to use "Alive" as this (judging by how often it's played/sampled live, and the names of their biggest tours [Alive 1997 and Alive 2007]), "Around The World", "One More Time" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" are probably better examples. However, "Get Lucky" seems to fit this better now, since it's by far their biggest hit.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The video for "The Prime Time of Your Life". While there isn't anything subtle about the video (least of all the ending), the Aesop that people suffering from body dsymorphia (and, by inferred extension, eating disorders) aren't inherently vain or shallow but are rather people who are facing something really complex and deserve sympathy is one that is always very important.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Every new studio album since Homework has been met with criticism initially because it sounded different from the previous album. It usually didn't last long though (see next entry).
  • Vindicated by History: Daft Punk are noted for always being about five years ahead of everyone else, which has led to many instances of this trope:
    • Discovery divided critics upon release, but now has been gaining considerable praise over the years, some considering it one of the finest albums of the last decade.
    • This tendency is particularly visible with Pitchfork: When it was released, Pitchfork's review of Discovery called it "grotesque but relatively harmless" and had a 6.4 score; On their "Top 100 Albums of 2000-04" list it was ranked #12; On their "Top 200 Albums of the 2000s" it was promoted to #3. More particularly, the first two paragraphs of the album review viciously mocked One More Time; nine years later this song ended up at #5 on their "top 500 songs of the 2000s" list.
    • Human After All had a lukewarm reception, but the phenomenal Alive 2007 tour has convinced the world that the songs of that album sound much better live.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Their Alive 2007 tour. They're pretty much the ones who invented the "DJs with awesome light shows" thing.
  • The Woobie: Charles, the broken-legged anthropomorphic dog who was the main character of the "Da Funk" video: Over the course of the video, his limp and appearance is mocked by a pair of young boys, he tries to participate in a survey and is turned down for not living in the city long enough, and is treated brusquely by a street vendor (who is annoyed by Charles' broken, constantly blaring boombox). Even when he has a happy reunion with childhood friend Beatrice and she invites him over for dinner, he ends up alone when he can't take the bus with her due to his boombox. In the sequel video "Fresh", Charles appears in a much happier situation - it turns out he became a successful film actor and did get in a relationship with Beatrice after all.

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