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"WDPK 83.7 FM, the sound of tomorrow, the music of today, brings you exclusively Daft Punk's Homework."

Homework is a 1997 album that happens to be the debut work of Daft Punk, a seminal duo that has been credited for popularizing house music, let alone French house. The album wasn't initially made as an album; according to band member Thomas Bangalter, the album was compiled from songs created over a five-month span after the realization was made that these songs could combine to make a decent album. The album's Chicago-esque house sound got it many an accolade, being a commercial and critical success, and its deconstruction of house music got the genre on a fast road to becoming hot on the scene once more.



  1. "Daftendirekt" (2:44)
  2. "WDPK 83.7 FM" (0:28)
  3. "Revolution 909" (5:26)
  4. "Da Funk" (5:28)
  5. "Phœnix" (4:55)
  6. "Fresh" (4:03)
  7. "Around the World" (7:08)
  8. "Rollin' and Scratchin'" (7:26)
  9. "Teachers" (2:52)
  10. "High Fidelity" (6:00)
  11. "Rock'n Roll" (7:32)
  12. "Oh Yeah" (2:00)
  13. "Burnin'" (6:53)
  14. "Indo Silver Club" (4:32)
  15. "Alive" (5:15)
  16. "Funk Ad" (0:50)

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  • Album Title Drop: As seen in the page quote, "WDPK 83.7 FM" explicitly mentions "Daft Punk's Homework" in its lines.
  • Broken Record / Looped Lyrics: Every. Single. Song. Then again, considering who we're talking about...
    • Most of the songs are defined by a certain element that is repeated. In "Burnin'" and "Rock'n Roll", it's a sliding sound. In "Rollin' and Scratchin'", it's a hard and heavy distorted sound.
    • "Around the World" repeats its title over 140 times.
  • Dogfaces: The man in the music video of "Da Funk".
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  • Epic Rocking: A lot of the songs on this album are on the longer side; in fact, half of the songs are over five minutes long, with the longest being just over seven-and-a-half minutes ("Rock'n Roll" at 7:32)
  • Fun with Acronyms: A DVD of the music videos for Homework was released with the title D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes. Aside from spelling "Daft", this references elements of the videos themselves — Charles, the anthropomorphic dog main character in "Da Funk" and "Fresh", the robots in "Around the World", the firefighters in "Burnin'", and the tomatoes in "Revolution 909".
  • Gratuitous Panning: "WDPK 83.7 FM" has a vocoded voice (sampled from Daft Punk's own "Musique") saying "music" that is repeatedly panned between the left and right ears.
  • Incredibly Long Note: The opening guitar section in "Fresh" ends with a really long note that is held out for a time long enough to allow the song's beat to fade in.
  • Limited Lyrics Song: "Around The World", only has one line.
    Around the world, around the wóóóórld!
  • Minimalistic Cover Art: Just the duo's logo embroidered in red with a yellow outline on black silk.
  • One-Word Title: "Phoenix", "Fresh", "Teachers" and "Alive".
  • Rearrange the Song: The album's finale, "Funk Ad", is merely a clip from "Da Funk" in reverse.
  • Sampling: See here.
  • Spoken Word in Music:
    • The radio announcer voice in "WDPK 83.7 FM".
  • Stock Sound Effects: The crashing waves in the background of "Fresh".
  • Surreal Music Video:
    • "Around The World" features quartets of skeletons, mummies, men with tiny heads, men in space suits and women in bathing suits walking in circles.
    • In "Da Funk" a man walks around in a dog mask at night, but nobody who encounters him finds this strange. At one point he even meets a girl he knows from years before and from their happy reunion it seems that he apparently always looked that way. When she invites him to her house and is about to get on the bus it turns out he is not allowed to bring him ghettoblaster with him. This causes the dog man to turn back.
  • Take That!: "Revolution 909" is this to French police, notorious for being against rave culture.
  • Title-Only Chorus: "Around the World", which is actually a title-only song. The only words are "around the world/around the world" over and over again.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The music video of "Da Funk" features a man walking around in a dog mask. Nobody who meets him finds this bizarre.


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