Homework (Daft Punk Album)

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Studio album by Daft Punk


EuropeEurope January 20, 1997 March 25, 1997
United StatesUnited States



Label (s) Virgin Records

Format (s)

CD , LP , MC

Genre (s)

French House , Tech House

Title (number)


running time



Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

Studio (s)

Daft House, Paris

- Homework Discovery
Single releases
May 8, 1995 Because funk
February 26, 1996 Indo Silver Club
March 17, 1997 Around the world
September 11, 1997 Burnin '
February 16, 1998 Revolution 909

Homework ( German: homework ) is the debut album by the French house duo Daft Punk . It was released on January 20, 1997. Today the album is an influential classic of electronic dance music .

Origin and style

The album included u. a. almost all Maxis published on Soma so far. Especially the singles Around the World , Revolution 909 and Da Funk were international successes. Homework is characterized by a disrespectful handling of the house genre, punk influences, distorted samples and other experiments. The album is considered to be the major influence on house music from 1997-2001 and the origin of the filter house genre.

With the visual staging of the music, the directors Michel Gondry for Around the World , Spike Jonze for Da Funk and Roman Coppola for Revolution 909 were engaged. Thomas and Guy-Man then produced the video clip for Fresh on their own.

Among the artists who produced remixes for Daft Punk are illustrious names such as Masters at Work ( Around the World ), Ian Pooley ( Burnin ) and Armand van Helden ( Da Funk ).

The project was enriched in 1999 by a DVD / VHS called DAFT - A Story about Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes and consisting of a collection of the previously published video clips with additional material and a live recording.


source rating
Rolling Stone
Pitchfork Media
New Musical Express

Homework was sold 2.5 million times (as of 2006), the first two million in just a few months. It was sold in 35 countries around the world and soon had to be re-pressed several times due to the high demand. At the request of the group, 50,000 vinyl albums were also pressed, one of the best placements was achieved in France with number three, in Great Britain the album reached number eight, in Germany number 48, in the USA number 150 on the Billboard 200 .

Rolling Stone magazine selected Homework as # 1 of the 30 best EDM albums of all time.

It ranks 65th on Pitchfork Media's list of the 100 best albums of the 1990s .

The New Musical Express lists Homework at number 302 of the 500 best albums of all time and included the album in a list of "40 Albums That Changed Dance Music Forever".

The album was included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die .

Track list

All songs were composed and produced by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo .

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

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Dorian Lynskey: Daft Punk: the midas touch on theguardian.com (accessed March 15, 2017)
  2. Angus Harrison: Daft Punk Released 'Homework' Twenty-Years Ago Today and They've Rarely Sounded As Exciting Since on thump.vice.com (accessed March 15, 2017)
  3. Review by Sean Cooper on Allmusic.com (accessed December 27, 2013)
  4. ^ Daft Punk on Rollingstone.com (accessed December 27, 2013)
  5. Review by Larry Fitzmaurice on pitchfork.com (accessed January 18, 2019)
  6. Review by Stephen Dalton on nme.com (archived, accessed March 20, 2018)
  7. An ecstatic 74 minute rave: trippy, elastic, funky, tough. on Laut.de (accessed December 27, 2013)
  8. www.rfimusique.com: Biography of Daft Punk ( Memento of the original from October 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.rfimusic.com
  9. The 30 Greatest EDM Albums of All Time on rollingstone.com (accessed March 20, 2018)
  10. Top 100 Albums of the 1990s on pitchfork.com (accessed March 20, 2018)
  11. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time on nme.com (accessed March 20, 2018)
  12. 40 Albums That Changed Dance Music Forever on nme.com (accessed March 20, 2018)