Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4 Comments
If there is one album that makes me eternally happy, it would be Daft Punk’s Alive. For me, it is the epitome of the live album, and best when played really, really loud, in which case, you can almost imagine yourself in the crowd.
Released in 2007, it should not be confused with a live album of the same name released 10 years prior. It has been called the ultimate Daft Punk mix tape, with good reason. All of my favourite tracks magically mashed together to provide a nonstop foot-tappin extravaganza. I find it hard to go past track 5, wherein Around the World is mashed up with Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. my affinity with this track was most recently strengthened when it became the anthem for my team undertaking the Tough Mudder obstacle course- our team name appropriately Harder, Better, Faster, Sparta!
Not surprisingly, the French duo received 2 Grammy awards for the album in 2008. It remains my one of my favourite go-to albums to get the party started and definitely one of my top live albums.
Other notable mentions in my Live Album Hall of Fame include Underworld: Everything Everything (2000) and AC/DC Live (1992).
Daft Punk Alive 2007
Listen to it: on a Friday afternoon to welcome in the weekend
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How about you? What is your favourite live album and why?