These mp3s of the new Daft Punk album I’m listening to right now aren’t real, are they?
Update: I’m listening now on bigger speakers, and these “Humans After All” leaked mp3s are clearly a hilarious hoax. Or, Daft Punk have become horribly lazy and boring. But God Bless the Internet — someone went and made a pre-release parody where all the lyrics match the almost believable songs. A+ for effort. And their version of “Robot Rock” is kind of neat.
Alternative Theory: (Courtesy of Trevor) Those mp3 tracks are made up of fragments from the real album looped to fit the actual track length and block up file-trading. This sounds more plausible as the songs themselves sound of the Daft Punk mode. I like theory #1 more — just the idea of someone quickly putting together a slew of fake DP tracks with the titles as the lyrics.
Update #2: These may be real! I am listening now — way less drunk than last night. What a horrible, horrible Internet-age way to be slammed in the press: “This new Daft Punk must be a hoax! They wouldn’t put out an album this repetitive!” I don’t mind the egg on my face here — I’m reveling in the glorious paranoia of Internet possibility and mistrust! I love my devout faith in the complete implosion of time and space: the audacity to believe that someone out in the world would make a totally believable, well-mastered Daft Punk parody with correct song titles and lyrics! We ridicule the Internet in our predisposed distrust of gadgetry — but cazart — this thing’s got myth-making power. There’s something beautiful in thinking that anything is possible.