Homework

by Daft Punk

Released January 20, 1997 via Virgin Records / Soma Quality Recordings

Reviewed January 18, 2022

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Around the World (71%), Da Funk (67%), Revolution 909 (27%)

The heavily influential acid-infused French House debut from Daft Punk turns 25. Daft Punk had been gifted with, or more likely spent years perfecting, this wonderful ear for sound design and choices of tones––their sound palette is immaculate. Pulling things together with seeming ease, they create sonic swells abundant with funky flare and bombast––one-of-a-kind floor fillers that fulfill the soul’s needs. Suffering in its length, Homework is in definite need of refining––trim the fat and you have a solid shout for one of the finest electronic records ever released. In a funny way, some of the best ideas on the record are within the tracks that could potentially be cut; there's something genius about this that's hard to sum up. If you're in anything close to an upbeat mood, this will elevate that mood through the roof. – Peter (8/10)


Homework is the genesis of Daft Punk’s icon, branding itself in the fabric of pop culture for the first time. In a sense, Homework is a compilation of the group’s earliest singles, with some added deep cuts. Everything the world came to love about this duo over the last three decades existed in their debut, simply reduced to its raw elements and base formula. Prior to the helmets—and the overt image of futurism and robotics at play—they were able to convey it all comfortably on Homework. Patiently relentless rhythm, cycling breakbeats, and computerized vocals mark this album as an awesome fusion of house, disco, hip-hop, and pop that continues to stand as a symbol of internet-age electronic and dance music to this day. – DeVán (7.5/10)


Cam: 9/10 | Dominick: 8.8/10 | Henny: 8.2/10 | Ben (Synth): 8/10 | Jared: 8/10

Pax: 8/10 | Peter: 8/10 | Hadley: 7.5/10 | DeVán: 7.5/10 | Pablo: 7/10