Daft Punk: Alive 2007

Theoretically, a live album by Daft Punk shouldn't work. After all, the French electronic duo's live performances — which include a knockout light show, thousands of sweaty fans uniting in dance, and the star DJs dressed as über-funky robots — deliver a visual treat as tasty as the music. But Alive 2007 is a surprisingly triumphant record that doubles as both concert souvenir and a mashup mix of Daft Punk's greatest hits. No track plays alone here; each cut is paired with a similarly themed song, fashioning one long and seamless groove. "Around the World" and "Harder Better Faster Stronger" (the song Kanye West recently reshaped into his own monster hit, "Stronger") build to a sweltering climax. "One More Time," paired with "Aerodynamic," is even more scorching. By the end of Alive's 75-minute trip, its two dozen-plus tracks effectively form the planet's best-ever dance party.

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