If you have ever listened to Daft Punk and thought "Hey, this is pretty cool, but I wish it were a little cooler," um...
Look, point here is that Alive, Daft Punk's 2007 venture into recording live techno, is really, really goddamn sick. Truly, it has been kicking my ass on repeat since I got it.
So get it. And on the one hand, if you're largely unfamiliar with Daft Punk, using this album as a starting point is really unfair to both listener and band. It's much more open-ended and creative than most of their studio work, and quite frankly it's more interesting to listen to. It's not that the studio catalogue is particularly uninteresting, but rather that this album is kind of a curve-breaker in terms of overall quality and creativity.
...and on the other hand, if you are largely familiar with Daft Punk, Alive will it will make you go batshit raving bananas.