It really seems as though they have developed an over-inflated sense of self-importance. The album is good, some songs from it are them at their total best (note: Touch is not one). But seriously, EDM is not their baby and they have no reason to “kill the beast.” I love their stuff, but seriously, shut up about sampling and laptops and everything you claim to be stale and inorganic.
You were that, Daft Punk, and you didn’t even create it. You rode in on that train.
They didn’t set it loose on the world, either. They are an important act, I won’t deny that. Their sound and ideas have influenced a lot of people. I get what they want to say, but it’s hypocritical and full of ego. They don’t get to dictate what is and isn’t enjoyable no matter how good they are at making enjoyable music.
I think Dave Grohl is a dipshit for making these exact same comments about music. I don’t give a shit if you are inside or outside the genre, dictating what is an instrument, what is a song, what is fun, or what is enjoyable pisses me off.