Discovered's omissions of Barry Manilow's "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed" (sampled on "Superheroes") and Barry White's "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby" ("Da Funk") will not break the hearts of too many Daft Punk fans, but the compilation's failure to license the correct and original versions of a couple selections -- Chaka Khan's "Fate" and Oliver Cheatham's "Get Down Saturday Night," two tracks that don't require any kind of hipped-up context to sound spectacular -- is a definite sore point. The light guitar fillips that stream throughout "Music Sounds Better with You" (credited to DP member Thomas Bangalter's short-lived Stardust) are nowhere to be heard in the chunky house remix of "Fate" supplied here, which appeared on Khan's 1989 Life Is a Dance (The Remix Project). Listeners will also be hard-pressed to hear shared sounds between Daft Punk's "Voyager" and this house-oriented remake of "Get Down Saturday Night." Otherwise, the compilation stands up on its own, not just as a way to entertain and shock Daft Punk fans about the duo's heavy reliance on some mostly obscure funk and disco relics. Fans who have moaned about Diddy's predilection for swiping entire songs might be miffed when they hear Edwin Birdsong's "Cola Bottle Baby" or Breakwater's "Release the Beast," but Discovered illustrates both how bold and creative the duo has been at repurposing unlikely sources, and it'll come in handy at a party.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman