We're still holding out hope that yesterday's announcement from Daft Punk was all just an elaborate hoax and they're actually planning a massive tour next year – but for now, it looks like they are officially no more.
Over the course of just four studio albums, the French duo pioneered their unique brand of electronic and house music and created some incredible songs that defined an era.
With that in mind, we've undertaken the very tricky task of choosing what we think are their ten best tracks. (And yes, you can guess that we are firmly in the ''Discovery' is their best album' camp. Fight us, if you must.)
Daft Punk's debut album 'Homework' is often overlooked (apart from the big singles) in favour of 'Discovery', but the sheer giddy joy of this track makes it a classic.
9. 'Veridis Quo'
They undoubtedly excelled at the big banging tunes - but songs like this one from 'Discovery' perfectly demonstrated their skill for writing really beautiful melodies, too.
8. ' Digital Love'
If you've ever been in an indie disco and this song has come on, you'll understand why it's made this list. Not only is it incredible danceable, but its heart-soaring beat and that quirky little breakdown is unmistakably Daft Punk. No other act could make a song like this.
7. 'Get Lucky'
Daft Punk have collaborated with numerous acts over the years, but their most successful partnership was undoubtedly on this 2013 track with Pharrell Williams and Chic legend Nile Rodgers. Simply put, the distinct elements brought to the table by each musician – funk, soul, pop and electronica - created something magic when combined. Even your mam likes this one.
Whoever would have thought that such a flamboyant electric guitar riff would work so damned well in an electronic song? Another one of those tracks that could only be a Daft Punk song.
5. 'Da Funk'
Bangalter and de Homem-Christo were 20 and 21 years old respectively when this song was released in 1995. Just let that sink in for a moment. 'Da Funk' is such a perfectly formed, idiosyncratic and measured track that it still blows us away every time we hear it.
4. 'Robot Rock'
They introduced rock music into their sound on more than one occasion over the years, but it was never more thrilling than on this stomping, air-punching number from 'Human After All'. What. a. song.
3. 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger'
When the dust has settled on Daft Punk's announcement and their back catalogue is being reevaluated in years to come, it's songs like this one that will be held up as an example of their genius. That's all we have to say.
2. 'Around the World'
We still clearly remember the first time we saw Michel Gondry's video for this video on MTV (ask your parents, kids). It was so strange and so hypnotic that it was almost unsettling; in other words, a perfect match for the song. The way that funky bassline slowly ekes out such an intricate-yet-accessible melody never fails to amaze us. It is a near-perfect song.
1. 'One More Time'
Now that Daft Punk have called it a day, we could actually cry at the thought of never experiencing this song live. It's a song made for hearing in a crowd, for throwing your arms around your mates' shoulders and bouncing with the sheer euphoria of it all. As far as breakdowns and drops go, is there a finer one in recent musical memory? We will never get tired of hearing this 5-minute instant pick-me-up – and that's the greatest compliment we could pay a song.